Monthly Archives: December 2018

Disgruntled passengers make illegal leap from Lothian bus (Rousse)

The bus took a ludicrous route. Even though most of the passengers wanted to get off at Princes Street, they were forced to endure an hour’s diversion to Heriot-Watt University first. This was because the bus did not have an … Continue reading

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Motoring misdemeanours in a silver Volvo automatic (Rousse)

When I awoke I found myself at the wheel of my mother’s silver Volvo automatic heading downhill at top speed along a high-hedged, narrow country lane. I bounced across the roundabout at the bottom, lost a wheel, and landed the … Continue reading

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Discussing death by drain (Rousse)

I managed to set up a sewer-phone line to P and SM by lifting a manhole cover in the street. We discussed by drain the death of Durham University undergraduate KF, and how we would deal with her parents later … Continue reading

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Tube traveller thieves (Rousse)

We developed a new income stream: pick-pocketing London Tube passengers as they travelled up and down the escalators.

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An impromptu pedicure with Jose Mourinho (Belle)

The football apprentices were housed in a derelict farm building and we were standing on a farm gate staring in at their sad little faces. Then their manager Jose Mourinho turned up and demanded that they perform impromptu pedicures on … Continue reading

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From Birmingham to Edinburgh by Lomax (Rousse)

I lost all sense of urgency to catch a train from Birmingham New Street to London, knowing that another would be along in fifteen minutes. What I failed to appreciate was that I had to reach the capital by a … Continue reading

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Fine art tips from a hairdresser (Rousse)

I fancied myself as a fine art dealer, so I angled for a part-time position working in an antiques emporium run by my hairdresser.

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Last minute accommodation in Glasgow (Rousse)

The timing of the AGM at midnight assumed that all participants were also delegates at the conference with overnight accommodation booked in Glasgow. This was not the case for me and CW. We had travelled over from Edinburgh for the … Continue reading

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Smoking spliffs in the sunshine (Rousse)

In the scorching heat at a family picnic JMH and JLR sat on the car bonnet and smoked spliffs. Meanwhile FDS played in the sunshine and I sheltered in the shade. We returned home by tram along the yellow painted … Continue reading

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Super speedy 125 leaves passengers in canal (Rousse)

I had never travelled on so fast a train before.¬† Its speed was nearer 150mph than 125. It didn’t even slow for the stations, but instead whipped past the platforms¬† in a terrifying haste. The train only slowed when it … Continue reading

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