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The price of a one-legged male escort (Belle)

Apparently I was on a mailing list for male escort services. Three potential ‘dates’ turned up at the conference and exhibition at which I was working. I found the first two deeply unattractive. One of them was showing me his … Continue reading

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A comedian, lipstick on a hairbrush and a conference with rottweilers (Belle)

The food at this conference WAS good, I admitted begrudgingly. This didn’t stop me shouting loudly that the slices of Spanish omelette were too large.¬† The person responsible for the catering success was Australian comedian Chris Lilley, whom I had … Continue reading

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Last minute accommodation in Glasgow (Rousse)

The timing of the AGM at midnight assumed that all participants were also delegates at the conference with overnight accommodation booked in Glasgow. This was not the case for me and CW. We had travelled over from Edinburgh for the … Continue reading

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A disappointing kiss and book jacket design by nightmare (Belle)

Travelling by steam train to the seaside, I met a Chris Packham-esque naturalist and poet who seemed to like me. At one point, on a fire escape, he said “…shall we share saliva?” and I said “What, you want me … Continue reading

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Red hat disease rife at academic conference (Rousse)

Over the course of the three-day conference I had been allocated three different bedrooms. This was so confusing that I couldn’t remember where I had left my yellow cycling helmet. The situation was more complex now that graduate SG dropped … Continue reading

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Conference stand goodies (Rousse)

I recognised several faces in the huge crush around the UK Electronic Information Group stand, including KB, MR and JG-T. The main attraction, however, was the hidden display of fancy goods behind the stand. I had my eye on the … Continue reading

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What to wear to a conference (Rousse)

My missing conference pack had been sent to the wrong address in error. I tore open the envelope so that I could change into my outfit immediately. LM looked on in horror as I squeezed my feet into the tiny … Continue reading

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