Tag Archives: Leeds

Kidnap on the Otley Road (Rousse)

It made sense to stay with O and R in Otley the night before my day in Leeds. I was happy to take the bus to my meeting, but they insisted that they drive me into the city centre. They … Continue reading

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Fun and games with trains (Rousse)

I needed to reach Liverpool by 13:15 for a meeting. At 12:30 I jumped on the first train that I saw at Edinburgh’s Waverley Station, assuming that it was a London service that called at Leeds. I was right in … Continue reading

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New boys in town (Rousse)

The first duty of CM’s three boys when they moved up to Edinburgh from Leeds was to surprise me at 6:00am on my birthday. The little one was most enthusiastic, especially when I said that I would play board games … Continue reading

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Sea monster victim organises a lift home (Rousse)

I was an extra in a new Dr Who spin-off. Despite our requests, none of the ‘actors’ on my grade were informed in advance of the plot. This was to add to the authenticity of the monster scenes. SPL and … Continue reading

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Dilemma during final of University Challenge in French (Rousse)

My boyfriend was called Phil. We’d been seeing one another on and off for a while now so it was good to make it official. He was a nice man, though a bit posh – and a lot younger than … Continue reading

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1980s fashion disaster looks forward to her birthday (Rousse)

On a Tuesday morning in 1984 I wore a stretchy yellow mini skirt over black and grey hooped tights for our first lecture of the day (linguistics). Seated in the lecture theatre with my fellow undergraduates, I pretended that I … Continue reading

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Silver landmarks a huge hit with the tourists (Rousse)

For the third time JB asked if I would help teach the first years how to dance, and once more I happily accepted her invitation. Didn’t she ever read her e-mail? Standing in her office, I also wondered why JB … Continue reading

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Tried and tested techniques for keeping young, travelling free of charge on the M1, and repelling criminals (Rousse)

Have you ever wondered how to keep young, which is the cheapest form of travel between Leeds and London, and how can you best avoid the attention of burglars? If so, read on… How to keep young I was under … Continue reading

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