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Katie Hopkins on University Challenge (Rousse)

‘Katie Hopkins? Katie Hopkins on University Challenge?’ I asked. ‘Yes’, replied HJ, ‘Representing Birmingham University’. This was all related to me on a Scottish beach where, by complete coincidence, was gathered an array of my undergraduate friends. Here I also … Continue reading

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Friends amongst French antiques (Rousse)

My school friend KC and her husband D excitedly showed us a brochure for a French antique shop. Amongst the photographs of ancient furniture I spotted the proprietors P and SG. KC couldn’t believe the coincidence. I admitted that this … Continue reading

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Star Trek Voyager’s Neelix and Kes moonlight as fake holiday guests (Rousse)

‘What a coincidence!’ cried TPR in the dining room of our holiday resort. At first I thought that he had recognised an old work colleague, but when we approached the table I saw that his quarry was Neelix and Kes … Continue reading

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Naked housework, phone swapping, and Doctor Who accessories (Rousse)

Naked, I tidied up my London flat. I moved slices of white bread from the first floor sitting room windowsill to the kitchen where they belonged. When I returned downstairs a fat woman brandishing a gun confronted me in the … Continue reading

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From danger in the Scottish hills to a ski-ing trip in Surrey (Rousse)

I struggled up the mountain side, the gap between us widening with every step I took. TPR was miles ahead of me and I would never catch up with him. The terrain was particularly difficult over the grassy banks. If … Continue reading

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Herman and his (twenty-first century) hermits take a trip to Manchester Airport (Rousse)

“It’s Herman the German” hissed AW when I asked who was at the wheel of my car. Now I understood why WB was chatting away in her native language in the passenger seat. Herman was driving us all to Manchester … Continue reading

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Rousse reviews the retired and retro

“What a coincidence, Struther Arnott was here just yesterday”, I commented to Brian Lang as he took a seat on the big green sofa in our sitting room. “I wonder what it is with retired principals of St Andrews University? … Continue reading

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Harry the photographer prince (Rousse)

What a coincidence to spot Prince Harry twice in the same day! First of all I ended up just a couple of rows away from him in the stand at the Olympics reprise show. Here television footage from London 2012 … Continue reading

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Matt LeBlanc meets Rob Brydon (Rousse)

I offered my only (very loose) connection with show business as a conversation opener to my new friend Matt LeBlanc. On learning this intelligence of Rob Brydon, Matt replied “Well that’s a coincidence. I was at Rob’s new show last … Continue reading

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