Monthly Archives: December 2010

Alex McLeish relishes driving role while Rousse prepares for her test

I felt very honoured that Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish was my driver. From my position on the back seat I leant forward to chat to my former student JM. He was excited about the trip because he had plans … Continue reading

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Vernon Kay, Tess Daly and a mouse (Belle)

On a beautiful sunny afternoon, I went to a tower block on the Pepys Estate to visit Vernon Kay. He surprised me by giving me quite a passionate kiss and I had no idea we knew each other like that. … Continue reading

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Extortionate eatery and exhibitor costs (Rousse)

While JW explained the set-up of the book display and encouraged us to invite potential customers to her sale the next day, I set to work grilling sausages and bacon for the hungry EdCM friends eagerly awaiting breakfast in our … Continue reading

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Assessment extensions and the draw of the Ring of Brodgar (Rousse)

I was so terribly ill that I couldn’t possibly take the Knowledge Management exam. My tutor, Professor BC, was extremely sympathetic (and – most bizarrely – looked super-cool dressed in distressed denim jeans). He granted permission for me to take … Continue reading

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Mark Kermode, spy school, beetroot salad (Belle)

The kids at the spy school won the MI5 raffle and a fraud was suspected. Inspectors were sent along and an investigation launched. I was watching all this unravel from a whole food stall across the street. The beetroot salad … Continue reading

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From Molière to Indiana Jones: the dramas of Rousse continue

Illness had struck and I was forced to relinquish my role in the production of Molière. Two understudies – my work colleague KT and friend SJ – kindly agreed to take the stage in my place. I worried that their … Continue reading

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Just who is Daniel Wesserstrom? (Belle)

I watched the development of a young artist, who performed in a beautiful rotunda shaped room at Goldsmiths College. His art was in the performance/improvisation style, yet there was no doubt in my mind that he would be as big … Continue reading

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