Tag Archives: trains

Stockton-on-Tees local knows nothing about trains (Rousse)

KA and I shared delivery of the lecture. Somehow I ended up with the ‘hard’ bit: explaining the difference between linear and complex computer programming. My instructions said to use railway tracks as an analogy, and make reference to a … Continue reading

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Toxic sherbet scare (Belle)

It was a beautiful summer’s afternoon on an unknown, and rather quaint, railway platform. I accidentally inhaled the fumes from a sherbet dib-dab and spent the rest of the afternoon convinced I was going to die.

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Dress designer and academic set off on secret mission by EasyJet (Rousse)

MSB and I set off on our secret mission to Russia by EasyJet. Our challenge was to retrieve the sky blue C90 cassette tape and return it intact to the UK. We ignored our Macedonian intern’s fears that we’d never … Continue reading

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Beware iPad cracked screen scam (Rousse)

Now that I had secured a top job in television my friends were much more interested in hearing about my work. At a university reunion dinner GW was intrigued at how I had managed to leap from one career to … Continue reading

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Young “Arthur Weasley” assists in railway murder hunt (Rousse)

The biggest clue that I had time-travelled was that Mark Williams (better known as Arthur Weasley in the Harry Potter movies) looked so young. He must have only been in his mid to late twenties. As the manager of Worcester … Continue reading

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Time-travelling Rousse misses several photo opportunities and breaks a promise

I was in desperate need of a decent picture for my photo journal. I simply couldn’t find anything nearby that was interesting enough to snap. Then I struck upon an idea. If I travelled back in time just a couple … Continue reading

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Planning for University interviews by tandem (Rousse)

When I’d promised that I would take my sister S to her university interviews I had not appreciated how hard it would be to organise transport. It was particularly difficult to work out travel plans around her afternoon appointment at … Continue reading

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Man falls to death from medieval tower: “lost” handbag takes the blame (Rousse)

I found my new Joey D handbag again where I’d left it: sitting in the corner of the lift. It must have been travelling up and down the floors for hours, yet it appeared untouched. I pulled the zip to … Continue reading

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Missing trains and an airborne ice cream (Rousse)

PC and I missed yet another train. This time it was my fault that we were stuck in Cardiff railway station. I wasted the vital three minutes required to walk along the platform to catch the 17:00 service on zipping … Continue reading

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News of Michael Jackson’s death takes time to register back in the 1970s (Rousse)

I met my new young man back in 1975. He squeezed into the seat next to me on one of the first 125 trains released into the fleet. We agreed to meet the next day beside the cave. He didn’t … Continue reading

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