Monthly Archives: May 2019

Job competition (Rousse)

I acknowledged that KA was a stronger candidate for the advertised post than I, but never expected to find her at the University on interview day, super-slim and chic in a smart silk dress, and gearing up to hurl insults … Continue reading

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Terrorist YouTube treat on campus (Rousse)

Following the previous year’s success, I invited my colleagues at Scottish Enterprise back on campus for a week. This time, however, they treated their visit as a jolly, crowding around my computer singing along to karaoke videos on YouTube. As … Continue reading

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Private jets and potty mouth swears (Belle)

I turned up at my old workplace to be told I had better hurry up and moderate the meeting that had just started. I wanted to know who was going to be writing up the report and my boss said: … Continue reading

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Isle of Wight wonders (Belle)

When I studied my new poster map of the Isle of Wight, I saw galleon symbols all around the coastline. These, I learned, were the abandoned ‘ship-radio club-stations’ of the island. I determined to walk around the island and visit … Continue reading

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Noisy neighbours upgrade Belle’s kitchen

It was the middle of the night and the troublesome neighbours had parked six vans outside my house and were now having what sounded like a family get-together in my kitchen. I stormed downstairs and made a speech: “You lot … Continue reading

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Drug enforcer Belle

Mary Portas briefed us. We were to travel to south west London and “get serious” with various defaulting gang members. To show how serious the situation was, she gave each of us an AK-47. Afterwards I realised that my gun … Continue reading

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Strange happenings in Sheffield (Rousse)

At the University of Sheffield iSchool AM taught photography skills in the lunch hour. Her keenest pupil was SW. I also caught LA and IB moonlighting as PhD students in the same department.

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