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A private performance by the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre (Rousse)

Edinburgh’s East Claremont Street was closed to traffic for a performance of the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre. We all gathered on the northern side of the road against the high hedge of Claremont Crescent Garden. The performers lined up … Continue reading

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Belle’s indecent play (Rousse)

Belle was more popular with the lads than me. I put this down to her more daring playground performance. She zipped down the slide at an indecent speed, laughing her head off, with her legs held high in the air. … Continue reading

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Over body-confidence, laundry robbers, the Northumbrian pipes, and a man in white bow ties (Rousse)

Early one morning, before the shops opened, my sister S, my mother and I ran along the Ullapool esplanade. At the far end we stepped on the scales. My sister weighed in at 11 stone five, over two stone heavier … Continue reading

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Chatty arts professional protects her left breast (Rousse)

ECM arrived in the basement gallery as I was installing the new exhibition. She took a plastic tub of bright green powder paint and started to mix it so that she could ‘cheer the room up a bit’. When I … Continue reading

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How to progress your career (Rousse)

It was the Professional Development Review season at work. My reviewer was PN, an ancient octogenarian former librarian who was still drawing her salary. I wasn’t terribly impressed with my reviewer’s performance. Her only advice to me in respect of … Continue reading

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Tuning into Toto’s Africa (Rousse)

A full orchestra was tuning up from seats (rather than the stage) in the conference hall. I recognised the refrain: Toto’s Africa. The conductor was so enthusiastic that she was playing a clarinet herself, as well as leading the musicians. … Continue reading

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Free panda performance at Edinburgh zoo (Rousse)

From the sitting room window of ourĀ  flat we could see the animal performance area at Edinburgh zoo next door. I was excited to watch workmen pasting up a huge panda banner to the right of the main stage. We … Continue reading

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Samuel Beckett one-woman play ‘worst ever’ (Rousse)

EH, TPR and I were amongst the audience at a one-woman play by Samuel Beckett. International cellist US was the star of the show. She delivered her lines very quietly and – apart from those sitting very close to the … Continue reading

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Simon Le Bon and Duran Duran play Birmingham University reunion

I sat next to Simon Le Bon – and opposite Nick Rhodes and John Taylor – in a club with other former classmates following Duran Duran’s performance at our University reunion. Simon feigned attention in my tale about a friend … Continue reading

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Wimbledon tennis star happy in retirement (Rousse)

The two international tennis superstars squealed with joy when they saw me. “We’ll never forget your performance in the semi-final at Wimbledon 2013” said Charlotte as Natalia covered me with kisses. “Do you ever think of coming out of retirement?” … Continue reading

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