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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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Paris waves freeze on last day of finals (Rousse)

I took my last final exam on the day that the Paris waves froze. My entire cohort was gathered there in summer dresses – even DM, slim and beautiful in red, yellow and blue. I had done no revision at … Continue reading

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New neighbours (Rousse)

We moved into a tiny flat in a modern block that offered a range of accommodation, including fully-serviced apartments. Our flatmates included JC and AC. Space was so tight that the dishwasher was kept in the bathroom. There really wasn’t … Continue reading

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Lodger lover’s identity uncovered (Rousse)

We were staying at the flat that my cousins S and L had recently bought in London. It was not ideal. The layout was such that only one bedroom had direct access to the bathroom. So if you were sleeping … Continue reading

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Paul McCartney’s plastic surgeon (Rousse)

Paul McCartney came on set to check its authenticity. Meanwhile I checked his. He looked so incredibly young that I was almost tempted to ask him for the number of his plastic surgeon.

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Evil shop girl in vanity licence plate plot (Rousse)

I loved just about everything about working in the gift shop. The work was easy, the hours were good, and I was a genuine fan of our product range. With just one exception, I also got on really well with … 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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