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Suicide bomber attack (Rousse)

JM and I were the target of terrorists. We suspected that a suicide bomber would enter the building to blow it up from the inside. We rushed to grab all our belongings (why had I brought so many grey jumpers … Continue reading

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From turtles to a wish to weigh under ten stone (Rousse)

I left my school friend KC in charge of the mixed selection of beautiful green-striped turtles that were climbing up our side of the bath. This allowed me to drive south to collect my mother from my cousins’ house in … Continue reading

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Bare legs and no knickers in a spanking new library (Rousse)

The reason for baring my legs under a short winter dress, I explained, was that I had mislaid my tights. My companions were unaware, however, that I was also wandering around knickerless. I knew the location of my underwear – … Continue reading

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Noisy clothing (Rousse)

There was such a loud rustle every time that I budged in my seat that the other cinema goers were leaning over to tell me to shush. I couldn’t understand why my jacket would make such a racket until someone … Continue reading

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A Star Trek screening and a sick bed sanctuary (Rousse)

I was in no fit state to trek across the mountains after my operation, but TPR made me do this so that he could watch Star Trek films at the university cinema, snuggled up to a couple of women, who … Continue reading

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A house move to Malaysia and a musty old school (Rousse)

RL and SL and said that they were moving to Kansas, but now their plans had changed. Their new home would be Malaysia. Before they left for Asia, RL recommended me for a teaching post at an Edinburgh private school. … Continue reading

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A flight to Leith by way of Leicester (Rousse)

All our friends were at a party on the top floor of a plate glass tower block in Leith. I wanted to join them, but I didn’t have the right change for the bus. Eventually I took the long route … Continue reading

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Bike theft at Queen Margaret University (Rousse)

The Californian sunshine lifted my spirits so high that I was convinced that it was unnecessary to padlock my brand new bike outside Queen Margaret University. Of course, when I came back out of the building, my bike was gone. … Continue reading

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A secret exit from the British Library (Rousse)

I am one the few people who know the secret of the fifth floor of the British Library. If ever lost in this august building, you should come to this level and turn left along the balcony above the reading … Continue reading

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Vertical paragliding (Rousse)

My neighbour’s AS’s hobby was vertical paragliding. He’d come back from work, attach his rainbow silks, and shoot into the sky above our building.

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