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Smoke, sausages, and exclusion (Rousse)

It was impossible to disguise that I was an middle class English woman, and did not belong in a Northern Irish Protestant working men’s club. However, my hosts were keen for me to witness the atmosphere in the smoke-filled bar, … Continue reading

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Cool accommodation in Edinburgh (Rousse)

Our student accommodation was the best in Edinburgh. SL, ED and I shared a cool open-plan penthouse of pale wood and glass, with its own eight-person indoor jacuzzi bath. Everyone wanted to come and stay with us, including TPR and … Continue reading

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Rousse’s running shame

The young Irish woman standing by the window declared “I know you from somewhere”. A few minutes later a slightly older one said exactly the same. We eventually worked out that long ago we’d trained together at my old running … Continue reading

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