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Books, visitors, and plans for Christmas 2016 at the newly acquired guest house (Rousse)

The guest house was now in the hands of MB. This meant that there was a completely different library of old books from which to retrieve your reading material. I soon worked my way through modern literary fiction, but then … Continue reading

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A storybook bedroom with spiral staircase (Rousse)

My husband and I snuggled down together in a bedroom that could have featured on the pages of a children’s storybook. The walls were papered with jolly seaside scenes, traditional toys were scattered on the floor, and ornamental mechanical soldiers, … Continue reading

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A youthful uncle (Rousse)

I left my book group pals at the table to greet my Uncle J. He was back in the UK for one last trip. Despite his advanced years he was looking great. Most notable was his full head of dark … Continue reading

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Inadequate research council accommodation and a couple of dead whales (Rousse)

The EPSRC put me up in a reasonable hotel, but my room did not have enough storage space. I would make a request for a corner cupboard and some shelving for my books above the radiator. In the meantime I … Continue reading

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An unfinished proposal (Rousse)

I returned to work after my trip, hung my coast on the peg, and checked who had booked in to see me. The two PCs were lingering outside my office. One asked about the grant proposal.

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£10 fine for library book ten years overdue (Rousse)

DMcA left the library having confessed that the book that he had just returned was ten years overdue. Now it was my turn to be served. I hastily waved my library card over the machine reader. In doing so I … Continue reading

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London to Loughborough by train (Rousse)

As feared, our meeting had over-run, and now it was impossible for us to catch the flight that we had booked to Loughborough. Someone suggested that we go into central London and then take the train to the East Midlands … Continue reading

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