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Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell and the strange shoe switch (Rousse)

TPR and I were staying temporarily in a small rented apartment along with DTJ and her toddler son JJ, who slept in a curtained off area at the far end of the sitting room. On a day when I should … Continue reading

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A white Christmas in Edinburgh (Rousse)

We spent the afternoon watching old films on television in the sitting room. Fortunately nobody sat on the green-threaded needles that KT found at my end of the sofa. Then, when we saw that snow had fallen late in the … Continue reading

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Disco dancing in only one shoe (Rousse)

A huge mix of people came to the end of term disco. Many were my current work colleagues (e.g. KT and AD), and amongst them were friends from undergraduate days (e.g. JG, GW). I found the whole set-up rather uncomfortable. … Continue reading

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How to go sledging – without a sledge (Rousse)

I should have been revising for my finals, but instead accepted SC and TM’s invitation to go sledging. I knew that I was risking my degree and that it was likely that I would come bottom of the class. However, … 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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Snow go in Worcestershire – but all’s OK in Birmingham (Rousse)

The big challenge when driving in Birmingham was the quantity of traffic. TPR skilfully managed to avoid a crash as he weaved in and out of the lanes of the huge highways that passed through the city centre. Then we … Continue reading

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Transatlantic flight upgrade (Rousse)

This was going to be a fun flight. I’d already teased the party of three lads (two of whom who looked like twins) by ‘guessing’ correctly that they came from Carlisle. I was not, however, psychic. I had discovered this … Continue reading

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