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Sacked Canadian soap actress is surprise guest at own retirement party (Rousse)

The out of work actress was a mutual friend of my cousins N and DT. Until recently she played a regular role in a Canadian television soap, but in the past couple of months her character had been written out … Continue reading

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A Pelham puppet tangle (Rousse)

PC and SA cleared out the unused contents of their house. I had never seen such an impressive collection of clutter. My favourite item amongst the mess of random objects was a sad, faded yellow, wooden Pelham puppet trapped in … Continue reading

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A tidy up cheat and a water leak (Rousse)

My parents insisted that my sister clear up her mess downstairs and – remarkably – she set about the task. However, on close inspection I could see that all she was doing was stuffing black bin liners randomly with her … Continue reading

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Masters supervision without Margaret (Rousse)

When I came out of MR’s office I found a Chinese student waiting for me in the corridor. Once we had cleared up whether or not she was Margaret (she was not), I led her to the room that I … Continue reading

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When being stuck in a lift means that you are trapped in a dream (Rousse)

The students spent a couple of minutes trying to make sense of being stuck with me in a lift that travelled up and down a University of Edinburgh building in a random fashion. ‘The only explanation’, muttered one to the … Continue reading

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When a game leads to a mountain rescue (Rousse)

NP had taken up a new sport. It didn’t have a name, but involved standing on mountain ledges and batting random items into the air. I nearly fell off the mountain the day that SF, TPR and I joined in … Continue reading

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PhD graduation outfit and the Post Office impress (Rousse)

Across the corridor I heard ECM squeal when she took delivery of her graduation gown and hood. The latter was most unusual, taking the form of an air force blue silk padded bomber jacket. ECM would look quite the star … Continue reading

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Rousse’s presentation skills are pushed to the limit

I gathered the print-outs of my typed notes and turned up at the classroom as planned to give the students a quick run-down on the third year placement module. Once inside, however, I found my boss and a couple of … 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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