Tag Archives: whisky

Dissertation and desertion (Rousse)

My dissertation was due for submission in a matter of weeks and I hadn’t started it even though I had all the access to resources that I would ever need, now that I lived in a cubby hole in the … Continue reading

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Global wheat production, whisky league tables, and Hawaiian trade statistics (Rousse)

This time I really had gone too far. Why would the students need to know about global wheat production and whisky league tables in an introductory about Knowledge Management? Sure, the images that I used were beautiful, but surely there … Continue reading

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Barack Obama’s winning smile and a bottle of whisky (Rousse)

Barack Obama could not wait any longer for the couple who were late to reach Ullapool. He therefore asked me – with a winning smile – whether I would take the bottle of whisky. I was unsure as to whether … Continue reading

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Late night drinking buddies ordered to their beds (Rousse)

I woke at 3:30am to find that TPR was not in the bed next to me. I found him in the sitting room, cradling a bottle of whisky, talking to a running pal of old. (This man was somewhat larger … Continue reading

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New whisky distilled by Chinese students (Rousse)

I had never had such a rowdy class of students, nor had I ever been so poorly prepared for the start of the new academic year. When two of the Chinese students were late because they had been distilling whisky … Continue reading

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Good academic conduct (Rousse)

MS made us sit through a multimedia training video that covered topics such as the disappointing award of non-English (specifically not “non-British”) degrees to Chinese students, plagiarism, bribery, and the spending of departmental funds on whisky. JK played all the … Continue reading

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Risky whisky expenses (Rousse)

TPR jumped into my London hotel bed at 05:00am. “Where have you been?” I asked. “I thought you were at home?” “No, I have been drinking whisky in the bar downstairs. Tomorrow I have a meeting with Sun Microsystems in … Continue reading

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Abingdon secrets (Rousse)

Abingdon would hardly have been my choice for a weekend away, but TPR was determined that this would be the perfect venue to relax for a couple of days. He was also completely unaware that this was where my ex-boyfriend … Continue reading

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Smiths fans reveal enthusiasm for music, whisky and roll-ups (Rousse)

By the end of the week-long workshop I had finally made a couple of friends. These two lads shared my enthusiasm for the Smiths, and were impressed that I always had on my body the coolest of accessories: a 100ml … Continue reading

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How to serve Chardonnay Australian-style (Rousse)

This means of marketing alcohol was completely alien to me. In my home country of Scotland tourists learnt about whisky by following a guide around a distillery, with the prospect of a free sample at the end of a tour. … Continue reading

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