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    Writing is how I relax from everyday stresses and pressures of life. I find it very therapeutic and energising. Very often, the value of the writing activity is the activity itself, rather than the output. Most of what I write therefore, gets quietly pushed aside, buried under a mound of paper, filed in an electronic folder forever...
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    Dampatch: 19 – Making Contact

    Not realising how literally accurate she was to describe her as a loose cannon, Riesling decided to make contact with Claire Hiscott by flushing her out into the open. She explored the idea of placing an advertisement in a newspapers…

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    Dampatch: 21 – The Announcement

    On Monday 7 January, Walter kissed his wife goodbye and went back to work after his long Christmas break. He felt refreshed and pleased with his new life as a married man. Riesling cleaned the house, fed the cats and…

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    Dampatch: 22 – The Disengagement

    The following few days passed very slowly for Walter, Riesling, Claire and Steve Bawtree. Walter was not getting enough inspiration to progress his CarCom invention; Riesling had typed and retyped the text she needed for her forthcoming meeting with Claire;…

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    Dampatch: 23 – Clucking Hell

    As she sat in the Queens Hotel lounge drinking her third coffee to sober up before driving back to Bristol, Claire received a phone call from Stephen Bawtree: Steve: Hello, is that Claire? Claire: yes, who is this please? Steve:…

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    Dampatch: 24 – iBall to Eyeball

    While Claire was causing mayhem in Newport, in Cirencester Steve Bawtree opened the package he has just received and was pleasantly surprised by the amazing device he was handling; it was compact, tactile and beautifully put together. He placed the…

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    Dampatch: 25 – The Last Post

    Having given Walter his breakfast and sent him to work without his milky and feathery duffle coat, Riesling started on her busy schedule. She fed the cats and tidied the house. She then sat down and wrote a letter on…

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    Dampatch: 26 – The Big Launch

    And so it was that Walter Dampatch had his first invention, the CarCom officially registered at the Patent Office on Thursday 14 February 2008, St Valentine’s Day! Riesling thought it was apt that they should have the fruit of their…

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    Dampatch: 27 – Good News, Bad News

    At 3:30 p.m. on Friday 21 March 2008, Adam Newsence, Walter’s supervisor walked over to Walter’s desk and said the Patents Director wanted to see him in her office immediately. Walter had never spoken to her before and asked Adam…

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    Have Password Therefore, I am

    Because I am an awkward and uncooperative son-of-a-gun, I have recently passed an opportunity to find out about the “new and exciting” product my bank had on offer and lost a compensation package from an unidentified insurance company who sold…

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