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Thieving World Cup football fans (Rousse)

I was pleased that the meeting was called in Corbridge because it was an easy ride back from there to Edinburgh. I checked the old-fashioned departure board at the railway station and confirmed my plan to catch the 13:45 service … Continue reading

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Hugh Grant purchases train ticket in public (Rousse)

There was Hugh Grant at the station ticket booth chatting with railway staff on the same day that I was trying to make arrangements for a trip to London with DTJ and KJ. I knew that Hugh Grant had met … Continue reading

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To Hexham for celebrities, and to Perth for the pantomime (Rousse)

A crowd of posh pensioners carrying cameras obstructed my way as I attempted to drive my little buggy (illegally) along the pavement of Temperley Place, Hexham. They had their long lenses fixed on a doorway, in eager anticipation of snapping … Continue reading

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Kim Cattrall’s new best friend (Rousse)

Kim Cattrall found her new best friend – me! There was nothing special about this relationship. I just happened to be the first person she met when she arrived in town to perform her latest show. It was fascinating to … Continue reading

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Jack Charlton shakes off fans in Cardiff (Rousse)

When VE and I heard that Jack Charlton was at the reception in Cardiff we made it our business to track him down. He said that he remembered meeting her, and her teddy, on the train years earlier, but I … Continue reading

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The work of Val McDermid: where to start (Rousse)

Val McDermid and I chatted on the top deck of the bus. ‘I am embarrassed to admit that I have never read any of your books’, I confessed. ‘It’s just that everyone says that they are so gory and that … 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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