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Evan Davies interviews for ‘How bad was my week?’

My sister S drove like a maniac along the Hebridean shoreline, skidding on seaweed and only narrowly avoiding the obstacles along the way – seals, children paddling, random tourists. From the back seat I screamed at her to slow down. … Continue reading

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Transformation on Tayside train (Rousse)

The train crossed the River Tay, took a sharp right in the direction of Dundee, then suddenly veered off the track to avoid a herd of deer. Somehow it managed to jump back onto the track again almost immediately afterwards. … Continue reading

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London to Loughborough by train (Rousse)

As feared, our meeting had over-run, and now it was impossible for us to catch the flight that we had booked to Loughborough. Someone suggested that we go into central London and then take the train to the East Midlands … Continue reading

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Flirting over a bag of Lochinver pies, cheese and ham rolls – and WhatsApp (Rousse)

When we returned from Aberdeen we remembered that we needed to pick up our end of term present from work. This comprised a brown paper bag that contained a Lochinver pie and enough ham and cheese rolls to last the … Continue reading

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Drawbacks of glass house living in Edinburgh (Rousse)

The general public was using our glass-fronted flat as a thoroughfare to the Omni Centre. It was impossible to stop them, despite my pleas of “You wouldn’t have me wandering around uninvited in your kitchen, would you?” Some young men … Continue reading

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HCI conference plays with delegates’ minds (Rousse)

Should we sue the international HCI conference organisers for playing with our minds? Our first complaint was that they had provided us with “unstable” catering. The bread sticks on the buffet table at lunch time transformed into croissants at will. … Continue reading

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Disappointing work colleagues (Rousse)

Things were getting really complicated at work. I agreed to meet my colleagues in the pub as soon as I had finished, set off to join them, then realised I had no time, promised to catch up with them later, … Continue reading

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Inadequate shopping signage (Rousse)

I should have put in a complaint to my friend RGJ as the manager of this enormously complex shopping centre. It was simply impossible to navigate. My worst experience of the day was when I got into the lift. It … Continue reading

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An unwelcome extra in a New York fruit salad (Rousse)

JG brought me a delicious-looking fruit salad all the way from New York. When I took a mouthful I bit straight into something brittle. There was a shard of glass amongst the fruit! We needed to hold this as evidence … Continue reading

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Alan Hollinghurst leads double life as computing lecturer (Rousse)

Some of my colleagues were lovely. Unfortunately the rest were vile. One of the latter set had just made a formal complaint about me: that I’d used more than my fair share of soap when taking a bath. I took … Continue reading

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