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Sisters, a crop top, a wooden dinosaur, a knitted kangeroo, and a Christmas lunch invitation (Rousse)

I mentioned to my sister S that it was probably not a good idea to go out in a crop top. It was a cold day. In addition, ‘Madonna circa 1986′ was no longer a good look in 2015. My … 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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Open plan living and outlet stores (Rousse)

TPR came out of retirement to do one last rotation in the US. We lived ‘open plan’ in a gym-sized hall alongside many other people. This meant that we had to share furniture and dress in front of the others. … Continue reading

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Early funeral arrangements (Rousse)

With very poor knowledge of the geography of the south of England I had hoped for more help from the red-uniformed staff on the newly-appointed Virgin East Coast service. The overweight guard pulled out a section of an Ordnance Survey … Continue reading

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Sunblock and boat safety (Rousse)

TPR bobbed about in a wooden rowing boat in the bay without a care in the world – until he noticed that my arm was turning red in the sun. He remembered that he had packed sunblock and leant over … Continue reading

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An accident averted and a warning (Rousse)

I knocked an ornament off the table, but the owner didn’t seem to mind. At least it didn’t break. My good turn for the day was to warn a student in a red jumper called Neil that if he continued … Continue reading

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Disobedience during the fire drill (Rousse)

When the fire alarm rang I was standing at my computer with EH. ‘I’m taking my handbag and coat’, I said, remembering the last time when we were stuck outdoors for ages in the cold. EH didn’t hear me. She … Continue reading

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