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Eminem’s fianc√© (Belle)

My relationship with Eminem (or Marshall as I was now calling him) was going from strength to strength. Although marriage hadn’t been mentioned, and no formal proposal had been made, Marshall helped me fashion a wedding headdress out of costume … Continue reading

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Princess Anne, a posh prat, polar bears, and perfume preferences (Rousse)

We’d all worked hard on the show for months. Even S played an active role, kindly agreeing to deliver the opening address. I did wonder, however, if she now regretted this offer given the fuss that I was making over … Continue reading

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Earl Grey tea, Opium, and a onesie (Rousse)

Following an afternoon of driving around aimlessly and missing meetings, BB, TPR and I ended up in a traditional tea room. Here I ordered a pot of Earl Grey and a bottle of Opium perfume. I hoped that nobody noticed … Continue reading

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Conference relaunch exceeds all expectations (Rousse)

They all said that the new format of the conference from 2012 would be a more modest affair. How wrong they were! Swarming around one of the best hotels in London were top figures from the industry and legions of … Continue reading

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Daily Mail Eurovision Song Contest hoax (Rousse)

It had all been such a rush that none of us – not even E – had remembered to print off boarding passes for the flight from Birmingham. So here were all three of us forking out an extra ¬£20 … Continue reading

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Poor high street sales strategy spotted on a quest for lip salve (Rousse)

My shopping list was short. All I needed was a small tin of lip salve. I crossed the urban motorway that lay between the conference hotel and the mall and headed first for LIDL. Although there were many customers inside … Continue reading

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Rousse’s conference humiliation

I should have known not to ask Belle how she was. The stress of conference planning was all too evident in her manic facial expressions. Now I’d given her full rein to reel off an unnecessarily detailed response about the … Continue reading

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