Tag Archives: North Yorkshire

Drug drops on the North Yorkshire coast (Rousse)

We’d been dragged into the organisation of TPR’s step-uncle illegal scavenger hunt. Our part was to distribute ‘clues’ in the coves and along the cliff-tops of the North Yorkshire coast. We were pretty certain that this ‘game’ was tied to … Continue reading

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Seattle is twinned with Settle under new ‘orthographic’ rules (Rousse)

Thanks to the new Orthographic Rules the North Yorkshire market town of Settle (home to 2,564) was now twinned with Seattle (the biggest city in Washington State with a population of 686,800). Apart from six letters in their names, these … Continue reading

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A weight-busting walk to Tom Robinson’s Stokesley (Rousse)

The only way to lose weight was to take more exercise. My new regime was ambitious: to walk the mountain route from the south of Scotland to North Yorkshire on a regular basis. I wasn’t the only one with this … Continue reading

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Amazing animal life at Ayers Rock (Rousse)

“Ayers Rock next stop!” shouted the driver. The message was relayed from passenger to passenger along the length of the 224 bus until it reached our gang on the back seat of the single decker. Our leader JS doubted this … Continue reading

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Silver landmarks a huge hit with the tourists (Rousse)

For the third time JB asked if I would help teach the first years how to dance, and once more I happily accepted her invitation. Didn’t she ever read her e-mail? Standing in her office, I also wondered why JB … Continue reading

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Debbie Harry impersonator stars at isolated Yorkshire guest house (Rousse)

The isolated guest house on the North Yorkshire moors was well-known for its strict graduate-only entry policy. I travelled there by car with Belle and a stranger. We couldn’t compete with his credentials as a UCL-based Jane Austen expert with … Continue reading

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