Author Archives: Dreamaticus

Phil Collins flies first class (Rousse)

Phil Collins was travelling first class from Montreal back to London on the same flight as me. I knew this because the fat woman in yellow told me so in the vast aircraft toilets.

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Paul McCartney’s plastic surgeon (Rousse)

Paul McCartney came on set to check its authenticity. Meanwhile I checked his. He looked so incredibly young that I was almost tempted to ask him for the number of his plastic surgeon.

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The real reason why Jeremy Clarkson was forced to leave the BBC (Rousse)

Jeremy Clarkson had been sacked so my long-awaited appearance on Top Gear was cancelled. However, the disgraced TV star still honoured our date. First he cooked for me and DB. Breakfast was a huge plate of black bacon. Then he … Continue reading

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Post-its as visual aids (Rousse)

It was much easier for our project team to work in the new office. With the extra space we weren’t so much in one another’s way. I just wished that I had been kinder when I gave B feedback on … Continue reading

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Innovation at the British Library (Rousse)

I sat in the futuristic auditorium surrounded by the great and good of the British Library. Above each pod was an electronic name tag that identified its occupant. Since they shared the same surname, I wondered whether the woman on … Continue reading

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Dilemma during final of University Challenge in French (Rousse)

My boyfriend was called Phil. We’d been seeing one another on and off for a while now so it was good to make it official. He was a nice man, though a bit posh – and a lot younger than … Continue reading

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A half-written report, a lazy student, and a planned death (Rousse)

WM sat at the kitchen table with her half-written report in front of her. Another couple of students were milling around, but not the one that WM was after. When her quarry eventually appeared WM shouted at him for not … Continue reading

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