Tag Archives: cashmere

Wool-eating insects destroy cashmere clothing (Rousse)

Now I knew why my cashmere jumpers were full of holes. The bottom drawer of my cupboard housed hundreds of wool-eating insects. The size of small crabs (complete with shells), they were happily munching their way through every item of … Continue reading

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Bride misses men in cashmere suits (Rousse)

Even though it was my wedding, my mother would not allow me to go running with my sisters. Instead I was sent to my father to be chastised for not attending the cashmere suit fashion show after the wedding ceremony. … Continue reading

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Martha Kearney and the no knickers interview for Women’s Hour (Rousse)

At the end of the interview Martha Kearney asked me to wait while she fetched something to cover me up. She returned with a beautiful royal blue cashmere coat. ‘We can’t have you sitting around the studio half-naked’ she explained. … Continue reading

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Uninsured charity shop burglar escapes to the seaside by tricycle (Rousse)

I noticed that my donation was still not on display several days after  I left it for sale at the charity shop. In fact, it looked like the shop was possibly out of business. I was pretty sure that the … Continue reading

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Early for the bus (Rousse)

I put on my long black cashmere coat, hoisted my rucksack over my shoulders, and headed out of the door to the bus stop. I could see a number 11 coming down the hill, but didn’t manage to reach it … Continue reading

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A pair of shoes and a missed train (Rousse)

It was like stepping back in time when I attended the professional networking event in London. All the old faces were there, including NO and DC. To make retrieving my belongings easier, I waited until the very end of the … Continue reading

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A bargain cashmere cache (Rousse)

I found an old-fashioned hand-knitted royal blue cashmere cardigan inside the envelope sent to me by BB. The price-tag on it said £25. Although it was tiny and wouldn’t fit me, I thought that that the cardigan might be suitable … Continue reading

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A cancelled dip in the pool and a missing cashmere cardigan (Rousse)

LC picked me up in her car. Two of her blond grandchildren were bouncing up and down on the back seat with a couple of their little friends, a dark-haired brother and sister set. When we reached the gym the … Continue reading

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Hanky panky in the headmaster’s office (Rousse)

It was my first day back at school and, before lessons even started, I was called into the headmaster’s office for turning up late. I tried to explain that after years of working in academia I was completely unused to … Continue reading

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Fake invalid benefits from meeting with budding rock star (Rousse)

I quite enjoyed behaving as if I were a poverty-stricken invalid. I barely made any effort to work, and TPR gladly cooked me the special meals that I demanded. I regularly attended a charity service that helped clothe the needy, … Continue reading

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