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Failing your finals (Rousse)

I met old university classmates KH and SB for a cup of tea in the Scotsman Hotel before they left Edinburgh. SB confessed that – like me – she had not been attending the final year classes of our French … 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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A final goodbye? (Rousse)

She’d shrunk again. I bent down to wrap my arms around her, and wept. ‘Please don’t make this the last time I ever see you’, I cried.

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Birmingham University students play on swings to avoid murder scene (Rousse)

SPC, SH and I stayed in Birmingham at SH’s flat a couple of weeks before the start of our final year at University. Just across the road people were queuing to lay flowers at a murder scene. We tried to … Continue reading

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Wimbledon tennis star happy in retirement (Rousse)

The two international tennis superstars squealed with joy when they saw me. “We’ll never forget your performance in the semi-final at Wimbledon 2013” said Charlotte as Natalia covered me with kisses. “Do you ever think of coming out of retirement?” … Continue reading

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England v Sweden: where to watch the match (Rousse)

Belle and I debated where we should spend our evening together. The final choice depended on who won the football. We really wanted to be with the fans of the victors, whether or not England beat Sweden.

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Dilemma during final of University Challenge in French (Rousse)

My boyfriend was called Phil. We’d been seeing one another on and off for a while now so it was good to make it official. He was a nice man, though a bit posh – and a lot younger than … Continue reading

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Adam Lambert: hairdresser (Rousse)

It was the eve of the final of American Idol. Adam Lambert was backstage. For the very last time before he would be forced to give up his career as a hairdresser for singing and world-wide fame, he trimmed my … Continue reading

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