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How to throw out a husband who will not leave (Rousse)

My school friend AL had been living for some time with her family in an old hotel. They had never bothered to convert the building, so there was still an institutional feel around the place. When I first arrived, AL … Continue reading

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A diamond thief’s regrets (Rousse)

I decided to return S’s huge diamond engagement ring on the day of her wedding to my cousin TB. When I handed it over to her at the reception at the St James Hotel (Edinburgh) she told me that she … Continue reading

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Couple squanders a million on five star city break to New York (Rousse)

With each meal costing almost £400 a shot, and accommodation at £700 per person a night, this holiday did not come cheap – even if the expenses were partially covered by TPR’s employers as an incentive trip. Although we loved … Continue reading

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Simon Le Bon and Duran Duran play Birmingham University reunion

I sat next to Simon Le Bon – and opposite Nick Rhodes and John Taylor – in a club with other former classmates following Duran Duran’s performance at our University reunion. Simon feigned attention in my tale about a friend … Continue reading

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A Paris conference drop-out skincare expert (Rousse)

I was in Paris for an academic conference. Just a couple of stops along the Metro were my sister-in-law JLR and my niece F, now aged 16. I missed sessions, dressed in a white hotel towel and plastic high heels … Continue reading

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Losing weight and losing your mind (Rousse)

Belle and I were having huge problems dealing with TIX. Although we were terribly impressed by her recent weight loss, we were distressed to discover that she had also lost her mind. When she jumped out of the car in … Continue reading

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Return of the student bride (Rousse)

From a pretty ordinary hotel room TPR and I were upgraded to a massive suite. The room included a huge Georgian sideboard and a bed that was positioned in the open air on the balcony giving great views of the … Continue reading

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