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Sunset from a 5* hotel (Rousse)

We met in the private dining room of a 5 star hilltop hotel with fantastic views west over the bridges and river mouth. Yet I still couldn’t resist spoiling the happy atmosphere of the gathering by sneaking out to photograph … Continue reading

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Camera takes a dip in a Lanarkshire loch (Rousse)

We climbed through the steep woods of Lanarkshire, then over the heath to the loch. Our nephew FG did well to keep up with us. I was the first to reach the ridge above the water. I laid my camera … Continue reading

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Mother and daughter Cosmopolitan cover girls (Rousse)

Hidden in the pile of ancient copies of Cosmopolitan were three issues of particular interest. My mother – aged about 35 – featured as the magazine’s cover girl on two of them, and my sister S on the third. They … Continue reading

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A tryst with a Turk in Toronto (Rousse)

I’d grown very fond of my tiny Turkish room-mate over the course of the conference in Toronto – so much so that I was in the habit of bending down to kiss the top of his head whenever I passed … Continue reading

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Otters in the wild (Rousse)

I waited with a couple who had travelled all the way from the most southerly tip of Ireland to join the wildlife photography course. It was good to have their company, but where was our coach? When we heard that … Continue reading

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East Claremont Street camera thief (Rousse)

Moments after I dropped our camera on the pavement on the north side of Edinburgh’s East Claremont Street, a car travelling on the other side of the road skidded across the cobbles, crashed through the railings, and tipped into the … Continue reading

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Bridlington beach debris (Rousse)

JS led us along the Yorkshire coast near Bridlington to a beautiful headland. Beneath the proud cliffs on one side were yellow beaches of the finest sand. On the other was a channel of clear blue water through which the … Continue reading

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Sunset chasing and the biggest divorce settlement in history (Rousse)

Many tourists had booked into the west-facing Hebridean hotel specifically to catch the amazing sunsets. There was a spectacular one predicted the next Wednesday and, on the basis of this knowledge, many people had extended their holiday on the Isle … Continue reading

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Vikings ahoy! (Rousse)

As we drove north, from my seat at the front of the coach I could see in the sea loch a fleet of Viking longboats with the most beautiful decorated sails. I called to all the passengers behind me ‘Quick! … Continue reading

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Junkie Genesis journal article theft (Rousse)

I pushed past the junkies in the dark alleyway at the top of Edinburgh’s Broughton Street to enter Crombies’ temporary butcher’s shop. The butcher business taken over the halal meat emporium/paperback library/convenience store while its main shop several yards down … Continue reading

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