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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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A wasted wedding day in Edinburgh (Rousse)

This had to be the most boring and short-lived wedding celebration of all time. Although some of my most interesting school friends were amongst the guests (including JB and GB, now a married couple themselves), TPR and I were sitting … Continue reading

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A PhD student, a wolf, and a champion demented Whitby stretcher-thrower (Rousse)

There was so much going on in the corridors that it took a long time to get everyone into the room and the main characters around the table for the PhD supervision. The student had become so paranoid that she … Continue reading

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When roux sauce goes wrong (Rousse)

I knew that he should have kept his mouth shout. Instead, he opened up the invitation to dinner at his house to everyone at the meeting. “My wife won’t mind”, he boasted. Indeed she did mind – very much. She … Continue reading

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Sir Paul McCartney sings for information scientists (Rousse)

BC organised an evening reception for all the summer information science interns based in the US. I was delighted to be invited: I’d been getting very lonely living in a shed in my hosts’ garden. I was beginning to feel … Continue reading

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Mac swap scam alert (Rousse)

Such was the value of my most recent research report that it had been translated into Swedish. I was about to boast about this when SL pointed out that it looked like someone had “swapped” Macs with me. The one … Continue reading

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McKinsey incentive holidays trump cinema trip with criminologists (Rousse)

“I flew first class with 90 Russians, and we ate like kings both on the outward and return journeys” boasted TT. “Who did you work for?” I asked. When he answered “McKinsey” it all made sense. The incentive event that … Continue reading

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