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I moved out of Lyon Street at the end of my third year,
and went home for the summer. Although I did enjoy Lyon
Street, it wasn't the same as living in student halls,
so I applied for Meadowside Halls, which is the student
halls used mainly for 4th and 5th year foreign students,
and surprisingly got accepted.
It was great to be able to share a mixed flat with flatmates
from all over the world.
I don't know what some of these flatmates are
up to these days, so if anyone knows any more information,
then please e-mail
The 9 Flatmates. Picture taken at Daniela's birthday
- Back row: Doreen, Thibault, Craig, Shong and Jochen
- Front Row: Sven, me, Bjorn and Daniela
Room 1 - me
|Room 2 - Sarah Bannister (Scotland)
||Sarah left after 4/5 weeks. She was studying
3rd year Information Management. Sarah got engaged to her
long term boyfriend (Donn) while she was at Meadowside.
She didn't like Dundee at all and moved back home to Kinlochrannoch.
She is now working in a 112 bedroom hotel near Kinlochrannoch
as the Head Housekeeper.
|Room 2 - Oleg Kalugin (Ukraine)
||He had a teaching post in the University for
a month before Christmas, so he moved into Sarah's vacant
room. He left at Christmas to go home to his wife and children
in the Ukraine.
|Room 2 - Craig Pitcairn (Scotland)
||When Sarah's room became vacant, I asked Craig
to apply for it, but they had already gave it to Oleg. He
put his name down for any spare rooms in Meadowside, and
then got Oleg's room after Christmas. Craig now works for
BT in Dundee, and I go through and see him regularly.
|Room 3 - Lim Yean Shong (Malaysia)
|| Shong moved back to Scotland after gaining
a work permit and has started working as a Graduate Engineer
in Glasgow. He lived in Meadowside for 3 years! Always good
on the playstation and can swim like a COW! Good video CD-ROM
collection (they are cheap to buy in Malaysia!)
|Room 4 - Doreen Shulze (Germany)
|| We had lots of good arguments (mainly over
food)! She gave me a love of 80's pop music. Doreen got
married to Jerome Tiberghien who lived in the room below
me at Meadowside!
|Room 5 - Daniela Lerch (Germany)
|Room 6 - Jochen Schlageter (Germany)
|| Jochen was a good friend, and we would often
stay up talking till the early hours about anything and
everything. He got married to Ludi on 10 March 2000, and
now lives in Germany where he is working with a network
|Room 7 - Bjorn Wennstrom (Finland)
|| We had great times going swimming and watching
films (especially ones with Samuel L Jackson in them)! I
would always enjoy beating him at Tekken 3 on the Playstation.
Bjorn works for an IT company with approximately 50 employees.
He is based mainly in Sweden.
|Room 8 - Jean Sven Schenk (Germany)
|Room 9 - Thibault Bellocq (France)
Our secret flatmate - Jeremy the Gerbil!! Craig bought
a gerbil the summer before I moved into Meadowside, and
when he joined me just after Christmas, he brought it
with him. The University has a strict policy against owning
any pets, so we had to keep him a secret (even from our
flatmates). So for those Meadowsiders who didn't know
Jeremy sadly passed away in February
Stories and Photo's
The warden: We continually had battles
with our warden (who was the same guy that Craig and me had
when we were at Alloway Halls. He found Jochen trying to fix
the Heating System once and totally blew a fuse (the warden,
that is)! Later on, our fridge door broke off, and he charged
us £10 each to get it repaired. We refused to pay up,
and fixed it ourselves! Soon after that, three of our German
flatmates burnt a pot sized ring into the table surface in the
living room, and the Warden charged us each £10 (£90
in total) to repair the table. He deducted it from our deposits,
and still hasn't fixed it...He also charged me £5 for
my keys being missing when I vacated my flat, when I had left
them locked away in my room where only he had access. There
were numerous times when he nearly found Jeremy the Gerbil,
but Craig and I were always on alert to make sure he was well
hidden in time!
Flatmates - Please keep in touch...
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