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VIP wedding guests on the Thames (Rousse)

KJD invited me and TPR to her son J and K’s wedding. Since we had never before met KJD, nor any of the rest of the family for that matter, we were especially honoured to be seated next to the … Continue reading

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An Akita and a fair (Rousse)

JC brought her Japanese Akita down the steps. GC followed with carrying the components of an entire children’s fairground. We set up everything in the yard. Then GC and I climbed into the front seats of the mini Rolls Royce … Continue reading

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Birmingham University confessions, a career with moleskin trousers, and underwater cycle kayaking (Rousse)

SB kicked off the Birmingham University French department reunion by suggesting that we read the “confessions” from last time. She actually meant the comments on the 2006 evaluation sheets, which she passed around the table. Personally I would have preferred … Continue reading

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A misguided love affair, a talking ape, a fairground murder, and three clear advantages of a prison sentence (Rousse)

We spent the day at Belle’s London office counselling a friend desperate to escape a loveless marriage. When X refused to reveal to me the identity of his mistress, yet hinted that Belle was in the know, I feared the … Continue reading

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From the Caribbean to Tiverton by foot in party dresses (Rousse)

Caribbean holiday over, MSB and I began to make our way home to Edinburgh. We were most unsuitably dressed for the journey, decked out in party dresses and ballet pumps. MSB modelled one of her own creations, a gorgeous Quality … Continue reading

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The meaning of life (Belle)

I went to a workshop run by a fairground mystic who ‘knew the answer to everything’.

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