Tag Archives: Champagne

Party choices (Rousse)

As our taxi pulled away from the kerb, I looked back at our house. Through the sitting room window I could see as far as the open kitchen door. In the foreground, our weekend guests JS, RR, JLR, JS, and … Continue reading

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Champagne-guzzling errant husband is useless at packing (Rousse)

TPR and his sister SG had broken off from our main party to take seats in the hotel’s poshest bar. When I spotted them they were working their way through an elaborate Champagne tasting tray, the most expensive item on … Continue reading

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Stop distracting me, Sir Ian McKellan! (Belle)

Three weeks into my mathematics degree I still hadn’t made it to a single class.  Every time I tried to make my way to the classroom, I would be waylaid by Sir Ian McKellan and Michael York offering me small bottles … Continue reading

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Marie Antoinette world record attempt (Rousse)

The place was swarming with hundreds of people dressed up like extras from Adam Ant’s Prince Charming video. I asked my school friend AR (sporting an elegant eighteenth century gown) what was going on. She explained that she was taking … Continue reading

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A book group climbing hero (Rousse)

At the very last minute all members of my book group were able to meet at my flat after all. I quickly set the table with our ‘fun’ Champagne glasses – largely because DM had served drinks from similar glasses … Continue reading

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Husband succumbs to long-legged charm of ski-ing partner (Rousse)

I was not considered fit for for ski-ing so TPR took to the slopes with AP. Although I said that I was happy with this arrangement, in reality I was not. It was obvious that AP was after my husband, … Continue reading

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Champagne and caviar versus washing up and weight loss tips (Rousse)

IH called up the stairs to MS that she would open the Prosecco. “Don’t”, he cautioned. “Rousse is down there and she’ll guzzle the lot. Just uncork a bottle of wine”. They didn’t realise that I had overheard them from … Continue reading

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Birthday celebrations with the latest iPhone downloads: Champagne, cake and candles (Rousse)

SL led the running group on a seemingly never-ending set of circuits around the quad. I was doing surprisingly well up at the front. Poor DT was struggling, however. When she fell over NP rushed to her rescue. Perhaps this … Continue reading

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Jack Dee, school girls in gingham blouses, and dental floss (Rousse)

I couldn’t believe my luck: Jack Dee agreed to coach me for my big lecture in March! In the meantime, there were some more mundane duties to attend to on campus. EH suggested that a couple of glasses of Champagne … Continue reading

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Stephen Fry saves the world (Belle)

Not only was I mixing in the highest of social circles in post WWII Europe, but I looked absolutely fabulous in my lavendar chiffon evening gown. As I climbed the stone stairs carved into mountain on my way to the … Continue reading

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