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Making a doctor’s appointment in 1989 (Rousse)

The world had reverted back to 1989. I needed a doctor’s appointment for the diagnosis of my left eye, which was now completely red, including the iris. The man at reception suggested that I pay £50 for an evening consultation … Continue reading

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Dead whale washed up by storm (Rousse)

The waves surged higher and higher and I feared that they would come crashing through the house. I’d never seen so high a tide, nor one that brought in with it such an exotic harvest. The latest marine animal to … Continue reading

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Naked housework, phone swapping, and Doctor Who accessories (Rousse)

Naked, I tidied up my London flat. I moved slices of white bread from the first floor sitting room windowsill to the kitchen where they belonged. When I returned downstairs a fat woman brandishing a gun confronted me in the … Continue reading

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When you just have to go (Rousse)

I found GG’s young son naked on the floor outside the bathroom door. ‘I’m desperate’, he said, ‘But JB is in there with medical staff and they won’t let me in’. I scooped him up and carried him out of … Continue reading

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Amazing discoveries from the dead to diamonds in rainy Birmingham (Rousse)

I drove through the rain to Birmingham where I met KB. Homeless since last Christmas, he’d now managed to secure accommodation for himself and his two foster children: Catherine aged 6, and Harry aged 12. (His own daughters had both … Continue reading

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Dangerous Borders river walk (Rousse)

I could have visited the M family when I was at the conference in Paris, but instead I decided to go out for a walk with some of the other delegates. These included two retired nurses, one of whom know … Continue reading

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From Turkey to Teesside by taxi (Rousse)

Although my paper had been refereed and accepted, by the time that I registered at the Turkish conference it had disappeared from the programme. I hung around the venue all morning looking for someone to tell me if I was … Continue reading

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Danger down under in Australian seaside resort (Rousse)

Tigers roamed the street of the Australian seaside resort where my colleague and I were conducting some research. ‘Isn’t this rather dangerous?’ I asked a local. ‘No’, he replied, ‘It’s very rare that any of the tigers attack anyone’. We … Continue reading

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Medical emergency at King’s Cross, Richard Curtis style (Rousse)

It was as if we were in the middle of a script of a Richard Curtis film, where all the female characters were in love with the same man. I belted one of the other girls with my handbag when … Continue reading

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A blue-skinned lady (Rousse)

I discovered an anatomically-challenged, over-tall, medical dummy of a blue skinned woman on the Meadows. Her foot was particularly interesting because it detached at the ankle. Eventually a sculpture student from the Edinburgh College of Art claimed my find. I … Continue reading

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