Tag Archives: cost

Terrifying taxi transport costs (Rousse)

My cousins T and SB complained of their lack of sleep. They had been forced to leave the ball ‘early’ at 03:30am and only managed a couple of hours in bed before they were obliged to cross town to collect … Continue reading

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A Christmas party and a visit to Dream (Rousse)

The cost of signing up for the departmental Christmas party was so great that only twelve people turned up for the celebration. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the company of JB, BD and FR at my table – even though BD made … Continue reading

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Holiday crime in the Caribbean (Rousse)

On holiday in Antigua I shared a double bedroom with JK, while TPR opted for a single. I couldn’t be sure where KT and KC were sleeping, but I was pleased that they came along. KT almost chose a cycling … Continue reading

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From drama to dental school in California (Rousse)

I was in California on business for two weeks. TPR and my niece B accompanied me. B was about to start drama school there as an international student. We thought it important to check out her new university, not least … Continue reading

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Entire Georgian terrace destroyed by fire (Rousse)

When we returned from our early morning run we noticed smoke leaking through the main door of number 15. We took no action. Two hours later the fire had spread along the street and firefighters were banging on every door. … Continue reading

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Puppies, a purchase, and a punch (Rousse)

I travelled to Worthing with my in-laws to identify a puppy for purchase. I wasn’t certain that this was a good idea. I had not discussed it with TPR, and even if he agreed to such plans, I was beginning … Continue reading

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A late baby on the Glasgow train (Rousse)

I thought that EH would have had her baby by now, but when I peered under the table on the train on the way to the seminar in Glasgow I saw that she was still pregnant. She was also fretting … Continue reading

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Risky whisky expenses (Rousse)

TPR jumped into my London hotel bed at 05:00am. “Where have you been?” I asked. “I thought you were at home?” “No, I have been drinking whisky in the bar downstairs. Tomorrow I have a meeting with Sun Microsystems in … Continue reading

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Poor business etqiuette at Oracle acquisition (Rousse)

Since it was the graduate sales training manager of Edge (an Oracle acquisition) who had dragged me all the way down to London to “discuss possibilities”, he should have understood that he was obliged to turn down my offer to … Continue reading

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