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Hedgehog, dormouse, hamster (Belle)

We were driving around the old streets of Birmingham when my father said “Stop the car – we’ll visit the hedgehog”.  We stopped at what looked like an illuminated nativity scene. “The hedgehog’s not home, but there is a dormouse”, … Continue reading

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Killer whales but no camera on powerboat trip to the islands (Rousse)

I boarded the ferry dressed only in a thin sheet, having been forced to leave all my belongings – including my clothes and glasses – with our hosts at the the shoreline. The ride across the inlet was short and … Continue reading

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A crash on the Paris péripherique (Rousse)

Racing through Paris by car without a satnav, TPR’s erratic driving along this haphazard route was bound to end in disaster. We were meant to be heading into town – not out of it – and now I was pretty … Continue reading

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Sisters on the run (Rousse)

I joined a family of dog-lover runners. Whenever they came back from the supermarket the sisters ran behind the family car, pulling the dogs alongside them. The only difficulties arose when the sisters accidentally fell out of order (the two … Continue reading

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A flying visit to Nine Mile Burn (Rousse)

JM gave me very little time to consider the sense of his suggestion. ‘Just hold my hand tight, and everything will be fine’ he instructed. Then we jumped the twenty feet from the balcony into the school hall below. JM … Continue reading

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A hall of residence for horses (Rousse)

I stabled the grey mare in my new hall of residence bedroom with a degree of reluctance. First I was dubious as to the ‘legality’ of keeping a horse on campus. I also harboured concerns over my skills as a … Continue reading

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Accounting for poor American road race safety records (Rousse)

I knew that the safety record for road races in the US was poor, but it was not until I experienced one staged on a busy freeway that really understood the danger to life and limb. Such was the status … Continue reading

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