Tag Archives: canteen

An afternoon with Killing Eve star Sandra Oh (Rousse)

I met my book group pals in Edinburgh’s Dean Village. MH instructed us to follow the steep overgrown path down to the Water of Leith. I willingly obeyed, unaware that the path was, in fact, a tight tunnel. Half way … Continue reading

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New neighbours (Rousse)

We moved into a tiny flat in a modern block that offered a range of accommodation, including fully-serviced apartments. Our flatmates included JC and AC. Space was so tight that the dishwasher was kept in the bathroom. There really wasn’t … Continue reading

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Celebrity top trumps: Ed Sheeran versus Paul Weller (Rousse)

My online friend TBM came to stay with S, the youngest of her three boys. Our flat had plenty of space, yet they both shared our bedroom. In fact, none of us really appreciated the vast size of our flat … Continue reading

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The cold Yorkshire pudding diet (Rousse)

TPR gave me a hard stare. How was I ever to lose any weight if I helped myself to cold Yorkshire puddings from the canteen whenever it took my fancy?

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A canteen cheat confesses (Rousse)

The red-haired man in the queue behind us wore a pale turquoise cotton jumper and a sly look. I glanced down at his feet just as he shoved a 50p piece under the counter with his right toe. It was … Continue reading

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Rewards of lunch at Eton College (Rousse)

We set off to visit my nephew and all his classmates at Eton. I travelled in the lime green car with my sister J, and our cousins T and G jumped on the ZZ Top style motorbike, with T on … Continue reading

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An unlikely pupil of Wellington College (Rousse)

A steady stream of teenage boys in bottle green aertex shirts passed me in the narrow corridor. I could tell that they were pupils of Wellington College from the words stitched in yellow embroidery just below their left collars. One … Continue reading

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Why Diet Coke is bad for you (Rousse)

EH and I plus a couple of others joined the queue at the canteen. My choice of dinner plate was obvious: not the plain white china, nor the bright orange-glazed rough pottery, but the Highland Stoneware Celadon rock pool dish. … Continue reading

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Lambs to the slaughter (Rousse)

We were living in temporary accommodation with a flock of sheep until our move south was complete. Something had gone horribly wrong overnight, possibly due to my carelessness with a canteen of cutlery. I’d dropped it down the staircase and … Continue reading

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The effects of global warming, old school friends, and a recruitment question (Rousse)

In this topsy-turvy world the sun hadn’t risen for weeks and the streets were under snow, even though the calendar told us that it was the middle of the summer. It was so cold outside that the thick soles of … Continue reading

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