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Island accommodation mix-up (Rousse)

HD-B washed up on the island having braved the high seas for an hour and a half in a tiny boat (barely the size of a coracle) with two others. Although she had suffered terribly from sea sickness, she was … Continue reading

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Jane Garvey acrobat commentary, bad taste in clothes, and slum living (Rousse)

Even with Jane Garvey providing the commentary, the Chinese acrobatic performance was dull, dull, dull. Indeed, it was so tedious that I could feel myself drifting off to sleep in my seat. The looks that my neighbours cast my way … Continue reading

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A PhD in Paris (Rousse)

I was living in Paris, where I shared an enormous communal bedroom with a bunch of strangers. However, I was not always completely friendless: one day PA, JB and CS from my first secondary school passed through as temporary residents. … Continue reading

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A stay at the budgie hospital hotel (Rousse)

How fortunate that AM and I were allocated to the same hotel bedroom. Without her tutoring, I would never have known that bedside light fittings also double up as iPhone chargers, nor would I have had access to the wide … Continue reading

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Lecturer in a tutu (Rousse)

I was busy in the kitchen admiring my glug jug collection when KT called the meeting. I reckoned that I should wear more than a pair of lacy black knickers in the company of my colleagues so I rushed through … Continue reading

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Poaching students in pyjamas (Rousse)

“Baking croissants in class does not represent advanced study at Honours level” was my justification for transferring the two students from the rival institution into my own. It also has to be said that they begged me to take them … Continue reading

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