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Revolting book group grub (Rousse)

The meal was a complete disaster. I should never have volunteered to bring food that I had cooked at my own house to JS’s flat to serve to my book group companions. Somehow in transit the pork chop suey had … Continue reading

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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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Christmas and Lindtt chocolates in Nottingham (Rousse)

In Nottingham AN interrupted the overweight yellow Harris Tweed clad waitresses as they gossiped about their boss’ complicated love life. “Do you serve lunch on Christmas Day?’ she asked. I was aghast that the idea of not preparing the festive … Continue reading

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Smoke, sausages, and exclusion (Rousse)

It was impossible to disguise that I was an middle class English woman, and did not belong in a Northern Irish Protestant working men’s club. However, my hosts were keen for me to witness the atmosphere in the smoke-filled bar, … Continue reading

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Dinner party distractions (Rousse)

TPR interfered with my cooking arrangements so now all the plans for the dinner party had gone awry. He even let a plastic spatula melt in a saucepan. Meanwhile JLW wasn’t doing much better at setting the table for 16 … 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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Edinburgh academic workload woes (Rousse)

Three of my undergraduate friends had travelled a long way to join this reunion in Edinburgh: SH from London, HJ from Cardiff, and JG from the Republic of Ireland. I felt terrible telling them that they would all have to … Continue reading

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