Tag Archives: size

Garden tools break the rules (Rousse)

At the airport, my sister-in-law JLR carried the hoe, and her partner J the rake. It wasn’t until we were just about to board the flight that it occurred to us that the size and shape of these items contravened … Continue reading

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Ranting, raging, decorating, and bathing at the White House (Rousse)

I stormed into my sister J’s bedroom at the White House where I knew that I would find my mother. ‘She’s done it again!’ I raged. ‘What now?’ ‘She’s “redecorated” the room next to the bathroom in her own ridiculous … Continue reading

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A dull metal sparkle dress for the White House Ball (Rousse)

The other two women in the dressing room had attended balls at the White House on many other similar occasions, but this was my first time. I had no say in my outfit. It was delivered with the gowns for … Continue reading

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Horse-drawn carriage hen party in the Pentlands (Rousse)

For NP’s hen night we trotted around the Pentland Hills in an open horse-drawn carriage. It was only now that DT admitted how uncomfortable it had been for her to do so when six months pregnant. This didn’t add up … Continue reading

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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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Sausage rolls and small class sizes (Rousse)

I grabbed the hot tin tray of party food (with extra sausages rolls) and ran along the corridor to the classroom. I was 5-10 minutes late, but I knew that the students would wait for me. What I didn’t anticipate … Continue reading

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