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Distracted by next season’s fashion must-haves and Harry Potter in French (Rousse)

At the height of summer I was living in North Berwick and working in Edinburgh, desperate to finish the data analysis and write-up of my second PhD. On the days that I couldn’t cadge a lift along the by-pass with … Continue reading

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Mystery woman at book group shows off season’s best selling grey woollen outfit from Next (Rousse)

Poor SC. We all turned up at her house for our monthly meeting, but none of us had bothered to read the prescribed text. I was rather puzzled because I recognised the book title and its jacket, yet I had … Continue reading

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Wimbledon tennis star happy in retirement (Rousse)

The two international tennis superstars squealed with joy when they saw me. “We’ll never forget your performance in the semi-final at Wimbledon 2013” said Charlotte as Natalia covered me with kisses. “Do you ever think of coming out of retirement?” … Continue reading

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Stirling is Scotland’s latest skiing destination (Rousse)

In the first week of December TF drove us through the slush to Stirling for our annual skiing holiday. Unfortunately, however, there was no snow on the hills. It was far too early in the season to ski.

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A weekend salmon fishing (Rousse)

“Are you OK to go salmon fishing the weekend of 12th March?” asked EH. “12th March? When does the season start?” interupted some random bloke. I concluded that this man was a half-wit: doesn’t everyone know the dates of the … Continue reading

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Christmas in the Highlands – Goldilocks style (Rousse)

I was fast asleep next to TPR in the main bedroom of our cottage in Perthshire when the noise awoke us at 02:00. Did we see faces at the window, or was the commotion coming from the floor below? We … Continue reading

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Sir Sean Connery and Simon Cowell appalled by aging actress’ wig (Rousse)

From the fourth row in the stalls my student party had a very clear view of Sir Sean Connery, Simon Cowell and the rest of the panel on stage. I watched Sir Sean closely when the star performer of the … Continue reading

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