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Green checked shirts and Bible study (Rousse)

EH and I set up camp in a comfortable three-seater with another colleague for our all-School work trip to the US. Occasionally our male colleagues – each dressed in a different take on the green checked shirt – would call … Continue reading

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New Apple iPhone 13 in Sunshine yellow (Rousse)

Hot on the heels of ‘Alpine green’, Apple launched the ‘Sunshine yellow’ iPhone 13 mini. My sister was one of the first proud owners of this beautiful new device.

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Poor plane facilities and a pair of pale green eyes (Rousse)

JC booked a holiday for us all in Spain. She and her husband kindly collected us by car and drove us to the airport 300 miles south. There were all sorts of problems with the plane’s facilities. My Canadian cousin … Continue reading

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Christmas 2020 in June 2021 (Rousse)

Finally, six months later than anticipated, at the end of June 2021 we were permitted to host our annual Christmas party (2020). But first, I had to remove AD from the kitchen. JS, who knew exactly who he was and … Continue reading

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Avocado bathroom suite in the museum of sanitation (Rousse)

Dozens of bathtubs hung on the walls and from the ceiling of the saleroom. The most precious and elaborate had been recovered from ancient archaeological sites. Much of their value lay in their beautiful mosaic decorations. To my surprise and … Continue reading

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One wedding, six funerals and a new paint colour (Belle)

I invented a new paint colour – “Italian Holiday Green” and it was a roaring success. Then I got married to a celebrity. The wedding was ‘promenade style’. My new  husband and I walked through a succession of Arts and … Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn goes green (Rousse)

I was Jeremy Corbyn’s wardrobe mistress. This season he would be wearing dark green cotton shirts.

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The world’s most versatile dog-themed kitchen gadget (Rousse)

The dog sculpture in jade looked good in MB’s new kitchen and I now regretted that the family had given it to her as a present. The ornament was also much more versatile than we had first believed. The head … Continue reading

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The right way to hang wallpaper (Rousse)

TPR was setting up a new home office. At the same time – and in the same room – I was preparing a nursery for a visiting toddler. These two activities were clearly incompatible. Everything came to a head when … Continue reading

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Lose 10 stone within 12 months?! (Rousse)

I estimated that the 10 stone that B planned to lose within twelve months was half her body weight. Given her track record with the scales, I very much doubted that she would ever achieve this, but I kindly kept … Continue reading

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