Tag Archives: Birmingham

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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Dog in a pram – a love story (Belle)

My dog fell in love with a dog in a pram. Its owners (and now my in-laws) took us on a tour of the terraced houses in Birmingham. In one of the kitchens, the hostess pulled back the louvred wooden … Continue reading

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From Birmingham to Edinburgh by Lomax (Rousse)

I lost all sense of urgency to catch a train from Birmingham New Street to London, knowing that another would be along in fifteen minutes. What I failed to appreciate was that I had to reach the capital by a … Continue reading

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A cave holiday with a two-husband trip to Edinburgh Zoo (Rousse)

TPR booked an unheated cave for our summer holiday in the far north of Scotland. Although compact, its floor-space was still greater than our first house in Birmingham. Red curtains at the ‘door way’ mouth provided adequate privacy. When my … Continue reading

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Hedgehog, dormouse, hamster (Belle)

We were driving around the old streets of Birmingham when my father said “Stop the car – we’ll visit the hedgehog”.¬† We stopped at what looked like an illuminated nativity scene. “The hedgehog’s not home, but there is a dormouse”, … Continue reading

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Party date mix-up and chocolate Settlers of Catan (Rousse)

TPR caused chaos when he declared that we would host our Christmas party on Friday rather than Saturday due to the weather forecast. The last minute change meant that some people now couldn’t make the celebration, and there was a … Continue reading

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A long soak (Rousse)

The Manor House bathroom overlooked the grounds towards the bay. Here JM and I took a long afternoon soak. Meanwhile TPR was elsewhere (most likely working on code). When it was finally time to get out, a French student brought … Continue reading

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