Tag Archives: horses

Proper fox hunting attire (Rousse)

My cousin B was extremely gracious when we turned up at her farm house in Somerset as uninvited guests. My sister J, one of her friends, TPR and I all wanted to go hunting. If anyone could find a mount … Continue reading

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Unwanted romantic advances, a “lost” suitcase, and death at the fun run (Rousse)

I’d loved him for some time now, but his drunken advances, although flattering, were not welcome – especially in front of my parents. When he followed me upstairs to my hotel room I was suddenly overcome with a chill of … Continue reading

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Mick Jagger tops celebrity guest list at Pope’s parade (Rousse)

I fought away the fans eager to press their business cards into my hand. It was flattering that they held me in such high regard, but I didn’t really deserve all this attention. If anyone here wanted to see somebody … Continue reading

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Distractions of driving on the M1 in Yorkshire (Rousse)

Only my sister S knew the route north, but she was not to be trusted on her own on a scooter. The solution to getting home in one piece was for us to join our two vehicles together. That way … Continue reading

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Elvis Costello and Libby Purves forced to share scant office space at the BBC (Rousse)

MR and I got ahead of the others on a Sunday walk across the Pentland Hills with colleagues. Enthusing over Great British walks, MR declared how he would love to follow the Roman Wall trail from the south of England … Continue reading

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Salmon fishing in Scotland, and disability in the animal kingdom (Rousse)

We’d already reached Fife by the time that I summoned up the courage to admit to JK that I’d forgotten to pack any socks to wear with my wellies. “Well, I suppose I could buy some in Braemar?” I suggested. … Continue reading

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Alternative cycling in the Hebrides (Rousse)

Water started pouring through the upper floor of our cottage at Timsgarry on the Isle of Lewis. My partner guessed that the source of the problem was most likely the spring further up the hill. The urgency was such that … Continue reading

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