Tag Archives: equipment

A dirty bathroom and a sewing project (Rousse)

I apologised to my mother for the state of the bathroom, but we’d left in a rush and had not had time to clean it. Then I gave her all the equipment that she needed for her sewing project, including … Continue reading

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Calorie burning and a code cracker (Rousse)

I invented a new form of fitness equipment that would make my fortune. It was a type of spinning tray that could be used at home on any carpeted floor. Never had burning calories been so much fun! TPR interrupted … Continue reading

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Party food from LIDL and footwear for the poor (Rousse)

I had heard much about the fabulous parties that were hosted by the residents of Trinity (Edinburgh), and at last was invited to one! I turned up early at S and AC’s house to find them laying out the last … Continue reading

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A freezer door, dirty washing, a herd of elephants, greyhounds, a dead dog, and £100k of ruined camera equipment (Rousse)

I was over at RR’s flat helping out with a few things, including an open freezer door. TPR came along for the ride with his guitar and a couple of amps. It was our last day before heading off on … Continue reading

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An ill-equipped walker sets of for Camasunary (Rousse)

We set off over the hills on the route that takes walkers to Camasunary on Skye. I wished that I had bothered to wear proper walking socks with my boots. Meanwhile my companion SL explained to me the arrangements for … Continue reading

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Abba dancing disappointment (Rousse)

The dancing started accidentally. I just lifted the needle on to the track of the LP that happened to be on the turntable and everyone took to the floor. I thought it would all be over in three minutes, but … Continue reading

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An office affair (Rousse)

Each day that I turned up on campus I discovered that I had a new office. The problem was that they kept packing up my belongings and dumping them in a new location without first removing those of the previous … Continue reading

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Fight breaks out on A702 as couple takes the wrong road south (Rousse)

At best our relations might be described as “professional”. At worst they were “frosty”. On an average day we tolerated one another – so why did he have his arm around me, and why did it feel so natural to … Continue reading

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Dangerous waves in Ullapool and a miskeyed credit card number (Rousse)

I pulled into the parking space just on the approach to Ullapool so that I could photograph the interesting wave formation as it hit land. Unfortunately the moment that I placed the camera case on the ground a huge wave … Continue reading

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David Tennant dons disguise for Dr Who day visits (Rousse)

The timelord had landed. I knew this because I heard a clatter of footsteps as the Doctor and his crew descended the steps to our basement flat. David Tennant had made some effort to disguise himself by blackening his face, … Continue reading

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