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Unique accommodation and party provision for Newcastle University students (Rousse)

At Newcastle University the students slept together stacked on open wooden shelves, not unlike enormous upturned printers’ blocks. They all used special fixed-gear bicycles to scale the high walls to reach their wooden cells. Unfortunately the sleeping space was very … Continue reading

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Canine distemper vaccine coincidence (Rousse)

The safest place was the basement. Here AC and EF explained why they were in hiding. Then the front doorbell rang. Our hosts hesitated to answer it. What would happen if they did so? In the end they ignored the … Continue reading

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Silver landmarks a huge hit with the tourists (Rousse)

For the third time JB asked if I would help teach the first years how to dance, and once more I happily accepted her invitation. Didn’t she ever read her e-mail? Standing in her office, I also wondered why JB … Continue reading

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An intruder, a storm, and the terrible after-effects of tree resin rain (Rousse)

There’d been a number of break-ins at our flat over recent weeks, none of which had triggered our burglar alarm. We were sure, however, that it was just matter of time before we would walk in on the culprit(s). When … Continue reading

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Famous beards and underwear (Rousse)

DB and I were cataloguing journal issues, then filing them in slim cardboard boxes, in the reading room of a large academic library. I also took this opportunity to consider the common data elements in MARC records and APA referencing. … Continue reading

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A cycling trip and late admiration (Rousse)

“I never imagined that I would settle in the UK” said PhD student VW. “In fact, I fully expected to be living in Poland by now”. He led me into the smart building on the western side of Edinburgh where … Continue reading

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