Tag Archives: high heels

St Cuthbert and a staircase (Rousse)

I had heard of people trapped in lifts, but what about trapped in a staircase? The irony was that I had told skinny June in the high heels that I was taking the stairs because it was safer. I was … Continue reading

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Prince Harry and high heels (Rousse)

I travelled to locked down London for training as a new member of the British Secret Service. England’s capital city looked, and sounded, very quiet. I could even hear bird song through the closed top deck bus windows. Soon I … Continue reading

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What to wear to a conference (Rousse)

My missing conference pack had been sent to the wrong address in error. I tore open the envelope so that I could change into my outfit immediately. LM looked on in horror as I squeezed my feet into the tiny … Continue reading

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From Northumberland to Pitlochry in a gangster’s Mercedes (Rousse)

TPR and I lived in a lovely stone house in Northumberland. It had six bedrooms (two downstairs) and four bathrooms. On the day that I realised that I had forgotten to reserve a table for dinner I volunteered to walk … Continue reading

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A husband hunt in high heels, and a friendly German (Rousse)

I was impatient to join the others at the Oxford University reunion. Meanwhile my friend P was hesitating. I was keen to get through the door and track down any single men. P wanted to wait a while to see … Continue reading

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Where to live in south London (Rousse)

I was looking for a new flat in south London. I needed to track down an expert for the best advice on where to live. I considered the qualifications of my friend ECM. Every day she travelled by train from … Continue reading

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Picked up at Park Lane Four Seasons (Rousse)

Looking ridiculous in a wide-brimmed lilac straw hat, in a gap in the traffic LC dragged me over Park Lane and we made a dash for the reception at the Four Seasons Hotel. Wet sleet was falling and mixing with … Continue reading

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Belle in high heels

With the fashion for ever higher heels gathering pace, I was considered one of the best ‘walkers’ in the world. Even with 10 inch wedge-soled shoes, I could walk elegantly over the cobbled streets of the City of London. They … Continue reading

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