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Hexham cocktail bar kidnapping (Rousse)

My mother and sister S ordered cocktails at £150 a shot in a posh bar in Hexham. I knocked the drinks over because they had been delivered to a brown leather sofa cushion. When I complained to the staff that … Continue reading

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Arnold Schwartzenegger’s boring speech (Rousse)

Two of my Polish colleagues had commandeered my office while I was on long-term sick leave. My desk and other belongings were now all squeezed into a dark corner. I hoped that this was a temporary measure and that I … Continue reading

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To Hexham for celebrities, and to Perth for the pantomime (Rousse)

A crowd of posh pensioners carrying cameras obstructed my way as I attempted to drive my little buggy (illegally) along the pavement of Temperley Place, Hexham. They had their long lenses fixed on a doorway, in eager anticipation of snapping … Continue reading

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Exam scripts and snogging in the School office (Rousse)

There were strange goings-on in the School office. Admin staff were marking exam scripts with the authority of (retired) lecturer RK. ‘It’s easy enough to check that the numbers at the end of the calculations are the same as in … Continue reading

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Geordie Chinese chefs cook sausages in the Scottish islands (Rousse)

All the kitchen staff in the Outer Hebridean guest house were Chinese Geordies, famous for their signature dish of pan-fried sausages.

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Novel marketing ploy from Nandos (Rousse)

When I returned to my cabin mid-morning I found two members of staff still there, tidying up the bedroom and cleaning the bathroom. They hurried away, indicating in broken English that they would come back later. It was only when … Continue reading

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Library staff roles in University elearning systems (Rousse)

The vice chancellor was going to the US for a fortnight and left SC in charge of everything, including finance. Just before he left, he asked SC to read out the history of the University as printed in gold embroidery … Continue reading

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