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Escape from Brexit (Rousse)

It was meant to be a two-hour morning meeting to discuss the requirements of the advertised posts and the candidates to be interviewed in the afternoon. About 45 minutes in one of my colleagues started an irrelevant rant about Brexit. … Continue reading

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Martha Kearney and the no knickers interview for Women’s Hour (Rousse)

At the end of the interview Martha Kearney asked me to wait while she fetched something to cover me up. She returned with a beautiful royal blue cashmere coat. ‘We can’t have you sitting around the studio half-naked’ she explained. … Continue reading

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A house move to Malaysia and a musty old school (Rousse)

RL and SL and said that they were moving to Kansas, but now their plans had changed. Their new home would be Malaysia. Before they left for Asia, RL recommended me for a teaching post at an Edinburgh private school. … Continue reading

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Settlers of Catan in San Francisco (Rousse)

As the coach pulled into San Francisco nobody could doubt that we were in free and easy California. From the window I saw pastel painted houses, rainbow flags, and hippies in the street. I checked into the same hotel as … Continue reading

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‘Intelligence calipers’ measure IQs of aspiring spooks (Rousse)

The job advert had read ‘civil servant’ but I knew that the panel members opposite me were assessing my suitability for a role that included subterfuge, espionage, honeypots, and data decryption. I played along answering the standard interview questions with … Continue reading

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Interview nerves (Rousse)

I had a part in so many research projects I was getting them all mixed up, and now they all merged into one. I had to conduct an interview in the next five minutes and I had not even had … Continue reading

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Girl meets girl on Hebridean beach (Rousse)

I interviewed grown-up members of a boy band (established High Hall, University of Birmingham c 1983), took photos of the beautiful Hebridean beaches, and swam in the warm sea. When KA and I emerged from the water a tourist took … Continue reading

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