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The world’s most versatile dog-themed kitchen gadget (Rousse)

The dog sculpture in jade looked good in MB’s new kitchen and I now regretted that the family had given it to her as a present. The ornament was also much more versatile than we had first believed. The head … Continue reading

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Terrorist YouTube treat on campus (Rousse)

Following the previous year’s success, I invited my colleagues at Scottish Enterprise back on campus for a week. This time, however, they treated their visit as a jolly, crowding around my computer singing along to karaoke videos on YouTube. As … Continue reading

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A flying dog and flat tyres (Rousse)

A small, yet overweight, black dog came flying through the air and knocked me to the ground. The dog’s owner looked up briefly in concern. However, of more interest to her was her silver Volvo. The car had just collapsed … Continue reading

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Three-legged dogs in the classroom (Rousse)

The students chose their modules using a manual ‘course sorter’. This was an enormous sectioned white roller blind. The Chinese contingent was extremely disappointed not to be able to select a particular combination of modules. However, this was not my … 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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Dog in a pram – a love story (Belle)

My dog fell in love with a dog in a pram. Its owners (and now my in-laws) took us on a tour of the terraced houses in Birmingham. In one of the kitchens, the hostess pulled back the louvred wooden … Continue reading

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Dog becomes monk (Belle)

T the dog joined a monastery and started to wear a tiny brown habit. His official role was mouse-catcher although he let the mice go after he caught them. The CEO arrived at a building site to address a small … Continue reading

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