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Triathlon training by canal and canoe (Rousse)

I always fancied myself as a triathlete, but this training was sometimes more difficult than I might have imagined. The filthy canal was especially challenging. I struggled to avoid the debris that littered the shallow water and cut myself on … Continue reading

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Exploding trains in London add to landfill problems (Rousse)

London was one huge rubbish tip. When TPR and I stepped off the train the only way out of the station was up a mountain of landfill. The next day we heard that a train had exploded on arrival at … Continue reading

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Leicestershire treasure haul “given away” to tinkers (Rousse)

I enjoyed watching the workmen dig the trenches across the Leicestershire field as they prepared the ground for a new motorway. They invited me to jump down into a small pit where they had piled up interesting objects discovered during … Continue reading

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Fare dodging on the buses (Rousse)

We didn’t have enough change to make up the £6.40 that we needed for the two bus fares. To make up the difference TPR and I gathered up piles of foreign currency, some unusual ochre-coloured coppers, and a mix of … Continue reading

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