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Home decor beach style makeover ideas (Rousse)

The latest in bedroom flooring was beach pebbles – or so believed my mother-in-law. ‘This is going to be rather uncomfortable underfoot’ I remarked as I gingerly made my way over to the single bed in the spare room. The … Continue reading

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A busy morning with Uncle J (Rousse)

My Uncle J sat on the sofa and enthused about his new business idea: to sell custom-made T-shirts to the British middle classes. I told him that this venture was doomed to failure. I was British and middle class, and … Continue reading

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Fort William loch lift (Rousse)

We were expected to follow cousin LA’s Audi down the M6 on a long tour of England. When she went off-piste into the Scottish mountains we struggled to keep up with her. I suggested that we ditch the car for … Continue reading

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MSc Data Science Research Methods (Rousse)

My idea for an MSc in data science research methods was not warmly welcomed. All I got in response to my proposal was a set of dismissive facial expressions, hand gestures and grunts.

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Rousse’s bog accident

Booking a ski-ing holiday that included studying for a qualification in French turned out not to be the best idea. It was now the end of our week away and I was bound to fail the exam. Instead of going … Continue reading

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How to stop puppy biting (Rousse)

Upstairs at the White House in my sister S’s room, the cocker spaniel puppy would not let go of my hand. His alligator teeth were well and truly clamped into my skin. I really had to shake him off before … Continue reading

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Final year project ideas – and a love poem (Rousse)

I left my office mate to deal with the final year student who imagined that it would be possible to write up an honours project based on (a) a love poem to his girlfriend and (b) options for the purchase … Continue reading

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60th birthday celebration ideas (Rousse)

Even though I had requested a quiet 60th birthday, TPR ignored me. He engaged KW to round up all the graduates, and KA to make me a pop-up fruit cake – 10 years ahead of schedule. Meanwhile I spotted X … Continue reading

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Jane Garvey lies about her student days (Rousse)

Jane Garvey broadcast to the world from her little desk. It was incredibly low-tech, but this was all she needed as the voice of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. I was always on the look-out for any references that Garvey … Continue reading

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Rousse’s winning merger marketing plan

I had been invited to participate in a competition to develop marketing materials to publicise the recent merger of two firms. We worked in groups of three. I was partnered with MJ and AC. If only I hadn’t given my … Continue reading

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