Tag Archives: sister

Excess body hair and changes in the weather (Rousse)

The reunion brought together folk from my family (my sisters J and S), school (GB and JB now divorced, but at least willing to attend the same event even if they would not acknowledge one another), and university (JS with … Continue reading

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Black cats and a toddler (Rousse)

Everywhere I turned there was another black cat. They swarmed through the house as I hunted for my sister. When I found her she showed off her latest creation: a pale blue flowered toddler’s top, modelled by her son. While … Continue reading

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Furniture graffiti (Rousse)

My ten year-old nephew and his little vandal friend treated my grandmother’s sideboard like a school desk. I was furious. My sister thought I was harsh.

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A suspicious highland ‘death’ (Rousse)

Only the trout nosing out to snap at flies broke the flat surface of the water. From my vantage point on the balcony of our highland hideaway the entire scene was of near calm, with the lush green mountains mirrored … Continue reading

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A philanderer and a forgetful wife (Rousse)

When J begged me to sleep with him I asked whether he had been unfaithful to his wife in the past. ‘Several times’ he replied. It appeared that he got up to all sorts of mischief on lads’ weekends away … Continue reading

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The extraordinary habits of men (Rousse)

As a guest of the convent I was let into an astonishing secret: at least half the sisters were really brothers! Grey-bearded men applied in great numbers to undergo the transformation. Each entered a blue and white striped tent as … Continue reading

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Pet care information resource (Rousse)

My sister J had struck up a deal with the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals to create some information resources on pet care. She tried to keep it a secret, but I discovered the plan printed in red … Continue reading

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