Tag Archives: iPhone

Abba dancing disappointment (Rousse)

The dancing started accidentally. I just lifted the needle on to the track of the LP that happened to be on the turntable and everyone took to the floor. I thought it would all be over in three minutes, but … Continue reading

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An unacceptable iPhone alternative (Rousse)

Fed up with enduring my moans about the inadequacies of iPhone 3, ET popped out and bought me a replacement. It was small, sleek and slim, and cost only £28. However, it was not an iPhone, and I could not … 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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iPhone mix-up (Rousse)

I couldn’t understand why I couldn’t get through to NP by phone. Then I realised that despite its similar dimensions, a bar of chocolate is not an iPhone.

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Electricity theft in Edinburgh (Rousse)

The residents of Edinburgh’s Annandale Street would not be pleased when they discovered that I’d been charging my iPhone, iPad and MacBook Air from the power sockets under their lawns.

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A Nokia for an iPhone (Rousse)

I was sitting on the main deck of a ferry on my way to the Isle of Lewis when an enormous black rook dive-bombed my handbag and stole my iPhone. I had to survive on an ancient Nokia until my … 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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