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A dream audit for house contents insurance renewal (Rousse)

Since I couldn’t visit the property to check in person, I reckoned that the best way to audit my mother’s belongings for the house contents insurance renewal was to dream myself there. TPR agreed to ‘come’ with me, and we … Continue reading

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Retrieving lost PowerPoint presentation slides (Rousse)

Before bedtime, I placed my laptop and USB stick on the window-sill of LA’s spare bedroom. The next day, all of us walked as a group to the bus stop en route to the campus of the University of Sheffield. … Continue reading

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University selection criteria (Rousse)

The prospective student from Stockton-on-Tees visited campus with his mother, grandmother, and aunts. He stated that he wanted to study Physics. Since we did not offer a degree in this subject, I started ‘selling’ Computing and Engineering, highlighting that two … Continue reading

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SWAT team descends on market in terrorist hunt (Rousse)

I could easily take the safe route home past the university, alongside the privileged students. So why did I periodically abandon all caution to walk through the rough market, squeezing my way along the narrow streets in a crush of … Continue reading

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Alan Rickman – Great! Super! (Rousse)

Set in the 1970s, the plot of the television play centred on strike action in a university. ‘Isn’t that a young Alan Rickman?’ I asked RJH, who was sitting next to me. RJH agreed – and then we both realised … Continue reading

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Hugh Grant’s wife spills sex story beans (Rousse)

On the spot I volunteered to give the address at the end of the University reunion dinner. What better subject than the sexual exploits of two girls from my hall of residence, now respectable grown women, and seated before me … 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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Party crashers (Rousse)

It was meant to be a small gathering of my immediate colleagues, but the invitation had  spread much further than intended. Now I found myself serving food and drinks to a wide range of staff. I was so overcome that … Continue reading

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Failing your finals (Rousse)

I met old university classmates KH and SB for a cup of tea in the Scotsman Hotel before they left Edinburgh. SB confessed that – like me – she had not been attending the final year classes of our French … Continue reading

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Dissertation and desertion (Rousse)

My dissertation was due for submission in a matter of weeks and I hadn’t started it even though I had all the access to resources that I would ever need, now that I lived in a cubby hole in the … Continue reading

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