Monthly Archives: May 2014

The nightly hotel wanderer (Rousse)

We lived in a huge hotel – possibly an American Hilton or Marriott – in a room that we shared with a disabled lady. She was a permanent resident, whereas for us this was only meant to be home for … Continue reading

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Loving last words of crash victim (Rousse)

Something made me look over towards the passengers on the other side of the aisle. They knew before I did that we were going down. Most were already in the brace position in readiness for the inevitable impact. I lowered … Continue reading

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Pants under the pillow (Rousse)

It was a Friday morning and we were all supposed to be at work, but instead DT, WB, NP and I were fooling around in my flat. AC joined us too, his camera at the ready to capture the fun … Continue reading

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How to keep safe online (Rousse)

AA had suddenly developed an interest in social media profiles. His big concern was the discovery that I was “all over the Internet”. He showed me a collage of all the pictures of me that he had downloaded, including some … Continue reading

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Scottish Community Challenge café mix-up (Rousse)

I was very impressed with the new set-up in the café. Somehow NS had persuaded the owners to allow him to put up a sign that would direct potential clients of his consultancy services to the table where he was … Continue reading

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An exile from marking (Rousse)

As KA headed off along the station platform with a sad wave, we did wonder whether her self-imposed exile was really absolutely necessary. All she had done was complain on Facebook about the pain of marking undergraduate essays. This was … Continue reading

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Finding a tenant in Birmingham (Rousse)

On a rare visit to Birmingham, TPR and I checked up on our little house in Northfield. It had been empty for years, but we didn’t have the heart to sell it. I wandered around the lovely garden, surprised to … Continue reading

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