Tag Archives: Edinburgh

A new ‘seaside university’ (Rousse)

Over the summer months one of Edinburgh’s venerable institutions of higher education transformed itself into a ‘seaside university’ complete with beach, sea and funfair. Portobello was no longer the only show in town.

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Hospital portering as a career for the elderly (Rousse)

My father complained that he was sick of living in Edinburgh and wanted to move elsewhere. I couldn’t understand why. Whatever would we do with the ponies that grazed in our garden? Perhaps he needed a job? I suggested hospital … Continue reading

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Dolly Parton and the unfaithful husband (Rousse)

Dolly Parton spoke to us before the concert from the window of her underground dressing room. ‘Make sure that you are in the 7-11 after the show so that my crew members have a chance of meeting some girls’. I … Continue reading

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A pair of shoes and a missed train (Rousse)

It was like stepping back in time when I attended the professional networking event in London. All the old faces were there, including NO and DC. To make retrieving my belongings easier, I waited until the very end of the … Continue reading

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Gorilla makes a fearful passenger (Rousse)

LF drove the car at 30 mph in one of the new Edinburgh 20 mph zones. PS shrieked at her to slow down – not least because she was frightening our gorilla passenger.

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An ‘executive home’ in Birmingham (Rousse)

On a complete whim we bought a modern ‘executive home’ on a main road in a northern suburb of Birmingham. Since we couldn’t afford to run two houses in two different countries, we cut our ties with the beautiful city … Continue reading

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Signs of an affair (Rousse)

A new pair of shoes, a sharp suit, contact lenses, and a mooted move back to Birmingham? What was TPR up to? It was only when I found myself semi-naked on George Street, Edinburgh – wearing just a pair of … Continue reading

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