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Three-legged dogs in the classroom (Rousse)

The students chose their modules using a manual ‘course sorter’. This was an enormous sectioned white roller blind. The Chinese contingent was extremely disappointed not to be able to select a particular combination of modules. However, this was not my … Continue reading

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Pete Murphy mistaken for Liam Neeson (Rousse)

I was determined that the engineering students gained an appreciation of social research methods. They needed access to a decent textbook so I took one down to the library to add to its stock. A photograph dropped out of the … Continue reading

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The mystery murderers of Mull (Rousse)

I raced across the Isle of Mull as fast as I could. I managed to intercept LR just as she was about to climb into a taxi, observed by O and R. The car screeched to a halt, I leapt … Continue reading

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A blind hunt for haddock (Rousse)

I wasn’t sure whether I was just tired or terribly ill, but I felt half blind while wandering around campus with BR. We decided to buy something for our supper on our way home. I quite fancied smoked haddock, so … Continue reading

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An urgent need to learn Braille (Rousse)

I was incredulous when the hospital doctor (an SL lookalike) told me that I had both diabetes and breast cancer. ‘But all my relations die of heart disease!’ I protested. Then he informed me that I would go blind within … Continue reading

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Mountain rescue (Rousse)

P sat up in the single bed next to mine and complained of a hangover. He was moody enough at the best of times so I wasn’t prepared to hang around to see how he would behave with a sore … Continue reading

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Burgundy fashion for the blind (Rousse)

I explained that our friends always dressed in identical burgundy outfits because this made it easy to (a) ensure colour coordination and (b) select clothes for the wash – not least because they were both blind.

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An encounter with the monochrome set (Rousse)

Unused to running late, I was full of apologies when we finally pulled up the gravel drive of the White House in Hartburn. The cyclist was waiting, leaning against the dining room window with his white bike. I learnt later … Continue reading

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A coping strategy for the strangely blind (Rousse)

I suffered from an extremely rare form of blindness. Although I still had my sight, what I saw was completely different from what everyone else could see. I did all I could to disguise my disability by listening very carefully … Continue reading

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Working at home with red wine, Indians, a blind man, and hairy legs (Rousse)

I spent a morning with AB and WB “working at home” at their Edinburgh flat. RL was also a day-time regular at the B residence thanks to generous time off in lieu arrangements that he had negotiated with his gullible … Continue reading

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