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Minuscule Mick Jagger on Desert Island Discs (Rousse)

Seated next to me, Mick Jagger was able to disguise his height. However, the minute we both stood up I clocked that I was at least two inches taller than him.  I hid my surprise – unlike the woman in … Continue reading

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Sharing a cabin with Dermot Murnaghan (Rousse)

I sat next to television news presenter Dermot Murnaghan in the passenger cabin of the tiny plane. Keen not to embarrass him by making it obvious that I recognised him, I engaged him in conversation about Scottish stereotypes (e.g. short, … Continue reading

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Reptiles and serpents found at tropical wedding venue (Rousse)

DTJ and KJ were due to host their wedding celebration at a tropical hotel that was familiar to me and TPR. We picked up our wedding present for them – a huge canvas – and walked barefoot to the venue. … Continue reading

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A boat trip cut short (Rousse)

There were four of us in a white boat under blue skies in the Firth of Forth. It was such a beautiful day! I looked up to Corstorphine Hill and wondered whether we could be seen from my old office. … Continue reading

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A sticky, sludgy end (Rousse)

My friend decided to take the ‘short route’ over the boggy moorland. ‘I won’t rescue you if you fall in!’ I called after her – just at the point that she sank up to her thighs in muddy sludge.

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An unhappy WAG (Rousse)

As an international sportsman, my husband spent weeks away from home touring the world. I pined for him from my bare room at the University of Birmingham’s Manor House. If this lifestyle continued, I would need to take a lover. … Continue reading

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A record deal with Simon Cowell (Rousse)

Simon Cowell was much shorter than I could have possibly imagined. I tried not to stare at his stumpy little legs when he waddled over to join us. For the sake of my niece’s singing career however, I really needed … Continue reading

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