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An iPhone’s watery end, and a climber frozen in fright (Rousse)

I watched in dismay as my top of the range iPhone slid out of my jacket pocket and dropped to the ground, sped down the sheep-mown grass bank all the way to the cliff end, slipped over the edge, and … Continue reading

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Cliff-top holiday cottage beach huts on the beautiful Isle of Lewis (Rousse)

We spotted a few changes during our winter visit to our favourite guest  house on the Isle of Lewis. For example, the big sitting room was now serving as the kitchen, and the high tides delivered huge waves all the … Continue reading

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Drug drops on the North Yorkshire coast (Rousse)

We’d been dragged into the organisation of TPR’s step-uncle illegal scavenger hunt. Our part was to distribute ‘clues’ in the coves and along the cliff-tops of the North Yorkshire coast. We were pretty certain that this ‘game’ was tied to … Continue reading

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An octogenarian goes cycling (Rousse)

My mother and I joined the main carriageway carefully – which is just as well because a large timber lorry had obviously not seen us on our bikes, and nearly took out the pair of us. We were heading north … Continue reading

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Helicopter hillside deaths (Rousse)

TPR successfully piloted the helicopter high into the hills. Then suddenly – on landing – we detected a problem. The engine stuttered as if the fuel tank had run dry. When we lifted into the air for a second time, … Continue reading

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Lost underwear in Lyon (Rousse)

I joined a French language trip for school children, with RG as my companion. Our base was Nantes. We also took up the option of a side-trip to Lyon. The latter was a big mistake. When RG checked us out … Continue reading

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Pit bull rescue goes over the edge (Belle)

I was sitting in the back seat of the Land Rover as Craig of the New York Bully Crew drove us down to the cliff and straight over the edge. I saw it was about to happen, regretted I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Poultry parkour, a strawberry queen and Harry Potter decoration (Belle)

I was sitting outside a cafe with my very old flame JHI when we saw Deptford’s famous ‘free-running rooster’ tumbling elegantly across the rooftops. I made an oath not to eat roast chicken that day. —– The documentary short featured … Continue reading

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A narcoleptic puffin hunter (Rousse)

I was a narcoleptic. In some circumstances my condition was barely noticeable. For example, whenever I was late joining SL for our 09:00am yoga session, she simply concluded that I had slept in. Otherwise it could be highly dangerous, as … Continue reading

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A faithful wife and an unfaithful husband (Rousse)

My ex-boyfriend ST and I arranged to stay in a hotel in the south of England and use this as a base to visit our other exes. I did not trust ST when I climbed into our huge shared bed … Continue reading

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