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Accommodation woes at the University of Birmingham (Rousse)

The renamed, but not refurbished, Mason Hall on the Vale at the University of Birmingham was to be our home for our Masters year. Once again I was sharing accommodation with HJ and SL, although this time it was not … Continue reading

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Super speedy 125 leaves passengers in canal (Rousse)

I had never travelled on so fast a train before.  Its speed was nearer 150mph than 125. It didn’t even slow for the stations, but instead whipped past the platforms  in a terrifying haste. The train only slowed when it … Continue reading

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Decomposing body parts left to rot in domestic plumbing system (Rousse)

The trickiest job of a murderer is disposing of the body and covering the tracks. My innocent-looking accomplice told me that she had flushed the dismembered body parts through the domestic plumbing system from the bathroom basin. She’d done a … Continue reading

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Ranting, raging, decorating, and bathing at the White House (Rousse)

I stormed into my sister J’s bedroom at the White House where I knew that I would find my mother. ‘She’s done it again!’ I raged. ‘What now?’ ‘She’s “redecorated” the room next to the bathroom in her own ridiculous … Continue reading

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Transatlantic flight upgrade (Rousse)

This was going to be a fun flight. I’d already teased the party of three lads (two of whom who looked like twins) by ‘guessing’ correctly that they came from Carlisle. I was not, however, psychic. I had discovered this … Continue reading

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A creepy Cotswolds hotel and a fight for fish fingers (Rousse)

The reviews for the Cotwolds hotel were amazing, but the longer that JC and I stayed there, the less inclined we were to recommend it ourselves. The two owners were rather creepy, following us around everywhere. When they complained about … Continue reading

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An unfortunate house guest (Rousse)

I’d turned their spare bedroom into a teenage tip and now I’d managed to destroy the whole plumbing system by attempting to hand-wash a hanky. As I pulled the sitting room basin away from the wall, torrents of cold water … Continue reading

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