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Red hat disease rife at academic conference (Rousse)

Over the course of the three-day conference I had been allocated three different bedrooms. This was so confusing that I couldn’t remember where I had left my yellow cycling helmet. The situation was more complex now that graduate SG dropped … Continue reading

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Tragedy on the ice at Edinburgh airport (Rousse)

I was one of hundreds of anonymous passengers stranded at Edinburgh airport, many of whom were returning home from ski-ing holidays. For entertainment the airline put on an evening display of ‘danses populaires’. JG took my arm and led me … Continue reading

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Edinburgh ‘tramp’ seeks New Town bail-out (Rousse)

I set off for home across town after my swim at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre with wet hair, and wearing nothing but a worn-out green towel. I knew that I looked like a tramp, and at first I didn’t … Continue reading

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People carrier test drive disaster (Rousse)

‘Mr F!’ I exclaimed when I saw TF in casual dress in the corridor at work. I wasn’t expecting to see him, so this was a lovely surprise. However, I was not the reason for his visit. He had come … Continue reading

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The nightly hotel wanderer (Rousse)

We lived in a huge hotel – possibly an American Hilton or Marriott – in a room that we shared with a disabled lady. She was a permanent resident, whereas for us this was only meant to be home for … Continue reading

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An office affair (Rousse)

Each day that I turned up on campus I discovered that I had a new office. The problem was that they kept packing up my belongings and dumping them in a new location without first removing those of the previous … Continue reading

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Handbag thief victim found in possession of illegal currency (Rousse)

I eventually worked out that my little soft blue shoulder bag had probably been stolen in York, possibly at the railway station or from the train. Wherever this incident took place, it was extremely inconvenient. Months later I was very … Continue reading

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