Tag Archives: Aberdeen

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge play Settlers of Catan (Rousse)

I laid out the board for a game of Settlers of Catan with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and related to Prince William the details of a memorable day two decades earlier. ‘Due to summer flooding, we had to … Continue reading

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All migrate to Aberdeen (Rousse)

I visited Aberdeen as part of preparations for my job move at the start of the new academic year. Including other staff, AM introduced me to the departmental chickens. I looked forward to tending a coop of my own as … Continue reading

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A messy office Christmas party followed by seaside coffee and cake in Aberdeen (Rousse)

A mixture of colleagues from all stages of my career came to the staff Christmas party. These included: my old boss JH; the wife and eldest daughter of my old office-mate SM; current colleagues DB and LD; a tall, skinny, … Continue reading

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Tight black underwear and the most unpopular woman north of Aberdeen (Rousse)

TPR and I bought an enormous country pile just north of Aberdeen. Granted it was right next to a massive housing scheme (thanks to my mother for pointing this out), but it would make a fantastic venue for our forthcoming … Continue reading

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A pointless trip to Aberdeen (Rousse)

TPR tugged me across the motorway – straight into the path of four lanes of speeding traffic. We managed to avoid death at the wheels of vehicles driven by angry fist-shaking drivers. Then we heard the police sirens. Were they … Continue reading

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Flirting over a bag of Lochinver pies, cheese and ham rolls – and WhatsApp (Rousse)

When we returned from Aberdeen we remembered that we needed to pick up our end of term present from work. This comprised a brown paper bag that contained a Lochinver pie and enough ham and cheese rolls to last the … Continue reading

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A generous death (Rousse)

I was calculating how much work to pack. The train journey to Aberdeen took three hours, and the return trip the same. If we sat together, I would probably spend much of the time chatting with CI and ET. However, … Continue reading

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Packing and a pizza (Rousse)

TPR and I had completely under-estimated the work that goes into a house move. We thought that we could just come home from holiday, pack a few boxes, pop up to Aberdeen for a pizza with V and C, and … Continue reading

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Tossed stone is cause of Aberdeen train tragedy (Rousse)

It was a very long walk to Aberdeen, and well after 4pm when we reached the city centre. Our first stop was the railway station. The people waiting on the platform watched a bunch of workers busily repairing the track. … Continue reading

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North Sea tsunami hits land north of Aberdeen (Rousse)

TPR, His mother, his sister S, CM and I watched in amazement as the huge tsunami rushed in from the North Sea. It hit the coast just north of Aberdeen. When the first wave crashed into the town house garden … Continue reading

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