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James Bond and a hand-knit metallic jumper surprise (Rousse)

HH opened the massive cardboard box that she’d brought on her visit. “Just a few presents” she announced as I spied the beautiful hand-knitted string jumpers in a dazzling array of metallic colours. I grabbed a golden one and pulled … Continue reading

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REF submission blunder paves path to BBC2 science career (Rousse)

In the closing session of the Finnish conference GW called the speakers on stage one by one to present them all with small thank you gifts. Inside my parcel I found a khaki green cotton skirt and four types of … Continue reading

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Staffing priorities in hard times (Rousse)

As far as I could remember we had never received any presents from the G-J family. So when their servant asked us to return “everything” it was difficult to know what to say. The servant explained that R and S … Continue reading

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