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Three-legged dogs in the classroom (Rousse)

The students chose their modules using a manual ‘course sorter’. This was an enormous sectioned white roller blind. The Chinese contingent was extremely disappointed not to be able to select a particular combination of modules. However, this was not my … Continue reading

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A French language refresher course in Paris (Rousse)

I accepted the offer of a place in Paris to undertake a six-month long refresher course in French. Although downhearted at the prospect of a long time apart, TPR kindly accompanied me to France to help me settle in. The … Continue reading

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Missing allspice and a bizarre technique for cooking stuffing (Rousse)

I was busy packing a picnic for a trip to Manchester to visit JC. So far I had found a ham sandwich and a crusty white loaf of bread. TPR was meant to be bringing the main course, but he … Continue reading

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On course for a secret love affair (Rousse)

I was a student again. I’m not sure what motivated to study at undergraduate level once more, but I was enjoying the experience. The facilities at the University Birmingham thirty years since I first graduated were phenomenal. I was even … Continue reading

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A course in Corbridge – with popsicles (Rousse)

The venue for the course was the sitting room of my (dead) grandmother’s house in Corbridge. It was exactly as it was the last time that I had last visited it in the 1980s. The brown curtains still hung at … 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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New discoveries at the University of Manchester: puppies working as lift attendants, an immersive Star Trek game with daleks, and a man called Yeast (Rousse)

At last the time had come when I could take up my place at Manchester University on the Early English honours degree course. I wondered what it would be like going back into first year. I anticipated that essay writing … Continue reading

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