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Fashion disaster spots hidden features of ‘new’ British Library (Rousse)

It was time for me to return to work after a long absence due to sick leave. I found some smart clothes to wear: black tights under a long tweed shirt, a back polo neck top, and a tweed jacket. … Continue reading

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Lumpy legs and a football cure for bad posture (Rousse)

I showed the lumps on my legs to my office-mate BR. ‘You’d better get those checked by a doctor’ he said. I replied that I would do so – just as soon as I got dressed. Forty-five minutes later I … Continue reading

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A top quality charity shop in Leith (Rousse)

We’d never before noticed this charity shop next to the Leith cycle path. The window display of 1970s ballgowns tempted us in. The clothes for sale were more ‘vintage’ than second-hand, and the knick knacks genuine antiques. While TPR picked … Continue reading

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Open plan living and outlet stores (Rousse)

TPR came out of retirement to do one last rotation in the US. We lived ‘open plan’ in a gym-sized hall alongside many other people. This meant that we had to share furniture and dress in front of the others. … Continue reading

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Princess Anne, a posh prat, polar bears, and perfume preferences (Rousse)

We’d all worked hard on the show for months. Even S played an active role, kindly agreeing to deliver the opening address. I did wonder, however, if she now regretted this offer given the fuss that I was making over … Continue reading

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Australian dinosaur surprise (Rousse)

Although it was the middle of December, I was luxuriating in the warmth of summer thanks to a speaking invitation at a conference in Australia. Dressed in a light cotton skirt, I wandered through the grounds of the conference centre … Continue reading

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British Airways’ abandoned brides (Rousse)

We were just boarding the plane when it became obvious that the passenger in tears was not alone in her predicament. Two women in this queue were the victims of heartless men who thought nothing of dumping their fiancées just … Continue reading

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Who will be Wella’s next model? (Rousse)

The “campus as building site” experience was really getting to me. From the window of the union bar we watched as yet another structure was pulled down. Today it was the turn of the pier to be demolished. Stray shards … Continue reading

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Jane Garvey acrobat commentary, bad taste in clothes, and slum living (Rousse)

Even with Jane Garvey providing the commentary, the Chinese acrobatic performance was dull, dull, dull. Indeed, it was so tedious that I could feel myself drifting off to sleep in my seat. The looks that my neighbours cast my way … Continue reading

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Family fun outdoors (Rousse)

I rode with my family in an open train carriage across the wide salmon river. It had been an eventful day: my middle sister had taken my little sister to the hospital for an operation that she claimed to have … Continue reading

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