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A wandering whiteboard and a late PhD submission (Rousse)

After all the expense of transporting it, I returned to Edinburgh from Glasgow without my precious mini whiteboard. It was fortunate that my cousin EB had a suitcase large enough to carry it back to Bristol by plane, although I … Continue reading

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Missing the ‘mont’ in Montreal (Rousse)

The plane overheard sounded like it was in trouble. It was flying so low that we could all see that it was a transatlantic EasyJet service coming into the city. We predicted correctly that it would smash into the mountain. … Continue reading

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A low-level flight over Lindisfarne and the Hebrides (Rousse)

In a tiny plane the seven of us flew over the island of Lindisfarne, then the white sand beaches of a deserted isle of the Inner Hebrides. Our pilot took great pleasure in skimming the waves with the aircraft’s wheels. … Continue reading

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Human horse travels uncomfortably across the Atlantic (Rousse)

Normally a seat in the second row on a transatlantic flight would mean plenty of leg room – perhaps even a bed – but not on this service. I was sitting directly behind a mother and a baby, both of … Continue reading

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Weymouth from air and shoreline (Rousse)

The flight was not full so we all had plenty of space in the cabin. TPR kept switching seats, mainly for the best views from angle of the plane. When I saw Weymouth from the air for the first time … Continue reading

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Mexican petticoats (Rousse)

We’d had a great time in Mexico, but now we had to leave. I was somewhat embarrassed and ashamed, however, that I was the only woman not boarding the plane in a petticoat. I looked on in envy at the … Continue reading

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Sharing a cabin with Dermot Murnaghan (Rousse)

I sat next to television news presenter Dermot Murnaghan in the passenger cabin of the tiny plane. Keen not to embarrass him by making it obvious that I recognised him, I engaged him in conversation about Scottish stereotypes (e.g. short, … Continue reading

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Theresa May shares priority email address with complete stranger (Rousse)

It was only when I sat down in the cabin that I realised that I had left my green file of work under a seat in the airport departure lounge. I would need to pull strings to ensure that it … Continue reading

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Unsatisfactory Austrian holiday experience (Rousse)

It was a difficult flight. On several occasions the plane nose-dived and we feared for our lives, so we were relieved when we spotted the helicopter escort that would lead us into the Austrian village. It wasn’t too difficult to … Continue reading

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Mid-air knitter stalked by elderly couple on flight to the UK from Thailand (Rousse)

I must have broken several international laws on board the flight from Thailand back to the UK: I carried a sharp three inch needle in my hand luggage I looped the yarn from my ball of blue wool to the … Continue reading

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