Tag Archives: skill

A hall of residence for horses (Rousse)

I stabled the grey mare in my new hall of residence bedroom with a degree of reluctance. First I was dubious as to the ‘legality’ of keeping a horse on campus. I also harboured concerns over my skills as a … Continue reading

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A foolhardy show-off sailor (Rousse)

‘Don’t worry about me!’ I called cheerfully as I inched along a long thin metal strut suspended high above the main deck of the boat. It stuck out over the sea like an enormous tuning fork lying on its side. … Continue reading

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A Canadian pork pie picnic (Rousse)

We drove for miles and miles along Canadian single track roads. I doubted TPR’s navigation skills, but he was convinced that he knew the route to our cousins in Toronto – even without a map. Eventually we reached our final … Continue reading

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University promotes academics on basis of cooking skills (Rousse)

XY had been asked to review all the promotions appeals. She decided that the fairest way to judge the merit of the applicants was to ask them to cook a low-cost gourmet meal. She specified that the menu include cubed … Continue reading

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Venice turns pink in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Rousse)

Every morning I visited my sister S to try on the clothes that she had acquired for me from the charity shops the previous day. It was also our habit to watch half an hour of terrible daytime television together … Continue reading

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A rota for a shared kitchen (Rousse)

The kitchen in our new flat was vast. I was going to enjoy cooking here. All that it needed was a granite worktop to be fitted over the units and appliances, and it would be perfect. I was also looking … Continue reading

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