Tag Archives: cliffs

Life in a back-brace (Rousse)

For years we had been shouting at our nephew to get down from the trees, cliffs, bridges, statues, monuments and other structures that he climbed. This time he fell and met his comeuppance. As a consequence he was obliged to … Continue reading

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Grief counselling for pets with Spike Milligan (Belle)

I was at the sunny British seaside to observe a research project. A fairground ride/obstacle course/car wash style experience had been built into the cliffs. Animals would enter the tunnel and would emerge at the other end with all their … Continue reading

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How to avoid predatory women (Rousse)

The holiday was full of surprises: A walk along the cliffs above the beautiful beaches of the Isle of Lewis A huge dinner at the guest house with DE A dash through a deserted Waverley Station with JM A tea … Continue reading

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Drunk driver escapes notice on the North Yorkshire coast road (Rousse)

Way over the limit, I weaved a wobbly route in a big saloon car along a single track road next to the sea cliffs in North Yorkshire. How I got away with this, I will never know.

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A crowded holiday with basking sharks (Rousse)

How many people can you fit on to a tidal rock for a family holiday? In our case it appeared that the invitations were unlimited. Here were gathered: my parents; my sister J; my niece A; an aunt; two cousins … Continue reading

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Hairy Star Wars sidekick Chewbacca comes to take Rousse home

I arrived at the guest house by airborne bike. I had followed the route along the cycle path from its source in the Meadows, all the way to the white cliffs, taking care not to knock over the hundreds of … Continue reading

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Peppa Pig, toast, and extreme sports in the Hebrides (Rousse)

The grande finale of the Canadian delegation’s visit to Scotland was a massive dinner and ceilidh in Edinburgh. Conversation was so animated at my table that I broke three pairs of glasses while entertaining my own Canadian cousins. After three … Continue reading

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Secrets of the royal bride-to-be (not Kate Middleton, but Rousse)

My royal wedding was just a couple of weeks away. How extraordinary that I had been chosen to marry a prince of the realm (groom as yet unspecified). My school friend AH (now AR) was green with envy. In spite … Continue reading

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