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To Australia by sea with an unlimited baggage allowance (Rousse)

It was so frustrating to find that both my meetings with the Scottish Government and Skills Development Scotland were cancelled. What made it worse was only discovering this news on arrival at the offices: first at Saughton House, and then … Continue reading

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A missed reservation at the “best restaurant in the world” (Rousse)

We arranged to meet in Paris at 1:30pm. J chose the venue: a beautiful white stucco-fronted hotel, opposite a formal park. When I arrived (just a couple of minutes late) J greeted me enthusiastically. Although we hadn’t seen one another … Continue reading

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A dodgy flight to Dublin (Rousse)

My route home from the funeral in Northern Ireland comprised a flight to Dublin, then a coach ride to the coast, followed by a trip in the QE2 at four miles an hour back across the Irish Sea. The latter … Continue reading

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A misremembered Loughborough childhood (Rousse)

BP took to holding staff meetings on Saturday mornings. I was first this week, so I left TPR in bed and wandered off to my appointment, curious to know what was on the agenda. BP and I shared experiences of … Continue reading

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Earl Grey tea, Opium, and a onesie (Rousse)

Following an afternoon of driving around aimlessly and missing meetings, BB, TPR and I ended up in a traditional tea room. Here I ordered a pot of Earl Grey and a bottle of Opium perfume. I hoped that nobody noticed … Continue reading

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BBC employee discovers drug den in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge (Rousse)

My high-powered job on Radio 4 required regular trips to London for meetings. Because I needed to be up early the next morning to catch the 05:40 train, I had to consider my sleeping options carefully. The first possibility was … Continue reading

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Trapped in (seminar) space (Rousse)

The big hand was edging closer to the hour and I just about managed to close the seminar discussion when AD started it up again. It was another 40 minutes before we eventually persuaded him that it was about time … Continue reading

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