Tag Archives: sunshine

Equality and diversity at awards ceremony in rainy Hawaii (Rousse)

For those for whom this kind of incentive holiday was a first, dark skies and cold rain on Hawaii was a grave disappointment. For me, however, it was a relief, especially since I had spend the preceding weeks in a … Continue reading

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Smoking spliffs in the sunshine (Rousse)

In the scorching heat at a family picnic JMH and JLR sat on the car bonnet and smoked spliffs. Meanwhile FDS played in the sunshine and I sheltered in the shade. We returned home by tram along the yellow painted … Continue reading

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A flying visit to Nine Mile Burn (Rousse)

JM gave me very little time to consider the sense of his suggestion. ‘Just hold my hand tight, and everything will be fine’ he instructed. Then we jumped the twenty feet from the balcony into the school hall below. JM … Continue reading

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Bike theft at Queen Margaret University (Rousse)

The Californian sunshine lifted my spirits so high that I was convinced that it was unnecessary to padlock my brand new bike outside Queen Margaret University. Of course, when I came back out of the building, my bike was gone. … Continue reading

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British armed services launch attack on own citizens (Rousse)

TPR and I stepped out into the beautiful sunshine. The sky was blue from horizon to horizon. It really was a lovely day. Dart-shaped bombs that dropped out of the sky shattered the peace. They were launched by the British … Continue reading

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Barefoot in a tuxedo (Rousse)

WR brought five female engineers with him from the University of Edinburgh when he came to visit us. They were all dressed up for the graduation ball. Since I happened to be wearing a tuxedo, they asked if I would … Continue reading

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A prediction, skewered prawns, and rude remarks about Dame Kelly Holmes (Rousse)

The stranger was astonished when I guessed that he was a city worker who had retired early from a career in finance. I was almost right: he’d spent his entire working life at the Treasury. After queuing for my food … Continue reading

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Cycling, a castle, and tightrope walking (Rousse)

My morning routine was to get up bright and early, walk my bike through the village, then cycle home in the sunshine. One day I journeyed high into the countryside and visited a castle that doubled up as a hotel. … Continue reading

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Couple helpless as Royal Bank of Scotland head office goes up in flames (Rousse)

I was sitting on the concrete floor at Waverley Station, leaning against a plate glass window, when X approached me. “What are you doing here?” I demanded to know. “Shouldn’t you be at a conference in Norfolk?” X lifted me … Continue reading

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Coping with Canadian weather and dangerous dogs (Rousse)

We learnt about the extremes of Canadian weather during our family touring holiday. One moment we were watching entire islands being swept along an immense broad valley in meltwater floods. The next we were struggling to drive over roads sealed … Continue reading

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