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Truck hire Edinburgh (Rousse)

I was impressed with TPR’s truck driving. He sailed with ease along the wide lanes of the M8 into Edinburgh. Similarly, he skillfully navigated the narrow streets of the city, managing to squeeze the articulated lorry down the narrowest of … Continue reading

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Disgraced Labour MP leads theatre audience walk-out (Rousse)

As members of the audience left the show mid-performance GSX and I considered it legitimate to move closer to the stage and take a couple of vacated seats in the front row. The star of the show didn’t seem to … Continue reading

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Hebrides move closer to the Scottish mainland (Rousse)

For hundreds of years the map of the British Isles had misrepresented the location of the Hebrides. These islands were much closer to the mainland than had previously been depicted. Indeed a strong swimmer could reach the Isle of Skye … Continue reading

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A secret tryst at the White House (Rousse)

It was mid-January and high time that our Christmas visitors headed off home. While non-stop partying had its appeal, these so-called friends were eating us out of house and home, and TPR had strong suspicions that they were sponging off … Continue reading

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A silly strop beneath the Smiths (Rousse)

X sat at his desk beneath the Smiths poster. Every time that a gust of wind blew outdoors the poster billowed. I suggested that the windows be closed. It was winter after all. All this time I had thought that … Continue reading

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The secret night visitor (Rousse)

The H family bought a white 1970s house in a small close not far from our bedsit. I preferred their place over ours: there was so much more space. So I would regularly sneak into their sitting room late at … Continue reading

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Friday afternoons in academia (Rousse)

If the funding councils knew how we spent our Friday afternoons, they would probably close us down immediately. A selection of my favourite colleagues – including MR, AM (normally resident at another university), JLW (not an academic) and an American … Continue reading

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