Tag Archives: path

Mountain adventure delays audience member (Rousse)

There were two routes down the mountain. One was a winding, rocky path. The other was more of a short cut across a steep boulder field. I decided to take my chances with the latter. After just a few paces … Continue reading

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Marathon footwear failure in the Lammermuir Hills (Rousse)

I was on target to complete my first ever marathon – until the track was changed mid-race to include a climb over the Lammermuir Hills, and we were all subject to an enforced change of footwear. I was never going … Continue reading

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Canal dipping off the cycle path (Rousse)

TPR and I were enjoying ourselves on the cycle path when my little sister interrupted our fun – again. She did not understand that her behaviour was inappropriate. TPR suggested that I should make it clear to her that I … Continue reading

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Champion rock climber cheats death (Rousse)

I was so strong that the National Trust (NT) employed me on a regular basis to carry the back end of a Land Rover over rough ground. On this occasion the NT staff were patrolling a site of outstanding natural … Continue reading

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Academic is owner of magnificent mansion on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne (Rousse)

I knew that it was unconventional to take one’s sibling to a school management meeting, but now that mine worked at the University (albeit in a different department), I thought that I would get away with it. SS glanced over … Continue reading

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Why bother with home-made Christmas cards? (Rousse)

EH sat at the far end of the sofa, watching me as I cut out shapes from unused Christmas cards to make some cards of my own. ‘What is the point of doing that?’ she asked. ‘I like to make … Continue reading

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Cannabis dealer takes cash in Leith (Rousse)

On my way walk back from Leith along the cycle path I picked up a couple of heavy bin bags that PL was about to send to the charity shop. Inside them I found a pile of brand new hand-knitted … Continue reading

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A stolen DAB radio (Rousse)

I wandered off without so much as a brief goodbye to TPR. When I reached the pond I hid the DAB radio so that I could swim across the water rather than take the longer route along the path. It … Continue reading

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Finding baby (Rousse)

I was becoming increasingly frustrated with my school friend AL who asked me to meet her with her baby, then repeatedly failed to turn up at the stated venue. At last one evening at 8:45pm we found one another on … Continue reading

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A pointless trip to Aberdeen (Rousse)

TPR tugged me across the motorway – straight into the path of four lanes of speeding traffic. We managed to avoid death at the wheels of vehicles driven by angry fist-shaking drivers. Then we heard the police sirens. Were they … Continue reading

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