Tag Archives: Edinburgh

A quest for counterfeit coins (Rousse)

The friendly policeman hovered at the door and told me about his quest for counterfeit coins. I pretended that I knew nothing, even though I had stacks of the large silver ones planted outside as garden ornaments. Then I got … Continue reading

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Smoking menthol cigarettes to lose weight (Rousse)

As was the tradition, my colleagues were in Glasgow staffing the National Museum of Scotland on 2nd January so that the museum staff could take an extra day off. Already there was trouble at the entrance. One of my colleagues … Continue reading

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Papier-mâché craft and careers advice on the Morningside Road (Rousse)

The young lad on Morningside Road was disposing of goods from his school in charity shops. I called him back when I saw him cross the road carrying the large yellow papier-mâché lolly pop decorated with the words ‘To Daddy … Continue reading

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Dietary advice as the Pogues play Leith Walk (Rousse)

When the bill arrived I could not understand why it only came to £10.50. Surely it cost more to see the Pogues in concert on Leith Walk? SE paid with his credit card. Then someone I barely knew gave him … Continue reading

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More parking misery in Edinburgh (Rousse)

TPR looked great in the smart chauffeur’s uniform. He parked the Rolls Royce, dropped off his charges, and spent the afternoon with me. When he returned to his duties TPR found that the traffic wardens had plastered the vehicle with … Continue reading

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A bathroom for every bedroom in Edinburgh’s Victoria Street accommodation (Rousse)

I visited AC in his Victoria Street flat. None of us had ever been there before, although TPR had once peered into the sitting room and concluded that this was the extent of the apartment. This was on the basis … Continue reading

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Direct flights from Edinburgh to Boston (Rousse)

We’d never flown in such comfort before. The economy seats folded down into beds complete with soft fleece blankets. “This is a bit over the top for a flight to London” I mentioned to TPR, just as it dawned on … Continue reading

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