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Victorian fashion and whistling Wuthering Heights (Rousse)

I was jealous of JMH’s diet success. Her new lean form looked amazing in skin tight jeans. I wasn’t too sure about her new look, however, when she changed into a long purple lawn cotton summer dress (Laura Ashley, circa … Continue reading

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High fashion for alcoholics (Rousse)

It was rumoured that Belle downed 16 bottles of red wine a day. Perhaps that accounted for her weird dress sense? Today she was wearing a pastel summer dress over bright red tartan trousers.

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Kitchen trends 2020: yellow

My kitchen was transformed when someone (a designer?) removed all the coloured items and replaced every single one with its equivalent in yellow: yellow kettle, yellow drawer handles, yellow fridge…

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Fashion for homeless apes (Rousse)

I felt sorry for the homeless gorillas and other apes who lived rough on the traffic roundabout. Now that it was winter they had somehow managed to fashion themselves a form of clothing from discarded grain sacks, but I feared … Continue reading

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A clown, killer whales, and curvy bronzed buttocks (Rousse)

Thirty years on I rediscovered the dark-haired Italian man with whom I had been friendly in France in the 1980s. Now working as a professional clown, he livedĀ on the French riviera in a small apartment that offered wonderful views of … Continue reading

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1980s fashion fail (Rousse)

I travelled back in time to Queen Margaret College Edinburgh in the late 1980s. Here I found pasted to the walls of reception dozens of amateur black and white posters inviting students to join the Christian Union. Then I spotted … Continue reading

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Bride misses men in cashmere suits (Rousse)

Even though it was my wedding, my mother would not allow me to go running with my sisters. Instead I was sent to my father to be chastised for not attending the cashmere suit fashion show after the wedding ceremony. … Continue reading

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Fashion disaster spots hidden features of ‘new’ British Library (Rousse)

It was time for me to return to work after a long absence due to sick leave. I found some smart clothes to wear: black tights under a long tweed shirt, a back polo neck top, and a tweed jacket. … Continue reading

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A risky revealing nightdress (Rousse)

I met Belle outside the British Library. At first we were thrilled to discover that we had both topped our outfits with thin, silver-grey, suit jackets. Our joy turned to disappointment when we realised that just about every other professional … Continue reading

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A wedding dress fashion for fur (Rousse)

‘My’ bride was a beautiful teenage African girl. She wore a tight-fitting white gown decorated with soft animal fur. I was so proud when she paraded with all the others, not least because she really was the belle of the … Continue reading

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