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Red hat disease rife at academic conference (Rousse)

Over the course of the three-day conference I had been allocated three different bedrooms. This was so confusing that I couldn’t remember where I had left my yellow cycling helmet. The situation was more complex now that graduate SG dropped … Continue reading

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A lizard intruder and Dr Who (Rousse)

There was an intruder in my holiday cottage. I was sure of it. I could sense him on the floor to the left of my bed. To distract him, I held out an oatmeal biscuit. This he readily accepted. While … Continue reading

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Tuning into Toto’s Africa (Rousse)

A full orchestra was tuning up from seats (rather than the stage) in the conference hall. I recognised the refrain: Toto’s Africa. The conductor was so enthusiastic that she was playing a clarinet herself, as well as leading the musicians. … Continue reading

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A caravan, a conference, and carbonara (Rousse)

I elected to sleep in the static caravan, along with the students. However, I had hoped that I would still be allowed to use the bathroom in the house. When the students told me that they used the caravan shower, … Continue reading

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Pink flower shell bracelet gift (Rousse)

At the end of the event SC laid out some jewellery on a small wooden table and asked the delegates to help themselves to any items that took their fancy. I picked up a bracelet of pale pink shell-like flowers.

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A dancing Donald Trump (Rousse)

It was only midday when I registered for the event, but already most of the delegates – including Donald Trump – were dancing in the auditorium.

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Conference delegate agitation (Rousse)

Out of the corner of my eye I could see JM become more and more agitated with two other conference delegates. They had clearly upset him. LJ wandered over to ask if he needed any help, but he said that … Continue reading

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