Tag Archives: mouth

Cholera risk on transatlantic flights (Rousse)

My entire family was flying to New York: mother, father and all three daughters (although my little sister was yet to put in an appearance). I arranged for us to travel in the greatest comfort: by king size bed. As … Continue reading

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New efficient technique for unwanted hair removal (Rousse)

SM’s new party trick was to half-swallow a wire, lodge it in his throat, use it to grasp the hairs outside on his neck from the inside, pull the hairs through the skin, and bring them back out of his … Continue reading

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Danger down under in Australian seaside resort (Rousse)

Tigers roamed the street of the Australian seaside resort where my colleague and I were conducting some research. ‘Isn’t this rather dangerous?’ I asked a local. ‘No’, he replied, ‘It’s very rare that any of the tigers attack anyone’. We … Continue reading

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A personal invitation from JK Rowling to PotterLand (Rousse)

I’d won a coveted invitation to JK Rowling’s house in South Queensferry. She invited me to sit at the table with five others to discuss “business”, but before long I’d been distracted into talking trivia. I could tell that our … Continue reading

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Rousse’s one night stand

I had been a faithful wife for almost three decades and now I’d blown it after a brief (but fun) encounter with XY (also married) in the marital bed while TPR was fast asleep along the corridor in the spare … Continue reading

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When roux sauce goes wrong (Rousse)

I knew that he should have kept his mouth shout. Instead, he opened up the invitation to dinner at his house to everyone at the meeting. “My wife won’t mind”, he boasted. Indeed she did mind – very much. She … Continue reading

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Carey Mulligan singalike goes incognito in Paisley (Rousse)

AM and CO were reputed to duet together. The former was particularly popular: it was said that she sang as beautifully as Carey Mulligan. On Paisley Gala Day, however, AM refused to sing. She preferred to watch the parade through … Continue reading

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A reunion with Gandalf, Dumbledore, Beowulf, and Basil Fawlty (Rousse)

Gandalf and/or Dumbledore was dead. I saw them wheel his body into the hall on a trolley. The white sheet was meant to cover the entire corpse, but strands of long white hair could not be contained and peeked out … Continue reading

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Ugly baby is an alien (Rousse)

I was left holding the baby, and what an ugly little creature it was. I wondered why its head was so floppy and its skin so slimy. Then it opened its mouth in an evil grin that revealed a full … Continue reading

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Sir Sean Connery and Simon Cowell appalled by aging actress’ wig (Rousse)

From the fourth row in the stalls my student party had a very clear view of Sir Sean Connery, Simon Cowell and the rest of the panel on stage. I watched Sir Sean closely when the star performer of the … Continue reading

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