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Martha Kearney and the no knickers interview for Women’s Hour (Rousse)

At the end of the interview Martha Kearney asked me to wait while she fetched something to cover me up. She returned with a beautiful royal blue cashmere coat. ‘We can’t have you sitting around the studio half-naked’ she explained. … Continue reading

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Checking for Czechs (Rousse)

I tried walking home along country lanes at night time, but this proved too dangerous. Even in flashing trainers it soon became obvious that drivers could not see me, and that I was risking my life. I changed my plan … Continue reading

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A daring flight passenger (Rousse)

Virtually everyone in my department was travelling to London by plane – but I was the most daring of them all, setting off with no passport nor luggage, clutching an old-fashioned paper ticket.

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An essential old fashioned grey bread tin (Rousse)

TPR and I really struggled with the eleven bags and cases that we had packed to take on holiday. I did not understand, however, why we needed to take a plastic chopping board, or the old fashioned grey tin bread … Continue reading

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A bargain cashmere cache (Rousse)

I found an old-fashioned hand-knitted royal blue cashmere cardigan inside the envelope sent to me by BB. The price-tag on it said £25. Although it was tiny and wouldn’t fit me, I thought that that the cardigan might be suitable … Continue reading

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A wedding with Sir Chris Hoy (Rousse)

We were married in a Milan: TMcE and S, TPR and me. The wedding venue was a massive, old-fashioned hotel. JK had a small role in the proceedings. She fashioned some dressmaking pins into the shape of a Christian fish … Continue reading

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Ghost and new-born compete for attention at school reunion (Rousse)

I was now so familiar with the T twins that I could tell that it was L (and not H) in the old-fashioned wedding dress. “I am not dressed as a bride”, she said. “This is a nightie. I am … Continue reading

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