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How the other half (barely) lives (Rousse)

When I was supposed to be at work I poked around my sister J’s vastly extended house in West Sussex. On the ground floor there was a luxurious self-contained holiday cottage that looked out onto a large rectangular pond destined … Continue reading

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Dealing with workplace bullies (Rousse)

When I congratulated Captain C on his thirty years of service at the University, he introduced me to his brother Martin. Although I had known Captain C for decades, until this point I had no idea of the existence of … Continue reading

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A PhD student, a wolf, and a champion demented Whitby stretcher-thrower (Rousse)

There was so much going on in the corridors that it took a long time to get everyone into the room and the main characters around the table for the PhD supervision. The student had become so paranoid that she … Continue reading

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London to Loughborough by train (Rousse)

As feared, our meeting had over-run, and now it was impossible for us to catch the flight that we had booked to Loughborough. Someone suggested that we go into central London and then take the train to the East Midlands … Continue reading

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Railway level crossing death averted (Rousse)

The excitement in the car was palpable. Out of the window we could see the island in the distance, and shiny, smiling seals frolicking in the bay. TPR, KA and I were very much looking forward to this long-overdue holiday … Continue reading

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Rousse’s bog accident

Booking a ski-ing holiday that included studying for a qualification in French turned out not to be the best idea. It was now the end of our week away and I was bound to fail the exam. Instead of going … Continue reading

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