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Lewis ladies lose pool position (Rousse)

TPR took charge of the ladies’ swimming club at the Isle of Lewis guest house. The moment that the families arrived, however, we were all ordered out of the pool. This was the disadvantage of taking annual leave during the … Continue reading

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A dip in the cold (Rousse)

I was telling my sister an elaborate tale of undergraduate risk (how could I ever have been so stupid?) as we approached the beautiful Italian swimming pool. I was not tempted to take a dip – it was far too … Continue reading

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Richard Wilson, a Pharaoh, and the representation of women at the Royal Society of Edinburgh (Rousse)

Richard Wilson remembered me from the days that we shared a lane in the Glenogle swimming pool. He therefore greeted me as a friend in the members’ room of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. The actor and I were both … Continue reading

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How the other half (barely) lives (Rousse)

When I was supposed to be at work I poked around my sister J’s vastly extended house in West Sussex. On the ground floor there was a luxurious self-contained holiday cottage that looked out onto a large rectangular pond destined … 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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Head seeks full-bodied boyfriend (Rousse)

The head that bobbed in the corner of the gym swimming pool moaned at me (again) that she still hadn’t found a boyfriend.

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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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