Tag Archives: Thames

VIP wedding guests on the Thames (Rousse)

KJD invited me and TPR to her son J and K’s wedding. Since we had never before met KJD, nor any of the rest of the family for that matter, we were especially honoured to be seated next to the … Continue reading

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Husband claims that he is God (Rousse)

I overheard TPR tell a conference delegate that he was God, and claim that this was why he was qualified to speak about social media use in higher education (even though he knew nothing about the subject). He also explained … Continue reading

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Mike told to take a hike (Rousse)

We were encouraged to work with external partners so I was pleased to have struck up a relationship with Mike. When he said that he had an urgent contract for me I grabbed my handbag, pulled on my coat, and … Continue reading

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Unqualified workers monitor water levels on the Thames (Rousse)

I had been assigned a new duty at work: to monitor and report on water levels on the River Thames. My colleague KC was responsible for the tributaries upstream. Neither of us was qualified for this task.

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A houseboat on the Thames: complete with garden, French windows, and fabulous views (Rousse)

It was wonderful to have OC-I as our lodger again, this time accompanied by his partner R. Our lawn was already looking better thanks to O’s keen gardening skills. O and R made the spare bedroom their very own by … Continue reading

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Unwise words and a Christmas tragedy on the Thames (Rousse)

“How awful that your daughter-in-law’s father is a crook, and that her mother is a burnt-to-a-crisp, over-tanned, airhead shopaholic!” said N. More awful was that she uttered these words while (unknowingly) sitting right next to the daughter-in-law in question. This … Continue reading

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London submerged under floods (Rousse)

I stood on the bridge over the “road” and marvelled at the swollen river that had forced a course through central London. It was now impossible to tell what was the Thames and what was not. Although everyone had been … Continue reading

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