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Displaying a nipple and swimming with baby dolphins in lockdown (Rousse)

Campus was open again. I was there once more attending lectures, and they were even measuring the water levels in the swimming pool. On most days I sat next to my primary school ‘friend’ ST, delighted that I was admitted … Continue reading

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Pandemic postpones Paris Olympics (Rousse)

The other passengers managed to haul me into the carriage when I took the stupid risk of ignoring the warning light and attempted to jump in at the very last moment. Now I could be certain that I would arrive … Continue reading

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Commercial romance and raw beef (Belle)

I was travelling home from Europe on a train. A young man seated behind me slipped his navy track-suited arm around my shoulders. Romance!  Later, he asked me for money to buy weed, but said he wouldn’t necessarily ask me … Continue reading

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A return to work after lockdown (Rousse)

After months of coronavirus lockdown, we were let back on to campus. I followed AD and LK along the corridor to my office. There we found a couple of admin staff using the room for a meeting. It didn’t take … Continue reading

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A failed rail journey to Northfield (Rousse)

The young woman and I left the Chil gig and walked to the small railway station. Our journey home should have been straightforward, but we missed one train because we weren’t paying attention to the platform announcements, another because we … Continue reading

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An unexpected trip to Sleaford and two enemy stallholders (Rousse)

My mother convinced me that she knew the way back from town to her house – and I stupidly believed her. Three hours later we ended up in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. Meanwhile TPR was selling newspapers to train commuters. In the … Continue reading

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US citizenship test queries in Colorado (Rousse)

The train set off in the wrong direction – or rather we had joined the west-bound train to Hawaii via Texas, rather the service heading east. We managed to alight at the first stop in rural Colorado, where it was … Continue reading

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Lost underwear in Lyon (Rousse)

I joined a French language trip for school children, with RG as my companion. Our base was Nantes. We also took up the option of a side-trip to Lyon. The latter was a big mistake. When RG checked us out … Continue reading

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Train trouble at Milton Keynes (Rousse)

The train had almost pulled into the last station on the route when it reversed direction. The guard announced that it would no longer be stopping at Milton Keynes, but instead would call in at all stations en route to … Continue reading

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Toby the splint boy (Belle)

I was changing clothes on the Wedding Express train when I read the headline: “Toby the splint-boy dead” Although I couldn’t remember who Toby the splint-boy was, I realised the whole nation would mourn.

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