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An unconventional Brazilian research symposium (Rousse)

The evening entertainment that followed the Brazilian research symposium was a little unconventional. I’d never before attended such a reception in a shopping mall. I was also very disappointed that the music system didn’t work, despite our valiant efforts with … Continue reading

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Surprises in the snow (Rousse)

It was snowing – and I was clod in socks and sandals. My companion PM was worse off with bare feet. We sat in the square planning our next move. It was early evening and PM needed to be in … Continue reading

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A shaman, a shopping trolley, and sisters’ satin dresses (Rousse)

The camp site shaman forced everyone to hand over their belongings on arrival. We were meant to do the same. Somehow, however, I had managed to find a way of acquiring the goods of others. I took a blue tartan … Continue reading

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Bold in boots and bra under tight-fit trouser suit (Rousse)

I didn’t want to join the party too early so I took my time over my choice of outfit. My sister J walked into the room just as I was putting on a pale blue tight-fit cotton trouser suit with … Continue reading

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Helicopter rescue for fashion disaster (Rousse)

I was really struggling with my work wardrobe. Everything I liked was unsuitable; everything suitable I disliked. Meanwhile my sister J was having much more success – largely because she had gone on a shopping spree before the start of … Continue reading

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A leap to death from a floating shopping trolley (Rousse)

We floated in our shopping trolleys high above the river on a beautiful summer’s day. Then the old lady – my friend’s mother – jumped. I knew that she didn’t stand a chance. Her neck broke the moment that her … Continue reading

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Unusual attractions in rural Northumberland (Rousse)

My father easily parked the silver Ford Granada outside the shopping parade. It was only when everyone got out that I discovered why this particular space was free: you could only stay here for one hour. We would surely need … Continue reading

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