Tag Archives: rubbish

Stephen Fry turns up nose at roll up soap bag (Rousse)

For years, my little sister scoured the sales for bargains. Many of her purchases had been stored away unused for years, the majority still in their original packaging. I took a pile of these goods to a posh toy shop … Continue reading

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Exploding trains in London add to landfill problems (Rousse)

London was one huge rubbish tip. When TPR and I stepped off the train the only way out of the station was up a mountain of landfill. The next day we heard that a train had exploded on arrival at … Continue reading

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A lost watch in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge (Rousse)

I was struggling to quash the rumours that I was raiding public funds to finance all-expenses paid trips around the globe. In reality all my travel and associated expenses were being covered by my hosts, and not my employer. After … Continue reading

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Trapped by gunmen in small town USA (Rousse)

TPR and I travelled in two separate cars to the airport and our long-anticipated business class flights home. As I wondered what to do about the bags of rubbish that I had accumulated on the front seat of my car … Continue reading

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Winnie the Pooh Disney figurine: ideal garden ornament (Rousse)

TPR proudly showed off his latest acquisition from the communal rubbish bins: a small Disney figurine of Winnie the Pooh. He planted it with the rest of his gnome collection next to the garden pond.

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The box thief (Rousse)

We were a little embarrassed when P and S started calling the waiters over to take food and drink orders. At this hotel it was bad form to boss the staff around like this. Later, when P and S left … Continue reading

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Drug addiction contributes to project failure (Rousse)

The pallor of the student’s skin shone blue, as did the whites of his eyes. Here was yet another case of drug addiction amongst the undergraduates. I could also read confusion in his expression as he handed over his dissertation. … Continue reading

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When a stag party prank goes wrong (Rousse)

TPR and I watched a gang of drunks on a stag night throw one of their party into a communal refuse bin. Their victim didn’t move. We feared that he would still be trapped inside when the bin men came … Continue reading

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Home improvement – with sheep (Rousse)

The house was a-buzz with DIY and related domestic projects. While my university friend SB hosed down the steps to our New Town basement, TPR dismantled the broken external door handle to take for repair by the locksmith. It was … Continue reading

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Royal Botanic bathing (Rousse)

I took to spending my Sunday mornings at the Royal Botanics Gardens, Edinburgh. This was not because I was particularly fond of the plants. In fact, the gardens themselves were a bit of a mess. I noticed that some people … Continue reading

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