Tag Archives: disappointment

Lettuce, a lorry, and Looney Tunes (Rousse)

Belle was in town (hurrah!) but she was leaving on the next train (boo!) When she confessed to me that she had arrived two days ago to stay in her Edinburgh New Town pied à terre I did my best … Continue reading

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Party food from LIDL and footwear for the poor (Rousse)

I had heard much about the fabulous parties that were hosted by the residents of Trinity (Edinburgh), and at last was invited to one! I turned up early at S and AC’s house to find them laying out the last … Continue reading

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Stockton-on-Tees local knows nothing about trains (Rousse)

KA and I shared delivery of the lecture. Somehow I ended up with the ‘hard’ bit: explaining the difference between linear and complex computer programming. My instructions said to use railway tracks as an analogy, and make reference to a … Continue reading

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Bad manners at Loughborough University graduation ceremony, and countryside iPhone thieves (Rousse)

Dressed in a pale green, silk-cotton mix, short-sleeved summer tunic, SC criticised me for drinking Diet Coke, the pattern that my food left on my plate half way through a meal, and eating in front of her. I considered her … Continue reading

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A new study at the White House (Rousse)

By clearing the landing at the White House a lot of extra space was made available. My mother told me that a new room would be built there. I begged for this to be a bedroom for me. I was … Continue reading

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A shy ballerina (Rousse)

I changed my mind about taking to the stage in white sparkly leggings to perform my latest ballet routine. How could I possibly follow the magnificent display of the retiring prima donna? Anything I attempted would be a huge disappointment.

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Moomin stationery encounter (Rousse)

I met the author of a relatively well-known academic web site in a shop that sold Moomin stationery. I was disappointed that she had never heard of me, even when I told her my Twitter handle.

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