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Inconsiderate motorists bring news of competition windfall (Rousse)

I had the best night’s sleep with TPR in a tent in a field at the foot of the Pentland Hills. The original plan was to pack up the tent in the morning, then head to the hills for a … Continue reading

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Job competition (Rousse)

I acknowledged that KA was a stronger candidate for the advertised post than I, but never expected to find her at the University on interview day, super-slim and chic in a smart silk dress, and gearing up to hurl insults … Continue reading

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Breaks on a plane (Belle)

As the airplane taxied down the runway, the cabin crew announced the break-dancing competition. I was to go first.  My performance was lacklustre, under-rehearsed and embarrassing. I received a smattering of applause. Second to the stage was a young lad … Continue reading

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Sponge-cake frog-legs (Belle)

I was panicking. The judges were on their way and I was still smearing green-coloured sponge cake onto my legs and I hadn’t even got my webbed feet ready. I was a fool to enter this competition.

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Lindisfarne tribute band fail (Rousse)

Although JS had put in all the work for the university reunion, I was the mistress of ceremonies for the day. This meant that the guests were under the impression that I was responsible for the shambolic arrangements. These included: … Continue reading

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The school dinner rap (Belle)

An old colleague (DP-G) could always talk me into anything. After she was called away to a dog-sitting emergency, she convinced me to take her place in a mixed-pair rapping competition. I met my rapping partner in the lecture theatre … Continue reading

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Simon Cowell puts in a (fake) appearance (Rousse)

I was one of the few people who was in the know. This whole talent competition was a complete charade. Sure enough Simon Cowell had a hand in it, but the ‘contestants’ had no idea that he was only putting … Continue reading

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Competing at the cloud computing headgear championships (Rousse)

TPR, JM and I were competing at the London Olympia cloud computing headgear championships. It was pretty obvious to me that JM would win with his baby blue mohair beanie.

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Husband claims that he is God (Rousse)

I overheard TPR tell a conference delegate that he was God, and claim that this was why he was qualified to speak about social media use in higher education (even though he knew nothing about the subject). He also explained … Continue reading

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Getting rid of an ex (Rousse)

I wondered if I would ever get rid of my ex-boyfriend? This was no way for him to win back my heart, moping around dwelling on what could have been. He should also have paid heed to the ‘competition’. Nobody … Continue reading

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