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A Glasgow kiss (Rousse)

On the outskirts of Glasgow, in a field, en route to a football match, my companion wrapped me in a passionate embrace and pulled me to the ground. We rolled around in the grass for several minutes. It was only … 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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Guests who overstay their welcome (Rousse)

It was a Monday morning and I was desperate for our weekend visitors to leave so that I could get to work. My plans were thwarted by my sister-in-law SMcC who insisted on cycling to the outskirts of the city. … Continue reading

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Tibetan monks in icy ponds, packs of dogs on snowfields, and a wrong turn to the Blairgowrie 10k (Rousse)

NP, DT, WB and I were all running in the Blairgowrie 10K. We were supported by TPR, JM, SF, my parents and C the cocker spaniel. We drove up the A9 in separate cars. I was in the back seat … Continue reading

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Skye tourist information exploits child slave labour (Rousse)

TPR and I had rented a cottage on the Isle of Skye, but had no idea where it was located. Lost on the outskirts of Portree a cheeky toddler called Mary led the way to our accommodation.

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Bogs, bullets and a disappointing blow as Rousse hunts for Paris

I hadn’t anticipated just how far it was to Paris. I had already walked for miles along a route that took me over boggy moorland and through a war-zone. The most dangerous moment came when I narrowly missed being shot … Continue reading

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