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The lost and a linguist in Toronto (Rousse)

TPR and my cousin N both left the shopping mall before I had a chance to put my change into my purse and gather my bags. When I eventually followed them out into the Toronto streets I could no longer … Continue reading

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Lost and found on the London Underground (Rousse)

I was forever finding and losing people on the London tube. One day, for example, I spotted my O level history teacher Mrs T travelling in the opposite direction on the moving walkway. Then I ran into a girl from … Continue reading

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Lost in London and Paris (Rousse)

I was lost in London, late for a 10:00 meeting at the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, without my mobile phone – indeed without even cash to use a public telephone. Then, to make matters worse, I realised … Continue reading

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A missing guest at Val McDermid ceremony mix-up (Rousse)

Val McDermid invited me to her celebration at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. I was so honoured to be asked, especially when I learnt that it was a small, intimate affair at which only about 20 people would be present. … Continue reading

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Bristol house building and Edinburgh skyscrapers (Rousse)

It took a while, but eventually I managed to make a distinction between my colleague TF and student AA. This achieved, I climbed into TF’s car for our trip. Our first destination was Bristol. Here TF showed me the house … Continue reading

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A lost watch in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge (Rousse)

I was struggling to quash the rumours that I was raiding public funds to finance all-expenses paid trips around the globe. In reality all my travel and associated expenses were being covered by my hosts, and not my employer. After … Continue reading

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Lost luggage in Chicago (Rousse)

I accidentally left my small suitcase on the plane when we were required to disembark en route to a connecting service in Chicago. It didn’t matter though because I was not due to arrive at my final destination for another … Continue reading

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