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Stirling to Edinburgh train services slashed (Rousse)

I met ECM at Waverley station. From there we caught the train to a destination that ECM had been desperate to visit for decades. Unfortunately Stirling was a great disappointment, so after a quick look at the dowdy main street, … Continue reading

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Premature plane ticket purchase (Rousse)

I was already annoyed that my colleague had submitted a conference contribution without first sharing his work for review with the rest of the team When I found out that he had already bought return first class return flights to … Continue reading

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Frail old lady on the wrong train (Rousse)

I’d mixed up the two rail tickets. I had that of mother, and she mine. The main consequence of this was that a frail old lady was about to board the ‘wrong’ train, and there was no way that I … Continue reading

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Queue jumping at the museum (Rousse)

When 0ne person pushed into the queue ahead of me to buy her museum ticket, I let it pass. However, I was not prepared to let a second to take advantage of me, so I challenged the next one as … Continue reading

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A Hebridean Holy Island (Rousse)

Holy Island was looking rather Hebridean with its towering peaks and sandy lochs. I sat at the water’s edge with JMH trying to work out whether the island had switched coastlines. Had it somehow landed on the west coast of … Continue reading

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Hugh Grant purchases train ticket in public (Rousse)

There was Hugh Grant at the station ticket booth chatting with railway staff on the same day that I was trying to make arrangements for a trip to London with DTJ and KJ. I knew that Hugh Grant had met … Continue reading

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A private tour of the National Railway Museum, York (Rousse)

My mother had parked her car in Newcastle, but accidentally purchased train tickets that took us further south to York. ‘It’s OK’, we assured to her, ‘We just get off at Newcastle. Nobody will care if we leave our seats … Continue reading

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A daring flight passenger (Rousse)

Virtually everyone in my department was travelling to London by plane – but I was the most daring of them all, setting off with no passport nor luggage, clutching an old-fashioned paper ticket.

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Fare dodger prefers Settlers of Catan to Game of Thrones (Rousse)

I wanted more time with KR and JG so I jumped on the train that was taking them from the west coast of the US to the east. Not long into the journey I realised my mistake. I didn’t have … Continue reading

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The chance of a year in France and Marmite tinfoil in a Little Chef (Rousse)

I sat through the sandy-haired lecturer’s explanation of how to apply for a year abroad in France then took the ‘handout’ at the end. This took the form of three tiny orange cards, rather like rail tickets. There was little … Continue reading

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