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A garden trespasser sausage chef (Rousse)

When I glanced through the bedroom window I saw a tall dark man cooking sausages on our barbecue in our garden. ‘Go get him!’ I ordered TPR. ‘No problem’, he replied, waving his axe in the air. While TPR charged … Continue reading

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Geordie Chinese chefs cook sausages in the Scottish islands (Rousse)

All the kitchen staff in the Outer Hebridean guest house were Chinese Geordies, famous for their signature dish of pan-fried sausages.

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A shy sous chef (Rousse)

VJ had been contracted to cook for a couple of celebrity chefs on daytime television. I volunteered to chop the vegetables (off-camera, in the kitchen).

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Find a man in 2016 (Rousse)

I couldn’t face another year of being single. My New Year resolution was to find a man. This time I would avoid anyone in the hospitality industry. My last boyfriend – though a chef of world renown – made a … Continue reading

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Child thieves adopt boy scout disguise in cash raids on Lake District hotels (Rousse)

On the final day of the conference in the Lake District I packed my bag, checked in online for my flight to Amsterdam, and then wandered down to the hotel dining room to ask for a sandwich (in French). Although … Continue reading

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The indignity of dining alone (Rousse)

After the formal proceedings were concluded, MLH and LC headed off with my hosts for their dinner. “You can eat over there” they said, signalling a restaurant at the other side of the road. I crossed over and pushed open … Continue reading

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Marrying a fictional gay chef (Belle)

In a chaotic ceremony, I married Ian Craig, a character in The Archers. I wore a crumpled second-hand gown, while Ian looked smart and handsome in his morning suit. With no photographer, I was relying on our guests to capture … Continue reading

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