Tag Archives: opera

Sacked Canadian soap actress is surprise guest at own retirement party (Rousse)

The out of work actress was a mutual friend of my cousins N and DT. Until recently she played a regular role in a Canadian television soap, but in the past couple of months her character had been written out … Continue reading

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Shoes, socks and underwear in Swindon (Rousse)

In a strappy black vest top and black trousers, I probably wasn’t suitably dressed for a memorial service – even if I had the approval of AH who peered lustily down my cleavage. My main concern was the fashion faux … Continue reading

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Opera singer and spy (Belle)

How I loathed these ‘Team Spirit’ events. ‘Corporate Aria Idol’ was just about the worst idea ever. I had been paired with my sister J to perform at the end of the evening. I didn’t know the tune and the … Continue reading

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Tenement opera at the Leith Festival (Rousse)

After the snows melted we gathered with the other commune members to follow the crowd to East Claremont Street. From the windows of two different third floor flats a man and a woman sang a series of opera duets. We … Continue reading

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A mother’s secret career and further clues of the Baby Ted graveyard (Rousse)

The party of external examiners included an elderly man from Sheffield University, a woman from Loughborough, and a dark-haired systems librarian called Mike Hirst. They all seemed friendly enough although none were interested enough to acknowledge (or perhaps question) who … Continue reading

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Unhealthy pub grub and a Swedish opera singer (Rousse)

We took a break from cycling and stopped off at a pub for a lunch. Since the bar was unstaffed, TPR poured himself a pint of a lager, and a half for me. Then the waiter brought us a dish … Continue reading

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