Monthly Archives: September 2013

The last blogpost

I love the start of the academic year in Hall. I’ve just been in the Laundry, where one of the new first years started putting his dirty clothes in a tumble dryer, until I showed him which ones were washing … Continue reading

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Connorstantinople

When last I left you, I had checked into my hostel after wandering the thrillingly noisy night-time streets of Istanbul on Saturday night. I was on such an Istanbul-related high that I didn’t go straight to bed. Instead, I sat … Continue reading

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Not Constantinople

Hello from Turkey, where there is apparently no such thing as too much aftershave. I got up on Saturday morning, without having yet packed, or even having done my laundry. I had enough money for laundry, and for a bus … Continue reading

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Twenty-two, sixty-six

I’m lying in bed and my heart is beating at a million miles an hour. I waited up until that special hour. Midnight was payday. I have spent all the pay I got in Russia on my backlog of loan … Continue reading

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Up, down, up

Hello, World Wide Web! It’s been a while. In fact, in the three years and four months since I started blogging, this is the first time that TWO WHOLE WEEKS have passed between blogposts. I am, you will be pleased … Continue reading

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