Tag Archives: water

Reckless driving on the River Tweed (Rousse)

My father was super-impressed that my school friend PM (was PS) owned the land that ran from the back of her house all the way to the River Tweed. ‘Is the bank solid?’ he asked, as he inched the wheels … Continue reading

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Floods cause havoc on the first day of the new academic year (Rousse)

Although I no longer had any responsibility for the module, I turned up for the first knowledge management class of the new academic year. This was just as well because the module leader was late for the 11:00am start. At … Continue reading

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Dangerous estuary bathing (Rousse)

My cousin BB was already bathing in the warm estuary while I was still struggling to get my dress over my head so that I could strip off to my underwear and join her in the water. The two women … Continue reading

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Coach plunges into Scottish loch, many feared drowned (Rousse)

As the coach left the outskirts of Glasgow, I tested the reclining bed that I had discovered next to the window. It was very versatile, with several options for its positioning. The traffic had thinned out by the time we … Continue reading

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Lost cycle panniers, and Japanese water tanks (Rousse)

How would I admit to TPR that I had lost both of my fully-packed cycle panniers, one of which included our soap bag? I had no idea where I had left them along my solo route in the Scottish borders. … Continue reading

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Cholera risk on transatlantic flights (Rousse)

My entire family was flying to New York: mother, father and all three daughters (although my little sister was yet to put in an appearance). I arranged for us to travel in the greatest comfort: by king size bed. As … Continue reading

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The right way to hang wallpaper (Rousse)

TPR was setting up a new home office. At the same time – and in the same room – I was preparing a nursery for a visiting toddler. These two activities were clearly incompatible. Everything came to a head when … Continue reading

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Shopping disturbances (Rousse)

VAE and CM telephoned me from a ‘country fare’ style gift shop. VAE leant against a display of pink stilettos as she was speaking to me. She shouted in alarm when the first one on the shelf toppled over and … Continue reading

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Flooded New York with Gödel, Escher, and Bach (Rousse)

I managed to find an exit from the massive library by taking a route through the richly furnished rare books section and executive suite of the Chief Librarian. Outside the streets of New York were flooded. I had no choice … 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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