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Airport pranks with Stephen Hawking (Belle)

We were causing absolute chaos at the airport gate. Stephen Hawking was deliberately driving his wheelchair into staff members. Then he took the microphone off a staff member and started to give an impromptu lecture about ‘the mathematics of flight’. … Continue reading

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When will I die? (Rousse)

We were relaxing with our French friends, including the M and D families, and PG. I asked about the red cardboard constructions on the grand piano. With their black and gold lettering they looked like Chinese New Year decorations or … Continue reading

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Ghost and new-born compete for attention at school reunion (Rousse)

I was now so familiar with the T twins that I could tell that it was L (and not H) in the old-fashioned wedding dress. “I am not dressed as a bride”, she said. “This is a nightie. I am … Continue reading

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James Corden, Johnny Vegas, and a couple of neglected twins (Rousse)

James Corden – or was it Johnny Vegas? – was the father of my twin baby sons. In our unconventional family set-up he did his best to care for the children while I was at work, but never thought to … Continue reading

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Recreated photos of a French past (Rousse)

When I first came across the pictures I thought that they were of A and D’s wedding. I had enlargements made so that I could put them into an old-fashioned cloth-covered photograph album to give to my French friends. It … Continue reading

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A failed attempt to win over the Winklevoss twins (Rousse)

I left a half-eaten Snickers bar on the front seat of the gleaming black Range Rover that belonged to the Winklevoss twins. This, I hoped, would give me an excuse to meet them for a second time when I went … Continue reading

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A tandem upgrade and trying twins (Rousse)

I peered out of the car window to the left and gazed up at the faded wooden sign. In peeling red and green paint, it advertised a long defunct fishmonger. Just here, where we were now queuing in traffic, there … Continue reading

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Intruders with a Chinese theme (Rousse)

When I first opened my eyes I was very surprised to see my colleague AC standing over me at the side of the bed. “I’ve brought your breakfast”, he announced, waving three thin white carrier bags overflowing with Chinese food … Continue reading

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Holy Island attractions: gannet catching and whale riding (Rousse)

All these years I’d hankered over a cottage with sea views, yet failed to acknowledge that my needs were already met by the house on Holy Island. Now that the developers had started work, I finally recognised my stupidity in … Continue reading

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Wedding preparations and wolves (Rousse)

S and A’s wedding rivalled the Olympics for scale. Everyone was invited. I loved it, especially since so many of my own friends, relations and work colleagues would be there. These included: my sister J and her family all the … Continue reading

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