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Gordon Brown on a train (Rousse)

Gordon Brown was my travelling companion on the new fast train service to London. In real life he was much younger and trendier than the ex-Prime Minister I knew from old news reports on the television.

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From student accommodation in Sheffield to unwelcome attention in the garden (Rousse)

I left the conference with a PhD student who was also heading north. She offered me a bed for the night in her student house in Sheffield, which I willingly accepted – and then instantly regretted as we walked through … Continue reading

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Lost property at York (Rousse)

TPR and I jumped off the train at York to have a quick look round the shops. We didn’t make it back to the train before it set off again, but that didn’t matter because we had tickets that allowed … Continue reading

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Train travel on the Isle of Lewis (Rousse)

The guest house was now on two sites, one managed by the husband and the other by the wife. As a consequence, TPR and I were split up and slept apart. Draped in a pale blue cashmere jumper lent to … Continue reading

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A late baby on the Glasgow train (Rousse)

I thought that EH would have had her baby by now, but when I peered under the table on the train on the way to the seminar in Glasgow I saw that she was still pregnant. She was also fretting … 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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