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Diamond disappointment (Rousse)

Three decades after graduating with our first degrees, several of my peers were once more taking rooms on campus. I had two sets of accommodation to organise: (1) at the University of Birmingham; (2) in France. In Birmingham I showed … Continue reading

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A bigamous bride-to-be (Rousse)

I was distraught when my husband TPR declared that he no longer loved me, and that I was to be ‘donated’ to a new fianc√© – my ex brother-in-law NMcC.¬† The pair of them tried to placate me with a … 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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A diamond-encrusted pendant, a party in Perthshire, the Petra Project, philosophy and feminism (Rousse)

We were shattered on the last leg of our train journey home from our holiday. By the time we reached Perth we were almost asleep in our seats. Once back in Edinburgh TPR headed straight home to unpack and I … Continue reading

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Eminem and a marriage proposal (Belle)

It was Eminem week at Aldi and I had bought a Toby jug with the star’s face and a matching bath towel. Later, when we met for tea, Eminem was surprised to hear of this initiative. I gave him the … Continue reading

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Apprentice Russian oligarch drug dealer caught red-handed outside St Pancras hotel (Rousse)

My big, burly boyfriend was a chip off the diamond that was his gangster father. I adored him because he was always there for me, keeping me safe from harm. In the past he had appeared from nowhere to recover … Continue reading

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A diamond thief’s regrets (Rousse)

I decided to return S’s huge diamond engagement ring on the day of her wedding to my cousin TB. When I handed it over to her at the reception at the St James Hotel (Edinburgh) she told me that she … Continue reading

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Richard Osman and Alexander Armstrong are diamond geezers

Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman had a new variety-style game show. 100 audience members had each been given a sandwich bag full of fake gems of all sizes and colours. By the end of the show one lucky audience member … Continue reading

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Amazing discoveries from the dead to diamonds in rainy Birmingham (Rousse)

I drove through the rain to Birmingham where I met KB. Homeless since last Christmas, he’d now managed to secure accommodation for himself and his two foster children: Catherine aged 6, and Harry aged 12. (His own daughters had both … Continue reading

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Time travel to the 1960s, a meeting with Phil Davis, and a stolen bracelet (Rousse)

I travelled back in time to the 1960s where I found myself outside a concrete football stadium, in the company of actor Phil Davis. Conscious of the sexist attitudes of a half century ago, I steeled myself for inappropriate remarks. … Continue reading

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