Tag Archives: sister-in-law

Moomin art in the Outer Hebrides (Rousse)

HavingĀ  tired of watching footage of my sister-in-law J making an early departure from a reality television series, the rest of us set off to find more interesting entertainment on the Isle of Lewis. TPR and I contrasted the new … Continue reading

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Swimwear and disgraceful tattoos (Rousse)

I chose a new swimming costume. It was navy blue with white side panels, and leg pieces. It would be perfect for British waters, and could easily be worn under a wetsuit. While I was trying it on for the … Continue reading

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The black-haired fake Beatle (Rousse)

My sisters-in-law had given my husband a make-over. His hair was now dyed jet black and flopped over his ears Beatle-style. He looked ridiculous, but nobody was allowed to say so out loud.

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A case of mistaken identity and the National Trust (Rousse)

My mother-in-law, three sisters-in-law, and one of my sisters met me and TPR in the grounds of a National Trust property for a picnic. TPR thought that he spotted SC in the queue for the house. He called her name, … Continue reading

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A Paris conference drop-out skincare expert (Rousse)

I was in Paris for an academic conference. Just a couple of stops along the Metro were my sister-in-law JLR and my niece F, now aged 16. I missed sessions, dressed in a white hotel towel and plastic high heels … Continue reading

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A coach change in Aberdour – and not Holy Island (Rousse)

Once I started collecting my sister-in-law SMcC’s cast-off clothes it was certain that we would never be able to carry everything home. I blamed TPR for bringing the huge television screen on the trip. Then I noticed the holes in … Continue reading

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Guests who overstay their welcome (Rousse)

It was a Monday morning and I was desperate for our weekend visitors to leave so that I could get to work. My plans were thwarted by my sister-in-law SMcC who insisted on cycling to the outskirts of the city. … Continue reading

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