Tag Archives: cricket

German child expert rescues newborn from drunken babysitter (Rousse)

Not long after the S family moved house to the other side of town, J returned to babysit for the new neighbours. She looked after their newborn baby every afternoon so that they could attend cricket matches. Given that our … Continue reading

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England World Cup win 2020 and TFL infographics (Rousse)

England won the Cricket World Cup, and a Premiership football team triumphed in some European championship or other. This wouldn’t have interested me – if it weren’t for the annoying bunting and smug faces south of the border. My main … Continue reading

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Alternative wedding activities (Rousse)

As the guests arrived for my sister J’s wedding, I chatted to my young cousins in the kitchen. This was more interesting than making small talk with middle-aged men in dark suits. I also wanted to avoid getting into arguments … Continue reading

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Family entertainment (Rousse)

It was my mother-in-law’s dream: a house full of children of all ages enjoying one another’s company. The older ones were in the vast garden playing cricket under the guidance of my colleague RK. The smaller children were kept at … Continue reading

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Moomin office delight (Rousse)

All my colleagues on campus were dressed in matching black suits with peach cravats (or scarves for the ladies). Most were also carrying wands. I hung my head in shame. It was so long since I’d attended a graduation ceremony … Continue reading

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A food-based rave and a sporting mix-up (Belle)

I was amongst the crowd waiting for the ‘harissa party’ to start. We were milling at the sides of a Victorian music hall, while the dancefloor was being prepared. An elaborate two-colour paisley pattern was being created on the floor … Continue reading

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Politics, boyfriends and other weighty issues (Belle)

The good news was I had the most amazing new boyfriend. The bad news was we were living in an oppressive regime and were trying to bring down the government. Three political rebels were pinned to cricket scoreboards and I … Continue reading

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