Tag Archives: Edinburgh

Stegosaurus and ghost live side-by-side in Edinburgh basement (Rousse)

ECM and I called into L and T’s house on the way to work. Down in their basement they showed us their stegosaurus and another small unidentified dinosaur. Next to the two creatures was a manikin onto which was pinned … Continue reading

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Standing stones stand-off: Exmoor versus Edinburgh (Rousse)

The signs in the bog noted that the moorland belonged to AJ. Wasn’t she a friend of DT? This was perhaps why DT and KJ spent so much time on Exmoor? TPR drove the car over the rough ground so … Continue reading

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A bouncy cousin and a paper husband (Rousse)

My cousin EA bounced into our bedroom declaring that it was time to get up. It was not, and I told him to go back to bed. I needed all the sleep I could get before waking to my 06:00am … Continue reading

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When “bed time” at 50th birthday celebrations means sleeping in the bath (Rousse)

ECM made a surprise visit to Edinburgh to celebrate Baby Ted’s 50th birthday. She slept in the bath because KA had already commandeered the bed in the spare room.

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Pilgrims leave Edinburgh as the Old Town goes up in flames (Rousse)

As we headed out of Edinburgh for the A68 I hoped that there would be something interesting for me to photograph from the car. My wish was soon granted when I spotted the pilgrims in seventeenth century dress setting off … Continue reading

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A crocodile in Edinburgh (Rousse)

Amongst the redundant Christmas decorations I found a crocodile fashioned from flattened metal on Princes Street. It didn’t take long for me to find someone to take it off my hands. I came across Captain Hook just up the road … Continue reading

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Packing for Penzance (Rousse)

I should never have left the packing to TPR. We were about to embark on a train journey from Edinburgh to Penzance and he had forgotten to add my book to the bag. Worst of all, he had left my … Continue reading

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Drugs and death at Tesco (Rousse)

I needed drugs. TPR told me that we could buy them over the counter at the supermarket. I wasn’t too sure of this, but felt it was worth a try, so I followed him out of the door and along … Continue reading

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A monochrome moon rise, a self-driving car, drunken students, a horse, frozen waves, and a train ride to Edinburgh from South Queensferry (Rousse)

From the back seat of the car I noticed the moon rising in monochrome over Waverley Bridge. “Slow down!” I shouted at TPR, “This is amazing. I need to photograph it!” When he didn’t reply to me I leant over … 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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