Monthly Archives: October 2018

Spectacular mountain bike accident at Corbridge (Rousse)

KA tore past me on her mountain bike, then shattered into a thousand tiny pieces when she hit the rocks on shore of the River Tyne under the bridge at Corbridge. Advertisements

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Blue Peter’s Patch lives! (Rousse)

As a former Blue Peter presenter, I cared for the programme’s dog Patch well into his old age. (Many people mistakenly believed the BBC’s story that the pet had died in the early 1970s. This simply was not true, and … Continue reading

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Prince George’s part-time passion and a romantic near-miss (Rousse)

Prince George of Cambridge had 5 minutes before his next royal appointment to open a new hospital ward. He chose to spend it stroking my upper torso. Afterwards I almost climbed into bed with my cousin NA. Fortunately I saw … Continue reading

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The naked lecturer (Rousse)

My undergraduate class was very polite. Nobody said a word when I turned up to teach completely naked.

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Terrifying taxi transport costs (Rousse)

My cousins T and SB complained of their lack of sleep. They had been forced to leave the ball ‘early’ at 03:30am and only managed a couple of hours in bed before they were obliged to cross town to collect … Continue reading

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Habitat introduces 3-D room screens (Rousse)

Wandering around the Habitat showroom, I was impressed by a new product that was said to enlarge indoor space: enormous 3-D room screens fashioned from purple and white carpet. Viewed from the right angle, they really did work.

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An incontinent dog (Rousse)

I regarded with suspicion the sticky wet yellow footprints on the lino in the kitchen of the flat that I rented to a bunch of students. Then I noticed a large white dog bouncing around the sitting room. Although I … Continue reading

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