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A new ‘seaside university’ (Rousse)

Over the summer months one of Edinburgh’s venerable institutions of higher education transformed itself into a ‘seaside university’ complete with beach, sea and funfair. Portobello was no longer the only show in town.

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Katie Hopkins on University Challenge (Rousse)

‘Katie Hopkins? Katie Hopkins on University Challenge?’ I asked. ‘Yes’, replied HJ, ‘Representing Birmingham University’. This was all related to me on a Scottish beach where, by complete coincidence, was gathered an array of my undergraduate friends. Here I also … Continue reading

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A failed family get-together at Newcastle-by-the-sea (Rousse)

Newcastle city centre was packed on the first Saturday after the January pay-day. We should never have agreed to meet my mother and sister S there. As things turned out, we didn’t manage to find one another. This was because … Continue reading

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Time-lapse Hebridean video (deleted) (Rousse)

The bathroom window provided a perfect frame for the Hebridean scene of highland cattle grazing beside the vast beach. Clouds raced across the sky overhead. I captured all this as a time-lapse video on my iPhone – then just as … Continue reading

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Home from the beach, via Geneva (Rousse)

We didn’t get through much reading on our beach holiday because we were distracted by Netflix and teaching our friends the rules of Settlers of Catan. We also wasted time explaining to others, such as JS, that this was an … Continue reading

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Tesco introduces motorised bikes to speed up in-store purchasing (Rousse)

Tesco introduced four-wheeled motorised bikes to help increase in-store purchasing speed. It thus came as something of a surprise when supermarket customers started using the bikes for another purpose: to perform competitive wheelies in the car park. TPR took up … Continue reading

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Girl meets girl on Hebridean beach (Rousse)

I interviewed grown-up members of a boy band (established High Hall, University of Birmingham c 1983), took photos of the beautiful Hebridean beaches, and swam in the warm sea. When KA and I emerged from the water a tourist took … Continue reading

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