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Off-set with (ugly) Orlando Bloom (Rousse)

Orlando Bloom was at a loose end with nothing to do, so he eagerly accepted my invitation to while away the afternoon off-set with me. I noted that the actor was shorter than I had imagined, and not terribly handsome … Continue reading

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Rob Brydon kiss and tell (Rousse)

I knew that Rob Brydon was in town for the Edinburgh Film Festival, but had not anticipated that he would forsake the celeb parties in favour of popping down the road to pay us a visit. He embraced me in … Continue reading

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Over body-confidence, laundry robbers, the Northumbrian pipes, and a man in white bow ties (Rousse)

Early one morning, before the shops opened, my sister S, my mother and I ran along the Ullapool esplanade. At the far end we stepped on the scales. My sister weighed in at 11 stone five, over two stone heavier … Continue reading

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Chatty arts professional protects her left breast (Rousse)

ECM arrived in the basement gallery as I was installing the new exhibition. She took a plastic tub of bright green powder paint and started to mix it so that she could ‘cheer the room up a bit’. When I … Continue reading

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Killer eggs of Hollywood (Belle)

The TV was on in the bar but the sound was off. It was the perfect opportunity to show off my knowledge of mid-century historical dramas filmed in technicolour. I took full advantage. I explained that the gilded carriage was … Continue reading

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Pete Murphy mistaken for Liam Neeson (Rousse)

I was determined that the engineering students gained an appreciation of social research methods. They needed access to a decent textbook so I took one down to the library to add to its stock. A photograph dropped out of the … Continue reading

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A white Christmas in Edinburgh (Rousse)

We spent the afternoon watching old films on television in the sitting room. Fortunately nobody sat on the green-threaded needles that KT found at my end of the sofa. Then, when we saw that snow had fallen late in the … Continue reading

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