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1980s fashion fail (Rousse)

I travelled back in time to Queen Margaret College Edinburgh in the late 1980s. Here I found pasted to the walls of reception dozens of amateur black and white posters inviting students to join the Christian Union. Then I spotted … Continue reading

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Mostly unknowns at the online information relaunch (Rousse)

They tried to bring back the annual international online information meeting, but it just wasn’t the same. A couple of unknown academics from an equally unknown university were supposedly in charge. They didn’t seem to be coping very well. I … Continue reading

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A tale of two journeys (Rousse)

One minute I was wrapped in furs, slipping through a sparkling wintry landscape in an open sleigh discussing the merits (or not) of daughters with regional accents. Next I was on the East Coast train service, squashed up against French … Continue reading

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Tabby ferret discovery (Rousse)

We lived in a tumbledown one-storey cottage. Our next door neighbours were Chinese. The children had been brought up to play quietly, and for this we were eternally grateful. Not long after TPR fixed the crumbling front step, we were … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan’s secret muse (Rousse)

Bob Dylan paused mid-song, stepped to the edge of the stage, and glanced down at a girl in the audience about three rows back. It was rather like the scene in Dancing in the dark where Bruce Springsteen pulls an … Continue reading

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