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An excuse for international currency (Rousse)

Just out of the sight of TPR, AC was getting a little too amorous with me under the tarpaulin. My excuse to leave him there on his own was rather weak: ‘I need to get some labels from my office … Continue reading

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Mid-air knitter stalked by elderly couple on flight to the UK from Thailand (Rousse)

I must have broken several international laws on board the flight from Thailand back to the UK: I carried a sharp three inch needle in my hand luggage I looped the yarn from my ball of blue wool to the … Continue reading

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Decline in international standards at doctoral level (Rousse)

The senior examiner M-LH was ready to approve the award of PhD, and it looked that GW would also agree with this outcome. However, I was adamant that the student make major corrections to the thesis. This said something to … Continue reading

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From drama to dental school in California (Rousse)

I was in California on business for two weeks. TPR and my niece B accompanied me. B was about to start drama school there as an international student. We thought it important to check out her new university, not least … 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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A bargain cashmere cache (Rousse)

I found an old-fashioned hand-knitted royal blue cashmere cardigan inside the envelope sent to me by BB. The price-tag on it said £25. Although it was tiny and wouldn’t fit me, I thought that that the cardigan might be suitable … Continue reading

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From igloo filmatography to sign language, by way of cliff-top croquet and cycling (Rousse)

“I’m looking for an expert in igloo filmatography. Do you have any recommendations?” asked CM, freshly arrived at the T family’s house after a long journey from Australia, where she headed up a major international charity. I suggested that she … Continue reading

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