Tag Archives: water

Neglected dog shares family tableware (Rousse)

DB and LD were leaving town for a long trip. I wouldn’t have volunteered to help had I known that they lived in such a midden. The house was absolutely filthy, and extremely untidy. My job was to ensure that … Continue reading

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Kayaking on Scotland’s west coast (Rousse)

From the coach I saw JS up to her waist in the calm blue waters of the west of Scotland teaching a bunch of school children how to kayak. How I wished that I could join her.

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A seaside discussion of the merits of the Marks and Spencer store card (Rousse)

My long-dead red-lipsticked granny and I clung to the sea wall bracing ourselves for the next wave. Although the scene might have looked tropical with its smattering of palm trees along the shoreline, this was the north east coast of … Continue reading

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Following the fairies (Rousse)

The four beautiful sisters welcomed me into my family. I was very much enjoying my holiday with them until the afternoon when I got stuck on a cliff ledge above the swimming pool. Clinging to the red rock edge, I … Continue reading

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Animals of unfixed species, gender and sexuality (Rousse)

I knew that my boss wouldn’t mind if I took a small tin of lip salve from the supply that she kept in her office drawer. I needed it for the forthcoming PhD studentship interviews, along with a glass of … Continue reading

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A chilly dip in the Minch (Rousse)

There was no ferry to the Isle of Lewis at Christmas so we followed the diversion signs, then jumped in the water and swam the rest of the way there.

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Black and ginger seals frolic in the Union Canal (Rousse)

I flopped into the water from the side of the canal, my enormous belly hitting the surface with a huge splash. TPR followed me, his sleek black form more elegant than mine. I arched my body to give enough momentum … Continue reading

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