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Arnold Schwartzenegger’s boring speech (Rousse)

Two of my Polish colleagues had commandeered my office while I was on long-term sick leave. My desk and other belongings were now all squeezed into a dark corner. I hoped that this was a temporary measure and that I … Continue reading

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Exam scripts and snogging in the School office (Rousse)

There were strange goings-on in the School office. Admin staff were marking exam scripts with the authority of (retired) lecturer RK. ‘It’s easy enough to check that the numbers at the end of the calculations are the same as in … Continue reading

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Birmingham University students play on swings to avoid murder scene (Rousse)

SPC, SH and I stayed in Birmingham at SH’s flat a couple of weeks before the start of our final year at University. Just across the road people were queuing to lay flowers at a murder scene. We tried to … Continue reading

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Preparations for a stag party in Dublin (Rousse)

I was honoured to have been invited to JG’s stag party in Dublin, along with KA (how did she know JG?), and AG. I congratulated the latter on her weight loss and enduring beauty. I had to tidy my office … Continue reading

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Andrew Lawrence, the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre, a stranded bride, and the ruler of the universe (Rousse)

We headed up the M6, keen to reach our destination in time to take part in the 10k race, my final exams, and the graduation ceremony. We were grateful not to be travelling in the opposite direction. A light aircraft … Continue reading

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Avoiding unwelcome music and copyright infringement (Rousse)

While I had been on holiday “they” had dismantled my desk and moved everything into a massive shared office where music chosen by NU blared out all day. Only RK showed any concern for the effect of this on my … Continue reading

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Manchester, marbles and financial admin (Rousse)

I’d already complained heartily to anyone who would listen that I had had enough of travelling up and down the country. To Manchester and back by train twice on this particular day really was the limit. I would much rather … Continue reading

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