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The most renowned wedding photographer in Sunderland (Rousse)

Saturdays in Sunderland meant only one thing: brides! The local photographer was famous for his 2pm multi-bride shots staged under a railway bridge. Brides travelled from all across the north east of England to join the mass photo shoot, conveniently … Continue reading

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A paper on the informational content of food – rejected (Rousse)

SM agreed to leave the house and type an email to the conference organiser at Sunderland University. ‘If you ask for a start time of 4pm, I can attend after conducting a PhD viva’, I suggested. When SM learnt that … Continue reading

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Unemployed Sunderland couple give daughter away (Rousse)

Who was this small dark-haired, short-legged child with a Scottish accent living with the mother of my childhood friend ECM? She couldn’t possibly be ECM’s little sister: her mother had been widowed for years. A neighbour (and known fantasist) suggested … Continue reading

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A miracle escape in Sunderland (Rousse)

I decided to give the meeting in London a miss and instead caught the train to Sunderland. There I visited my university friend SL and her young, and extremely irresponsible, husband. While S and I played in the snow along … Continue reading

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Rob Brydon and Sarah Millican top Rousse’s bill

Our timing was perfect. The family that had bought our little house in Birmingham was away for Christmas, so we could just move straight back in. At first the neighbours were suspicious, but one by one we won them over. … Continue reading

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University redeployment policy disappoints (Rousse)

I bumped into KA in a newly opened museum in Newcastle. She was not pleased. Sunderland University had just offered her redeployment as a departmental secretary.

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