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Failing your finals (Rousse)

I met old university classmates KH and SB for a cup of tea in the Scotsman Hotel before they left Edinburgh. SB confessed that – like me – she had not been attending the final year classes of our French … Continue reading

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Chinese Square puzzle (Rousse)

During the terrible Hebridean floods, which brought down hundreds of buildings, I met two honeymooning couples from China. ‘Where can we find a divorce lawyer?’ one of the foursome asked me. ‘Why would you need one of those?’ I asked. … Continue reading

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Highland hotel murder mystery quiz mistaken for Dr Who rehearsal (Rousse)

We recognised the ghillie as the one from the Ardushiane Hotel. He had once asked on the last evening of a weekend trip to the Highlands whether we would be shooting the next day. At the time I had been … Continue reading

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Travelling by minibus for tea with the Queen at Holyrood Palace (Rousse)

I was about to take my seat in the theatre when LF grabbed me from behind. ‘Hey’, she said, ‘Someone forgot the arrangement to meet outside!’ It was true. I had agreed to see her prior to the show, not … Continue reading

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A handsome driver (Rousse)

My school friend GB was still the most handsome man around and I could tell that everyone was puzzled why he was bothering to engage me in conversation. We were simply sorting out our transport to a meeting the following … Continue reading

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A name change to Simon (Rousse)

‘And this is Simon’, I announced, as the others took their seats at the table for a cheese feast. JG looked a little puzzled. Why had I rechristened him? I had no idea myself! Nevertheless he went along with his … Continue reading

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A top quality charity shop in Leith (Rousse)

We’d never before noticed this charity shop next to the Leith cycle path. The window display of 1970s ballgowns tempted us in. The clothes for sale were more ‘vintage’ than second-hand, and the knick knacks genuine antiques. While TPR picked … Continue reading

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