Tag Archives: running

Kidnapped by acrobats (Rousse)

DT, TPR, LA and I met in a crowded bar. DT’s orange messenger-style handbag slipped off the back of the chair onto the floor and I stretched down to pick it up for her. It was at that moment that … Continue reading

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A departure from the running routine (Rousse)

As we served them their porridge for breakfast, we excused my cousins B and JW and their friends C and SW from the daily morning run.

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Running clothes for women (Rousse)

BF turned up at the house in a stretchy brown crocheted dress. She’d last worn this garment when delivering a presidential address to a professional body in 2010. Today she thought it was suitable attire for a 06:00am run.

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London runner saved by the kindness of strangers (Rousse)

TPR ran ahead of me, clearly appalled at my lack of athleticism. If that was how he felt, I would just give up. I stopped for a while and read the discarded Argos catalogue that I picked out of the … Continue reading

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Discussing ‘Before I go to sleep’ is more tempting than running (Rousse)

I was assured that one of my parents would accompany me on my run around Arthur’s Seat at 06:00am. When neither would confirm which of the two would volunteer I was pretty sure that this would not happen. As things … Continue reading

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Desperate nuns resort to kidnap to drive up convent recruitment figures (Rousse)

I always hated the return to work after my holiday, but what made this worse was that the campus had been moved from Corstorphine in Edinburgh to Perry Barr in Birmingham, and there was nobody there other than me. I … Continue reading

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Cat run (Rousse)

The new running route had been devised by a bunch of cats. MSB and I agreed to investigate.

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Long-awaited guest wows the crowd in a gleaming royal blue satin gown (Rousse)

Sitting outdoors across the long table from me, LP argued the merits of running at least three times a week. I felt terrible because I no longer managed this. However, it was wonderful to see all the faces of the … Continue reading

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Muddy bush women prove excellent runners (Rousse)

I was doing well, hill training with LM and SS in the woods. On the way back up through the trees I bounded past the pair of them with hardly a need to draw breath. My athletic achievement was soon … Continue reading

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Questions of etiquette (Rousse)

One friend accidentally copied in a second when he sent an e-mail reply to say that he couldn’t make it to my birthday party – so now she knew that she hadn’t been invited. How could I explain why not … Continue reading

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