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An under-resourced conference (Rousse)

Even though I had passed the duties on to another colleague months ago, I was getting the blame for the failure of the conference. I couldn’t help it if I spent the afternoon cosying up to P and playing with … Continue reading

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Bike crime in Humshaugh (Rousse)

My cousin N and I were cycling across Northumberland to Hexham on his blue bike. When we reached Humshaugh I asked if we could stop for a while to admire the Georgian high street. N agreed, but only on the … Continue reading

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Mysterious light and an untrustworthy Mexican (Rousse)

Just inland there was a dark forest. I walked along the track alone, listening out for evidence of other forms of life. I knew that it was unlikely that I was the only person there in the black. I didn’t … Continue reading

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From igloo filmatography to sign language, by way of cliff-top croquet and cycling (Rousse)

“I’m looking for an expert in igloo filmatography. Do you have any recommendations?” asked CM, freshly arrived at the T family’s house after a long journey from Australia, where she headed up a major international charity. I suggested that she … Continue reading

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Dog on a tandem (Rousse)

We made a visit to LG and GE in South Queensferry to discuss possible wedding presents. Afterwards we all travelled back into town by tandem. LG and I took one bike, and TPR and GE the other. I found it … Continue reading

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To St Andrews by tandem to sample the sherry (Rousse)

I had to get to one-day conference in St Andrews where, I was warned, the presentations would be a waste of time, but I could enjoy many different varieties of sherry. TPR and I travelled part of the way there … Continue reading

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Ian Rankin’s muse (Rousse)

I watched the final scene of the latest Ian Rankin novel to be dramatised on BBC television. His broken back mended, the young boy was reunited with his father just beneath Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park. It was only … Continue reading

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