Tag Archives: class

Checking out New York’s Statue of Liberty (Rousse)

It took some time for me to realise that I had been flown into New York. They’d booked TPR onto a later flight too – and he would almost certainly upgraded to club class. I mentioned to my host that … Continue reading

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New whisky distilled by Chinese students (Rousse)

I had never had such a rowdy class of students, nor had I ever been so poorly prepared for the start of the new academic year. When two of the Chinese students were late because they had been distilling whisky … Continue reading

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Academic highs and lows (Rousse)

There it was in print: my first co-authored paper with BC. Best of all, when BC read it out loud to me from the pages of the journal it was the sweetest bedtime story ever. Granted it was only a … Continue reading

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A useless sabbatical, a stray student, and a delicious brand of cell phone (Rousse)

My boss pass me a typed sheet of paper. This stated that I had been granted a sabbatical between 29th April and 31st August 2015. It was already the end of June. What use was this to me? Then the … Continue reading

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Inconveniences of hotel life (Rousse)

TPR and I were living in a hotel. This was not as glamorous as it sounded. For example, although the hotel had a pool, it was unheated and outdoors, and whenever I used it I risked drowning. It was also … Continue reading

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Exam preparation tips (Rousse)

I realised that the resources that I prepared for my exam preparation classes this year were sub-standard when I passed a bus stop advertising hoarding from 2013. It displayed a full colour professionally-produced poster packed with specifc advice for the … Continue reading

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Phil Collins flies first class (Rousse)

Phil Collins was travelling first class from Montreal back to London on the same flight as me. I knew this because the fat woman in yellow told me so in the vast aircraft toilets.

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