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New discoveries at the University of Manchester: puppies working as lift attendants, an immersive Star Trek game with daleks, and a man called Yeast (Rousse)

At last the time had come when I could take up my place at Manchester University on the Early English honours degree course. I wondered what it would be like going back into first year. I anticipated that essay writing … Continue reading

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The canapé thief (Rousse)

Once again I was at an over-catered work event. Hardly anyone turned up, and loads of food was destined for the bin. I couldn’t bear the thought of such waste. So in front of those who had bothered to attend … Continue reading

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Carrier bag charge legislation linked to increase in drug abuse at Tesco (Rousse)

I found numerous empty drug ampoules littered in and around the supermarket trolleys in Tesco car park. This problem had escalated since the introduction of carrier bag charge legislation in Scotland on 20th October 2014. I witnessed an addict shooting … Continue reading

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Child thieves adopt boy scout disguise in cash raids on Lake District hotels (Rousse)

On the final day of the conference in the Lake District I packed my bag, checked in online for my flight to Amsterdam, and then wandered down to the hotel dining room to ask for a sandwich (in French). Although … Continue reading

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A party castle and six in a bed (Rousse)

We’d been sharing our big double bed with four PhD students for some time when one day I found a gift bag on my pillow. Inside there was a bottle of wine and a card. The present was from F’s … Continue reading

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Sad of fate of seal fur teddy left on train (Rousse)

Somewhere south of Northallerton the train ground to a halt, the carriage fell dark, and the guard called to the passengers to climb out to the track as fast as they could. I grabbed my green handbag and laptop bag, … Continue reading

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Cool gift bags (Rousse)

I shared out my collection of gift bags amongst my surprised colleagues. First of all they found it astonishing that students gave me presents. They also thought it very odd that I kept the wrappings in the fridge in my … Continue reading

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