Tag Archives: velvet

Oscars red carpet fail averted (Rousse)

How could I tell my cousin NT, as well as his wife DT who had selected the outfit, that a 1970s shocking pink velvet suit, complete with oversize lapels and 24 inch flared trousers, was not a good look for … Continue reading

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Back to the old house for BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions? (Rousse)

The venue for this week’s BBC Radio 4 Any questions was Stockton-on-Tees or – more precisely – the childhood bedroom that I shared with my sisters at the White House, Hartburn. The room had been cleared of bedroom furniture to … Continue reading

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Stockton man traffics refugees as a sideline to drug dealing (Rousse)

TPR and I were setting down to watch a 1970s film in the upstairs drawing room of the White House when we sensed that we were not alone. After a quick check behind the furniture revealed nothing, we sat back … Continue reading

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The velvet-clad cyclist choir (Rousse)

JS and her cycling friends founded a choir. Their uniform comprised navy blue velvet dresses adorned with huge 1980s bows. Worse, however, was the ‘music’. None of choir members could sing.

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“Ali Baba” is main suspect in poisoning case (Rousse)

The evidence of the prince’s poisoning was right there in front of me: a spent yellow-green serpent lay on the ground. I suspected that the culprit was the foreign man in the red and gold velvet Ali Baba costume.

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A Shakespearean affair (Rousse)

It was the last night of our holiday and we really should have been packing. Instead my sister S and I were watching Richard III. This hybrid production was part-performed live on stage in Tudor dress, with additional scenes on … Continue reading

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Hobbit star turns her talents to Batman (Rousse)

Now that the filming for The Hobbit was complete, it was time to celebrate. Co-starring as Bilbo Baggins’ best friend, I was in the thick of the action both on and off-stage. However, we all knew that the real star … Continue reading

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