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From Chad to Croydon via Disneyland and Australia (Rousse)

TPR set up a summer-long ‘book’ group and called it ‘Chad’. The participants ranged from his friends to a couple of my undergraduate students. Somehow JS had managed to inveigle herself into the men-only meeting. Meanwhile I visited drab, rainy … Continue reading

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Tuning into Toto’s Africa (Rousse)

A full orchestra was tuning up from seats (rather than the stage) in the conference hall. I recognised the refrain: Toto’s Africa. The conductor was so enthusiastic that she was playing a clarinet herself, as well as leading the musicians. … Continue reading

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Things to do in Dumfries and Galloway (Rousse)

Just over the brow of the hill we would reach the beach with the enormous waves. I screamed at TPR to slow down – otherwise we risked being engulfed in sea water as soon as we hit the sand. I … Continue reading

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David Morrissey spreads gossip (Belle)

David Morrissey blogged and tweeted a scandalous story about the orchestra’s cellist. It was perfectly obvious to everyone that the only source of this story was me.

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Victoria Beckham’s puppy (Rousse)

Victoria Beckham was simply asking a favour of her two best friends. LF and I were happy to oblige. While she travelled the world, we would take care of her puppy. Unfortunately the plan failed. The puppy bled to death … Continue reading

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