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Darts and death with Prince Charles (Rousse)

When Charles, Prince of Wales challenged TPR to a game of darts, I wandered out into the damp garden. The peace was interrupted when a woman ran across the terrace screaming ‘He’s dead, he’s dead, David is dead!’ Then a … Continue reading

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Blue Peter’s Patch lives! (Rousse)

As a former Blue Peter presenter, I cared for the programme’s dog Patch well into his old age. (Many people mistakenly believed the BBC’s story that the pet had died in the early 1970s. This simply was not true, and … Continue reading

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The drunkard and the dead dog of the depths (Rousse)

GG was so surprised to find me outside her house that she collapsed on the pavement in a heap before I even had a chance to greet her. When eventually she came too, she was delighted to meet me for … Continue reading

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Dead man chairs a game of classroom charades (Rousse)

Everyone was seated on rows of chairs in a classroom for the lunchtime game of charades. Those in the front row performed first. Then, as soon as someone in the audience made a correct guess, everyone moved forward a row … Continue reading

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Sperm whale kills tourist on Uig Sands (Rousse)

While I photographed the salmon under the bridge on Uig Sands, I believed that TPR was exploring the caves. I was interrupted by an almighty splash as a sperm whale fell from a great height into the river just behind … Continue reading

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Scottish island cycling skeleton surprise (Rousse)

Cycling in the Scottish islands in May is always a pleasure with the lengthening summer days and low likelihood of rain. However, it is not so enjoyable when your wheels take you over a massive seaweed-covered midden where the skeletons … Continue reading

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Lunch with Barry Cryer (Rousse)

I took pity on Barry Cryer, dining alone at a table for two. He recognised me when I joined him, and seemed to welcome my company. We discussed my ‘secret talent’, and the pleasure of revealing to others that I … Continue reading

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