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Introducing the London Dockland Golden Pyramid Cinema Complex and Ski Resort – and a skier in a Brian May wig (Rousse)

KPMG had poured millions into the construction of the London Dockland Golden Pyramid Cinema Complex and Ski Resort. The first time that I visited it I was convinced that I spotted my school friend KC with her husband and two … Continue reading

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A drifting sea horse (Rousse)

The horse stood patiently on the red deck that was tethered to the end of the pier. Meanwhile, the horse’s owner struck up a conversation with us. Then came a gust of wind and the deck’s mooring broke loose. Within … Continue reading

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Baby survives a squashing outside Nando’s (Rousse)

I watched in horror as the huge lorry rolled backwards on the pavement outside Nando’s on Lothian Road, Edinburgh. That poor baby, who a couple of minutes ago was playing on the ground just out of the line of sight … Continue reading

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Railway level crossing death averted (Rousse)

The excitement in the car was palpable. Out of the window we could see the island in the distance, and shiny, smiling seals frolicking in the bay. TPR, KA and I were very much looking forward to this long-overdue holiday … Continue reading

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HCI conference plays with delegates’ minds (Rousse)

Should we sue the international HCI conference organisers for playing with our minds? Our first complaint was that they had provided us with “unstable” catering. The bread sticks on the buffet table at lunch time transformed into croissants at will. … Continue reading

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Simpsons character unleashes latest computer virus (Rousse)

Suddenly a picture of Rosemary from the Simpsons flashed up on my computer screen. This was the signal that I had long feared. It only meant one thing: the virus had started its attack. I watched in horror as it … Continue reading

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Tributes to the O level and the horror movie Carrie (Rousse)

I had never appreciated just how resource-hungry exam invigilation could be. In this instance two of us were responsible for watching over MG as she tackled the 1979 English language O level paper (even though she was already a graduate … Continue reading

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