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Limbless torsos in Speedos, a bare-breasted woman, children in litter disguise, and booklet giveaways in Morningside (Rousse)

I abandoned weeding a municipal planter on the southern outskirts of Edinburgh so that I could catch a 23 bus back into town and meet my mother on Colinton Road at 6:30pm, as previously agreed. The bus was frustratingly slow. … Continue reading

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Equality and diversity at awards ceremony in rainy Hawaii (Rousse)

For those for whom this kind of incentive holiday was a first, dark skies and cold rain on Hawaii was a grave disappointment. For me, however, it was a relief, especially since I had spend the preceding weeks in a … Continue reading

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Cannibalism and communicating by corn (Rousse)

All this food looked amazing. It was only when you inspected it at close range did you discover its drawbacks: the multitude of dishes stretching across the banquet tables were inedible plastic models; the (real) corn on the cob was … Continue reading

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Tributes to the O level and the horror movie Carrie (Rousse)

I had never appreciated just how resource-hungry exam invigilation could be. In this instance two of us were responsible for watching over MG as she tackled the 1979 English language O level paper (even though she was already a graduate … Continue reading

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