Tag Archives: control

Passport control, a golden retriever, and the photo archive of the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies (Rousse)

I had just reached the head of the queue when the official stepped back and announced that all services would be closed for an hour while passport office staff took a break for lunch. All the equipment on his desk … Continue reading

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Dalek Rolls Royce kidnap (Rousse)

I remembered that I had not been able to find a large enough space to leave my white Rolls Royce in the car park next to the river. Now I had also forgotten where I had eventually left it. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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Car cliff tumble (Rousse)

I was so accident prone that others were avoiding me – but not RG. He boldly climbed into the passenger seat of the Fiat Stilo as I put it into gear to move it to a more suitable parking space. … Continue reading

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Celebrating Easter on Holy Island – as an alternative to Match of the Day (Rousse)

I lost control of my class completely. Instead of discussing the latest research in knowledge management, the students watched repeats of Match of the Day in class each Wednesday afternoon. There were some who objected to this – including PhD … Continue reading

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Dumped wife doubts husband’s car ‘lies’ (Rousse)

TPR dumped me. I should have guessed that something was afoot when he took to dying his hair black and driving a BMW. Then he appeared to think that nothing had changed and we were back together again. But it … Continue reading

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Female academic name change dilemmas (Rousse)

I’d just entered into a civil partnership, but couldn’t remember which of the three female candidates had been my bride. Could it be RT, the one I knew best of all? Or was it the woman with double-barrelled surname? I … Continue reading

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Drunk Police fan and dead grandmother responsible for multiple car crashes (Rousse)

With my sister J at the wheel of the Fiat Panda, we turned off the main road and drove past a country pub packed with Eton schoolboys dressed in their school uniform. They couldn’t take their eyes off A, next … Continue reading

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Unanswered questions on the bibliographic control of Twitter lists (Rousse)

I sat, then stood, at the left hand side of the conference hall, my hand high in the air to indicate that I had a question for the speaker. So why did the chair of the session ignore me? Was … Continue reading

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Danes are more beautiful than Brits – so says Finnair (Rousse)

I raced through Gatwick Airport, desperate to reach the Finnair flight to Oslo before the gate closed. DC was also at the airport, en route to Greece. Delighted to find company, he asked my advice on where to purchase a … Continue reading

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Rousse messes up version control

As I settled into my seat to listen to the first speaker I caught a glimpse of the conference programme. It looked so much more colourful and detailed than the version that Belle and I had sent to the print … Continue reading

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