Tag Archives: collar

Car cliff tumble (Rousse)

I was so accident prone that others were avoiding me – but not RG. He boldly climbed into the passenger seat of the Fiat Stilo as I put it into gear to move it to a more suitable parking space. … Continue reading

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Dressing up for the doctoral defence (Rousse)

Each time that I attended a doctoral defence in a Nordic country I was impressed by the trouble that my hosts took to look their best on a student’s big day. On this occasion GW wore a spangled cream and … 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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Top dog collars (Rousse)

This woman was impressive. A former barrister, she was now training as a priest and studying for a PhD at the same time. Most of all I admired her compromise clerical outfit: smart trousers topped with a fashionable roll neck … Continue reading

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Top wedding style and a most unusual gift (Rousse)

My parents laid on the party at the White House as a combined hen and stag night for SB and fiancĂ© AG. The date was chosen to take advantage of the ceilidh on the beach, a short walk along the … Continue reading

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The otter and Harry Potter (Rousse)

It was the final morning of our holiday on the Isle of Lewis. On the advice of TPR I asked for sausages and eggs for breakfast. Bored with waiting for my meal to arrive, I stepped down from the table … Continue reading

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