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Wooing by old rowing boat (Rousse)

I remembered IK best from hogmanay parties in the late 1980s. It came as something of a surprise when he popped up in my life again, super-keen to win me over as his next romantic conquest by showing off his … Continue reading

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The value of writing concisely (Rousse)

‘The greatest skill that we learnt as undergraduates’ announced JS to the audience seated before her on rows of hard wooden chairs ‘Is how to write concisely. I can turn one person’s long-winded paragraph into three neat sentences – as … Continue reading

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Olympic rowers reunited in the Outer Hebrides (Rousse)

I enjoyed a marvellous holiday in the Outer Hebrides with my tall, handsome, Canadian cousin. One evening we were served seafood in a restaurant by a tall waitress who was a former member of the US Olympic rowing squad. She … Continue reading

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Disgraced Labour MP leads theatre audience walk-out (Rousse)

As members of the audience left the show mid-performance GSX and I considered it legitimate to move closer to the stage and take a couple of vacated seats in the front row. The star of the show didn’t seem to … Continue reading

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Marcus Brigstocke takes to the stage with mother and daughter duo (Rousse)

Marcus Brigstocke settled his mother and (possibly) his brother into seats in the front row, then took to the podium. ‘Gosh, he’s getting on a bit’, I thought, catching sight of his balding pate and observing his wider-than-last-time waistline. After … Continue reading

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Transatlantic flight upgrade (Rousse)

This was going to be a fun flight. I’d already teased the party of three lads (two of whom who looked like twins) by ‘guessing’ correctly that they came from Carlisle. I was not, however, psychic. I had discovered this … Continue reading

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Showstopper stuns audience with juggling tricks (Rousse)

The Showstopper performers took comedy musical theatre to a new high with highly sophisticated improvised juggling in their latest show. From our third row seats KMcL, my sister J and I enjoyed it very much. J left early. She would … Continue reading

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