Monthly Archives: November 2013

An unlikely pupil of Wellington College (Rousse)

A steady stream of teenage boys in bottle green aertex shirts passed me in the narrow corridor. I could tell that they were pupils of Wellington College from the words stitched in yellow embroidery just below their left collars. One … Continue reading

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Movie star wolf travels the Outer Hebrides by CalMac ferry (Rousse)

TPR and I were adrift on an unstaffed Calmac ferry somewhere between the islands of Barra and Tiree. The only other passenger was a wolf. He tried to persuade us that he was a movie star by claiming that he … Continue reading

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Couple split over dog (Rousse)

At last we understood why our long-married friends had separated. When it became obvious that the husband loved the dog more than his wife, she threw the pair of them out.

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A Lake District escape (Rousse)

One minute I was lying next to my gorgeous cousin N. The next I was a kidnap victim, crushed into the back of a car heading for the Lake District. A strangely-shaped man, who had obviously raided my rucksack, squashed … Continue reading

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John Fisher, his mistress, football, and cake (Rousse)

My lover was John Fisher, a tiny teenage Hearts supporter. I met him on London Road, where we intended to catch the bus to the Hearts ground at Tynecastle. Unfortunately John’s pocket money would not stretch to the bus fare … Continue reading

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Scottish Tory leader resigns (Rousse)

I’d been chair of the Scottish Conservative party since 2006 (against my will). Now the grey-haired bully across the table was forcing me to resign. I was a disappointment to all. Even though I had held my post for almost … Continue reading

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Dangerous waves in Ullapool and a miskeyed credit card number (Rousse)

I pulled into the parking space just on the approach to Ullapool so that I could photograph the interesting wave formation as it hit land. Unfortunately the moment that I placed the camera case on the ground a huge wave … Continue reading

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