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Is Dr Who to blame for a shrinking world? (Rousse)

When the elevator doors opened I was disappointed to see that the lift was minuscule. How would we all fit in there? ‘Just go in one at a time’ my colleague suggested. It was clear that she could not see … Continue reading

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A final goodbye? (Rousse)

She’d shrunk again. I bent down to wrap my arms around her, and wept. ‘Please don’t make this the last time I ever see you’, I cried.

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The shrinking sister-in-law (Rousse)

I wore red leather cut-out sandals for the trip to the beach. My sister-in-law SG wore red shorts. While I acted my age, S pretended that she was a little girl again. She was so successful that by the time … Continue reading

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James Corden, Johnny Vegas, and a couple of neglected twins (Rousse)

James Corden – or was it Johnny Vegas? – was the father of my twin baby sons. In our unconventional family set-up he did his best to care for the children while I was at work, but never thought to … Continue reading

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From Manchester to the Caribbean – and back again (Rousse)

P and Q lay back in their red and white striped deck chairs and soaked up the Caribbean sun. We commented on how wonderful it was for the four of us to find ourselves in the warmth once again. Q … Continue reading

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Body-shrinking elevator now operational in Manhattan (Rousse)

TPR and I began a new life in New York, where we rented a fully-serviced apartment on the 42nd floor of a gleaming steel and glass Manhattan skyscraper. Released from all the everyday ties of our old life in the … Continue reading

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Alice in Wonderland attraction (Rousse)

The rules of the race stipulated that you would be disqualified if you placed a foot on concrete at any point during your run. I decided to make the wood my starting point and see what would happen. Inevitably I … Continue reading

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