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Val McDermid in hidden class act (Rousse)

Val McDermid presented as an invited guest speaker to my undergraduate class. Unfortunately the students found it difficult to see her, hidden behind the stack of tables and chairs at the back of the classroom. I could have done with … Continue reading

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Escape and P (Rousse)

When I took down all the posters from my office walls  it was obvious that I would need to call Facilities and ask for the whole room to be repainted. There was even student graffiti to remove. Fortunately I would … Continue reading

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Helping out with a history essay (Rousse)

I sat next to Colin in the reading room of the library. I had thought he was my niece AF’s boyfriend, but then remembered that she was going out with DL. Perhaps Colin was her ex? Whatever his status, I … Continue reading

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Maddening Microsoft Word download (Rousse)

The new update for Word was driving me insane. Now that Microsoft had made keyboards redundant I struggled whenever I started a new document. I couldn’t understand why they thought that touching small three dimensional plastic icons that represented words … Continue reading

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British Airways terminal 5 offers new passenger services (Rousse)

British Airways’ new welcome service for first class passengers coming into Heathrow Terminal 5 was second to none. A smart uniformed man met you off the plane and guided you through the terminal, ensuring that you by-passed all the queues. … Continue reading

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The key to efficiency at work: super speedy typing (Rousse)

I’d always wondered why my colleague PC seemed to get through so much more at work than anyone else. When I sat beside him at his desk I discovered that it all came down to his furious typing speed. He … Continue reading

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Rousse astounded by Edinburgh taxi fares, abducted colleagues and brown jelly fish

We ended up in the lobby of the Scotsman Hotel on North Bridge in Edinburgh. The journey taken earlier to collect a couple of documents from my office was less than half a mile, so I guessed that the five … Continue reading

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