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Opportunities for direct entry students (Rousse)

My former colleagues SC and LM sat with us at the dinner table. SC mentioned an opportunity that I thought would interest direct entry students. When I contributed this idea to the discussion, SC gave me a dirty look and … Continue reading

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Police raid results in broken milk jug, broken heart (Belle)

I ran down the stairs from the top bedroom to make C a cup of tea and spotted two dark figures looming outside the glass front door. When I opened the door two police officers, drenched from the rain, angrily … Continue reading

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Social embarrassment of hotel lift claustrophobia with a 3-foot man (Rousse)

While BD entertained his colleagues at the conference by prancing around in a pair of pink gift-tie ‘ear-rings’, I sought the stairs to return to my hotel room to pack. The only set of stairs that I could find comprised … Continue reading

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Suicide bomber attack (Rousse)

JM and I were the target of terrorists. We suspected that a suicide bomber would enter the building to blow it up from the inside. We rushed to grab all our belongings (why had I brought so many grey jumpers … Continue reading

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Scaling walls on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne (Rousse)

There was no room for a staircase when the house on Holy Island was first built. Portable suction pads were provided to the residents so that they could scale the walls to reach the upper floors. My elderly mother was … Continue reading

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Wooden man wouldn’t stop (Belle)

A new trendy all-night members’ club had opened around the corner in Deptford. I went to view the facilities. Although I was only a guest, this didn’t stop me from shouting very loudly at a drunken, noisy woman. I put … Continue reading

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Forgetting the neighbours (Rousse)

We were really pleased to be the new next door neighbours of T and S in a house that had stairs. We could now be keyholders for one another. The only problem was that we couldn’t remember anybody’s name. So … Continue reading

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Objections to the open house (Rousse)

Every time that I visited the White House there was something else there to annoy me. This time I kept tripping up on the rickety metal stairs. I also disapproved of my parents’ open house policy, which meant that the … Continue reading

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Happy times at the Manor House (Rousse)

TPR and I lived in two modest suites at the University’s of Birmingham’s Manor House. In the summer months we had the run of the building, but when term started in September we were more restricted. For example, it was … Continue reading

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Fugitive leaves stairless London office to join Texan start-up (Rousse)

We didn’t know why they had removed the staircase. Without it, the London office was very difficult to navigate. As best we could, P and I hunted for A. However, he seeemed to have disappeared. We later learnt that A … Continue reading

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