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Nantes crocodiles, Chinese tourists, and taxi services (Rousse)

When we walked out of Nantes railway station it all came back to me – especially the crocodiles that I used to pet in secret in the middle of the night when I sneaked into the zoo after hours. My … Continue reading

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Go go girls, boyfriends, puppets, and Hootsuite (Rousse)

After a full day at a conference I was now expected to chair a doctoral colloquium, but I was so tired I could barely keep my eyes open – and I really needed to do so because: I had to … Continue reading

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A charmed life working for Gary Lineker and sleeping with Hugh Grant (Rousse)

Gary Lineker (my boss) supervised our stand at the Online Conference, held this year in the University of Edinburgh’s student union building. Gary wasn’t entirely sure how to find the best position to promote our services, but he wasn’t doing … Continue reading

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Christian boyfriend problems (Rousse)

I knew in my heart that we could never be together, even if TPR were despatched elsewhere. In spite of everything else in my suitor’s favour, I could never accept his Christian faith.

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Russell Tovey and the two-timing time twizzler (Belle)

Although it looked like a simple cheese grater, I had in fact invented the ‘Time Twizzler’.  I wasn’t sure what it did, but I knew that my life would be tranformed.  Later – and much to my horror – I … Continue reading

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Didier Deschamps: another fake football boyfriend (Belle)

Unwilling to admit I was attending the ball alone, I told people I was with the footballing twins, ‘Marcel’ and Didier Deschamps.

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Failed dirty weekend with UK’s leading homosexual (Belle)

I had been whisked off to a beautiful hotel by my ex boyfriend G, a former professional footballer.  However, it was now Saturday afternoon and I hadn’t actually seen him since we checked in 24 hours previously.  I sought assistance from the … Continue reading

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A new boyfriend (Rousse)

When the tall, dark 17 year-old took my hand and led me away from the others I questioned his motives. It was very hard to believe that all he wanted was for me to be his girlfriend.

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Stockton Sixth Form College students take to the skies and survive the flood (Rousse)

Very few of the staff who taught me were still now working at the Stockton Sixth Form College. The only teacher that I recognised was Mr X, still sporting his distinctive comb-over. I found ECM queening it over everyone in … Continue reading

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Rare feral brown and white mountain goats captured on film in the Scottish highlands (Rousse)

I saw RA’s boyfriend G playing with an iPad. When I asked what he was doing he showed me videos from his summer holiday. His favourites featured rare feral brown and white mountain goats grazing beside a steep waterfall in … Continue reading

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