Tag Archives: privilege

A widow’s assumed privileges (Rousse)

Everyone was tip-toeing around our colleague at work following her recent bereavement. While I was happy to as supportive as everyone else, it irritated me that she took it for granted that she could throw me off my computer whenever … Continue reading

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Smoke, sausages, and exclusion (Rousse)

It was impossible to disguise that I was an middle class English woman, and did not belong in a Northern Irish Protestant working men’s club. However, my hosts were keen for me to witness the atmosphere in the smoke-filled bar, … Continue reading

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Catch a falling star – in West Sussex (Rousse)

I was catching tiny red stars in my outstretched palms. These had fallen from the shower that could now be seen making its way across the meadow to the east of my sister J’s house. I asked TPR why such … Continue reading

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