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Family entertainment (Rousse)

It was my mother-in-law’s dream: a house full of children of all ages enjoying one another’s company. The older ones were in the vast garden playing cricket under the guidance of my colleague RK. The smaller children were kept at … Continue reading

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Removing a Word template watermark (Rousse)

The directory structure on the shared drive was in a terrible mess. Thankfully I eventually found the file that I was looking for. The proposal read well, but I was somewhat surprised that my colleagues thought it appropriate to present … Continue reading

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Fun with Kalashnikov rifles (Rousse)

I suspected that something funny was going on in the big upstairs bedroom. I pushed open the door and found my former colleague JB with eight or nine foreign men playing with Kalashnikov rifles. Only one other man spoke English, … Continue reading

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Finals failure and longest hair competition win (Rousse)

The University library was crammed with my final year colleagues, some of whom had apparently been revising there for the full academic year. I was yet to open a book, and with a gap of 28 years since we all … Continue reading

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Brilliance and sweeties at a Nordic lecture (Rousse)

I didn’t recognised the speaker when she took the stage. “Who’s that?” I asked GW. “MH” she replied. “We all used to be terrified of her brilliance, but now we’re quite used to her”. I settled into my seat to … Continue reading

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Contempt for the holiday slacker (Rousse)

SW turned to me and snarled “You need to contact Alan H in the Business School. It’s urgent”. She just couldn’t disguise her contempt for a colleague who had the temerity to take a holiday at Easter.

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A bread and chocolate breakfast feast (Rousse)

I woke up in a single bed in a luxurious Perth hotel. SC, in the bed to the left of me, was already awake and watching a BBC nature documentary on her iPad. There came a knock on the door … Continue reading

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