Tag Archives: water

New Ullapool-Stornoway ferry service declared ‘hopeless’ as passenger almost drowns (Rousse)

My sister, brother-in-law, nephew, niece and I were all travelling to the Isle of Lewis. The new ferry service was hopeless. My sister made the journey even more miserable for me by refusing access to a change of clothes and … Continue reading

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A new career in catering (Rousse)

After a long career in finance, TF was retraining as a waiter. He practised his new skills in the pupils’ dining room at George Watson’s College, Edinburgh. His daughter K helped, serving water at the table from a chipped yellow … Continue reading

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Bath time surprise (Rousse)

I left TPR tidying up the tiny downstairs study and ran upstairs to check on the water. Just through the door I saw XX lower his bulk into the bath. ‘That’s strange’, I thought, ‘Wasn’t he fast asleep on the … Continue reading

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Hebridean pursuits: cycling, flying, and wildlife (Rousse)

We met the French cyclists when they came off the North Uist ferry. Exhausted and soaked, they were not happy tourists. We agreed that the Hebridean weather was not the easiest and, as illustration, I demonstrated how I could launch … Continue reading

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Scary nuns and a transsexual (Rousse)

This was a convent with a difference: none of the nuns dressed in habits. They were still scary, however. I was terrified when I accidentally got tangled up in the hose from their washing machine, tugged it out of the … Continue reading

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Canadian cousins, bathers, a family row, and South Yorkshire pop bands in Whitby (Rousse)

My sister J planned an ambitious itinerary for the visit of our Canadian cousins N and D. I doubted that it were possible to squeeze everything into a single day. I was proved right in Whitby. It would never be … Continue reading

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Sunblock and boat safety (Rousse)

TPR bobbed about in a wooden rowing boat in the bay without a care in the world – until he noticed that my arm was turning red in the sun. He remembered that he had packed sunblock and leant over … Continue reading

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