Tag Archives: Peugeot 205

Scottish hurricane transport (Rousse)

One minute I was watching the rain lash against a top bedroom window of a guest house on the Isle of Lewis. The next I was whipped up from my seat by the force of the hurricane and transported to … Continue reading

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A Christmas party and a visit to Dream (Rousse)

The cost of signing up for the departmental Christmas party was so great that only twelve people turned up for the celebration. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the company of JB, BD and FR at my table – even though BD made … 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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Corridor chaos and a Carlisle curiosity (Rousse)

The new corridors on campus were far too narrow. They were also windowless, and nobody thought to post any signs to the walls. As soon as the students returned for the new year, it would be chaos – and perhaps … Continue reading

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Rousse’s travel trauma

The up escalator confused everyone when it switched direction from up to down. Then someone knelt down, stroked the metal teeth from front to back, and travel upwards resumed once more. Later on KT and I were trying to get … Continue reading

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Searching for silver and scallops, with a car smash in-between (Rousse)

With pick-axes and shovels we leapt into the old Land Rover and headed for the hills. Our secret mission was highly illegal: to mine a supposed seam of silver not yet charted by the authorities. It was a huge risk, … Continue reading

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Car chaos in central Edinburgh, and mixed Morgans (Rousse)

I handled the mark 2 silver Ford Granada like a tank, and with complete disregard for the other vehicles parked on Edinburgh’s Cockburn Street. When it came to reversing into a space I was so lazy that I didn’t even … Continue reading

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iPad hidden feature revealed and pretty ponies perform (Rousse)

TPR looked so pale and I suspected that he had been crying. What had driven him to come to my office on campus in such a state? He pulled out his iPad and confessed that he had been monitoring my … Continue reading

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