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A sacrilegious faux pas in France (Rousse)

“Let’s go,” I said, “I’ve had enough of this ridiculous Catholic tourist trap”. I spoke rather too loudly, clearly upsetting many of the faithful who were visiting this French holy site of pilgrimage. I back-tracked in admitting that it was … Continue reading

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Three services for late academic (Rousse)

My colleague BEX was dead. Instead of a single funeral, three services were due to take place in honour of his memory. One was in an Anglican church, another in a Catholic cathedral, and the third was the private family … Continue reading

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Preparations for a stag weekend on the Mediterranean island of Lancoste (Rousse)

We were taking a look around the catholic cathedral where we unexpectedly bumped into NS. He slipped his arm around me and steered a course past the amazing architecture of the building. Afterwards we joined the rest of the Edinburgh … Continue reading

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From drinks in Ambridge with the Aldridges to an open air party on Princes Street (Rousse)

I met the illegitimate man of Thomastown at Brian and Jennifer Aldridge’s drinks party. He had thoughtfully brought with him a 3D paper model of Thomastown complete with an impressive representation of the Catholic church, and it didn’t take long … Continue reading

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A demanding bride and the perils of a Tesco suitcase (Rousse)

Due to the flood, a quick decision was made to switch the venue of the wedding. Instead of a small parish church in Broadway in the Cotswolds, the venue was now a massive Catholic cathedral in the City of London. … Continue reading

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Desperate nuns resort to kidnap to drive up convent recruitment figures (Rousse)

I always hated the return to work after my holiday, but what made this worse was that the campus had been moved from Corstorphine in Edinburgh to Perry Barr in Birmingham, and there was nobody there other than me. I … Continue reading

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A scouse wedding – but not to Paul Merton (Belle)

I was getting married! The groom, a boy from 1978, lived down the ‘rough’ end of the street and his family had been entirely responsible for making the arrangements. I made my way to the church, alone and by foot, … Continue reading

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