Tag Archives: workshop

A lizard intruder and Dr Who (Rousse)

There was an intruder in my holiday cottage. I was sure of it. I could sense him on the floor to the left of my bed. To distract him, I held out an oatmeal biscuit. This he readily accepted. While … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Escalator screams in Sweden (Rousse)

I could just make out from our conversation at the dinner table that JM had so far enjoyed the conference in Sweden, although his girlfriend had not found it quite so interesting. After the meal one of the organisers asked … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A car, a castle, and a sunset (Rousse)

DMcL was not at his workshop, but TPR and I knew what to do. We drove the car onto the raised platform, shifted our weight to prevent it wobbling off, then jumped down over the pillows and cushions. DMcL could … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The almost bigamist bride (Rousse)

At a workshop organised by JS, and attended by many of my friends (including JM), AC proposed to MSB. To everyone’s complete surprise, she accepted. The next morning at breakfast AC refused his usual steaming cup of coffee for a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Julian Clary, seals, and a dolphin on the Isle of Harris (Rousse)

Comedian Julian Clary led the workshop in a house just above the village beach in Northton, South Harris. As well as displaying his extensive knowledge of local archaeology and wildlife, he also performed magic for his audience. Like everyone else … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Intelligent bubble wrap causes Heathrow travel chaos (Rousse)

After dropping out of university, PM had pursued a career in insurance – or so we believed. I’d certainly not expected him to become the inventor of intelligent bubble wrap. He rolled some out across a workshop table to show … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

When an interactive workshop goes wrong (Rousse)

This five day interactive workshop was not delivering creative ideas as anticipated. The participants were merely going through the motions of the exercises that they were set, and appeared to have no interest whatsoever in forming research relationships with one … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coke addict gives herself away with a tap to the nose (Rousse)

I thought I was doing well at the training session where we were learning how to turn exam papers into comedy performances: my multiple choice questions were hilarious. What a shame that nobody else shared my sense of humour. After … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rousse is a proud non-practising dentist

Earlier in the day the workshop leader had referred to “the dentist” in the room. I resolved that as soon as the opportunity arose I would point out that there were actually two dentists present. Although I had never practised … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment