Tag Archives: gold

Escaping a war zone by leaky raft (Rousse)

As the bombs dropped on the city, we raced to the port. Here all sorts of vessels lined up to evacuate the population. I hoped that we would be assigned to one of the sturdy blue fishing boats, but by … Continue reading

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Exotic tank life at the beach (Rousse)

Just above the beach, my mother and I came across an enormous fish tank stuffed with turtles and goldfish.

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Boris Johnson paves the streets with gold (Rousse)

The latest government scheme to placate the population was Boris Johnson’s initiative to pave the streets with gold – or at least coins embedded into the pavements of Loughborough. When I asked a man who looked like an engineer if … Continue reading

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A bigamous bride-to-be (Rousse)

I was distraught when my husband TPR declared that he no longer loved me, and that I was to be ‘donated’ to a new fiancé – my ex brother-in-law NMcC.  The pair of them tried to placate me with a … Continue reading

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Naked runner upstages singer (Rousse)

The singer at the staff awards party was a plump woman from HR. She sang well, but the audience paid more attention to her outfit than to her voice. She wore a gold mesh mini-dress that barely covered her scarlet … Continue reading

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A birthday weekend of scent, satin, a speech, kisses and sick (Rousse)

Our flat was packed with visitors for the weekend of my birthday, many of whom had travelled a long distances to be with me. AW and JS had come all the way from Farnham, Surry – together, on friendly terms. … Continue reading

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Woodcut forest scenes make interesting interior décor (Rousse)

The beautiful woodcut scenes of deer in the forest, carved on to the back of the cloakroom door and sprayed gold, had been carved by my little sister. I wondered whether she would be willing to create something similar for … Continue reading

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Library staff roles in University elearning systems (Rousse)

The vice chancellor was going to the US for a fortnight and left SC in charge of everything, including finance. Just before he left, he asked SC to read out the history of the University as printed in gold embroidery … Continue reading

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Easter egg wedding presents (Rousse)

AL and EF turfed out their tenants and returned to the flat above ours to host their wedding celebrations with their two children. There was no wedding list. As a result, AL and EF amassed a load of unexpected presents. … Continue reading

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Naked sunbathing on a beautiful spring day (Rousse)

At 5:00am on a beautiful spring day in April I leapt out of bed, ran naked into the garden, and bathed my body in the golden glow of the sun. (I covered my modesty with a fig leave – not … Continue reading

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