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VIP wedding guests on the Thames (Rousse)

KJD invited me and TPR to her son J and K’s wedding. Since we had never before met KJD, nor any of the rest of the family for that matter, we were especially honoured to be seated next to the … Continue reading

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Bride cooks beans for her wedding (Rousse)

My sister S stirred an enormous steaming pan of green beans on the Aga. ‘Why are you cooking in such quantities?’ I asked her. ‘I’m catering for my wedding next week, of course’ she replied. ‘Do you think I should … Continue reading

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An unconsummated marriage and home delivery comfort food (Rousse)

I wed BB around ten years ago, but we never got round to consummating our marriage – which was just a well because we both had ‘real’ spouses of our own. An occasional quick hug and chat was all that … Continue reading

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A really bad wedding dress (Rousse)

Having divorced GG, JG was now free to remarry. She wore a truly awful pale blue heavy cotton polka dot dress for the ceremony.

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Fake cop chases the gangs of Hexham (Rousse)

I missed the party. This was just as well because I, amongst others, knew that there really was nothing to celebrate. The hostess was well aware of this too. She communicated her dismay at her failed marriage in her choice … Continue reading

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A new recruit to the House of Orange-Nassau

All plans for the Easter vacation were switched when first year undergraduate A announced that she had accepted a marriage proposal from the King of the Netherlands. The wedding was scheduled for the following week. ‘Goodness’ I mentioned to A’s … Continue reading

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A pensive lecturer (Rousse)

A banner above the desk displayed the lecturer’s name: ‘Pensive Abbott, now known as KA’. ‘Nobody ever used “Pensive” when I was little’ KA explained. ‘”Penny” was so much nicer.’ We couldn’t understand why KA had a ‘former name’ at … Continue reading

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