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Spy penguins deployed to improve University security (Rousse)

The University issued an orange and black plastic spy penguin to each member of staff. Mine was tall, thin and male. AL was very proud of his slightly overweight female bird with wide floppy ears. The powers that be instructed … Continue reading

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Tom Skelton’s one-man show, a dress from Woolworths, Dave Eggers, and icing penguins (Rousse)

Although by mid-September the Edinburgh Fringe was well and truly over, a few acts had stayed in town to try their luck with the locals and last of the summer tourists. Tom Skelton of Racing Minds was still performing his … Continue reading

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Tricksters grow penguin crop (Rousse)

They played a trick on me. TPR and his gentlemen friends said that they had sown the field with fir tree saplings. They hadn’t. Instead they had planted out a crop of baby penguins.

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Penguin to address sexism in the knowledge management press (Rousse)

Knowledge management guru DS and his sisters shared my table on the train. As he showed off the journal that he edited I asked why only men ever featured on the front cover. DS replied that lately he’d been pondering … Continue reading

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Belle, the penguin murderer

I was working for a publishing house, the headquarters of which were on an island not unlike the Famous Five’s Kirrin Island.  My bosses were a commune of penguins who wanted to build a ‘more penguiny future’ and I was delighted … Continue reading

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Rag doll and stuffed penguin destroy discipline (Rousse)

S returned home to the White House from yet another bender. I cornered her in the upstairs kitchen and demanded that this outrageous behaviour stop. She eventually agreed to add some discipline to her life, and said that she would … Continue reading

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New market for conference delegates identified (Rousse)

A penguin wanted to come to the conference on 28 June.

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