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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. Advertisements

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A menagerie and a monument (Rousse)

My mother had done a great job with the garden. All the pets were happily installed in large runs, the chickens loved their coop, and the hedgehogs were so settled that they forgot their shyness. The only (very minor) problem … Continue reading

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Photo opportunities and a lecture on spending (Rousse)

We raced to the top of the hill with the dog to photograph the amazing sunset over Oban. We almost caused an accident when a red setter chased us and then ran into the road. Then it was back to … Continue reading

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A diamond-studded solid gold hedgehog dilemma (Rousse)

When I gave away the silk cloak that came free in the cornflakes box to two colleagues in the school office, I never expected it to be the one that contained the diamond-studded solid gold hedgehog. Now I faced a … Continue reading

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Camera software update problems (Rousse)

Dawn was breaking when I heard the strange noises outside. I drew the curtains and opened the shutters to investigate. Our garden had transformed into an urban wildlife park. My father was there playing the role of zoo keeper, busy … Continue reading

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Another Sunday in academia – with a hedgehog (Rousse)

If you have ever wondered how the typical academic spends a Sunday, the answer is straightforward: either at work, or thinking about work. This Sunday was no different from most others. TPR was entertaining himself elsewhere when I set off … Continue reading

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