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Vending machine temptation (Rousse)

I lay under the vending machine eyeing the US equivalent of a Kit Kat that was almost out the drawer, unwrapped. When I could not bear it any longer, I gave into temptation and licked the chocolate. Of course, now … Continue reading

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Husband claims that he is God (Rousse)

I overheard TPR tell a conference delegate that he was God, and claim that this was why he was qualified to speak about social media use in higher education (even though he knew nothing about the subject). He also explained … Continue reading

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A prize-winning threesome (Rousse)

The prizes were awarded as follows: the poetry prize to architect and photographer AC; four Olympic medals – 2 bronze, 1 silver, and 1 gold – for athletics to TPR; the CBE to Rousse.

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Chronology change chaos at the British Council and the Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Award (Rousse)

The hole in the time space continuum was causing all sorts of trouble, including the relocation of major landmarks. For example, Ben Nevis had shifted 250 miles south to Manchester city centre, bringing with it a microclimate of streaked wispy … Continue reading

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Synchronised surf-boarding and questions of copyright at Birmingham University main library (Rousse)

Single study rooms were at a premium in Birmingham University’s main library, especially the ones with beds. Fortunately I managed to secure one for myself, although I was disappointed to find that the sheets were torn. The last user had … Continue reading

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Antique shopping revelation (Belle)

While antique shopping in Blackheath, I found myself drawn to a wooden display cabinet. Inside I saw an incomplete collection of ‘London Borough medals’. I had no idea such things existed, or that Lewisham’s emblem was a ‘deer’s leap’.

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