Tag Archives: Corstorphine

Bare bottom disgrace (Rousse)

Princes Street was brimming with brides in town for wedding shows. Fortunately none paid any attention to me, struggling to cover my bare bottom with a pair of big white pants. There was, however, one person who was rude to … Continue reading

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A boat trip cut short (Rousse)

There were four of us in a white boat under blue skies in the Firth of Forth. It was such a beautiful day! I looked up to Corstorphine Hill and wondered whether we could be seen from my old office. … Continue reading

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To Australia by sea with an unlimited baggage allowance (Rousse)

It was so frustrating to find that both my meetings with the Scottish Government and Skills Development Scotland were cancelled. What made it worse was only discovering this news on arrival at the offices: first at Saughton House, and then … Continue reading

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Classroom goes missing behind antique-crammed house (Rousse)

The class went on and on. No wonder I was distracted and left my handbag behind. I did not notice this until I was well on my way to Corstorphine with CI. I had to break into a house full … Continue reading

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A post-REF ghost train ride around Edinburgh (Rousse)

I picked the DVD up from reception at Queen Margaret University’s Corstorphine campus and carried it down to the staff room. I needed someone to help me proof the multimedia excerpts that had been added to my most recent publication … Continue reading

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Desperate nuns resort to kidnap to drive up convent recruitment figures (Rousse)

I always hated the return to work after my holiday, but what made this worse was that the campus had been moved from Corstorphine in Edinburgh to Perry Barr in Birmingham, and there was nobody there other than me. I … Continue reading

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1970s disco revives old college campus (Rousse)

With CT and others from her year group I helped organise a disco in the mezzanine above the refectory of Queen Margaret University’s old Corstorphine campus. With songs from the seventies booming out, I knew that we’d all have a … Continue reading

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