Tag Archives: Republic of Ireland

A snowy, spring, Irish surprise (Rousse)

It snowed all the way through ‘spring’ in the Republic of Ireland. Even in mid-summer big patches of the white stuff were piled at the side of the road and scattered in patches in the fields. TPR and I were … Continue reading

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Edinburgh academic workload woes (Rousse)

Three of my undergraduate friends had travelled a long way to join this reunion in Edinburgh: SH from London, HJ from Cardiff, and JG from the Republic of Ireland. I felt terrible telling them that they would all have to … Continue reading

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Time-travelling aunt fulfils her duties as a godparent (Rousse)

The children’s names were listed in sibling groups on a whiteboard. The mothers referred to the list as they discussed godparents and presents. Although he was male and based in the Republic of Ireland (where this scheme did not operate), … Continue reading

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Rousse’s trip to Spain uncovers NHS zombie and Sir Alex Ferguson’s secret ch√Ęteau

I acknowledged that this little game with passengers at Edinburgh airport was losing its appeal. Stopping dead in your tracks just to witness the reaction of people following immediately behind you is a bit childish. At the gate, and from … Continue reading

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