Monthly Archives: February 2014

A hula hoop rescue (Rousse)

My hula hoop had been stolen by the staff of the Virgin Active gym. I planned a raid to retrieve it. The most difficult task was to identify which hula hoop was mine from the pile on the mat.

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Lothian buses disregards data protection (Rousse)

It was only when I climbed aboard the bus that I realised that I had forgotten to check whether I had change for my fare. I explained this to the super-friendly driver as I rooted around in my purse for … Continue reading

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To the rescue of the girl with poorly ankles and intravenous blue eye-liner (Rousse)

A bunch of girls were openly bitching about another across the gym swimming pool. TPR sprung to the defence of the object of their derision. “She has poorly ankles”, he explained. “How do you know?” enquired the girl standing next … Continue reading

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Flat hunting in Edinburgh (Rousse)

TPR, CC, two young women and I were flat hunting together in Edinburgh. Due to its proximity to the park, and despite the odd-shaped room and traffic noise, we opted for 1 Colinton Road – a corner tenement with views … Continue reading

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Research student disregards authorship etiquette (Rousse)

I took an instant dislike to ST’s new research student, largely because her first pronouncement was centred on who she might consider worthy enough to co-publish with her.

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A button surprise (Rousse)

I found a beautiful shiny black and pale green button. By complete coincidence BC discovered the lump of rare marble from which it had been hewn.

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Police incompetence in Berwick-upon-Tweed (Rousse)

At long last we had come to a compromise and I would soon be the proud owner of a house with a sea view in Berwick-upon-Tweed. I popped into town to check the facilities. “Perhaps Berwick isn’t the place for … Continue reading

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University of Edinburgh professor is target shooting champion (Rousse)

Talented University of Edinburgh professor JS was the resort champion of target shooting. I wished that I had brought along a camera to capture her magnificent winning shot against the glorious Caribbean sunset.

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Meet MEP Margaret: the world champion Tay Bridge swimmer (Rousse)

As soon as the woman that I called Marion corrected me and told me that she was Margaret I remembered exactly who she was: the Scottish National Party’s MEP for Stirling and world champion Tay Bridge swimmer.

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When cloud computing meets Beatnik poetry (Rousse)

Rather than continue our journey south we turned back towards Sheffield. JT was annoyed. She had hoped that we would drop her off in Stockton-on-Tees. Instead we parked in the huge Costco car park, paid the extortionate parking fee, and … Continue reading

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