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Saving Sir Anthony Eden from infected flies and imprisonment (Rousse)

I was warned not to travel across London to the crescent that was swarming with infection-bearing insects. However, I argued that it was essential that I attend the meeting. There I found Sir Anthony Eden expressing concerns about his forthcoming … Continue reading

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A diamond-encrusted pendant, a party in Perthshire, the Petra Project, philosophy and feminism (Rousse)

We were shattered on the last leg of our train journey home from our holiday. By the time we reached Perth we were almost asleep in our seats. Once back in Edinburgh TPR headed straight home to unpack and I … Continue reading

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Noisy clothing (Rousse)

There was such a loud rustle every time that I budged in my seat that the other cinema goers were leaning over to tell me to shush. I couldn’t understand why my jacket would make such a racket until someone … Continue reading

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Learning to love minibeasts (Rousse)

My bags were packed and loaded into the hold for the long coach journey through France. I realised too late that my iPhone and headphones would now be parted from me for several hours. Why hadn’t I remembered to keep … Continue reading

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Conference mismanagement and a plague of nits (Rousse)

I was attempting – and failing – to run a one-day conference without any help. By 3pm the delegates had completed their activities and were bored and fidgety, but I couldn’t deal with them because someone had left a door … Continue reading

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