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References essential for employment (Rousse)

Now that we had decided for certain to remodel the back of our house, TPR set to work emptying all the rooms of furniture. He soon discovered that this was too big a job for one person, so put a … Continue reading

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Escape from Brexit (Rousse)

It was meant to be a two-hour morning meeting to discuss the requirements of the advertised posts and the candidates to be interviewed in the afternoon. About 45 minutes in one of my colleagues started an irrelevant rant about Brexit. … Continue reading

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Avocado bathroom upgrade (Rousse)

At first I was appalled that my sister had dismantled the green bathroom. In a single afternoon she had wiped out all the efforts of the past three months that I had put in to enhance the bathroom’s appearance. She … Continue reading

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North west Scotland serves up a tropical treat (Rousse)

We’d never known weather like this in the far north west of Scotland. It felt like the Caribbean. DT, TPR and I played for hours splashing about in the beautiful clear water next to the boat. When it was time … Continue reading

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Transatlantic flight upgrade (Rousse)

This was going to be a fun flight. I’d already teased the party of three lads (two of whom who looked like twins) by ‘guessing’ correctly that they came from Carlisle. I was not, however, psychic. I had discovered this … Continue reading

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How to avoid accountants (Rousse)

I was so excited to be joining Belle as a co-worker in a City firm – but then I discovered that every other employee was an accountant. I took an empty notebook and left the building. I knew that I … Continue reading

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Academic exclusion (Rousse)

My boss chastised me for not meeting my targets. As punishment I was to spend two days in solitary confinement. On reflection I realised that this was completely unfair. I had actually exceeded all my targets. I complained and the … Continue reading

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The price of popularity at Newcastle University (Rousse)

I held offers from both Durham and Newcastle Universities. I went for Newcastle in the end. The academic staff at Durham were just a little too stuffy for my liking. Many other students also preferred Newcastle – so much so … Continue reading

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Finding a tenant in Birmingham (Rousse)

On a rare visit to Birmingham, TPR and I checked up on our little house in Northfield. It had been empty for years, but we didn’t have the heart to sell it. I wandered around the lovely garden, surprised to … Continue reading

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David Tennant returns as Dr Who (Rousse)

The rumours were true. David Tennant was back as Dr Who – and I was his assistant! He grabbed my hand for the latest adventure: The ghost bus. Once aboard the bus in question, the title of the episode became … Continue reading

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