Tag Archives: leather

A jewellery box burglary (Rousse)

It had been a sticky meal all round and now my cousin’s wife SB was bringing a tray of red jellies out of the fridge. Meanwhile her daughter PB was ruining a pale leather jewellery box as she poked it … Continue reading

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How the other half (barely) lives (Rousse)

When I was supposed to be at work I poked around my sister J’s vastly extended house in West Sussex. On the ground floor there was a luxurious self-contained holiday cottage that looked out onto a large rectangular pond destined … Continue reading

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Hexham cocktail bar kidnapping (Rousse)

My mother and sister S ordered cocktails at ¬£150 a shot in a posh bar in Hexham. I knocked the drinks over because they had been delivered to a brown leather sofa cushion. When I complained to the staff that … Continue reading

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Small yellow leather cross-over handbags (Rousse)

In an Ullapool shop we discussed the merits of small cross-over handbags, and the usefulness of those in yellow leather. Even AN joined in – although the likelihood of her ever carrying one was low.

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A drone pest comes up trumps (Rousse)

I was playing with Lego on the old drawing room carpet when a drone flew overhead. ‘I’m sure that flying at this level must be illegal’ I said to my small companion. The drone then shot away – only to … Continue reading

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Academic Abba lookalike (Rousse)

My Finnish friend GW looked like she had just stepped off-stage having performed with Abba. I admired her yellow patent leather mini-skirt and high heels.

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A disgraceful dip in the pool (Rousse)

It was a full hour before I was due to chair the presentation at Edinburgh University. I persuaded a couple of others that we had time to call in at the dancing conference on the way. We entered a long … Continue reading

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Matchbox car entertainment (Rousse)

BC and GC’s house was bigger than I imagined from the photos. I was keen to confirm that I had come to the right place and looked around for green leather furniture. When I returned home I realised that I … Continue reading

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Downsize giveaway – with goat (Rousse)

TPR and I were furnishing our new flat. Meanwhile friends of friends (Sue and Mike) had downsized and were giving away all sorts of bits and pieces that they had previously placed in storage. We lacked suitable seating for the … Continue reading

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The shrinking sister-in-law (Rousse)

I wore red leather cut-out sandals for the trip to the beach. My sister-in-law SG wore red shorts. While I acted my age, S pretended that she was a little girl again. She was so successful that by the time … Continue reading

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