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An accidental auction, with vegetarian snacks (Rousse)

My in-laws were hosting an enormous party to which they invited everyone that they had ever met in their entire lives. All sorts of entertainment was laid on, from tennis practice against the garage wall to an auction of donated … Continue reading

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Gaydar malfunction (Rousse)

PD misunderstood something I said. In all innocence, he passed this ‘information’ on to WB. Before I had a chance to stop her, WB had shared the news with NP. We had no idea how far it spread after this. … Continue reading

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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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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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A messy office Christmas party followed by seaside coffee and cake in Aberdeen (Rousse)

A mixture of colleagues from all stages of my career came to the staff Christmas party. These included: my old boss JH; the wife and eldest daughter of my old office-mate SM; current colleagues DB and LD; a tall, skinny, … Continue reading

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Unusual lavatory layout for school parties in Stockton-on-Tees (Rousse)

Formerly known as Hector’s House, the third of the double garages (including the coach house) at the White House, Hartburn, Stockton-on-Tees, was converted into holiday accommodation for school parties. On the ground floor there was a self-contained bedroom with en … Continue reading

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Party limits (Rousse)

The parties hosted by my cousins were now so popular that they were obliged to fix a sign to the door to note that there was a limit of 100 guests.

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