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Displaying a nipple and swimming with baby dolphins in lockdown (Rousse)

Campus was open again. I was there once more attending lectures, and they were even measuring the water levels in the swimming pool. On most days I sat next to my primary school ‘friend’ ST, delighted that I was admitted … Continue reading

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Even friendly dolphins don’t pay the rent (Belle)

I was standing on the bay-side balcony with [former colleague] BP. In the bay I spotted a dolphin waving at me. Then I saw a black and white whale. Then I saw a humpback whale. I was thrilled at the … Continue reading

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Corporate fun (with a dodgy doctor) in Hawaii (Rousse)

TPR and I were shepherded into a tiny cupboard with some of his colleagues at a corporate party in Hawaii. Meanwhile those preparing the later activity conducted a team partnering exercise. Several people were swapped back and forth across cupboards … Continue reading

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Supermarket shelf stealer looks forward to a weekend away at the Balcary Bay Hotel (Rousse)

Since we ran out of storage space in our house, I had taken to secretly commandeering some shelves in Tesco. There I left a dozen Moomin mugs in a raffia basket, and several spare duvets in John Lewis boxes. On … Continue reading

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Doubts over Queen’s health in run-up to royal wedding, while marine mammals rule the waves (Rousse)

It was great to see the two cyclists again when they stepped off the ferry. I recognised the dark-haired girl first (for her beard). They replied sheepishly when I asked if they had enjoyed their time at the guest house. … Continue reading

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Hebridean hedgehog swimmers and dolphins (Rousse)

I watched the hedgehogs swim to the shore to settle on the Hebridean island, and patted a dolphin and her calf from my seat on the headland.

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Monster tuna fish washed up in massive Hebridean tidal wave (Rousse)

My sister JMH and I shared a small double bed in a tiny hotel room positioned high above an Outer Hebridean bay. Others, including my old school friend HP, used our room as a thoroughfare. One morning when we looked … Continue reading

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Hebridean pursuits: cycling, flying, and wildlife (Rousse)

We met the French cyclists when they came off the North Uist ferry. Exhausted and soaked, they were not happy tourists. We agreed that the Hebridean weather was not the easiest and, as illustration, I demonstrated how I could launch … Continue reading

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A swim with dolphins in the Scottish islands (Rousse)

Despite her advancing age, JG had popped out two baby daughters in two years. She told me this on the day that I swam across Uig Bay with my camera, accompanied by dolphins.

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Salmond recruits dogs and dolphins to support Scottish independence bid (Rousse)

The white poodle was reluctant to leave his post – literally. Following the instruction of Alex Salmond, the dog had been guarding the long wooden stick ever since the Scottish independence referendum was first announced. I persuaded him that his … Continue reading

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