Tag Archives: hills

Sating a stationery obsession (Rousse)

In the summer we would walk over the hills to the beach on the other side. We could even take bikes, so long as we were prepared to carry them part of the way. For the time being while it … Continue reading

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A 4-person tandem ride to the Lammermuir Hills (Rousse)

Rather than catch the 23 bus, I jumped onto the back saddle of a 4-person tandem. This would, I hope, take me through Leith, up Bonnington Road, and home. Instead the route was along the promenade at Portobello, then east … Continue reading

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Mountain rescue (Rousse)

P sat up in the single bed next to mine and complained of a hangover. He was moody enough at the best of times so I wasn’t prepared to hang around to see how he would behave with a sore … Continue reading

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The complexities of catching a train from Carlisle (Rousse)

After a long day chasing over the hills of Northumberland, it was time for us to head north again by train from Carlisle. The taxi that we booked to take us to the station arrived late so it was an … Continue reading

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Travelling in style in the Scottish borders: by magic carpet (Rousse)

My family was driving me nuts so I took off in my car to the Borders as a form of escape. When it was time to return to Edinburgh I regretted the distance that I had driven. It was such … Continue reading

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How to save money when dining out in Kendal (Rousse)

TPR and I moved to Kendal. At first we thought it would only be a short stay, but we took the decision to retire to the town, largely because its hilly streets would keep us fit. To save money we … Continue reading

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Stirling is Scotland’s latest skiing destination (Rousse)

In the first week of December TF drove us through the slush to Stirling for our annual skiing holiday. Unfortunately, however, there was no snow on the hills. It was far too early in the season to ski.

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