Tag Archives: unwelcome

Smoke, sausages, and exclusion (Rousse)

It was impossible to disguise that I was an middle class English woman, and did not belong in a Northern Irish Protestant working men’s club. However, my hosts were keen for me to witness the atmosphere in the smoke-filled bar, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An unwelcome Christian

On a Sunday morning I found XY lying in a bed at my flat. He was there because Mansfield Church was fully booked. I could hardly bear to be in his company and wondered out loud how long we would … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Insensitive weekend drug dealers (Rousse)

I spent the working day at my portable desk on pavement on the north side of Princes Street. It had a convenient storage slot where I kept a big supply of bottled water. One Friday a bunch of ruffians offered … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

From student accommodation in Sheffield to unwelcome attention in the garden (Rousse)

I left the conference with a PhD student who was also heading north. She offered me a bed for the night in her student house in Sheffield, which I willingly accepted – and then instantly regretted as we walked through … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Unwelcome gate-crashers (Rousse)

TPR and I were fooled into thinking that we were being shown to our room. The problem was that none was available for us. Instead SM and PM were asked to host us in their massive modern apartment. They were … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Unwelcome guest on Scottish island is served yellow slime for supper (Rousse)

On Thursday afternoon I observed CEO AM in her London headquarters deep in discussion with a very bright 16 year old girl, apparently the daughter of JMcL (who, as far as I knew, didn’t have any children). On Friday night … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CPD trainer at Edinburgh University struggles with workload, Apple iOS7, and an unwelcome photograph (Rousse)

SR came out of retirement solely to summon JB and me to a meeting. He passed on a message that our colleagues thought that we were slackers. It was high time that the pair of us made a serious effort … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment