Tag Archives: noise

Anti-social noisy office neighbours (Rousse)

Back on campus, the C corridor was swarming with builders – again. All my belongings had been moved into a massive room at the far end of the corridor while my ‘old’ room and two others were being knocked into … Continue reading

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Renovating the renovations (Rousse)

My mother-in-law and brother-in-law AG had spend the night side-by-side in single beds in my old bedroom in Birmingham. I asked them how they had slept. All had been fine, but they suggested that we redecorate the room. It actually … Continue reading

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Flight must-haves: noise cancelling headphones and a pashmina (Rousse)

The school reunion plans got more and more ambitious each year. This time we were all flying to Los Angeles. On the coach to the airport I told AM that I was furious with myself for forgetting to pack my … Continue reading

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Flat hunting in Edinburgh (Rousse)

TPR, CC, two young women and I were flat hunting together in Edinburgh. Due to its proximity to the park, and despite the odd-shaped room and traffic noise, we opted for 1 Colinton Road – a corner tenement with views … Continue reading

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Rousse reviews the retired and retro

“What a coincidence, Struther Arnott was here just yesterday”, I commented to Brian Lang as he took a seat on the big green sofa in our sitting room. “I wonder what it is with retired principals of St Andrews University? … Continue reading

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House renovation hints (Rousse)

TPR and I moved into our new house. It was just up the road from our flat, so we’d still use the same shops and services. On two floors, it gave us a bit more space. The large bathroom was … Continue reading

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Camera software update problems (Rousse)

Dawn was breaking when I heard the strange noises outside. I drew the curtains and opened the shutters to investigate. Our garden had transformed into an urban wildlife park. My father was there playing the role of zoo keeper, busy … Continue reading

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