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Darts and death with Prince Charles (Rousse)

When Charles, Prince of Wales challenged TPR to a game of darts, I wandered out into the damp garden. The peace was interrupted when a woman ran across the terrace screaming ‘He’s dead, he’s dead, David is dead!’ Then a … Continue reading

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Settlers of Catan for all ages (Rousse)

I wondered whether it would be too great a challenge to teach the rules of Settlers of Catan to an eight year-old and her six-year old sister. Then I remembered that these were the grandchildren of BC. They would soon … Continue reading

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Witty trading app to challenge eBay (Rousse)

SL designed a new online trading app. Like all other similar tools (e.g. eBay), you could use it to buy and sell goods (obviously). Its USP, however, was its extremely witty on-screen instructions. The first time that I used it … Continue reading

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Doing the dirty work for HR (Rousse)

I was the toast of our HR department. WT congratulated me on having persuaded a hopeless colleague to give up a role for which he was clearly unsuited. It now looked like I was going to be asked to complete … Continue reading

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Hidden academics (Rousse)

I was asked to share an office with one of the most untidiest of my colleagues. This would be a big challenge for me. As for the students, they would never be able to find us because we failed to … Continue reading

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Snow go in Worcestershire – but all’s OK in Birmingham (Rousse)

The big challenge when driving in Birmingham was the quantity of traffic. TPR skilfully managed to avoid a crash as he weaved in and out of the lanes of the huge highways that passed through the city centre. Then we … Continue reading

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Inspired by Bill Hicks (Rousse)

Part of the comedy challenge for the four performers was to include mention of audience members in their sets. Suddenly I was very popular. It wasn’t my contributions to I’m sorry I haven’t a clue that attracted the attention of … Continue reading

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