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An iPhone’s watery end, and a climber frozen in fright (Rousse)

I watched in dismay as my top of the range iPhone slid out of my jacket pocket and dropped to the ground, sped down the sheep-mown grass bank all the way to the cliff end, slipped over the edge, and … Continue reading

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Selecting ski clothes (Rousse)

I was in the most expensive, and snootiest, dress shop in town, selecting ski gloves and a scarf. The staff hovered over me, giving the impression that they thought I might leave without paying. Afterwards I went to the gym … Continue reading

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Beanie Feldstein in jacket mix-up at Helsinki airport (Rousse)

I met Beanie Feldstein at Helsinki airport en route for the States. After a little confusion over our jackets – I accidentally picked up her grey one thinking that it was mine (even though mine was purple) – we soon … Continue reading

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Equestrian wear for Boris Johnson (Rousse)

Boris Johnson asked me to buy him a pink hunting jacket. I refused. I told him that his PA (or wife) was better suited to such a task.

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Barefoot travel crisis (Rousse)

After taxi dropped me off at the airport, I found a quiet spot by the entrance where I could sort out my belongings. I had my cashmere Tweed jacket (even though it was summer), my passport, and my purse. But … Continue reading

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Amazon suede jacket scam (Rousse)

I received email confirmation that my newly-purchased suede jacket had been delivered to an address in Bedfordshire. This puzzled me – until I spotted the email address on the order: ‘duped@amazon.co.uk’. So that was £75 down the drain.

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Garden help and a yellow jacket (Rousse)

DH made two trips to Edinburgh before taking up his new post. Although these were supposedly for house-hunting, I was delighted when he started weeding our garden and – at his own expense – planted out some new flowers and … Continue reading

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Transgender bottom drawer resources (Rousse)

As I was getting undressed for bed (with TPR and AL), I caught two new graduates rummaging through the bottom drawer of my wardrobe. The young man told me that they were looking for resources for their voluntary work with … Continue reading

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Terrorist YouTube treat on campus (Rousse)

Following the previous year’s success, I invited my colleagues at Scottish Enterprise back on campus for a week. This time, however, they treated their visit as a jolly, crowding around my computer singing along to karaoke videos on YouTube. As … Continue reading

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‘Expand’ becomes ‘espand’ at the British Library (Rousse)

I worked on my journal paper in a reading room of the newly refurbished British Library (now selling tweed jackets in the gift shop). I noticed that the young man sitting next to me, who was typing up an essay, … Continue reading

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