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Nursery rhymes, a British Library refit, and a forgotten computer (Rousse)

I sang nursery rhymes to toddler A under the watch of her adoring parents J and N. Then I set off to London to do some work. On arrival at the British Library GW and I were very confused by … Continue reading

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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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Lord Sugar’s reassuring wink (Rousse)

My committee had been taken over by a drag queen dressed in a yellow and purple mini-skirt and a yellow nylon wig. I dare not object, however, because she was also a senior member of academic staff. Her first task … Continue reading

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The box thief (Rousse)

We were a little embarrassed when P and S started calling the waiters over to take food and drink orders. At this hotel it was bad form to boss the staff around like this. Later, when P and S left … Continue reading

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The canapé thief (Rousse)

Once again I was at an over-catered work event. Hardly anyone turned up, and loads of food was destined for the bin. I couldn’t bear the thought of such waste. So in front of those who had bothered to attend … Continue reading

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Bathroom upgrade (Rousse)

TPR had been very busy in my absence. He’d plumbed in the two new bathroom suites, both of which were chunky white. He’d also started decorating both bathrooms in pale green colours. Our own bathroom – no longer en suite … Continue reading

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Best tutor regrets election result (Rousse)

Lucky me! The second year students had voted me ‘best tutor’ so now I was obliged to see them every Tuesday. Someone had even posted the voting papers to my office door (back on the D corridor) just in case … Continue reading

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