Tag Archives: dinner

Kitchen cupboard killer (Rousse)

I could have done with TPR’s help as I hosted a small dinner party. Had he been around,¬† the guests would have probably eaten at the kitchen dining table (rather than in our bedroom), I would have remembered to serve … Continue reading

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Dealing with an extra last minute dinner guest (Rousse)

We struggled to find L and EC’s bungalow as TPR led us in circles around the small estate. We were about to give up on our lunch date when we saw EC in the street hunting for us. EC’s face … Continue reading

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Heart palpitations at the dinner table (Rousse)

Pressed up against KJ, I could feel his erratic heart beat through my clothing. I whispered ‘Are you OK?’, and he nodded his head. At the other end of the dining table, another friend raised his eyebrows in question. I … Continue reading

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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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Unwelcome house-mates (Rousse)

Entertaining L,T, P and S was much¬† more difficult now that we lived in shared accommodation with PhD students. I was hoping that I could shoo the others away the night that I was hosting our dinner party, but I … Continue reading

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Opportunities for direct entry students (Rousse)

My former colleagues SC and LM sat with us at the dinner table. SC mentioned an opportunity that I thought would interest direct entry students. When I contributed this idea to the discussion, SC gave me a dirty look and … Continue reading

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A dinner acceptance regretted (Rousse)

FR invited me to dinner at her new house in a less fashionable part of town. I accepted, though rather reluctantly. FR was not ready for me when I arrived at her untidy house in time for the meal. She … Continue reading

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Hugh Grant’s wife spills sex story beans (Rousse)

On the spot I volunteered to give the address at the end of the University reunion dinner. What better subject than the sexual exploits of two girls from my hall of residence, now respectable grown women, and seated before me … Continue reading

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Dinner for the dead and alive (Rousse)

They were all there – family members dead and alive at my maternal grandmother’s house: my uncle who had emigrated to Australia in the 1970s was on the lawn in the back garden with his younger daughter, who was photographing … Continue reading

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Dirty animal invasion (Rousse)

Two surprises greeted me when I came home. First, my mother had cooked a delicious dinner and already washed up; second, the C-Is had come to stay. There was a problem, however, with the latter. RC-I brought with him a … Continue reading

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