Monthly Archives: April 2012

Spiderwoman student adds to academic’s workload woes (Rousse)

I needed to speak urgently to PhD student S. I could see her out of the window from my office in the tower block on campus. I called out to her and she said that she would come up straight … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Black Knight (Rousse)

My husband Harry Potter raged when he heard that I was having an affair with the evil black knight. On his way to complain about my behaviour to my father, he tried to mow me down at the side of … Continue reading

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Mick Jagger’s rucksack (Rousse)

I dropped my own bags off at the airport lounge luggage “intersection” as instructed (something like “fourth and Broadway”) and then went outside to look at the pile of rucksacks in the wet. “That one belongs to Mick Jagger” said … Continue reading

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Laptop loss at the beach (Rousse)

I set up my lap top on the sea wall, with the desktop machine nearby as back-up. I was meant to be working, but from time to time it was fun to look up and watch the water. I was … Continue reading

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Are we nearly there yet? (Rousse)

We were delayed on the return leg of the journey home from our cycling holiday in Cornwall. I spent a happy hour browsing through the books in the children’s section of the public library. My favourite tome was a compilation … Continue reading

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Farmyard animals enjoy indoor luxury of family seat (Rousse)

The family seat of the Hanna dynasty was now a hotel. I wondered what the descendants of this noble line would make of the pigs and donkeys happily housed on the ground floor just behind the reception desk.

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Bodies in the boot (Rousse)

It was a terrible end to our holiday. When we parked at the airport I noticed that the boot of the car was already open. Surely we’d shut it properly when we set off from the hotel? Once we got … Continue reading

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