Tag Archives: pink

Pink dungarees for Kitty Bennet (Rousse)

The speaker hesitated. Who were the Bennet sisters in Pride and prejudice? The audience helped out with four names – Jane, Elizabeth, Mary and Lydia – but nobody could come up with the fifth. We were meeting in a public … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Burglars in a pink Beetle (Rousse)

I raced down the stairs, across the lawn, and through the back door of my maternal grandmother’s house, in a bid to apprehend the interlopers. I was keen to discover answers to two questions: (1) What were they looking for? … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book group blunder (Rousse)

Our book group meeting was packed out with non-members including N & SY, and a red haired former student of mine whose name I could not remember. The venue for the night was a turreted Victorian lodge house next to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Alien pink babies emerge from the plumbing (Rousse)

I was returning the keys of the Lomax so that someone else could take it for a drive when a woman at the sink shrieked. ‘It’s Elaine’s head – as a baby!” she shouted ‘And several more of them coming … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sheffield surprise for a claustrophobic (Rousse)

I couldn’t reach the department at the University of Sheffield because they had made no provision for anyone who suffered from claustrophobia when designing the entrance to the building. I told PC that I was far too frightened to squeeze … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shopping disturbances (Rousse)

VAE and CM telephoned me from a ‘country fare’ style gift shop. VAE leant against a display of pink stilettos as she was speaking to me. She shouted in alarm when the first one on the shelf toppled over and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reuniting teddy bears at the White House (Rousse)

My efforts were paying off: after hours of wading my way through mountains of junk, at the White House (Hartburn) I managed to group families of teddy bears that had been separated for years. In most cases they comprised threesomes, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hope for hoarders dashed (Rousse)

The back staircase was decorated pink. The neat piles of junk on the steps were numerous – perhaps an indication that, at long last, my parents were having a clear-out. However, when I stumbled over a box of out of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Oscars red carpet fail averted (Rousse)

How could I tell my cousin NT, as well as his wife DT who had selected the outfit, that a 1970s shocking pink velvet suit, complete with oversize lapels and 24 inch flared trousers, was not a good look for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A boyfriend returns (Rousse)

KA danced at the bottom of the staircase in a fluffy pink bolero. One year ago she hardly mentioned AO. Now he was here too. Afterwards we went for a walk. KA’s daughter R was ahead of us, alone and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment