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Mansion makeover (Rousse)

I had never seen my parents’ house look so beautiful. With all the clutter cleared away and the antique furniture and decorations on display, it had the feeling of a stately home. My cousin B and her friend SW loved … Continue reading

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Imprisoned by the Taliban (Rousse)

The pilot instructed the air stewards to set the alarm, and explain its function to the passengers. My response to the news that we were under attack was to send a farewell text to my parents – just in case. … Continue reading

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From the Greek massacre to rioting on the streets of Edinburgh (Rousse)

G and LE started a fashion for building houses half way up the crags of Holyrood Park. My parents planned to do the same. In the meantime we lived in a small caravan in a car park next to Holyrood … Continue reading

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Cats that look like pandas (Rousse)

The members of this small community all seemed to know one another really well. It must be something to do with their isolation, I concluded. However, I also knew all about them too because I followed the Blipfoto journals of … Continue reading

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Flooding on the River Tyne (Rousse)

I wanted to walk along the River Tyne to my parents’ house, but I didn’t know which bank to follow due to the flooding.

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Social work as a career (Rousse)

AY was struggling to identify a job for herself from holiday brochures. I advised that she look at the careers literature instead. I recommended that she consider training as a social worker. This conversation took place at her parents’ house. … Continue reading

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