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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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Naked housework, phone swapping, and Doctor Who accessories (Rousse)

Naked, I tidied up my London flat. I moved slices of white bread from the first floor sitting room windowsill to the kitchen where they belonged. When I returned downstairs a fat woman brandishing a gun confronted me in the … Continue reading

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Glistening glamour and finger technique (Rousse)

We passed through the university hospital by train as we travelled to the campus. Everything was beautiful and sparkling in white – from the walls of the structure to the glistening full-length ball gowns of the glamorous reception staff. On … Continue reading

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A boat trip cut short (Rousse)

There were four of us in a white boat under blue skies in the Firth of Forth. It was such a beautiful day! I looked up to Corstorphine Hill and wondered whether we could be seen from my old office. … Continue reading

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A tale of two journeys (Rousse)

One minute I was wrapped in furs, slipping through a sparkling wintry landscape in an open sleigh discussing the merits (or not) of daughters with regional accents. Next I was on the East Coast train service, squashed up against French … Continue reading

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Dangerous Borders river walk (Rousse)

I could have visited the M family when I was at the conference in Paris, but instead I decided to go out for a walk with some of the other delegates. These included two retired nurses, one of whom know … Continue reading

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A shy ballerina (Rousse)

I changed my mind about taking to the stage in white sparkly leggings to perform my latest ballet routine. How could I possibly follow the magnificent display of the retiring prima donna? Anything I attempted would be a huge disappointment.

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