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Simon Cowell champions women in science (Rousse)

It was all very well for so-called consultants and other well-wishers to advise me to share out the work, but everyone else was just so busy – and I couldn’t trust them to do the job properly anyway. Everything was … Continue reading

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A kaftan and Kew (Rousse)

At the school reunion I whirled around in a huge brown tent of a kaftan dress. Then I sat down next to AH who told me all about her job at Kew. She was in charge of all media and … Continue reading

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Disappointing reunion and relatives (Rousse)

I was rather disappointed with the table setting at the big reunion party. Surely this kind of occasion deserved proper table linen and glasses? The paper napkins and plastic cups were simply not good enough. I would have to have … Continue reading

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Unexpected wedding guests: surprise dinosaur crocodiles and Africans (Rousse)

We were at yet another wedding and I had completely lost the plot. I’d left the invitation, card and present at home and couldn’t remember who was getting married this time. The only clue was that the reception was in … Continue reading

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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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Fugitive leaves stairless London office to join Texan start-up (Rousse)

We didn’t know why they had removed the staircase. Without it, the London office was very difficult to navigate. As best we could, P and I hunted for A. However, he seeemed to have disappeared. We later learnt that A … Continue reading

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Holy Island accommodation options (Rousse)

We bought a small cottage in the village on Holy Island, about a five minute walk from the Herring Houses. It had been neglected for years and was in need of a complete internal overhaul. The problem was that TPR … Continue reading

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