Monthly Archives: July 2013

Kittens come home (Rousse)

I didn’t care that I was allergic to cats. I wanted two kittens, and I wanted them now. The two men from the animal rescue centre opened up a couple of crates. Each one was crammed with a selection of … Continue reading

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An exclusive relationship (Rousse)

I was terribly excited that SL was in town and we were finally lined up to work on a research project together. On our first night we slept in the same bed. I was somewhat disappointed that MS came along … Continue reading

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JK Rowling offers advice to novice novelist (Rousse)

JK Rowling and I had been friends for a long time, so I knew that she wouldn’t mind at all giving me some advice on the first paragraph of my new novel. JK Rowling features on Dreamaticus quite frequently. You’ll … Continue reading

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Tsunami safety (Rousse)

The plan was that I would send a few more e-mails before heading home for the weekend. I delayed this a little more when I accepted an invitation to go and sunbathe on the pier. Everyone was enjoying the casual … Continue reading

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Friday afternoons in academia (Rousse)

If the funding councils knew how we spent our Friday afternoons, they would probably close us down immediately. A selection of my favourite colleagues – including MR, AM (normally resident at another university), JLW (not an academic) and an American … Continue reading

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Sir Winston Churchill’s Westminster memorial statue signer (Rousse)

When they started arguing over a new name for the professional body, I knew it was time to leave. I headed straight to Westminster Abbey where a memorial service for Sir Winston Churchill was underway. I was shocked that so … Continue reading

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