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Kayaking on Scotland’s west coast (Rousse)

From the coach I saw JS up to her waist in the calm blue waters of the west of Scotland teaching a bunch of school children how to kayak. How I wished that I could join her.

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Cooking with puffins (Rousse)

With a change of date for our annual Christmas party, TPR also altered the menu. He replaced the traditional crecy pies with homemade puffin meatballs. I wasn’t sure that many people would be tempted to try them. I for one … Continue reading

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Black cab illegally parked in Leith: shoeless couple sought (Rousse)

We were late for our anniversary dinner at the upstairs restaurant on Commercial Street in Leith. I pulled on my pale blue cotton shift dress from Monsoon, and TPR dragged me out of the house. We were in such a … Continue reading

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Hanky panky in the headmaster’s office (Rousse)

It was my first day back at school and, before lessons even started, I was called into the headmaster’s office for turning up late. I tried to explain that after years of working in academia I was completely unused to … Continue reading

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Missing blue dachshund found after 13 years (Rousse)

The drilling truck was enormous, and looked a bit strange with a mini-trailer attached to the back, but we needed somewhere to carry our plastic beach spades. We manoeuvred the vehicle onto the mudflats and set off in the direction … Continue reading

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Preparations for a stag party in Dublin (Rousse)

I was honoured to have been invited to JG’s stag party in Dublin, along with KA (how did she know JG?), and AG. I congratulated the latter on her weight loss and enduring beauty. I had to tidy my office … Continue reading

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A blue-skinned lady (Rousse)

I discovered an anatomically-challenged, over-tall, medical dummy of a blue skinned woman on the Meadows. Her foot was particularly interesting because it detached at the ankle. Eventually a sculpture student from the Edinburgh College of Art claimed my find. I … 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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Medieval French literature, relationship advice, a Jacobean trunk, and a blue Maserati (Rousse)

We were working through archives of exam questions, extracting any that could be recycled for the next academic year. My collection was so old that it included questions on medieval French literature from my own undergraduate days. My colleagues started … Continue reading

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