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Walls have ears (Rousse)

MK clearly had no idea that QU was still in the room as she launched into an angry account of his behaviour. She had placed herself in extreme danger and it was up to me to protect her. I grabbed … Continue reading

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Tom Cruise is half-Korean (Rousse)

We expected that TMcE would be telling us all about George Clooney, but instead he wanted to talk about Tom Cruise. I tried hard to listen as he revealed that Tom Cruise is half-Korean. This was all rather difficult because … Continue reading

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A course in Corbridge – with popsicles (Rousse)

The venue for the course was the sitting room of my (dead) grandmother’s house in Corbridge. It was exactly as it was the last time that I had last visited it in the 1980s. The brown curtains still hung at … Continue reading

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A close encounter in the shower (Rousse)

I was staying in a big chain hotel with thin walls and communal showers. I declared that I needed to wash my hair and KH (a pal from my undergraduate days) volunteered to assist me. I let him come as … Continue reading

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Castle trap (Rousse)

X and I were trapped in a damp, crumbling castle. Each time we turned a corner the cold, dark, wet walls closed in on us even further. How would we ever escape?

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House purchase buyer beware (Rousse)

TPR and I were very pleased with our recent house purchase. Conveniently located not far from our old flat, the size of its reception rooms was its best feature. Something that was unclear to me, however, was the status of … Continue reading

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Unique accommodation and party provision for Newcastle University students (Rousse)

At Newcastle University the students slept together stacked on open wooden shelves, not unlike enormous upturned printers’ blocks. They all used special fixed-gear bicycles to scale the high walls to reach their wooden cells. Unfortunately the sleeping space was very … Continue reading

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A bathroom for every bedroom in Edinburgh’s Victoria Street accommodation (Rousse)

I visited AC in his Victoria Street flat. None of us had ever been there before, although TPR had once peered into the sitting room and concluded that this was the extent of the apartment. This was on the basis … Continue reading

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Finals failure and longest hair competition win (Rousse)

The University library was crammed with my final year colleagues, some of whom had apparently been revising there for the full academic year. I was yet to open a book, and with a gap of 28 years since we all … Continue reading

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Victim takes refuge in medieval tower as gunman runs amok on university campus (Rousse)

XY deliberately failed to acknowledge me at the start of his presentation. It was obvious that the had audience members noticed this. To lighten the mood, I said jokingly “What about me?” My colleagues found this hilarious. Unfortunately the speaker … Continue reading

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