Tag Archives: Italy

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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A spiked drink victim (Rousse)

I was probably an easy target after TPR left me. When I awoke, I knew that I was in a hotel bed in Italy. I could also remember taking a walk through the woods with a nice man called Peter … Continue reading

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An Italian bathroom shortage (Rousse)

I was in Italy for a week, staying in a room within a hall of residence block. The space was so tight throughout the whole building that I doubted that anyone even slightly overweight would manage to move around it … Continue reading

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A dip in the cold (Rousse)

I was telling my sister an elaborate tale of undergraduate risk (how could I ever have been so stupid?) as we approached the beautiful Italian swimming pool. I was not tempted to take a dip – it was far too … Continue reading

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Italy relocated to the West Country (Belle)

I was describing how my last holiday in the Bay of Naples had been interrupted by an earthquake and my friends wanted to know more.  Where exactly was the Bay of Naples?  With an air of authority I said: “Below … Continue reading

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Come dine with me – please! (Belle)

When exactly had I booked my place on this ‘Surburbans Go to Europe by Coach’ holiday? And since when had zone 2 in south east London been considered ‘suburban’? I was a fish out of water stuck on a hot … Continue reading

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Time-travelling Rousse misses several photo opportunities and breaks a promise

I was in desperate need of a decent picture for my photo journal. I simply couldn’t find anything nearby that was interesting enough to snap. Then I struck upon an idea. If I travelled back in time just a couple … Continue reading

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Sex change surgery marriage trap (Rousse)

Tall, slim, out-going, blonde and beautiful, Sharon would someday make someone a lovely wife. As far as I was concerned, however, the time was not now. In addition, when the happy day eventually came, I expected that her groom would … Continue reading

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Rousse defends her position, welcomes a friend, and attempts to teach

I travelled up the building squeezed into a lift with two colleagues. Over months one of them had developed a dangerous patter in snide remarks about my leadership. When yet another oblique and insulting comment escaped from his dirty little … Continue reading

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Girls get a raw deal in Italy (Belle)

Half way throuugh the school trip to Italy, we girls began to realise that while the boys were staying in penthouse suites, we were sleeping in cupboards. When we raised the issue at the evening meeting the (female) teachers mocked … Continue reading

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