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The draw of Guatemala (Rousse)

The garden of my great-grandparents’ house was crammed with people I knew, from TPR’s sunbathing ex-colleagues to my board gaming PhD students. The latter group was my target. I promised them the full experience of the mess and quirkiness of … Continue reading

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Christmas 2020 in June 2021 (Rousse)

Finally, six months later than anticipated, at the end of June 2021 we were permitted to host our annual Christmas party (2020). But first, I had to remove AD from the kitchen. JS, who knew exactly who he was and … Continue reading

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Unwelcome guests and a Christmas party assault (Rousse)

Two of the most popular guests were missing from our super-early Christmas party. Instead of joining us in person for sausages and Champagne, BP and her new husband SF communicated to us (and the world) from their bedroom as they … Continue reading

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Naked office party animals dance til dawn (Rousse)

Belle and I were both wrecked after the work party – she from alcohol consumption, I from lack of sleep. It was the receptionist who discovered us still attempting to dance in the office the following morning. She was a … Continue reading

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Canine and human vandals ruin corridor wall (Rousse)

I was very angry to find dog’s paw prints along the skirting board and up the edge of the wallpaper in the corridor. I was angrier still when I saw that someone had vandalised the same wall with details in … Continue reading

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A happy heiress and Nottingham University fraud (Rousse)

My greatest delight in inheriting my maternal grandmother’s house was that I now owned a proper pantry. The battered and beautifully engraved silver napkin rings left in a kitchen drawer also fascinated me. Which of my ancestors was born (or … Continue reading

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A Stockton-on-Tees themed Christmas party (Rousse)

The theme of the staff Christmas party was Stockton-on-Tees. This was possibly in honour of me and EH, although we could not be certain. Whatever the reason, we were well qualified to comment on the town. I joked that we … Continue reading

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A polyglot and a primate (Rousse)

TPR threatened to accompany me to the ball naked. Happily, instead, he dressed in his dinner suit. However, he did have a big surprise for me. He had rounded up my two best friends from undergraduate days (HJ and SL) … Continue reading

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Phase Eight party dress a winner (Rousse)

EH and I were reminiscing about her old wardrobe. We spoke fondly of her purple party dress from Phase eight. ‘It even won me AHRC funding’ gushed my admiring friend.

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A coronavirus lockdown bike ride to Luce (Rousse)

The building work at the St James Centre finally complete, our flat on the ground floor of John Lewis now had a big picture window that looked out on to a massive plaza. Of course, a corollary of this was … Continue reading

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