Tag Archives: Newcastle

Novel marketing ploy from Nandos (Rousse)

When I returned to my cabin mid-morning I found two members of staff still there, tidying up the bedroom and cleaning the bathroom. They hurried away, indicating in broken English that they would come back later. It was only when … Continue reading

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A private tour of the National Railway Museum, York (Rousse)

My mother had parked her car in Newcastle, but accidentally purchased train tickets that took us further south to York. ‘It’s OK’, we assured to her, ‘We just get off at Newcastle. Nobody will care if we leave our seats … Continue reading

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Rail passengers told go ‘Sod off’ (Rousse)

We needed to get from Hexham to Newcastle by train to spend the night with LM. When I tried to check the train times on the station’s app it responded with an error message: ‘Trains after 4pm from Hexham to … Continue reading

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A pin-up litter picker (Rousse)

TPR was the pin-up of Newcastle University. My nephew PMF was his agent. He arranged for TPR to live free of charge in the a hall of residence room, provided that he would pick up the litter on campus.

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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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A failed family get-together at Newcastle-by-the-sea (Rousse)

Newcastle city centre was packed on the first Saturday after the January pay-day. We should never have agreed to meet my mother and sister S there. As things turned out, we didn’t manage to find one another. This was because … Continue reading

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Jack Charlton fisherman (Rousse)

I spotted Jack Charlton from the back seat of a car as we drove through the outskirts of Newcastle. He pointed out where he lived: a small ex-council house on a very busy road. He said that he would rather … Continue reading

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