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Charity shop bans the rich (Rousse)

I was delighted to hear about a new charity shop on Edinburgh’s Castle Street, especially since it was rumoured to open at 07:00 each morning. That meant that I could visit it on my way into work! So imagine my … Continue reading

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Party food from LIDL and footwear for the poor (Rousse)

I had heard much about the fabulous parties that were hosted by the residents of Trinity (Edinburgh), and at last was invited to one! I turned up early at S and AC’s house to find them laying out the last … Continue reading

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Simon Le Bon and Duran Duran play Birmingham University reunion

I sat next to Simon Le Bon – and opposite Nick Rhodes and John Taylor – in a club with other former classmates following Duran Duran’s performance at our University reunion. Simon feigned attention in my tale about a friend … Continue reading

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Getting rid of an unwanted Spanish husband (Rousse)

What on earth had I done by marrying a weedy Spaniard? I was in love with TPR! Communication between me and my new husband was very poor, and I didn’t even fancy the silly little man. He made such a … Continue reading

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Poor lavatory location and an inadequate fire alarm (Rousse)

There was no mistake: this bed and breakfast was awful. How had they got away with positioning a toilet in the tiny dining room, and what use was a fire alarm system that relied on the proprietors shouting ‘Fire, fire’? … Continue reading

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Salford scheme shames poor drivers (Rousse)

My driving was getting worse. In Salford I scraped our white BMW against the kerb outside a hospital, nearly taking out some nursing staff. Thankfully the car easily transformed into a motorbike. This meant that I could make a quick … Continue reading

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Poor student performance (Rousse)

P was about to give the students their feedback on their exam performance. Their work was dreadful. Only a couple had managed to complete the paper successfully. P’s concern was that perhaps the paper had been too difficult, and now … Continue reading

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Fishy reality TV show combines classification with cuisine (Rousse)

As we wandered along the country lane my impoverished companion was complaining that nobody ever invited her out on a date. Then we heard the noise of a tractor approaching us from behind and pulled into the hedgerow to let … Continue reading

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A poor choice of PhD examiner (Rousse)

The second external examiner was a tall, blonde, bitchy New Zealander who arrived very late and immediately laid into the bewildered candidate. This was not going to be an easy PhD viva.

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How to avoid predatory women (Rousse)

The holiday was full of surprises: A walk along the cliffs above the beautiful beaches of the Isle of Lewis A huge dinner at the guest house with DE A dash through a deserted Waverley Station with JM A tea … Continue reading

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