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Tamsin Greig caught up in sewage crisis (Rousse)

No wonder our tiny bathroom was awash with debris from the domestic sewage system. There were simply far too many people in the house, and the drains could no longer cope with the increased use of the facilities. Somehow TPR … Continue reading

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When dream evidence is inadmissible (Rousse)

Suddenly my father leapt from the driver’s seat and climbed into the back next to me, leaving the car to hurtle towards the steep sides of the mountain tunnel. With great effort I leant over, managed to grasp the wheel, … Continue reading

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Project crisis ‘cured’ with spray-on white hair and wedding invitations (Rousse)

Our work was barely progressing from one meeting to the next so we decided that the only course of action open to us now was to bring the project to an end and cut our losses. One of the team … Continue reading

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A ladybird problem and an excess of dry goods at Bridge Farm, Ambridge (Rousse)

While a guest of Pat and Tony Archer at Bridge Farm I supervised some final year undergraduates as they completed a maths and genetics project. The assessment task involved the breeding of super-strength ladybirds and storing them in jars. In … Continue reading

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The price of popularity at Newcastle University (Rousse)

I held offers from both Durham and Newcastle Universities. I went for Newcastle in the end. The academic staff at Durham were just a little too stuffy for my liking. Many other students also preferred Newcastle – so much so … Continue reading

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Evil shop girl in vanity licence plate plot (Rousse)

I loved just about everything about working in the gift shop. The work was easy, the hours were good, and I was a genuine fan of our product range. With just one exception, I also got on really well with … Continue reading

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Wet underwear (Rousse)

The underwear crisis struck in a rented house in Corbridge, Northumberland. My black bra was still wet from handwashing. I couldn’t wear it in this state, but I did not have a spare. What was I to do? PB’s girlfriend … Continue reading

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