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Newly-invested monks launch into Edinburgh (Rousse)

I needed to get home quickly to welcome our unexpected American visitors. This was a couple that we knew from the dot.com boom days of the late 1990s: we had met them on an incentive holiday in the US. My … Continue reading

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A mistaken case of coronavirus (Rousse)

At night the streets swarmed with Chinese nurses clothed head to toe in blue scrubs and heavy duty PPE. When I returned home I found a team of them around TPR’s bed. His lips were blue and he was complaining … Continue reading

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Pandemic postpones Paris Olympics (Rousse)

The other passengers managed to haul me into the carriage when I took the stupid risk of ignoring the warning light and attempted to jump in at the very last moment. Now I could be certain that I would arrive … Continue reading

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A return to work after lockdown (Rousse)

After months of coronavirus lockdown, we were let back on to campus. I followed AD and LK along the corridor to my office. There we found a couple of admin staff using the room for a meeting. It didn’t take … Continue reading

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Gout-afflicted friend kills coronavirus fun in the Yorkshire Dales (Rousse)

It was an easy drive in two cars to the Yorkshire Dales for a weekend away to celebrate my birthday. It was only when we reached our destination that we understood why the roads and villages were deserted: coronavirus pandemic … Continue reading

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A coronavirus lockdown bike ride to Luce (Rousse)

The building work at the St James Centre finally complete, our flat on the ground floor of John Lewis now had a big picture window that looked out on to a massive plaza. Of course, a corollary of this was … Continue reading

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Midges put off move to Lochinver (Rousse)

TPR and I took temporary accommodation in a Lochinver hotel. It wasn’t very suitable: whenever the tide came in, our room was flooded with sea water and the occasional fish; the bathroom was barely a cupboard; and poor security encouraged … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson Coronavirus date (Rousse)

Boris Johnson broke all the rules when he walked into the bar and plonked his bulky body down onto the seat right next to me. ‘I hope you’re still up for our date in Pitlochry tonight?’ he croaked through his … Continue reading

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A Coronavirus love story (Rousse)

Most of the mature students gathered around the table contributed enthusiastically to the discussion of the Coronavirus. The general consensus was that all efforts should be made to protect children from the disease. The man in the corner was a … Continue reading

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