Tag Archives: train

A generous death (Rousse)

I was calculating how much work to pack. The train journey to Aberdeen took three hours, and the return trip the same. If we sat together, I would probably spend much of the time chatting with CI and ET. However, … Continue reading

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Never too late for law (Rousse)

I caught up with HJ just as she was leaving the party. Looking rather bedraggled in a long, bright red, lace dress, she complained that there were too few people there for it to be any fun. I agreed, and … Continue reading

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Unshod on a London Routemaster bus (Rousse)

After all the fuss it took to book a vintage Routemaster bus to take us to the railway station for a special trip to London by train, I was very disappointed that only TPR and I turned up. Then there … Continue reading

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Armed, dangerous, hungry (Belle)

I was travelling across Europe in my private railway carriage. I served my guest a traditional ‘pre-breakfast breakfast’ of Emmental cheese and salami served with sweet bread rolls. This would tide us over until ‘proper breakfast’ I assured him. Suddenly … Continue reading

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Breast implants and Beatnik disappointment (Rousse)

I needed to back in Edinburgh by Friday for meetings at work in the morning, and an evening Beatnik party. My sister J arranged to drop me off at the station on the beach by the Arsenal ground on her … Continue reading

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CPD trainer at Edinburgh University struggles with workload, Apple iOS7, and an unwelcome photograph (Rousse)

SR came out of retirement solely to summon JB and me to a meeting. He passed on a message that our colleagues thought that we were slackers. It was high time that the pair of us made a serious effort … Continue reading

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A lost briefcase (Rousse)

I could tell that AC was losing patience with me when, once again, I admitted that I had lost my briefcase. We would now miss the train to London while we looked for my belongings. Was I really to blame … Continue reading

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Government treats UK rail infrastructure “like toy train set” (Rousse)

No wonder the railway system was in such disarray. Every time that a train needed to switch tracks, a team of men was called to lift the long lumps of metal into place by hand. The government was treating its … Continue reading

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A post-REF ghost train ride around Edinburgh (Rousse)

I picked the DVD up from reception at Queen Margaret University’s Corstorphine campus and carried it down to the staff room. I needed someone to help me proof the multimedia excerpts that had been added to my most recent publication … Continue reading

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Leads left behind (Rousse)

I was enjoying the beautiful sunset over the Atlantic from the Isle of Lewis west coast train line when TPR suddenly announced that he had forgotten the pack the leads to the MacBook Air, the iPad and the iPhone. They … Continue reading

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