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Conkers: the latest in cyber security (Rousse)

BP was asleep in bed with SC. In the middle of the night I awoke him to deliver the secret message encrypted inside a conker. The next day I found BP in the front passenger seat of his family car … Continue reading

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A 1980s GTi love match (Rousse)

AH confessed that he almost proposed to me in the late 1980s. This was with the encouragement of my mother, keen to recruit him as a son-in-law. This was nothing to do with love for me. Rather, AH and my … Continue reading

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The chance of a year in France and Marmite tinfoil in a Little Chef (Rousse)

I sat through the sandy-haired lecturer’s explanation of how to apply for a year abroad in France then took the ‘handout’ at the end. This took the form of three tiny orange cards, rather like rail tickets. There was little … Continue reading

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Meeting a metal-framed monarch mother at the New York mausoleum (Rousse)

I was auditioning for the role of mistress of an American millionaire. A small Jewish Italian New Yorker appeared to have taken a fancy to me so I did my best to impress him by spending the afternoon with his … Continue reading

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A purple helter skelter, party tricks, Skype, and recycling (Rousse)

JC was my passenger as we drove along a formerly familiar route that now included a purple helter skelter ramp covered all over in graffiti. I was amazed that the car was supple enough to work its way round the … Continue reading

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Bristol house building and Edinburgh skyscrapers (Rousse)

It took a while, but eventually I managed to make a distinction between my colleague TF and student AA. This achieved, I climbed into TF’s car for our trip. Our first destination was Bristol. Here TF showed me the house … Continue reading

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A fellow millionaire (Rousse)

I picked up the call on my mobile in the car. ‘Congratulations’ said the posh man, ‘You have won £1,000,000’. ‘Who is this?’ I asked. ‘I’m phoning from the Royal Society of Edinburgh. All Fellows are automatically entered into our … Continue reading

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