Tag Archives: English

Encounters with chartered surveyors (Rousse)

I had encounters with two chartered surveyors on the same day. The first – RA – spoke to me of his ‘elephantine’ features as contrasted with my ‘beauty’ as he walked me to a tube station in London. I did … Continue reading

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A Yorkshire woman in Canada (Rousse)

My cousin NT steered the tiny green car through the snowy Canadian landscape. I doubted that it would make it up the hill without snow chains, but NT was prepared to give it a go. In the end, however, we … Continue reading

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Paris waves freeze on last day of finals (Rousse)

I took my last final exam on the day that the Paris waves froze. My entire cohort was gathered there in summer dresses – even DM, slim and beautiful in red, yellow and blue. I had done no revision at … Continue reading

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Sea races and a student on a swing (Rousse)

I walked all the way up the hill to the new building of the highest point of campus, then made my way up to the top floor. From there I took position at the window with everyone else to watch … Continue reading

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A French affair (Rousse)

The only way to get into the French hall of residence was to balance on wobbly podiums attached to the outside of the building, then leap from there into the dodgy lift. Once inside the lift you had to perform … Continue reading

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Conference title fraud (Rousse)

BB and I caught the train along the coast past the new complex of artificial ski slopes. Once settled at the conference venue we listened to a Norwegian who offered to present in French or English. Meanwhile a former PhD … Continue reading

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Texan Snow White meets Cheshire Cat on the pantomime stage (Rousse)

DT left baby J in Texas so that she could return to the UK and co-star in pantomime with CG. She was playing Snow White, and he the Cheshire Cat. It was rumoured that DT would speak on stage with … Continue reading

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