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A bigamist and big birds with red breasts (Rousse)

I married my husband’s niece in a small but intimate ceremony with most of my in-laws in attendance. None of the family thought it odd that I was committing bigamy. Even I had convinced myself that it was permissible to … Continue reading

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A PhD bigamist (Rousse)

I married one of my PhD students in a secret ceremony. Indeed it was so secret that I didn’t even attend the wedding. Several years later I was finally facing up to this misdemenour. Soon I would confess all to … Continue reading

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A hairy bridesmaid (Rousse)

I was honoured to have been asked to serve as one of JA’s bridesmaids, even though the only part that I had played in her life was to introduce her to some external work contacts and help her secure her … Continue reading

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Second wedding wildlife (Rousse)

The bride wore a bizarre blue patterned lawn cotton gown, as did her chief bridesmaid daughter. Two of her three sons, dressed in black suits, vied for the role of best man. This all seemed pretty pointless to me since … Continue reading

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Alternative wedding activities (Rousse)

As the guests arrived for my sister J’s wedding, I chatted to my young cousins in the kitchen. This was more interesting than making small talk with middle-aged men in dark suits. I also wanted to avoid getting into arguments … Continue reading

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Bride dazzles congregation with a diamond-encrusted wedding dress, Diana Ross, and circus clowns (Rousse)

My cousin F’s bride struggled to reach the alter under the weight of her dazzling diamond-encrusted wedding gown. While they waited for C to reach her destination, the congregation puzzled over her choice of music for walking down the aisle: … Continue reading

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Best friends of joker William and Kate (Rousse)

Since our appointment as ‘best friends’ to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge we were now expected to behave with decorum at all times. Prince William was such a joker that we struggled to keep our cool when we accompanied … Continue reading

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