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Project plans go up in smoke (Rousse)

Out of the blue I heard that I had been named as a co-investigator on a UK Digital Economy Programme Network+ grant on the theme of ‘Place’. The project would be led by a colleague at the University of St … Continue reading

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An introduction to a new colleague goes off the rails (Belle)

We were travelling from the office to the seaside on board the company train. I was introduced to the new sales director who told me “I actually have a pretty great sense of humour.” I guffawed in his face. “Simply … Continue reading

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Corporate fun (with a dodgy doctor) in Hawaii (Rousse)

TPR and I were shepherded into a tiny cupboard with some of his colleagues at a corporate party in Hawaii. Meanwhile those preparing the later activity conducted a team partnering exercise. Several people were swapped back and forth across cupboards … Continue reading

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A flying visit to Nine Mile Burn (Rousse)

JM gave me very little time to consider the sense of his suggestion. ‘Just hold my hand tight, and everything will be fine’ he instructed. Then we jumped the twenty feet from the balcony into the school hall below. JM … Continue reading

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A busy seaside highland hotel (Rousse)

I hoped that all this cycling was helping me to lose weight. I’d seen a shocking video of myself in a mustard yellow shift dress over black leggings and did not the idea that kindly people had taken to describing … Continue reading

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Sad and lonely at the seaside (Rousse)

I was lonely on the beach and looking for company (when not almost losing my Blackberry in the water when the tide came in). I looked through pub and café doors in the hope of finding someone I knew. All … Continue reading

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Unethical practices of rail companies (Rousse)

The three women in the train carriage were all plain-clothed police officers. I knew this because I had been allocated the role of PhD supervisor for one of them. The woman in question, however, was unaware of this because she … Continue reading

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Katie Price takes to the water prior to speaking engagement in Liverpool (Rousse)

Katie Price (aka Jordan) and I lapped the swimming pool together. I wondered whether (her) fake boobs behaved differently from the real thing (mine) when in water, but from my vantage point it was not possible to tell, and I … Continue reading

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A tempting offer to come out of retirement (Rousse)

I picked up the call on TPR’s mobile. It was his old boss. ‘Keith Falconer’s left the company and I need a quick replacement’ he said. ‘I’m willing to pay £33k for a one year contract. Do you think TPR … Continue reading

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A cruel white lichen attack (Rousse)

I hadn’t appreciated the poor state of public transport in the US until I attempted to use the service to get from a conference hotel to an airport. The driver and his lackeys were particularly unkind to passengers. They did … Continue reading

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