Monthly Archives: May 2018

‘Between the server’ dancing to the Smiths at Spotify HQ in Sweden (Rousse)

I discovered the twenty-first century equivalent of Saturday loitering in HMV. This was to spend the afternoon between the enormous file servers at Spotify’s headquarters in Sweden, dancing to the entire repertoire of the Smiths. Advertisements

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Rob Brydon kiss and tell (Rousse)

I knew that Rob Brydon was in town for the Edinburgh Film Festival, but had not anticipated that he would forsake the celeb parties in favour of popping down the road to pay us a visit. He embraced me in … Continue reading

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Breaking bad in Edinburgh (Rousse)

I finally gave into Jesse Pinkman’s pleading, picked up the silver automatic Volvo at Picardy Place, and accepted the stolen mobile phone. We would cook with Badger in an empty house off Pilrig Street. For the time being it was … Continue reading

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A chandelier accident and a stolen tricycle (Belle)

This was turning into a great work day. Bruno Ganz was wandering around, wearing a dinner jacket. A colleague told me ‘management’ had  taken Bruno out to a casino for dinner and a chandelier had fallen off the ceiling near their … Continue reading

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The great missing scones scandal (Rousse)

MSB was clearly disappointed that the promised scones were not in evidence at our wee tea party. I hadn’t the heart to tell her that this was due to her early arrival (and that TPR and I were still in … Continue reading

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Belle’s non-cheap chips

My chip shop had quite a reputation. Many A-lister celebs would queue outside in their finest outfits to purchase “Chips My Way”. The experience included rude staff, no menu choices and high prices.  All my chips were fried in animal fat … Continue reading

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Over body-confidence, laundry robbers, the Northumbrian pipes, and a man in white bow ties (Rousse)

Early one morning, before the shops opened, my sister S, my mother and I ran along the Ullapool esplanade. At the far end we stepped on the scales. My sister weighed in at 11 stone five, over two stone heavier … Continue reading

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