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Travelling by minibus for tea with the Queen at Holyrood Palace (Rousse)

I was about to take my seat in the theatre when LF grabbed me from behind. ‘Hey’, she said, ‘Someone forgot the arrangement to meet outside!’ It was true. I had agreed to see her prior to the show, not … Continue reading

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A frightening encounter with an vicious labradoodle and a zombie businessman (Rousse)

They were both out to get me: the white labradoodle that leapt to bite my hand, and the zombie in the blood-stained business suit.

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A polite Newcastle audience (Rousse)

After spending the night at JM ‘s house, I delivered a guest lecture at Northumbria University. Everyone was terribly friendly, listened intently, and kindly ignored my orange stained pale blue suit.

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Picked up at Park Lane Four Seasons (Rousse)

Looking ridiculous in a wide-brimmed lilac straw hat, in a gap in the traffic LC dragged me over Park Lane and we made a dash for the reception at the Four Seasons Hotel. Wet sleet was falling and mixing with … Continue reading

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Last words of tragic crash victim two days before silver wedding anniversary (Rousse)

It was two days before my silver wedding anniversary and things were not going well at work. GR accused me of spying on him. I argued back that anyone sensible would put their job application into the post inside an … Continue reading

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Carpet stain woes (Rousse)

TPR’s new hobby was butchery. I just wished he could find a more suitable place to practise chopping up the carcasses than indoors over a cream bedroom carpet.

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Red wine stains no longer a problem with Rousse’s special distillation

We were meant to be discussing PhD studentships, but I could tell that the committee members were far more interested in the four unopened bottles of red wine in my possession. When I eventually suggested serving a few glasses, D … Continue reading

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