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Smart graduate cycles to the Belgium via the Channel Tunnel (Rousse)

The best way to avoid the job of painting the new staff common room was to arrive on campus dressed in a suit. I also had a good excuse that would get me out of this unconventional academic duty: I … Continue reading

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Fashion disaster spots hidden features of ‘new’ British Library (Rousse)

It was time for me to return to work after a long absence due to sick leave. I found some smart clothes to wear: black tights under a long tweed shirt, a back polo neck top, and a tweed jacket. … Continue reading

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A kiss and a cuddle in the science museum (Rousse)

We returned to Northfield, Birmingham to visit S and NY and family, all crammed into our old two-bedroomed house. The neighbourhood was much smarter than in our day, largely due to the conversion of the former rat run into a … Continue reading

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Local government loo inspection incognito (Rousse)

TPR found us a new house in a smart Glasgow terrace opposite a park. Next I had to find a new job. I accepted a lift to a run-down provincial town where I met Margaret, my new boss in local … Continue reading

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More parking misery in Edinburgh (Rousse)

TPR looked great in the smart chauffeur’s uniform. He parked the Rolls Royce, dropped off his charges, and spent the afternoon with me. When he returned to his duties TPR found that the traffic wardens had plastered the vehicle with … Continue reading

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A bouncy cousin and a paper husband (Rousse)

My cousin EA bounced into our bedroom declaring that it was time to get up. It was not, and I told him to go back to bed. I needed all the sleep I could get before waking to my 06:00am … Continue reading

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A deal with Oracle goes wrong (Rousse)

X shouted an insult at me as he left campus at 4pm on Friday – just as I was arriving at work to clear my e-mail. He was convinced that I was not doing a proper job of looking after … Continue reading

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British Airways’ abandoned brides (Rousse)

We were just boarding the plane when it became obvious that the passenger in tears was not alone in her predicament. Two women in this queue were the victims of heartless men who thought nothing of dumping their fiancées just … Continue reading

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British Airways terminal 5 offers new passenger services (Rousse)

British Airways’ new welcome service for first class passengers coming into Heathrow Terminal 5 was second to none. A smart uniformed man met you off the plane and guided you through the terminal, ensuring that you by-passed all the queues. … Continue reading

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