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Bare legs and no knickers in a spanking new library (Rousse)

The reason for baring my legs under a short winter dress, I explained, was that I had mislaid my tights. My companions were unaware, however, that I was also wandering around knickerless. I knew the location of my underwear – … Continue reading

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Lindisfarne tribute band fail (Rousse)

Although JS had put in all the work for the university reunion, I was the mistress of ceremonies for the day. This meant that the guests were under the impression that I was responsible for the shambolic arrangements. These included: … 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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Cerys Matthews, fortune teller (Belle)

My friend told me I should walk to Brewer Street where I would find ‘adorable and affordable’ dresses.  However, along the way I joined a queue to have my fortune read by Cerys Matthews.  Cerys was standing behind a counter … Continue reading

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Over body-confidence, laundry robbers, the Northumbrian pipes, and a man in white bow ties (Rousse)

Early one morning, before the shops opened, my sister S, my mother and I ran along the Ullapool esplanade. At the far end we stepped on the scales. My sister weighed in at 11 stone five, over two stone heavier … Continue reading

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Coconut Kit Kat no consolation for crime (Belle)

I had to admit it.  I looked fabulous in this yellow dress.  Although I was working as a teacher in 1940s New York, I also acted as unofficial assistant to my private detective boyfriend.  A good wardrobe was essential. I … Continue reading

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Getting naked in Edinburgh (Rousse)

I shopped naked on Princes Street not because I was an exhibitionist, but because I hated the process of getting dressed. TPR begged me to break this habit, fearful that one day I would eventually be spotted in the nude … Continue reading

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