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Boobs at breakfast and John Humphries at the Job Centre (Rousse)

Although I was first in the queue at the Job Centre, I had to wait an age to be seen because John Humphries was ahead of me, interviewing the woman behind the desk. I wondered whether it was worth waiting. … Continue reading

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Early for the bus (Rousse)

I put on my long black cashmere coat, hoisted my rucksack over my shoulders, and headed out of the door to the bus stop. I could see a number 11 coming down the hill, but didn’t manage to reach it … Continue reading

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Missing Antigua (Rousse)

We arrived in Antigua a day too early for our holiday so were obliged to fly back home immediately. Unfortunately after all this additional travel we slept through the alarm on the day that we were meant to set off … Continue reading

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Christmas present opening preparations (Rousse)

PB was teaching me how to use the Internet effectively when a message box popped up on the screen to announce that my sister was online. ‘But it’s only 08:30am!’ I protested. ‘Why is she awake so early?’ When I … Continue reading

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Unheeded feedback and the magical properties of water (Rousse)

Once again I was astonished by the versatility of my colleague C. Sitting to the left of me, he chaired Monday’s meeting – while simultaneously presenting his report in person from the other side of the table. I liked C’s … Continue reading

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Early funeral arrangements (Rousse)

With very poor knowledge of the geography of the south of England I had hoped for more help from the red-uniformed staff on the newly-appointed Virgin East Coast service. The overweight guard pulled out a section of an Ordnance Survey … Continue reading

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An accident averted and a warning (Rousse)

I knocked an ornament off the table, but the owner didn’t seem to mind. At least it didn’t break. My good turn for the day was to warn a student in a red jumper called Neil that if he continued … Continue reading

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