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Stirrup hairdressing (Rousse)

I sat at a make-shift hairdresser’s chair with my feet fixed in stirrups. A man attended to my hair, then a woman demanded £60 – for a simple dry trim. What a waste of money.

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Conference confusion (Rousse)

I was regretting my decision to accept the invitation to chair the conference, especially now that the ‘man in charge’ was obviously ignoring the programme and directing the delegates keen to hear the plenary session into a field. This was … Continue reading

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Cheapest fares from Edinburgh to Korea via London Heathrow (Rousse)

AC and I were running very, very late to check in for a flight from Edinburgh to Korea via London Heathrow. If we didn’t flag down a taxi in Leith soon, we would miss it altogether. At the airport the … Continue reading

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Stage scaling and an overgrown Brownie (Rousse)

The venue for my talk was a vast lecture hall that held hundreds, and it was packed. From my spot on stage I recognised many faces from from the information world in the audience. Amongst them were groups of students … Continue reading

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A baby faux pas and strange soft words (Rousse)

I made the most appalling faux pas by congratulating HC-H’s ex-wife on the arrival of her new baby daughter the day after the new wife had given birth. She would not accept an apology. Instead she lay into me with … Continue reading

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Carrier bag charge legislation linked to increase in drug abuse at Tesco (Rousse)

I found numerous empty drug ampoules littered in and around the supermarket trolleys in Tesco car park. This problem had escalated since the introduction of carrier bag charge legislation in Scotland on 20th October 2014. I witnessed an addict shooting … Continue reading

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Fostering in Bristol (Rousse)

I took up part-time fostering. My charge was a boy of about 11 years of age whose father had left the family, and whose mother could not cope. My first assignment was to spend a Saturday afternoon with him and … Continue reading

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Risky whisky expenses (Rousse)

TPR jumped into my London hotel bed at 05:00am. “Where have you been?” I asked. “I thought you were at home?” “No, I have been drinking whisky in the bar downstairs. Tomorrow I have a meeting with Sun Microsystems in … Continue reading

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Drugs and death at Tesco (Rousse)

I needed drugs. TPR told me that we could buy them over the counter at the supermarket. I wasn’t too sure of this, but felt it was worth a try, so I followed him out of the door and along … Continue reading

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Electricity theft in Edinburgh (Rousse)

The residents of Edinburgh’s Annandale Street would not be pleased when they discovered that I’d been charging my iPhone, iPad and MacBook Air from the power sockets under their lawns.

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