Tag Archives: Cardiff

Jack Charlton shakes off fans in Cardiff (Rousse)

When VE and I heard that Jack Charlton was at the reception in Cardiff we made it our business to track him down. He said that he remembered meeting her, and her teddy, on the train years earlier, but I … Continue reading

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Edinburgh academic workload woes (Rousse)

Three of my undergraduate friends had travelled a long way to join this reunion in Edinburgh: SH from London, HJ from Cardiff, and JG from the Republic of Ireland. I felt terrible telling them that they would all have to … Continue reading

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A tale of two journeys (Rousse)

One minute I was wrapped in furs, slipping through a sparkling wintry landscape in an open sleigh discussing the merits (or not) of daughters with regional accents. Next I was on the East Coast train service, squashed up against French … Continue reading

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Never too late for law (Rousse)

I caught up with HJ just as she was leaving the party. Looking rather bedraggled in a long, bright red, lace dress, she complained that there were too few people there for it to be any fun. I agreed, and … Continue reading

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A visit to (the other) Cardiff Castle (Rousse)

I walked barefoot in my purple fleece pyjamas all the way to Cardiff. There I found the secret lane to the J family’s castle. The muddy track was littered with loose change that had been discarded by NJ’s teenage partying … Continue reading

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Missing trains and an airborne ice cream (Rousse)

PC and I missed yet another train. This time it was my fault that we were stuck in Cardiff railway station. I wasted the vital three minutes required to walk along the platform to catch the 17:00 service on zipping … Continue reading

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