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A dance and a devil in the dark (Rousse)

Although we shared the same living space, our marriage was over, and TPR couldn’t care less if I went home with a strange man after the dance. My ‘man’ wasn’t that strange, although it had to be said that his … Continue reading

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Fun and games with trains (Rousse)

I needed to reach Liverpool by 13:15 for a meeting. At 12:30 I jumped on the first train that I saw at Edinburgh’s Waverley Station, assuming that it was a London service that called at Leeds. I was right in … Continue reading

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University fairground attraction with lemon drizzle cake (Rousse)

I panicked when I first arrived at work because I thought that I had forgotten to pack my trousers. It was such a relief to find them at the bottom of my bag, and be able to dress for a … Continue reading

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Dreamaticus is unpopular (Rousse)

Three decades after we first met, I came face-to-face with SB-V again. Whereas in the past she had been a willing participant in my work, for example as a placement host for undergraduate students and a visiting speaker on business … Continue reading

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Working from home less dangerous than office life (Rousse)

My office was the size of a bus shelter. It contained a desk, shower cubicle, and a toilet – plus two other workers. It really was too small for three, and was quite unpleasant whenever any of us used the … Continue reading

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Climate change and a secret love affair (Rousse)

A rag tag mix of former colleagues and students – including ED, LG, DMcA, and JC of the National Library of Scotland – formed a loose company of actors. We gathered for ‘rehearsals’ in the mews building of my childhood … Continue reading

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Flirting at work (Rousse)

A flirty red-haired engineer from Bolton helped me complete the missing student records for KS and RS.

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A marble staircase to the Église Saint-Sulpice, Paris (Rousse)

I agreed to cross the stage at the graduation ceremony as a proxy for LA. This meant that I would go last. This was at the same time as the executive members of the Student Association who failed to complete … Continue reading

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Naughty tea time (Rousse)

We were in a huge amount of trouble with L and T. They’d baked cakes and invited us to a tea party in Morningside at 4:30pm on Sunday. We ‘cancelled’ by telephone two hours ten minutes after the appointed time. … Continue reading

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Funeral phone confiscation (Rousse)

After a young student died while resident at the Manor House at the University of Birmingham, TPR and I were despatched to London to attend his funeral. The memorial event itself was for a random selection of the recently deceased, … Continue reading

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