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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. Advertisements

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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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Rousse’s new career as a dress-making waitress

It was so thoughtful of my colleague EH – mother of Christmas twins and a waitress like me – to think of giving me a fabric shop gift voucher as a house-warming present so soon after we moved into our … Continue reading

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Belle and the (bad) Woolf

The subject of my thesis was Virginia Woolf, an author whose works I loathed and yet had never bothered to read. I had to decide if it was appropriate to fall in love with the portrait of an Edwardian lady … Continue reading

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