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Purple wallpapering mistake (Rousse)

While the rest of the house was still in complete chaos, my sister S had made a huge effort and managed to tidy her room. Nothing was out of place and at last you could see the floor again. She’d … Continue reading

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Premature plane ticket purchase (Rousse)

I was already annoyed that my colleague had submitted a conference contribution without first sharing his work for review with the rest of the team When I found out that he had already bought return first class return flights to … Continue reading

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Dirty girls work from home (Rousse)

When the order came through to work elsewhere, I signed up for a new life with my younger girlfriends and some of their contacts in a large house. This meant leaving my elderly mentor and her cliff-top home. I saved … Continue reading

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Zoë the admin (Rousse)

My long-legged friend MH, who had recently taken to calling herself Zoë, announced to everyone that she had some news that would be of particular interest to me. She had successfully applied for the new admin role in my research … Continue reading

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A husband murdered over metal gates (Rousse)

TPR and I left the theatre after enjoying a play that starred Mathew Baynton (Thomas Thorne in Ghosts). On our way back to the station, we took a short cut through a multistorey car park. To enter it just as … Continue reading

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Selecting ski clothes (Rousse)

I was in the most expensive, and snootiest, dress shop in town, selecting ski gloves and a scarf. The staff hovered over me, giving the impression that they thought I might leave without paying. Afterwards I went to the gym … Continue reading

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Frail old lady on the wrong train (Rousse)

I’d mixed up the two rail tickets. I had that of mother, and she mine. The main consequence of this was that a frail old lady was about to board the ‘wrong’ train, and there was no way that I … Continue reading

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Flirting at work (Rousse)

A flirty red-haired engineer from Bolton helped me complete the missing student records for KS and RS.

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Exotic tank life at the beach (Rousse)

Just above the beach, my mother and I came across an enormous fish tank stuffed with turtles and goldfish.

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A new home in Howe Street, Edinburgh (Rousse)

We bought 55b Howe Street, Edinburgh. It was a top floor flat offering amazing views of the breakers and puffins on the beach (far better than North Berwick), and a route so short to Glenogle Baths that many of the … Continue reading

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