Monthly Archives: October 2013

A drunken trip to the tool factory (Rousse)

We’d always fancied a trip to the tool factory and here we were! There were rows and rows of saws, hammers, lathes and the like, all neatly lined up for us to inspect. K was on the same tour as … Continue reading

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Leads left behind (Rousse)

I was enjoying the beautiful sunset over the Atlantic from the Isle of Lewis west coast train line when TPR suddenly announced that he had forgotten the pack the leads to the MacBook Air, the iPad and the iPhone. They … Continue reading

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A posh yacht passenger and a PhD (Rousse)

I ran up to the deck when I heard that the CalMac ferry was stopping in the Minch to collect the dirty washing from a posh yacht. Helpful as ever, I lent a hand to winch the bundle of clothes … Continue reading

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An unintentional cute kitten slideshow (Rousse)

Our first social media training session had gone so well so I had high hopes for the second. However, perhaps it wasn’t the best of ideas to attempt to deliver my PowerPoint presentation from my bed. I kept loading the … Continue reading

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Talking seals take to the Scottish streets (Rousse)

The village was packed with seals. They emerged in small packs from the bay, crossed over the single-track road, then wandered around the village, chatting. I noticed that the black furry ones were the most talkative.

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Black M&S knickers laundered for the overworked academic (Rousse)

It was inevitable that I would eventually just give in to my workload and move onto campus. My new “home” was a small space at the end of a bench of computers in a noisy student lab: we had words … Continue reading

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From danger in the Scottish hills to a ski-ing trip in Surrey (Rousse)

I struggled up the mountain side, the gap between us widening with every step I took. TPR was miles ahead of me and I would never catch up with him. The terrain was particularly difficult over the grassy banks. If … Continue reading

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