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A diamond-encrusted pendant, a party in Perthshire, the Petra Project, philosophy and feminism (Rousse)

We were shattered on the last leg of our train journey home from our holiday. By the time we reached Perth we were almost asleep in our seats. Once back in Edinburgh TPR headed straight home to unpack and I … Continue reading

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Unusual lavatory layout for school parties in Stockton-on-Tees (Rousse)

Formerly known as Hector’s House, the third of the double garages (including the coach house) at the White House, Hartburn, Stockton-on-Tees, was converted into holiday accommodation for school parties. On the ground floor there was a self-contained bedroom with en … Continue reading

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A secret exit from the British Library (Rousse)

I am one the few people who know the secret of the fifth floor of the British Library. If ever lost in this august building, you should come to this level and turn left along the balcony above the reading … Continue reading

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Home from the beach, via Geneva (Rousse)

We didn’t get through much reading on our beach holiday because we were distracted by Netflix and teaching our friends the rules of Settlers of Catan. We also wasted time explaining to others, such as JS, that this was an … Continue reading

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Scaling walls on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne (Rousse)

There was no room for a staircase when the house on Holy Island was first built. Portable suction pads were provided to the residents so that they could scale the walls to reach the upper floors. My elderly mother was … Continue reading

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Successful DIY (Rousse)

Now that the wall was fixed, TPR started on other home improvements. He fitted two gates – one for tradesmen and one for visitors (painted blue) – and arranged for a delivery of soil so that he could level out … Continue reading

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Cruel dangers of extreme abseiling (Rousse)

JM insisted that extreme abseiling was just the sport for us. One day he invited us along to see members of his club in action. From a short distance we watched nervously as LS dropped down the grey crags on … Continue reading

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