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Social embarrassment of hotel lift claustrophobia with a 3-foot man (Rousse)

While BD entertained his colleagues at the conference by prancing around in a pair of pink gift-tie ‘ear-rings’, I sought the stairs to return to my hotel room to pack. The only set of stairs that I could find comprised … Continue reading

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Red fleece pyjama shame (Rousse)

When I saw BB come round the corner into reception with a bunch of computer industry experts I knew that I had to sharpen up my act. Lounging around campus reception in my red fleece pyjamas until mid-morning was an … Continue reading

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Selfish guests in the Outer Hebrides (Rousse)

The first bus across the Isle of Lewis ran late so we missed our connection to Harris. Rather than wait for the next service, TPR, SM and I gave up on our trip south and returned to our bedrooms in … Continue reading

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Sheffield conference fail (Rousse)

The conference was an excruciating experience. We had travelled to Sheffield with such high hopes, but here we were stuck towards the back of the lecture hall appalled at the poor standard of presentation. Even the supposed ‘big names’ failed … Continue reading

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University measures of excellence: showers, smoked haddock and guest speakers (Rousse)

If my life wasn’t complicated enough, I accepted another part-time post at the University of Aberdeen, and was also considering a return to Canada. An advantage of Aberdeen was that CM worked in the university gym. He offered to sneak … Continue reading

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Fire alarm evacuation leads to another encounter with ST (Rousse)

Poor ST (again). When the fire alarm went off I stepped out into the corridor and found him there dressed in a blue tweed jacket. “Oh, hello”, I said, “I’ve been dreaming about you again. In fact, I may be … Continue reading

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