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A (possibly) dead husband and a stolen Christmas parcel (Rousse)

Life had been difficult since TPR died of cancer, but I resolved to lead as ‘normal’ a life as possible, and went to work as usual. I needed to tell the powers that be that the arrangement for collecting deliveries … Continue reading

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A conference mix-up (Rousse)

‘I’m looking forward to your paper in Newcastle on Saturday’ said my colleague from Engineering. ‘I don’t think so’ I replied. ‘I’m off to Loughborough this weekend’. Then I checked my diary. I had double-booked myself and now had just … Continue reading

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Airport laptop theft (Rousse)

I left my rucksack unattended one time too many when I was helping my mother navigate Edinburgh airport. This time both my MacBook Air and iPad mini were stolen. I only had myself to blame for this calamity.

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Surviving the Hebrides without adequate waterproofs and footwear (Rousse)

TPR was in trouble. His Crocs and Barbour jacket had been stolen. How would he survive the rest of his trip to the Outer Hebrides?

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A cancelled dip in the pool and a missing cashmere cardigan (Rousse)

LC picked me up in her car. Two of her blond grandchildren were bouncing up and down on the back seat with a couple of their little friends, a dark-haired brother and sister set. When we reached the gym the … Continue reading

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Handbag thief victim found in possession of illegal currency (Rousse)

I eventually worked out that my little soft blue shoulder bag had probably been stolen in York, possibly at the railway station or from the train. Wherever this incident took place, it was extremely inconvenient. Months later I was very … Continue reading

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M is for Manchester (Rousse)

At the meeting in Manchester B outlined a range of duties that I had not before realised were part of my role’s remit. He explained that these were bound to increase as he loosened his connection with work to explore … Continue reading

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