Tag Archives: welcome

When an ex refuses to exit (Rousse)

It seemed a good idea at the time to invite my ex ST to visit while my husband TPR was away. My plan fell apart when ST didn’t understand that he was expected to leave as soon as TPR returned … Continue reading

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Holiday crime in the Caribbean (Rousse)

On holiday in Antigua I shared a double bedroom with JK, while TPR opted for a single. I couldn’t be sure where KT and KC were sleeping, but I was pleased that they came along. KT almost chose a cycling … Continue reading

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Funny faces in the Stockton Arms (Rousse)

The Stockton Arms had undergone a dramatic change since I was last a regular sixth former visitor in the early 1980s. The biggest difference was that children were now welcome. All those sitting near to me were very well behaved, … Continue reading

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Stabbing victim’s wife welcomes his murder (Rousse)

TPR and I were awakened by footsteps crunching across the gravel outside our bedroom window. I ran to the front of the flat and heard voices in the sitting room. There JS slept under white sheets in a corner. Meanwhile … Continue reading

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Shrove Tuesday drop scone pancake substitute (Rousse)

We decided to host a cake stand at the welcome event for new students. Since it was Shrove Tuesday we wanted to offer pancakes. However, this was impractical. Drop scones would have to serve as substitutes.

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Guests who overstay their welcome (Rousse)

It was a Monday morning and I was desperate for our weekend visitors to leave so that I could get to work. My plans were thwarted by my sister-in-law SMcC who insisted on cycling to the outskirts of the city. … Continue reading

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MSc Data Science Research Methods (Rousse)

My idea for an MSc in data science research methods was not warmly welcomed. All I got in response to my proposal was a set of dismissive facial expressions, hand gestures and grunts.

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Welcoming pupils at Teesside High School (Rousse)

I needed a copy of the Good university guide. The best place to find this was the sixth form common room at Teesside High School. The girls were a bit surprised at my request, but still let me in.

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Plans for dinner at Bill’s in Brighton ruined by Tunnocks afternoon tea (Rousse)

I was taking TPR on a tour of my work haunts. In Brighton I had planned dinner at Bill’s Restaurant. However, when we met JS in the street and she told us that NY worked nearby we changed our plans. … Continue reading

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Unexpected wedding guests: surprise dinosaur crocodiles and Africans (Rousse)

We were at yet another wedding and I had completely lost the plot. I’d left the invitation, card and present at home and couldn’t remember who was getting married this time. The only clue was that the reception was in … Continue reading

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