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Arrogance and recklessness on the road and high seas (Rousse)

Arrogance and recklessness were a dangerous combination, especially on a busy narrow road. At the wheel of his white Mercedes, SM was lucky to avoid a head-on collision with a huge truck. He was not so fortunate when he failed … Continue reading

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Friends con and a pink fantasy fairytale princess (Rousse)

When we sent off for the offer we understood that we would receive a large Friends poster in which each of us would take the position of Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, and Joey. Instead, we received six almost-identical prints … Continue reading

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Missing blue dachshund found after 13 years (Rousse)

The drilling truck was enormous, and looked a bit strange with a mini-trailer attached to the back, but we needed somewhere to carry our plastic beach spades. We manoeuvred the vehicle onto the mudflats and set off in the direction … Continue reading

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Slade’s original line-up is back on the road again (Rousse)

Dave Hill stuck his head from under the tarpaulin on the back of the tour truck. “I’m afraid that Noddy is indisposed”, he explained. “He’s struggling with the band’s paperwork”. This was unsurprising given that this was Slade’s first tour … Continue reading

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A miracle escape in Sunderland (Rousse)

I decided to give the meeting in London a miss and instead caught the train to Sunderland. There I visited my university friend SL and her young, and extremely irresponsible, husband. While S and I played in the snow along … Continue reading

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Time-travelling academic gives conflicting advice (Rousse)

I couldn’t work out how I would get to my office across the flooded swamp of campus. The assistant dean appeared to be leading us one way, but just behind us his younger self (plus wife and three children) was … Continue reading

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How to handle a Porsche (Rousse)

Driving TPR’s Porsche was trickier than I remembered. You had to jump into it while it was moving and ensure that you were properly settled into the seat before it sped off. Today I also had to take care that … Continue reading

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