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Home d├ęcor disaster (Rousse)

N and S proudly presented their newly decorated sitting room. I was able to enthuse about like the fresh green colour scheme. However, I was unconvinced that the 1970s styling was appropriate to their low-beamed cottage. I also wondered who … Continue reading

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How to feed a baby pigeon and other vital advice (Rousse)

I kept a baby pigeon in a tiny cage in the corner of my granny’s kitchen. I regretted my decision to store his favourite food (fresh broccoli) with the coal in the bucket next to the back door. The coal … Continue reading

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Scottish midge season precautions (Rousse)

The hotel proprietor wanted her guests to experience the best Scottish produce cooked fresh in the open, so while they waited in the dining room she took to her outdoor barbecue. In the midge season months of June, July and … Continue reading

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Basking sharks and dolphins “spotted” in the Tyne (Rousse)

Were those basking shark fins cutting through the water? How marvellous that a shoal had made it all the way up-river to Hexham! I’d never seen basking sharks in fresh water before, and what a thrill to find them in … Continue reading

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Lives saved, but with a fine to pay (Rousse)

It was meant to be a short walk to get some fresh air between sessions at a conference based in a Marriott hotel somewhere in the US, but within minutes disaster struck. One by one we slipped from the footpath … Continue reading

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