Tag Archives: speed

Motoring misdemeanours in a silver Volvo automatic (Rousse)

When I awoke I found myself at the wheel of my mother’s silver Volvo automatic heading downhill at top speed along a high-hedged, narrow country lane. I bounced across the roundabout at the bottom, lost a wheel, and landed the … Continue reading

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Super speedy 125 leaves passengers in canal (Rousse)

I had never travelled on so fast a train before.¬† Its speed was nearer 150mph than 125. It didn’t even slow for the stations, but instead whipped past the platforms¬† in a terrifying haste. The train only slowed when it … Continue reading

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Horsepower (Rousse)

I clung onto the roof of the train carriage until I could bear the cold no longer, then embarked on the dangerous descent. It was difficult to drop to the road while the train was travelling at speed. Who knew … Continue reading

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Tragedy on the ice at Edinburgh airport (Rousse)

I was one of hundreds of anonymous passengers stranded at Edinburgh airport, many of whom were returning home from ski-ing holidays. For entertainment the airline put on an evening display of ‘danses populaires’. JG took my arm and led me … Continue reading

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Cupid strikes in Canterbury (Rousse)

I was reminded of the love-infused speed of ST when I watched a clean-shaven CSX race up the road to greet me and TPR. As soon as he reached us, CSX burst into tears. This was embarrassing. I shooed TPR … Continue reading

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Dangerous driving at the McDonalds drive thru (Rousse)

My American friend was showing off big time. When she saw the McDonalds drive-thru at the top of the peak she revved the engine and set off at full speed, almost taking out an ambulance on the way up the … Continue reading

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A pointless trip to Aberdeen (Rousse)

TPR tugged me across the motorway – straight into the path of four lanes of speeding traffic. We managed to avoid death at the wheels of vehicles driven by angry fist-shaking drivers. Then we heard the police sirens. Were they … Continue reading

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