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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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A breach of book group etiquette (Rousse)

I felt sorry for our hostess E when I heard J and D shouting at each other in the next room. They really should have dealt with their disagreements over work at the office before joining our monthly book group … Continue reading

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Distracted by a dishwasher, chicken liver pâté, and dusty After Eight mints (Rousse)

I tried to help in the kitchen but I was doing everything wrong. TPR despaired when I added handwash detergent to the dishwasher. Instead I would try my luck at cooking, starting with homemade chicken liver pâté, assisted by GB … Continue reading

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