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A lipstick promotion compensation (Rousse)

The promotion interviews were arranged for a Saturday morning in a school gym. However, since I only learnt last minute that all candidates were required to give a presentation on their research, I arrived at the venue completed unprepared to … Continue reading

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A comedian, lipstick on a hairbrush and a conference with rottweilers (Belle)

The food at this conference WAS good, I admitted begrudgingly. This didn’t stop me shouting loudly that the slices of Spanish omelette were too large.  The person responsible for the catering success was Australian comedian Chris Lilley, whom I had … Continue reading

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Sacrifices for the Secret Service (Rousse)

SC lost all her privacy the day that she was captured by the Secret Service. It was unclear whether they planned to retrain her as a spy, or that she was simply a person of interest to them. However, from … Continue reading

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Over body-confidence, laundry robbers, the Northumbrian pipes, and a man in white bow ties (Rousse)

Early one morning, before the shops opened, my sister S, my mother and I ran along the Ullapool esplanade. At the far end we stepped on the scales. My sister weighed in at 11 stone five, over two stone heavier … Continue reading

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A seaside discussion of the merits of the Marks and Spencer store card (Rousse)

My long-dead red-lipsticked granny and I clung to the sea wall bracing ourselves for the next wave. Although the scene might have looked tropical with its smattering of palm trees along the shoreline, this was the north east coast of … Continue reading

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Business idea stolen (Belle)

I was upset to discover that someone had created a commercial success out of MY business idea. The creative naming of lipsticks had long been a hobby of mine, but to discover that ‘Tiger Tail Orange’ and ‘Leopard Love’ were … Continue reading

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Exotic trip to Korea (Belle)

I had to commute across a river in a large acorn that split apart like an Easter egg. The people who put me in cut my name out in Korean onto a leaf. There was also a fudge-flavoured lipstick named … Continue reading

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