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Anti-terrorism procedures at the Shard (Rousse)

The restaurant at the top of the Shard was the venue for the wee reunion of some of my best friends from University: SPC (looking great and talking about her recent encounter with David Lodge), HW, JG and RA. CP … Continue reading

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Ginger hotel cat is famous actress in disguise (Rousse)

While the slim, male, hotel receptionist tapped at the keyboard with his highly polished nails (deep burgundy) I marvelled at the size of the enormous ginger cat, sprawled on the floor beneath my feet. I soon learnt that this was … Continue reading

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Paris waves freeze on last day of finals (Rousse)

I took my last final exam on the day that the Paris waves froze. My entire cohort was gathered there in summer dresses – even DM, slim and beautiful in red, yellow and blue. I had done no revision at … Continue reading

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Poor business etqiuette at Oracle acquisition (Rousse)

Since it was the graduate sales training manager of Edge (an Oracle acquisition) who had dragged me all the way down to London to “discuss possibilities”, he should have understood that he was obliged to turn down my offer to … Continue reading

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Hotel thefts in Hawaii (Rousse)

Very soon I would be heading home from Hawaii. In the few hours before my flight I planned to sunbathe in the hotel grounds. I couldn’t risk lying on the beach. The waves were too unpredictable. That morning they’d already … Continue reading

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Unexpected advice on the cultivation of dahlias (Rousse)

As I walked across the exam room I started to argue the value of timed written assessments that comprise a compulsory multiple choice section followed by a choice of two essay questions from a selection of five. The invigilator hoping … Continue reading

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Jools Holland, Danny Baker and strange events in London (Belle)

The car was so old it had a split windscreen and cracked leather seats. I had no idea where it had come from, but even so I attempted to drive it at break-neck speed while seated in the passenger seat. … Continue reading

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