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Tragedy on the ice at Edinburgh airport (Rousse)

I was one of hundreds of anonymous passengers stranded at Edinburgh airport, many of whom were returning home from ski-ing holidays. For entertainment the airline put on an evening display of ‘danses populaires’. JG took my arm and led me … Continue reading

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Imprisoned by the Taliban (Rousse)

The pilot instructed the air stewards to set the alarm, and explain its function to the passengers. My response to the news that we were under attack was to send a farewell text to my parents – just in case. … Continue reading

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A fishy tale of fighter jets and a missed meeting (Rousse)

From the coach window in Ireland EH, NU and I watched fighter jets sketch vapour trails into the blue summer sky. “How do they do that?” I asked as the planes created a small shoal of vapour trail salmon for … Continue reading

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How to handle a Porsche (Rousse)

Driving TPR’s Porsche was trickier than I remembered. You had to jump into it while it was moving and ensure that you were properly settled into the seat before it sped off. Today I also had to take care that … Continue reading

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Yes offers treats for tweeting (Rousse)

As we walked across the tarmac and into the terminal I saw a couple about to board their flight. At least in his sixties, he wore a brown leather hat pulled down over stringy hair dyed blue black, his face … Continue reading

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Rousse avoids alien abduction

It was not unusual for a Hawk jet to startle walkers as they hiked to the headland, but this aircraft was flying really low. On its second approach it came even closer, perhaps only 30 feet over our heads. Then … Continue reading

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To America by jet-boat (Rousse)

The new way to travel to the US was by jet-boat. Developments in shipping technology meant that it was just as fast to cross the Atlantic by sea as by air. What is more, in the latter part of the … Continue reading

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