Monthly Archives: July 2016

Black cats and a toddler (Rousse)

Everywhere I turned there was another black cat. They swarmed through the house as I hunted for my sister. When I found her she showed off her latest creation: a pale blue flowered toddler’s top, modelled by her son. While … Continue reading

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Le Creuset pans and A level results (Rousse)

I hadn’t seen Mr and Mrs G since the day of our wedding, but the red Le Creuset pans that they had given to me and TPR were still going strong. I thanked them for the present once again. Mr … Continue reading

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The gym cheat (Rousse)

The official exit from the dodgy Indian gym was through a hole the size of a brick. I declared a bad back and sneaked out of the main door.

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Lost black spaniel returns – with American children (Rousse)

We’d acquired a dog, but I knew that TPR already regretted taking on this bouncy black spaniel. One morning I discovered that he had not taken the poor pooch out the house even once the previous day. Even so, she … Continue reading

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Infertility and super-fertility (Rousse)

It was almost midnight and we were queuing up for unspecified fun. R joined our party, complaining that she was still not pregnant. SL, HJ and I shot one another a glance. This was not the time and place to … Continue reading

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Hidden academics (Rousse)

I was asked to share an office with one of the most untidiest of my colleagues. This would be a big challenge for me. As for the students, they would never be able to find us because we failed to … Continue reading

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Nepotism in academia and a quick departure (Rousse)

It was only when the lecturer said that we had to buy presents for the keynote speaker and ‘mom and dad’ that I understood how she had been appointed. Then I considered my own status as a former veterinary nurse. … Continue reading

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