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Lobbying the Scottish Government: in person, on a Sunday, face-to-face, in French (Rousse)

So impressed were we of RG’s athletic feat that we lobbied the Head of the Scottish Government – in person, on a Sunday, face-to-face, in French – to mark her achievement with a line of text carved in stone at … Continue reading

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An undeserved PhD (Rousse)

In a meeting chaired by ED I heard that JM had submitted his PhD thesis five months early, yet I had not seen a draft of the tome. Another academic at the meeting, who had nothing to do with this … Continue reading

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Dolly Parton and the unfaithful husband (Rousse)

Dolly Parton spoke to us before the concert from the window of her underground dressing room. ‘Make sure that you are in the 7-11 after the show so that my crew members have a chance of meeting some girls’. I … Continue reading

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A foolhardy show-off sailor (Rousse)

‘Don’t worry about me!’ I called cheerfully as I inched along a long thin metal strut suspended high above the main deck of the boat. It stuck out over the sea like an enormous tuning fork lying on its side. … Continue reading

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Popular in Pitlochry (Rousse)

S and T completely remodelled their house in Pitlochry to enlarge the space for a visit from former colleagues. As we settled into our new environment someone mentioned a trivia quiz. Suddenly I was the most popular person in the … Continue reading

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Project crisis ‘cured’ with spray-on white hair and wedding invitations (Rousse)

Our work was barely progressing from one meeting to the next so we decided that the only course of action open to us now was to bring the project to an end and cut our losses. One of the team … Continue reading

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New Zealand rugby team visit (Rousse)

I was busy making arrangements for K, S, E and R to get into the bar at the local gym over the Easter holiday. Meanwhile GG was looking forward to the New Zealand rugby team using the same facilities.

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