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Caliper freedom (Rousse)

Holidaying with KA’s family was more fun than I anticipated, especially given the beautiful weather. As we returned to the house after another fun day, we discussed plans for dinner. My idea of a barbecue was very popular. We also … 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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Mis-sold holiday accommodation (Rousse)

AT, JS, TPR and I opened the locker and pulled out the carrier bags of food. Would our sandwiches have survived three days? What about the two tubs of ice cream? Would it have melted? We loaded everything onto our … Continue reading

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Hairy-legged daughter of schizophrenic dances in the tropics to hits from the 1980s (Rousse)

I managed to reach my father by phone from overseas. He chatted happily about his schizophrenia as if I had always known about his condition. In fact, this was all news to me. Then I joined TPR at the bar … Continue reading

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Talking donkeys (Rousse)

I had a quick conversation with some donkeys in a field about my forthcoming presentation (as yet unprepared). Meanwhile TPR was in trouble because (a) it had rained so heavily that water had come through the ceiling of our flat … Continue reading

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PhD write-up distractions: National Trust for Scotland properties (Rousse)

When I returned to work after my summer holiday I discovered that two of my PhD students had each become heavily involved in National Trust for Scotland properties, each of which was supposedly associated with their doctoral studies. How would … Continue reading

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An essential old fashioned grey bread tin (Rousse)

TPR and I really struggled with the eleven bags and cases that we had packed to take on holiday. I did not understand, however, why we needed to take a plastic chopping board, or the old fashioned grey tin bread … Continue reading

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