Tag Archives: celebrate

Why bother with home-made Christmas cards? (Rousse)

EH sat at the far end of the sofa, watching me as I cut out shapes from unused Christmas cards to make some cards of my own. ‘What is the point of doing that?’ she asked. ‘I like to make … Continue reading

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Hyacinth birthday cake (Rousse)

I was allergic to hyacinths so why would anyone think that I would like a hyacinth cake to celebrate my birthday? By the time I had extracted the plant from the plate, all that remained were a few dry crumbs … Continue reading

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To Whitby by Virgin East Coast for a birthday paddle (Rousse)

It wasn’t even a special birthday, but everyone had gone to a lot of trouble to celebrate it with me. They hired an entire East Coast train for a trip to London, with a stop off along the way for … Continue reading

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Barefoot in a tuxedo (Rousse)

WR brought five female engineers with him from the University of Edinburgh when he came to visit us. They were all dressed up for the graduation ball. Since I happened to be wearing a tuxedo, they asked if I would … Continue reading

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Celebrating Easter on Holy Island – as an alternative to Match of the Day (Rousse)

I lost control of my class completely. Instead of discussing the latest research in knowledge management, the students watched repeats of Match of the Day in class each Wednesday afternoon. There were some who objected to this – including PhD … Continue reading

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Fake cop chases the gangs of Hexham (Rousse)

I missed the party. This was just as well because I, amongst others, knew that there really was nothing to celebrate. The hostess was well aware of this too. She communicated her dismay at her failed marriage in her choice … Continue reading

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Lottery winner celebrates (Rousse)

I won £4000 in the Royal Mail postage stamp lottery.

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