Tag Archives: vintage

A Coronavirus love story (Rousse)

Most of the mature students gathered around the table contributed enthusiastically to the discussion of the Coronavirus. The general consensus was that all efforts should be made to protect children from the disease. The man in the corner was a … Continue reading

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Vintage queen turns her hand to home décor (Rousse)

I had always admired MH’s sense of style. Her vintage wardrobe was especially interesting. However, now my attentions turned to her taste in home décor. I loved the bold blue wallpaper in the matching toilet cubicles, and the scenes of … Continue reading

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Sourcing a stash of hard-to-buy vintage anti-feminist placards (Rousse)

The research seminar was my responsibility and time was running out. My main concerns were that: (a) I had confused everyone by corresponding with the speaker as Tivol (or Tivo for short) – my Aboriginal name; (b) the event was … Continue reading

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Dressing up for friends (Rousse)

It had been a while since I had seen SL, and rather unnerving to find her wearing a pale blue 1980s vintage cotton dress.

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Classic car investment (Rousse)

I despaired at my parents who proudly showed off their latest acquisition. This was a set of four wrecked ‘classic’ cars that they considered to be valuable vintage vehicles. There was a badly bashed grey Golf GTi, a Ford Cortina, … Continue reading

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All eyes on the designer – and not the bride (Rousse)

Normally all eyes would be on the bride, but MSB looked so beautiful in her modest office outfit of vintage-style 1950s hyacinth blue satin underwear (a tape measure in her hand) that on wedding days crowds gathered at the studio … Continue reading

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Andrew Lawrence, the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre, a stranded bride, and the ruler of the universe (Rousse)

We headed up the M6, keen to reach our destination in time to take part in the 10k race, my final exams, and the graduation ceremony. We were grateful not to be travelling in the opposite direction. A light aircraft … Continue reading

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Drunk Police fan and dead grandmother responsible for multiple car crashes (Rousse)

With my sister J at the wheel of the Fiat Panda, we turned off the main road and drove past a country pub packed with Eton schoolboys dressed in their school uniform. They couldn’t take their eyes off A, next … Continue reading

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Picked up at Park Lane Four Seasons (Rousse)

Looking ridiculous in a wide-brimmed lilac straw hat, in a gap in the traffic LC dragged me over Park Lane and we made a dash for the reception at the Four Seasons Hotel. Wet sleet was falling and mixing with … Continue reading

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What Rousse learnt last night

Startling news I learnt last night: The night-time taxi fare from central London to Reading is only £10.02. My friend V has multiple pseudonyms (including “Deany”), and was the head girl at her Swiss boarding school. My new American lodger … Continue reading

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