Tag Archives: schedule

The drunkard and the dead dog of the depths (Rousse)

GG was so surprised to find me outside her house that she collapsed on the pavement in a heap before I even had a chance to greet her. When eventually she came too, she was delighted to meet me for … Continue reading

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Chatty arts professional protects her left breast (Rousse)

ECM arrived in the basement gallery as I was installing the new exhibition. She took a plastic tub of bright green powder paint and started to mix it so that she could ‘cheer the room up a bit’. When I … Continue reading

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Interview nerves (Rousse)

I had a part in so many research projects I was getting them all mixed up, and now they all merged into one. I had to conduct an interview in the next five minutes and I had not even had … Continue reading

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Estate agent lies (Rousse)

The kitchen in our new flat was long, skinny, and crumbly. The light fittings would have to go, new power points were needed so that we could move the appliances in from the middle of the room to positions flush … Continue reading

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PhD interview disaster (Rousse)

The printed schedule for interviewing the PhD candidates was littered with typos. Then one of my colleagues invited the first applicant to sit in the interview of the second, which was now running 30 minutes late. This was completely out … Continue reading

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Jane Garvey lies about her student days (Rousse)

Jane Garvey broadcast to the world from her little desk. It was incredibly low-tech, but this was all she needed as the voice of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. I was always on the look-out for any references that Garvey … Continue reading

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A highland journey by car, foot, boat and the Flying Scotsman (Rousse)

We took the Loch Awe route to the ferry port by car with RG-J, SG and their two children. S was at the wheel, swearing at every turn, while R and I ooh-ed and ah-ed at the full-bloom purple rhodedendrums … Continue reading

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