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Minuscule Mick Jagger on Desert Island Discs (Rousse)

Seated next to me, Mick Jagger was able to disguise his height. However, the minute we both stood up I clocked that I was at least two inches taller than him.  I hid my surprise – unlike the woman in … Continue reading

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Sharing a cabin with Dermot Murnaghan (Rousse)

I sat next to television news presenter Dermot Murnaghan in the passenger cabin of the tiny plane. Keen not to embarrass him by making it obvious that I recognised him, I engaged him in conversation about Scottish stereotypes (e.g. short, … Continue reading

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Ginger hotel cat is famous actress in disguise (Rousse)

While the slim, male, hotel receptionist tapped at the keyboard with his highly polished nails (deep burgundy) I marvelled at the size of the enormous ginger cat, sprawled on the floor beneath my feet. I soon learnt that this was … Continue reading

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Travelling by minibus for tea with the Queen at Holyrood Palace (Rousse)

I was about to take my seat in the theatre when LF grabbed me from behind. ‘Hey’, she said, ‘Someone forgot the arrangement to meet outside!’ It was true. I had agreed to see her prior to the show, not … Continue reading

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Mostly unknowns at the online information relaunch (Rousse)

They tried to bring back the annual international online information meeting, but it just wasn’t the same. A couple of unknown academics from an equally unknown university were supposedly in charge. They didn’t seem to be coping very well. I … Continue reading

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Bedroom temptation and robots (Rousse)

TPR vacated the bed for B, who pleased me enormously by stretching over to turn on the World Service. ‘This is my kind of night-time companion’, I concluded, then rolled over onto my side in anticipation of sleep. Unfortunately sleep … Continue reading

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Paris wedding giveaway (Rousse)

I took my Cousin’s N advice not to post a cheeky Facebook comment about his son T and my sister J, then stood up to clear the dirty glasses from the top of the piano. We needed to get a … Continue reading

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