Author Archives: Dreamaticus

Spaceship flies over Edinburgh and pensioners enjoy the Paris nightwear walk Pierrot-style (Rousse)

I was running very late when I bumped into MT near the Pleasance. I hadn’t seen him for over thirty years and had no idea that he was now working at the University of Edinburgh. I thought he was still … Continue reading

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Conference shambles (Rousse)

Now that I had seen a copy of the conference proceedings I was extremely embarrassed to be associated with the event. It was a complete and utter shambles. Even as I presented my paper it was clear that nobody was … Continue reading

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Sneaky student snogging (Rousse)

Surely just a little snog in the JCR with JK would do no harm – even though I disapproved of his pony-tail?

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Walls have ears (Rousse)

MK clearly had no idea that QU was still in the room as she launched into an angry account of his behaviour. She had placed herself in extreme danger and it was up to me to protect her. I grabbed … Continue reading

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A day trip to Berwick by bus (Rousse)

‘North Berwick?’ I asked. ‘No’, she replied, ‘Berwick Berwick. The second time I waited at the bus stop and took the first bus that came. Until we got there I had no idea that this was a coach chartered by … Continue reading

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Appointments committee limbo party (Rousse)

The video link to the meeting of senior management across town should have been closed down much earlier in the day. Since it was still open the six of us in the classroom were able to witness completely the unexpected … Continue reading

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Slippery when wet (Rousse)

My mission was to take a credit card to John’s Restaurant, presumably to leave my number to secure a reservation. The route there was treacherous. I clung to a slippery wet rock-face, determined not to fall and injure myself. I … Continue reading

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