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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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