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Venice turns pink in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Rousse)

Every morning I visited my sister S to try on the clothes that she had acquired for me from the charity shops the previous day. It was also our habit to watch half an hour of terrible daytime television together … Continue reading

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When will I die? (Rousse)

We were relaxing with our French friends, including the M and D families, and PG. I asked about the red cardboard constructions on the grand piano. With their black and gold lettering they looked like Chinese New Year decorations or … Continue reading

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Cooking with toddlers (Rousse)

It was a mistake to allow toddler N, who I had only ‘met’ online before, to use the blender to make soup. The orange gunge went everywhere.

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Homeless bed down in library lift (Rousse)

I thought that I would help BP out by collecting his finished job from the Print Room and taking it up to the meeting. The problem was that I was unfamiliar with the lift system on campus. I couldn’t work … Continue reading

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Shoes, socks and underwear in Swindon (Rousse)

In a strappy black vest top and black trousers, I probably wasn’t suitably dressed for a memorial service – even if I had the approval of AH who peered lustily down my cleavage. My main concern was the fashion faux … Continue reading

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A day trip by train to Plymouth (Rousse)

I was disappointed that TPR would not join me on my day trip by train to Plymouth. It was such a beautiful summer’s day, and he would have enjoyed the ride (even if the train was packed, especially in the … Continue reading

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A pensive lecturer (Rousse)

A banner above the desk displayed the lecturer’s name: ‘Pensive Abbott, now known as KA’. ‘Nobody ever used “Pensive” when I was little’ KA explained. ‘”Penny” was so much nicer.’ We couldn’t understand why KA had a ‘former name’ at … Continue reading

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