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Val McDermid in hidden class act (Rousse)

Val McDermid presented as an invited guest speaker to my undergraduate class. Unfortunately the students found it difficult to see her, hidden behind the stack of tables and chairs at the back of the classroom. I could have done with … Continue reading

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Suspicious surgeons (Belle)

I lay on the operating theatre table and realised I needed to visit the bathroom. I dashed outside, still wearing my medical gown but was put off by the dirty facilities. Then every member of the operating team followed me … Continue reading

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In the office with Barack Obama and Boris Johnson (Belle)

This new job certainly had its contrasts.  Yes, I was sharing the office with a branch of Marks and Spencer Simply Food that specialised in apricot Danish pastries – hooray.  Yes, Barack Obama had a desk on the other side … Continue reading

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Thieving pair steal BMW and wads of cash (Rousse)

TPR and I started our journey on the open air rail system. Seated on the tiny trolley side-by-side we travelled at over 100 miles per hour along the track clutching our small stack of belongings (but not the soap bag, … Continue reading

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The jewel thieves’ calling card (Rousse)

The holes in the Blipfoto book were not the work of moths in the bedroom. They were, in fact, a message from the burglars who had stolen half my jewellery. The holes couldn’t have been made by the moths anyway. … Continue reading

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Child thieves adopt boy scout disguise in cash raids on Lake District hotels (Rousse)

On the final day of the conference in the Lake District I packed my bag, checked in online for my flight to Amsterdam, and then wandered down to the hotel dining room to ask for a sandwich (in French). Although … Continue reading

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The bicycle rack thief (Rousse)

Petty theft in the Scottish highlands was at an all-time high. We came out of our bed and breakfast one sunny morning to discover that someone had stolen the bike rack from the roof of our car. Strangely the yellow … Continue reading

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