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Bespoke wedding toilet roll (Rousse)

The bride-to-be introduced me to the latest hot trend in wedding stationery: personalised toilet tissue. On each perforated section was the name of a wedding guest. She asked me to go through the whole roll to identify whether any of … Continue reading

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A small wedding (Rousse)

TPR and I finally decided to get married. The wedding party was small because we did not invite anyone from my immediate family. However, many of the B family played active roles in the proceedings. LB even sang a solo … Continue reading

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A transformative pistachio suit (Belle)

Although the bright green three piece, 1970s-inspired man’s suit looked good on Robert de Niro, somehow when I wore something similar it was beyond special.  I looked like Bianca Jagger and a mermaid and a miraculous vision. The way this … Continue reading

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Advice for a NQT? Don’t go into teaching! (Rousse)

I bumped into my school friend KC (wearing a hideous pale blue fake satin 1980s style ballgown) and her daughter K at a service station on the M5. The daughter explained that she had just finished teacher training. She asked … Continue reading

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Two chocolate mousses and a trip to Budapest (Rousse)

In her vast farmhouse kitchen (with two modified dishwashers and two fridges) my Cousin B (hair all coiffed) offered us each a chocolate mousse, plus a carton of double cream to share. As she headed out of the door to … Continue reading

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By train to South Wales with arthritis (Rousse)

I chatted to the train guard, telling him how much I loved the east coast rail service and that I travelled on it on a near-weekly basis. He confirmed that it was the best route in Britain. I was on … Continue reading

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Doomed wedding (Rousse)

I was helping AC prepare for his wedding. However, there was some doubt that we would make it the ceremony in one piece. My driving was terrible, both in town and on the motorway. There was sure to be a … Continue reading

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