Tag Archives: cycling

Red hat disease rife at academic conference (Rousse)

Over the course of the three-day conference I had been allocated three different bedrooms. This was so confusing that I couldn’t remember where I had left my yellow cycling helmet. The situation was more complex now that graduate SG dropped … Continue reading

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In-law social climbers (Rousse)

My in-laws were terrible social climbers. They forced me and my husband to enter a cycling race that – if we won – would reward us with a job placement with some posh person. (Of course, it was highly unlikely … Continue reading

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Middle-aged errant husband enjoys ‘space’ in the arms of a 21 year old student (Rousse)

TPR announced that he needed some ‘space’ so he moved out of our marital home and into a shared flat in Bruntsfield with a bunch of undergrads and some young professionals (one of whom had just been offered a lectureship … Continue reading

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Holiday crime in the Caribbean (Rousse)

On holiday in Antigua I shared a double bedroom with JK, while TPR opted for a single. I couldn’t be sure where KT and KC were sleeping, but I was pleased that they came along. KT almost chose a cycling … Continue reading

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Student graffiti attack on west end Edinburgh flat (Rousse)

We had access to a huge flat in the west end of Edinburgh. Its owner was a young man who worked in finance. I got the impression that he hardly used this place at all. The vast rooms were almost … Continue reading

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Outer Hebrides cycle tour: the easy route (Rousse)

I was on a cycling tour of the Outer Hebrides with TPR, his mother, and his sister SG. I was very impressed with my own performance on a single bike – until I realised that SG was on a scooter … Continue reading

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Cycling, a castle, and tightrope walking (Rousse)

My morning routine was to get up bright and early, walk my bike through the village, then cycle home in the sunshine. One day I journeyed high into the countryside and visited a castle that doubled up as a hotel. … Continue reading

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