Tag Archives: mud

Sarong underwear (Rousse)

I pulled my former colleague AT up the muddy bank to the gap in the wall that led to the open countryside. At first I thought that it was too small to accommodate us, but GB demonstrated that the space … Continue reading

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Waist deep in mud in the River Tyne (Rousse)

CMcD was very familiar with the walking route up the River Tyne to my sister’s house in Newcastle. We set off after the tide had receded, doing our best to avoid the mud flats and the sinking sands. CMcD was … Continue reading

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Academic bake-off (Rousse)

Staff in the School of Engineering bake sale were no longer judged on their academic achievements, but instead on their culinary talents. KD found this all quite ludicrous. I popped along to their bake sale and purchased a few items. … Continue reading

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Nifty Land Rover reverse manoeuvres (Rousse)

KNX impressed me once again. He jumped up into the off-white Land Rover, popped it into reverse, and backed it neatly into a spot closer to the house, thus giving space for the other vehicles to move. He’d also been … Continue reading

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Travelling the UK by rail with suitcase insurance (Rousse)

I left my pink suitcase on the train twice on the same trip. On the first occasion I remembered just in time and managed to correct my mistake. The second time it was too late. I phoned WC to ask … Continue reading

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Dangerous Borders river walk (Rousse)

I could have visited the M family when I was at the conference in Paris, but instead I decided to go out for a walk with some of the other delegates. These included two retired nurses, one of whom know … Continue reading

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A sticky, sludgy end (Rousse)

My friend decided to take the ‘short route’ over the boggy moorland. ‘I won’t rescue you if you fall in!’ I called after her – just at the point that she sank up to her thighs in muddy sludge.

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