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Free trial liposuction, force-fed kipper, and ferocious wolves (Rousse)

I was disgusted at the rope of white marshmallow-like goo extracted from my midriff by the white-uniformed beautician. My first experience of liposuction was definitely going to be my last. I asked the beautician to stop my free trail, gathered … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurial infants (Rousse)

We knew that we had come to the right place when we saw all the primary school children dressed in hand-knitted jumpers. They were modelling their own creations in the hope that they could sell surplus stock at their stall.

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Rogue primary school teacher gives up ‘research fellow’ disguise (Rousse)

My immediate thought on waking in my office was whether or not I had any clothes to change into from my red fleece pyjamas. What I thought was a pair of black and white spotted knickers on a bookshelf turned … 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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New business model for raising charitable funds rakes in thousands (Rousse)

This woman was a genius! She’d developed a new business model for raising funds for charities and was raking in thousands. The way it worked was that she would set up shop in the house of the recently deceased, then … Continue reading

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A conference encounter with a successful project manager (Rousse)

What fun! I turned up to the conference to find that I was seated between my primary school friend HP, and MH from my history A level class. I had seen HP relatively recently, but had had no contact with … Continue reading

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Rousse sees off a rival

PC and I were finally reunited after thirty-one years apart, and I was delighted. We had known one another since aged 7 at primary school right up to the point that we took our A levels in 1981. Now PC … Continue reading

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William Morris book design determines undergraduate reading habits (Rousse)

Now that the degree results had been published it was time to prepare for the graduation ceremony on campus at the University of Birmingham. Of course, TPR would be in the audience as usual, and I invited my nephew P … Continue reading

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Basking sharks and dolphins “spotted” in the Tyne (Rousse)

Were those basking shark fins cutting through the water? How marvellous that a shoal had made it all the way up-river to Hexham! I’d never seen basking sharks in fresh water before, and what a thrill to find them in … Continue reading

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Primary school reunion mission thwarted (Rousse)

This was – apparently – a Hartburn Primary School reunion. We were given the run of the school itself. I enjoyed a quick peek in the kitchens, which hadn’t changed a jot in 40 years. My main quarry, however, was … Continue reading

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