Tag Archives: 1990s

Highlights of the north east coast of the Isle of Skye (Rousse)

My mother’s Volvo was not a self-driving car, yet when the whole the family was crammed into the back seat, we treated it as such. I was terrified as we sped through the countryside at top speeds, praying that the … Continue reading

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Nosy parker notices nose job (Rousse)

The old photos proved it. JC had had a nose job in the 1990s!

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Three-legged dogs in the classroom (Rousse)

The students chose their modules using a manual ‘course sorter’. This was an enormous sectioned white roller blind. The Chinese contingent was extremely disappointed not to be able to select a particular combination of modules. However, this was not my … Continue reading

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Aberystwyth University serials acquisition librarian (Rousse)

‘Weren’t you once the serials acquisition librarian at Aberystwyth University?’ asked the tall dark lady in the flowered lawn cotton dress. ‘No, never’, I replied. Eventually we worked out that she recognised me from the early 1990s at an institution … Continue reading

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A book group climbing hero (Rousse)

At the very last minute all members of my book group were able to meet at my flat after all. I quickly set the table with our ‘fun’ Champagne glasses – largely because DM had served drinks from similar glasses … Continue reading

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Scott McNealy continues to charm (Rousse)

It was the 1990s all over again. Scott McNealy took to the tiny blue stage to promote his new company. The charisma for which McNealy was famed in the heady days of dot.com boom at Sun Microsystems soon had the … Continue reading

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Friday night in the caravan (Rousse)

This was the most depressing of Friday nights. We were packed into a static caravan the size of a railway carriage, not far from Quartermile. I’d been here before when it had been used as emergency accommodation for undergraduates at … Continue reading

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Home improvement – with sheep (Rousse)

The house was a-buzz with DIY and related domestic projects. While my university friend SB hosed down the steps to our New Town basement, TPR dismantled the broken external door handle to take for repair by the locksmith. It was … Continue reading

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