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Off-set with (ugly) Orlando Bloom (Rousse)

Orlando Bloom was at a loose end with nothing to do, so he eagerly accepted my invitation to while away the afternoon off-set with me. I noted that the actor was shorter than I had imagined, and not terribly handsome … Continue reading

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Busty buck-toothed singer charms folk festival audience (Rousse)

KT left her seat and took to the stage. Then the rest of the choir pushed out through the door to the right of me, poured down the main aisle and climbed the steps to line up behind the star … Continue reading

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Doing the dirty work for HR (Rousse)

I was the toast of our HR department. WT congratulated me on having persuaded a hopeless colleague to give up a role for which he was clearly unsuited. It now looked like I was going to be asked to complete … Continue reading

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‘Intelligence calipers’ measure IQs of aspiring spooks (Rousse)

The job advert had read ‘civil servant’ but I knew that the panel members opposite me were assessing my suitability for a role that included subterfuge, espionage, honeypots, and data decryption. I played along answering the standard interview questions with … Continue reading

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Birmingham University students play on swings to avoid murder scene (Rousse)

SPC, SH and I stayed in Birmingham at SH’s flat a couple of weeks before the start of our final year at University. Just across the road people were queuing to lay flowers at a murder scene. We tried to … Continue reading

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An unwelcome Christian

On a Sunday morning I found XY lying in a bed at my flat. He was there because Mansfield Church was fully booked. I could hardly bear to be in his company and wondered out loud how long we would … Continue reading

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A beaver in a non-speaking role (Rousse)

Earlier I’d overheard the dogs speaking English to one another with Teesside accents, so when they scampered down the sand dune I saw this as my opportunity to ask them where they were from. They suddenly turned very shy and … Continue reading

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