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Sating a stationery obsession (Rousse)

In the summer we would walk over the hills to the beach on the other side. We could even take bikes, so long as we were prepared to carry them part of the way. For the time being while it … Continue reading

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From student accommodation in Sheffield to unwelcome attention in the garden (Rousse)

I left the conference with a PhD student who was also heading north. She offered me a bed for the night in her student house in Sheffield, which I willingly accepted – and then instantly regretted as we walked through … Continue reading

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Summer skiing with WAGs (Rousse)

I missed all the best events at the conference because TPR objected to my being away from home. This meant that I didn’t meet the premier league footballer’s model girlfriend on the summer ski slopes. Instead I was forced to … Continue reading

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Visual aid throw-back (Rousse)

Green pen in hand, it wasn’t until I was on my tenth acetate that it dawned on me that it would make more sense to create the visual aids for my conference presentation in PowerPoint. It was the twenty-first century … Continue reading

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A disputed opinion of Brooke – and another lost suitcase (Rousse)

It was probably just as well that I was leaving town. The last few meals with NP, GB and JLW had been rather awkward. Somehow I kept saying the wrong thing. The last straw came when one of the others … Continue reading

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Recording interviews by iPad (Rousse)

It was Online week and although I no longer attended the conference (it was not of interest to me any more) I returned to the venue each night so that the long-haired woman could record television interviews with me on … Continue reading

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A Barcelona penthouse party (Rousse)

Belle was staying at SH’s penthouse apartment in Barcelona. From my vantage point at the conference hotel window I could see the pair of them dancing on the roof-top. I was so keen to join them, but first I had … Continue reading

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