Tag Archives: Edinburgh

Edinburgh academic workload woes (Rousse)

Three of my undergraduate friends had travelled a long way to join this reunion in Edinburgh: SH from London, HJ from Cardiff, and JG from the Republic of Ireland. I felt terrible telling them that they would all have to … Continue reading

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Surprises in the snow (Rousse)

It was snowing – and I was clod in socks and sandals. My companion PM was worse off with bare feet. We sat in the square planning our next move. It was early evening and PM needed to be in … Continue reading

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Phil Cunningham plays Edinburgh – to an audience of three (Rousse)

I took my seat in the fourth row of the concert hall and waited alone for Phil Cunningham to take the stage. The lyrics of his first song were displayed on a flip chart a few metres in front of … Continue reading

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A disgraceful dip in the pool (Rousse)

It was a full hour before I was due to chair the presentation at Edinburgh University. I persuaded a couple of others that we had time to call in at the dancing conference on the way. We entered a long … Continue reading

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Travelling by minibus for tea with the Queen at Holyrood Palace (Rousse)

I was about to take my seat in the theatre when LF grabbed me from behind. ‘Hey’, she said, ‘Someone forgot the arrangement to meet outside!’ It was true. I had agreed to see her prior to the show, not … Continue reading

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Squeeze gig a hit at the Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh (Rousse)

TPR carried me on his back over the Hebridean beaches to our final destination of the Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh. Here everyone was having the time of their lives at a Squeeze reunion gig. Across the dance floor we spotted K. … Continue reading

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A slow ride to France (Rousse)

I set off on holiday to France with AS in my red Peugeot 205. TPR and AS’s wife would join us later. Over the course of three days we only drove the distance from Edinburgh to Darlington. We suspected that … Continue reading

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