Tag Archives: Scottish

Loch identification (Rousse)

FR and I impressed one another with our loch identification skills as we travelled south through the Scottish Highlands. Advertisements

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Katie Hopkins on University Challenge (Rousse)

‘Katie Hopkins? Katie Hopkins on University Challenge?’ I asked. ‘Yes’, replied HJ, ‘Representing Birmingham University’. This was all related to me on a Scottish beach where, by complete coincidence, was gathered an array of my undergraduate friends. Here I also … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pensioner’s new lease of life starts on the ski slopes (Rousse)

My mother had a new lease of life. She took up ski-ing at the end of the season. Then booked a holiday house in the Scottish Highlands for a weekend in January 2018 – at first for two, then for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Windfall for Scottish bed and breakfast owners (Rousse)

Under a Scottish Enterprise scheme established in the 1980s, on retirement bed and breakfast proprietors across Scotland could sell their businesses back to the Scottish Government for huge sums of money. Our friends on the Isle of Lewis were very … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hebrides move closer to the Scottish mainland (Rousse)

For hundreds of years the map of the British Isles had misrepresented the location of the Hebrides. These islands were much closer to the mainland than had previously been depicted. Indeed a strong swimmer could reach the Isle of Skye … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Unemployed Sunderland couple give daughter away (Rousse)

Who was this small dark-haired, short-legged child with a Scottish accent living with the mother of my childhood friend ECM? She couldn’t possibly be ECM’s little sister: her mother had been widowed for years. A neighbour (and known fantasist) suggested … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment