Monthly Archives: January 2012

Stephen Fry gone in a Wispa (Rousse)

Stephen Fry was was at my house. Stephen Fry was at my house? Is that right? Yes, there he was sitting on the sofa talking to my niece AF about his role as the new front man for the latest … Continue reading

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Dog days for Belle

Rather unexpectedly I gave birth to a cute puppy. Unfortunately, his father denied paternity. He was, after all, a senior knowledge manager. And human.

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Time-travelling Rupert Grint (as Ron Weasley) greets Rousse in the Kingdom of Fife

This was one of the most interesting research seminars that I had ever attended: it was just like a circus performance. My favourite act was the set of extremely flexible women gymnasts. They all started off in crab position, tightly … Continue reading

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Working at home with red wine, Indians, a blind man, and hairy legs (Rousse)

I spent a morning with AB and WB “working at home” at their Edinburgh flat. RL was also a day-time regular at the B residence thanks to generous time off in lieu arrangements that he had negotiated with his gullible … Continue reading

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Beach beauty tips (Rousse)

Even though it was still winter, I packed my pink swimming costume for our trip to the beach. I almost threw a bottle of shampoo into the bag too, but then had second thoughts. Washing my hair in the grey … Continue reading

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Fusion cooking goes wrong (Belle)

The roast turkey was carried into a room at shoulder height by three or four waiters. As the platter was lowered I noted that the chef had stuck a badger’s head where the turkey’s should have been.

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Flatmate shoot-out (Belle)

I didn’t know what I had done to upset my flatmate but she was not taking it at all well. The gunfire had been going on for at least ten minutes and I was fortunate that my swivel chair was … Continue reading

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