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Party crashers (Rousse)

It was meant to be a small gathering of my immediate colleagues, but the invitation had  spread much further than intended. Now I found myself serving food and drinks to a wide range of staff. I was so overcome that … Continue reading

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Learning to crochet on Portobello beach (Rousse)

I learnt to crochet on Portobello beach, instructed by my online friend BC and her daughters.

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‘Friendly’ acid attack (Rousse)

Our supposed friend was no friend of mine. He preened and pranced, kissing his favourites, including TPR. When he reached me, he poured acid all over my knees ‘just for a laugh’.

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A purple kitchen with an excess of kale (Rousse)

On the spur of the moment we called in on R and SL. SL was particularly delighted to see us, mistakenly thinking that our friend in tow (KA) was our niece AF. While I admired their modern purple kitchen, SL … Continue reading

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Remembering the dead (Rousse)

L and TF were avoiding me because we had not acknowledged that the young woman killed in the terrorist attack was their daughter K’s best friend.

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Royal family lookalike con (Rousse)

The excitement was raw: every single one of us would have 30 minutes or so to chat with a royal couple! My friend found out first that hers was the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Mine was Diana, Princess of … Continue reading

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Barry Manilow keynote (Rousse)

It took a few minutes for me to take in that we had secured Barry Manilow as the keynote speaker for our next networking event. Who would have ever guessed that the American superstar singer would join us as a … Continue reading

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Mr Stephen Fry (Rousse)

Following yet another awkward encounter with Stephen Fry, I resolved to cool our ‘friendship’. I called him ‘Mr Fry’ from that point onwards. I expected him to use my formal title in the same manner when addressing me. The next … Continue reading

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Free trial liposuction, force-fed kipper, and ferocious wolves (Rousse)

I was disgusted at the rope of white marshmallow-like goo extracted from my midriff by the white-uniformed beautician. My first experience of liposuction was definitely going to be my last. I asked the beautician to stop my free trail, gathered … Continue reading

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Kneeling toilet is a safe haven for jewellery stash (Rousse)

No wonder I kept getting lost in the hotel. Due to a booking mishap, every day TPR and I were moved from one bedroom to another. Although annoying, it would have been so much worse if the weather had been … Continue reading

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