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Mid-summer’s Day in Cornwall – with curry (Rousse)

It was super-early on Mid-summer’s Day in Cornwall and I was lucky enough to observe the locals and a selection of animals march up the hill in the annual sunrise procession. I could not fathom how they managed to persuade … Continue reading

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Race to rescue earthquake victim in northern Russia (Rousse)

When the earthquake struck in the Russian far north TPR was standing directly on the fault line above a seam of white marble. He fell several thousand feet into the enormous crevice. I was sure that I would never see … Continue reading

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The female predator snares a new victim (Rousse)

I could tell KMXX’s mission when I saw her working her way along the line of men. Most of them understood it too, and were not interested. However, the man in the queue in front of me was instantly smitten. … Continue reading

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Lancastrian census records help trace a family line (Rousse)

While half my PhD students were busy writing up thesis chapters, the others – who claimed that their work was ahead of schedule – were taking a break from their studies. They amused themselves by tracing the maternal line of … Continue reading

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A dangerous level crossing (Rousse)

My sister almost ended up with all she ever wanted with a house in the countryside, two daughters (adopted), and a couple of ponies. However, the house was right next to a railway line and level crossing. This was a … Continue reading

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From Turkey to Teesside by taxi (Rousse)

Although my paper had been refereed and accepted, by the time that I registered at the Turkish conference it had disappeared from the programme. I hung around the venue all morning looking for someone to tell me if I was … Continue reading

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Sleep, stations, Swindon, and Southampton (Rousse)

It was our second day back in the UK after our transatlantic trip and I was due to chair a meeting in Swindon. I caught the train from London and took my seat – then, suffering from jet lag, I … Continue reading

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