Tag Archives: conference

Where to source Moomin wrapping paper (Rousse)

Delegates who bought conference souvenirs of the conference were wrapping them up in Moomin paper as presents for friends and family back at home. Due to luggage restrictions – and laziness – most people were only using tiny sections of … Continue reading

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A cruel white lichen attack (Rousse)

I hadn’t appreciated the poor state of public transport in the US until I attempted to use the service to get from a conference hotel to an airport. The driver and his lackeys were particularly unkind to passengers. They did … Continue reading

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Conference confusion (Rousse)

I was regretting my decision to accept the invitation to chair the conference, especially now that the ‘man in charge’ was obviously ignoring the programme and directing the delegates keen to hear the plenary session into a field. This was … Continue reading

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Vinyl comeback Queen in Kendal (Rousse)

Queen of the dance floor KA decided that it was time to change the music. She marched up to the small household record player and placed a thin vinyl record above another one that was already on the turntable. Then … Continue reading

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Fine in Houston, Texas (Rousse)

I was fined by a hotel in Houston for missing my check-out time. This was because I’d spent the morning travelling 200 miles by train to San Antonio to visit a potential conference venue.

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Dangerous Borders river walk (Rousse)

I could have visited the M family when I was at the conference in Paris, but instead I decided to go out for a walk with some of the other delegates. These included two retired nurses, one of whom know … Continue reading

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The best conference breakfast in town (Rousse)

TPR and I lived in a cheap hotel with FMcL. Normally the breakfast was very basic. However, when a conference came to town the breakfast room transformed from a hall of residence style canteen to a 5 star restaurant. I … Continue reading

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