Tag Archives: water

A leap to death from a floating shopping trolley (Rousse)

We floated in our shopping trolleys high above the river on a beautiful summer’s day. Then the old lady – my friend’s mother – jumped. I knew that she didn’t stand a chance. Her neck broke the moment that her … Continue reading

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An iPhone snapped in two (Rousse)

I unexpectedly found myself free one afternoon so I took a walk across the Meadows to photograph the flowers. There I found a huge gathering – mainly of women – at a celebration hosted by the University of Edinburgh. JS … Continue reading

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Unqualified workers monitor water levels on the Thames (Rousse)

I had been assigned a new duty at work: to monitor and report on water levels on the River Thames. My colleague KC was responsible for the tributaries upstream. Neither of us was qualified for this task.

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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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Dangerous Borders river walk (Rousse)

I could have visited the M family when I was at the conference in Paris, but instead I decided to go out for a walk with some of the other delegates. These included two retired nurses, one of whom know … Continue reading

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Unheeded feedback and the magical properties of water (Rousse)

Once again I was astonished by the versatility of my colleague C. Sitting to the left of me, he chaired Monday’s meeting – while simultaneously presenting his report in person from the other side of the table. I liked C’s … Continue reading

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Railway level crossing death averted (Rousse)

The excitement in the car was palpable. Out of the window we could see the island in the distance, and shiny, smiling seals frolicking in the bay. TPR, KA and I were very much looking forward to this long-overdue holiday … Continue reading

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