Tag Archives: Harris

Rousse’s rich skip pickings

My former neighbour was a wasteful interior designer. This was great news for me and the new occupant of the flat above mine. We could take our pick of all the items that the spendthrift had abandoned in the skip … Continue reading

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Christmas and Lindtt chocolates in Nottingham (Rousse)

In Nottingham AN interrupted the overweight yellow Harris Tweed clad waitresses as they gossiped about their boss’ complicated love life. “Do you serve lunch on Christmas Day?’ she asked. I was aghast that the idea of not preparing the festive … Continue reading

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Selfish guests in the Outer Hebrides (Rousse)

The first bus across the Isle of Lewis ran late so we missed our connection to Harris. Rather than wait for the next service, TPR, SM and I gave up on our trip south and returned to our bedrooms in … Continue reading

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Radiation transforms terrier into reptile (Rousse)

Over the summer I used Branxton as my base, and popped into Berwick High School periodically to use the facilities there for completing my project. The house was still full of interesting artefacts associated with my maternal ancestors, including trophies … Continue reading

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To Luskentyre by black bull (Rousse)

It was a Sunday and I needed to reach Luskentyre. I travelled most of the way on the back of a black bull, only jumping off when the creature transformed into a roaring bear. When I arrived at the edge … Continue reading

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Giant baby kangaroo paddles in Luskentyre Bay (Rousse)

A, C, S and N proposed a commune holiday on the Isle of Harris later in the year. Since TPR and I were already there, the others tasked us with checking out the various self-catering cottages that A had identified … Continue reading

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A coping strategy for the strangely blind (Rousse)

I suffered from an extremely rare form of blindness. Although I still had my sight, what I saw was completely different from what everyone else could see. I did all I could to disguise my disability by listening very carefully … Continue reading

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