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Wooing by old rowing boat (Rousse)

I remembered IK best from hogmanay parties in the late 1980s. It came as something of a surprise when he popped up in my life again, super-keen to win me over as his next romantic conquest by showing off his … Continue reading

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Bid to honour Hartburn home (Rousse)

There was a move to honour the White House (Hartburn, Stockton-on-Tees) as a national monument on account of the parties held there in the 1970s and 1980s. I doubted that it merited such attention: it was not as if my … Continue reading

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Cocaine addiction and twins (Rousse)

We helped out at a party in a top floor apartment hosted by two gay friends. Inevitably one of the young women became addicted to cocaine that very night. We drove home in TPR’s brand new black Golf GTi with … Continue reading

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Wedding party troubles (Rousse)

On the morning of the wedding of JMH and MCF the news came through that JF died in her car, just at the point of turning the key in the ignition as she was about to take the car down … Continue reading

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Belle at the ball

Naturally I wanted to know the flavours of the vol-au-vents. I asked the waiter. “Lavender avocado and Kit-Kat popcorn, Madam.”

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Nicola Sturgeon to introduce friend tax (Rousse)

4a Audrey Terrace, Edinburgh was a West End palace – and ours, all ours. We bought it for the ballroom and the prospect of the fabulous parties that we would host there. The immense front porch had plenty of space … 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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