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A huge hairy monster, a pickpocket, and promises of staff socials (Rousse)

‘There’s a huge hairy monster making a terrible racket in room C44!’ I screamed down the phone to security. What I didn’t tell them was that this was a monster of our own making. We’d created it using a graphics … Continue reading

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A smoked salmon surprise and an unexpected dip in the North Sea (Rousse)

A quick glance at my calendar told me that I should be with AJ speaking about the new framework to female students. I made a dash for room C14, taking care not to trip along the poorly maintained corridors. ‘What … Continue reading

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CPD trainer at Edinburgh University struggles with workload, Apple iOS7, and an unwelcome photograph (Rousse)

SR came out of retirement solely to summon JB and me to a meeting. He passed on a message that our colleagues thought that we were slackers. It was high time that the pair of us made a serious effort … Continue reading

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A weekend salmon fishing (Rousse)

“Are you OK to go salmon fishing the weekend of 12th March?” asked EH. “12th March? When does the season start?” interupted some random bloke. I concluded that this man was a half-wit: doesn’t everyone know the dates of the … Continue reading

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Simon Cowell and Outlook calendar chaos (Rousse)

Simon Cowell gave me a big hug and congratulated me on my recent work. Then I got back to the Sunday afternoon business of working out how on earth I would fit in a visit to the University of Birmingham … Continue reading

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Rousse’s real parents

So now I knew the reasons why I looked nothing like either of my two sisters, and my parents clammed up whenever the topic of genetics came up in conversation. AP confessed to me that back in 1962 he embarked … Continue reading

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Home improvement – with sheep (Rousse)

The house was a-buzz with DIY and related domestic projects. While my university friend SB hosed down the steps to our New Town basement, TPR dismantled the broken external door handle to take for repair by the locksmith. It was … Continue reading

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