Monthly Archives: December 2019

Poetry fraud discovered in toilet cubicle (Rousse)

My colleague was so talented that she could compose poetry on the spot for any occasion – or so we all thought. One day when we were in ladies, she passed a poem to me under the partition between our … Continue reading

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Mountain adventure delays audience member (Rousse)

There were two routes down the mountain. One was a winding, rocky path. The other was more of a short cut across a steep boulder field. I decided to take my chances with the latter. After just a few paces … Continue reading

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Trapped in a Glasgow museum (Rousse)

The starting point for access to the path up the mountain was under a door of a Glasgow museum. From here you accessed a tunnel. This eventually emerged in the open air on a steep mountain track. I had forgotten … Continue reading

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Cliff-top holiday cottage beach huts on the beautiful Isle of Lewis (Rousse)

We spotted a few changes during our winter visit to our favourite guest  house on the Isle of Lewis. For example, the big sitting room was now serving as the kitchen, and the high tides delivered huge waves all the … Continue reading

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A sacrilegious faux pas in France (Rousse)

“Let’s go,” I said, “I’ve had enough of this ridiculous Catholic tourist trap”. I spoke rather too loudly, clearly upsetting many of the faithful who were visiting this French holy site of pilgrimage. I back-tracked in admitting that it was … Continue reading

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The Apprentice’s Lewis Ellis graduates (Rousse)

Lewis Ellis was graduating with a Masters degree in Early Modern History and English from the University of Worcester, as was I. I couldn’t wait to add another set of letters to my existing Masters qualification and spell out the … Continue reading

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Marathon footwear failure in the Lammermuir Hills (Rousse)

I was on target to complete my first ever marathon – until the track was changed mid-race to include a climb over the Lammermuir Hills, and we were all subject to an enforced change of footwear. I was never going … Continue reading

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