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A cycling cheat in Cumbria (Rousse)

The blue tandem split as we were cycling through Cumbria, just moments after I mentioned to TPR that it would be interesting to call in on locations along the route that were associated with my Lancastrian ancestors. TPR didn’t appear … Continue reading

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Art distraction (Rousse)

TPR took down all the pictures in the hall and replaced them with a single massive canvas. It was so big that it covered both the wall and the floor. Friends, art lovers, and the general public from all around … Continue reading

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Nordic cruise comes to an end (Rousse)

Repacking all our belongings was a long and difficult job in our cruise ship cabin after our tour of the Nordic fjords. I couldn’t understand why we had brought cut-off wellies with us in the first place. Now I considered … Continue reading

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Left belongings at the British Library (Rousse)

I left all my belongings in a locker at the British Library. What a performance it was to travel all the way across London to find them – but without my house keys Id’d never get back into my flat.

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Toothless tigers roam Glasgow park (Rousse)

JM took my car keys and drove us both over to Glasgow. I asked whether he was insured to do this, but he didn’t care. He just wanted to take me to the park. The park was really beautiful. I … Continue reading

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Handbag thief victim found in possession of illegal currency (Rousse)

I eventually worked out that my little soft blue shoulder bag had probably been stolen in York, possibly at the railway station or from the train. Wherever this incident took place, it was extremely inconvenient. Months later I was very … Continue reading

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From danger in the Scottish hills to a ski-ing trip in Surrey (Rousse)

I struggled up the mountain side, the gap between us widening with every step I took. TPR was miles ahead of me and I would never catch up with him. The terrain was particularly difficult over the grassy banks. If … Continue reading

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David Mitchell’s photography one-upmanship lands university professor in trouble (Rousse)

David Mitchell showed me his DSLR camera and its a full range of lenses. It was then – two days into our two week holiday touring the Scottish highlands – that I realised that I only had the telephoto lens … Continue reading

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Daring Danish rescue attempt ends with death (Rousse)

I’d only met C in real life once before. Since our brief encounter earlier in the year all our recent contact had been online, where C’s alias was A. He’d agreed to pass on some photography hints to TPR so … Continue reading

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A bike and a beach hut at the Queen Mother’s funeral (Rousse)

I travelled to the Queen Mother’s funeral on the back of G’s enormous motorbike. This was my first such experience, and I was grateful for the protective clothing that G lent me, including the special contraption to attach my feet … Continue reading

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