Tag Archives: highland

Angry driving and hypnotism (Rousse)

TPR was in a filthy mood. He expressed his anger by driving the tiny car at top speeds through highland villages, egging on the motorists that were approaching from the opposite direction to race him through roadworks. He eventually dumped … Continue reading

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Highland glamour (Rousse)

I thought that we would not make it when the Indian driver lost control of the car in the snow. Luckily we survived the skids, entered the beautiful glen, and our journey was complete at the point that the road … Continue reading

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Ian Rankin lends a hand to highland housewarming party (Rousse)

Ian Rankin was amongst the guests invited by JS to view her new highland holiday home. In the vast sitting room he showed me a collection of cheap, mass produced porcelain deer figurines. He explained that these ornaments were very … Continue reading

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Luxury highland hotel coincidence (Rousse)

We had cycled for miles, mainly powered by TPR at the front of our tandem. Eventually we reached the tatty high street of a once-prosperous highland town. It would have attracted tourists in another age; now it looked very forlorn. … Continue reading

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Highland traffic problems (Rousse)

After a comfortable night in a remote highland bed and breakfast, the following morning I was appalled to find that it was located next to a huge roundabout at the intersection of several motorways.

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A busy seaside highland hotel (Rousse)

I hoped that all this cycling was helping me to lose weight. I’d seen a shocking video of myself in a mustard yellow shift dress over black leggings and did not the idea that kindly people had taken to describing … Continue reading

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Highland hotel murder mystery quiz mistaken for Dr Who rehearsal (Rousse)

We recognised the ghillie as the one from the Ardushiane Hotel. He had once asked on the last evening of a weekend trip to the Highlands whether we would be shooting the next day. At the time I had been … Continue reading

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Time-lapse Hebridean video (deleted) (Rousse)

The bathroom window provided a perfect frame for the Hebridean scene of highland cattle grazing beside the vast beach. Clouds raced across the sky overhead. I captured all this as a time-lapse video on my iPhone – then just as … Continue reading

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A suspicious highland ‘death’ (Rousse)

Only the trout nosing out to snap at flies broke the flat surface of the water. From my vantage point on the balcony of our highland hideaway the entire scene was of near calm, with the lush green mountains mirrored … Continue reading

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Jewish highland flatbed lorry tradition (Rousse)

TPR had dumped me, but I had somehow managed to replace him with a young, dark-haired man in his early twenties. My new boyfriend and I travelled on two ferries with my parents for a long weekend away together. The … Continue reading

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