Tag Archives: Birmingham

An under-resourced conference (Rousse)

Even though I had passed the duties on to another colleague months ago, I was getting the blame for the failure of the conference. I couldn’t help it if I spent the afternoon cosying up to P and playing with … Continue reading

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An illogical trip to Birmingham (Rousse)

I popped out of our Broughton Street tenement and down to the corner shop. I needed some extra milk because AMcN and her husband PP had just rung to say that they wanted to take a break on their journey … Continue reading

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An unhappy WAG (Rousse)

As an international sportsman, my husband spent weeks away from home touring the world. I pined for him from my bare room at the University of Birmingham’s Manor House. If this lifestyle continued, I would need to take a lover. … 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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Shopping for Morrissey records with Piers Brosnan (Belle)

Living in post-apocalyptic Birmingham wasn’t as bad as it sounds. The most noticeable difference was an apparent lack of DIY skills in the general population. Windows and walls remained broken across the city. I travelled the streets in an American … Continue reading

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Birmingham’s Grand Canyon (Rousse)

We now lived almost permanently in a tiny house on a rough estate in Birmingham. Even so, we welcomed many visitors, the majority of whom were young men taking breaks along the route of their very long journeys south. I … Continue reading

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