Monthly Archives: May 2011

Mention of Elton John and exotic work trips sets off swoon (Rousse)

When the policeman searched my Birmingham hotel room for weapons he found the bicycle chain slotted down the side of the bed. Surprisingly my claim of possible self-defence was accepted. The next day I set off for my meeting at … Continue reading

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Beware iPhone e-mail reconnection charges and approaching traffic (Rousse)

Although I was on holiday I couldn’t resist checking in on campus. Here I found a few close colleagues (DB, EH) taking a group of foreign staff and students out for lunch. Some walked to the restaurant, and others cycled. … Continue reading

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Rousse runs and battles nepotism at the BBC

I ran past the Scottish Parliament with old-timers EJ and LG even though neither was a current member of the running club. One no longer lived in Edinburgh and the other was heavily pregnant. ‘Why are you here?” I asked. … Continue reading

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Diet Coke special delivery and explanations of evidence based practice (Rousse)

I took a last minute decision to call into Tesco to stock up on supplies for my office. By the time I reached the till I had bought far more than I could carry, largely due to the purchase of … Continue reading

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Postcards to Prince William, a rat in the office, and in-flight washing facilities (Rousse)

When I said that I would join them just as soon as I finished addressing my postcards to the Palace most of the party shot me dirty looks. I didn’t care. They were just jealous that they – unlike me … Continue reading

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Monkey on drugs (Belle)

Now that the monkey had moved into my childhood home, I realised just how easily I had been tricked. Far from liking me, it became obvious that it was simply looking for somewhere comfortable to take heroin.

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Jonathan Ross’ theatre date and a threat of war in Edinburgh (Rousse)

Every time that we stopped to take a photo on our walk along the headland the gap between us and Jonathan Ross narrowed. Eventually he was so close behind us that we could hear every word he shared with his … Continue reading

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