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Professor Belle gets it on with Jason Statham and Vicky McClure

The surprise party had been arranged to celebrate me becoming Professor Belle. Vicky McClure and I began to smooch on the dance floor but I still felt guilty. The previous summer I had run off with her fiance, Jason Statham, while … Continue reading

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Richard Wilson, a Pharaoh, and the representation of women at the Royal Society of Edinburgh (Rousse)

Richard Wilson remembered me from the days that we shared a lane in the Glenogle swimming pool. He therefore greeted me as a friend in the members’ room of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. The actor and I were both … Continue reading

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Looking for a new boyfriend (Rousse)

I was looking for a new boyfriend. The first candidate was lovely – tall, dark, and handsome – and we did have some fun together. However, he was much younger than me, a smoker, and offered limited conversation. I really … Continue reading

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The PhD cheat (Rousse)

‘Why have you recently made so much progress on writing up your PhD?’ barked the professor at the cowering student, as if this was a terrible crime. The student looked at me from across the table, and I turned to … Continue reading

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Ice skating professors (Rousse)

I skated across a melting ice rink with a Professor of Drama from Loughborough University.

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Police incompetence in Berwick-upon-Tweed (Rousse)

At long last we had come to a compromise and I would soon be the proud owner of a house with a sea view in Berwick-upon-Tweed. I popped into town to check the facilities. “Perhaps Berwick isn’t the place for … Continue reading

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University of Edinburgh professor is target shooting champion (Rousse)

Talented University of Edinburgh professor JS was the resort champion of target shooting. I wished that I had brought along a camera to capture her magnificent winning shot against the glorious Caribbean sunset.

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Virgin TV disappointment (Rousse)

TPR and I had two homes in Edinburgh. The first was a basement flat with excellent storage. The other was a bright, airy Newhaven apartment with open views across the Firth of Forth. Whenever we were in one we decided … Continue reading

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A post-REF ghost train ride around Edinburgh (Rousse)

I picked the DVD up from reception at Queen Margaret University’s Corstorphine campus and carried it down to the staff room. I needed someone to help me proof the multimedia excerpts that had been added to my most recent publication … Continue reading

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Prosthetic limbs, a party, and a professor (Rousse)

TPR was mobile again now that he had been kitted out with the same type of blades favoured by Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius. He wore them in public for the first time at ED’s party in West Lothian. The party … Continue reading

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