Tag Archives: A level

Love at the cosmetics counter (Rousse)

My young charge and I ran a cosmetics counter in a department store. Customers were few so we enjoyed a lot of free time to get to know each other and – eventually – fall in love, despite our 36 … 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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An Edinburgh colony house visit (Rousse)

I met LK sitting on the narrow pavement outside her colony house on Easter Road. She wanted to show me her garden so we left her two daughters by the roadside and I followed her through the main door of … Continue reading

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A level English exam worries (Rousse)

It was only a couple of weeks until the A level English exam, yet I had only read one of the books. What would be more shameful: to cancel the resit, or take it and risk an even lower grade … Continue reading

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A level results anxieties (Rousse)

It was only when the young man in our party on holiday in the highlands announced that he was going to phone in for his A level grades that I realised that (a) he was a school boy, and (b) … Continue reading

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The Desert Island Discs theory of mathematics (Rousse)

For once ST seemed just as excited as me that we were meeting in my dreams again. As soon as JC dismissed herself from a three-way conversation about A level maths test results (she scored a mere 40%), I got … Continue reading

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From A level English to astrophysics (Rousse)

As usual, I was one of the first on campus at 07:30am. I heard the voices as soon a I pushed through the main door. Then I spotted a mass of teenagers chatting on the sofas in the reception area. … Continue reading

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