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Fish, filo pastry, and a secret kiss (Rousse)

TPR burst into tears when I asked why he was serving fish in filo pastry for breakfast. He wouldn’t be pleased to hear that I had very much enjoyed a brief Christmas kiss with RB. However, unless this leaked out … Continue reading

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Thrills of the naked Newbrough to Newcastle commuter (Rousse)

I commuted to Newcastle daily by bus and train from Newbrough, Northumberland – naked. I knew it was wrong, but found it so hard to break my habit. It was such a thrill every morning to walk down Grainger Street … Continue reading

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How to progress your career (Rousse)

It was the Professional Development Review season at work. My reviewer was PN, an ancient octogenarian former librarian who was still drawing her salary. I wasn’t terribly impressed with my reviewer’s performance. Her only advice to me in respect of … Continue reading

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A papier mâché model, a lost purse, and a problematic pub food policy (Rousse)

When I returned to work from sick leave I was less than impressed with my new office arrangements. I was to share room C75 with an office mate who had already moved into the room a bed as well as … Continue reading

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Cancer patient makes an early, and ill-advised, return to work (Rousse)

LM was shocked to see me in the corridor on campus. ‘Whatever are you doing here?’ she shouted. ‘You’ve got cancer. Go back home to your sickbay!’ My own opinion was that I was fit to work. Then I tried … Continue reading

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Arnold Schwartzenegger’s boring speech (Rousse)

Two of my Polish colleagues had commandeered my office while I was on long-term sick leave. My desk and other belongings were now all squeezed into a dark corner. I hoped that this was a temporary measure and that I … Continue reading

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Spotted on campus (Rousse)

My return to campus was very confusing. I couldn’t even locate my office. In the end I gave up and met the PhD students in the photocopier room instead. Then I ran into EH. She was curious about my scars … Continue reading

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