Tag Archives: party

Hostess goes missing from own party (Rousse)

I met CW outside the beauty salon on Broughton Street. She told me all about the botox treatment around her lips as we walked up the street. Later we met the other members of our book group to travel to … Continue reading

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Mother’s ruin (Belle)

My mother and I returned home late – it was 1:30 in the morning. The street was packed with badly parked cars. I was even more confused when I let myself into the house to find it full of unknown … Continue reading

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Tiresome infatuations (Rousse)

My husband scampered up the narrow wooden foot-ladder, dropped down into the next room, then rushed off to seek the rest of his family at the massive party. I followed him up the rungs, but hesitated at the top. This … Continue reading

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Party choices (Rousse)

As our taxi pulled away from the kerb, I looked back at our house. Through the sitting room window I could see as far as the open kitchen door. In the foreground, our weekend guests JS, RR, JLR, JS, and … Continue reading

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Angry driving and hypnotism (Rousse)

TPR was in a filthy mood. He expressed his anger by driving the tiny car at top speeds through highland villages, egging on the motorists that were approaching from the opposite direction to race him through roadworks. He eventually dumped … Continue reading

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Pyjama party for the blue-haired (Rousse)

While her husband K was out of town with the children, DTJ hosted a party for her girlfriends. I felt very out of place in my cotton dress amongst the blue-haired, pyjama-clad youngsters.

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The pretend polyglot (Belle)

I met a man at a party who claimed he spoke ‘many languages’. When I asked for an example, he said “Modern Hieroglyphics”.

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Press release and party problems (Rousse)

No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t compose the first line of my press release. However, help would soon be at hand with the arrival of NP (in a beautiful filmy lemon dress) and ED (visiting from London). … Continue reading

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Arty party ends in dreadful drowning (Rousse)

While we were out, my sister S invited an entire year group of art students to our Edinburgh flat. She had captured them on the promise of a workshop on the interpretation of lived experience of mental illness in creative … Continue reading

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Fear of forgetting social engagements (Rousse)

MH organised two leaving events to mark her departure. The first was a party in her flat on Saturday night. For the second we were invited to join the audience of her latest show. Since both invitations were verbal and … Continue reading

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