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Blow-up canoe risk (Rousse)

AJ persuaded me to take one of his yellow blow-up canoes and bounce downstream with the flow of the furious little river to the sea. This was all well and good, but would I have the strength to paddle against … Continue reading

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Flooded New York with Gödel, Escher, and Bach (Rousse)

I managed to find an exit from the massive library by taking a route through the richly furnished rare books section and executive suite of the Chief Librarian. Outside the streets of New York were flooded. I had no choice … Continue reading

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To Whitby by Virgin East Coast for a birthday paddle (Rousse)

It wasn’t even a special birthday, but everyone had gone to a lot of trouble to celebrate it with me. They hired an entire East Coast train for a trip to London, with a stop off along the way for … Continue reading

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A PhD student, a wolf, and a champion demented Whitby stretcher-thrower (Rousse)

There was so much going on in the corridors that it took a long time to get everyone into the room and the main characters around the table for the PhD supervision. The student had become so paranoid that she … Continue reading

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To Luskentyre by black bull (Rousse)

It was a Sunday and I needed to reach Luskentyre. I travelled most of the way on the back of a black bull, only jumping off when the creature transformed into a roaring bear. When I arrived at the edge … Continue reading

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Giant baby kangaroo paddles in Luskentyre Bay (Rousse)

A, C, S and N proposed a commune holiday on the Isle of Harris later in the year. Since TPR and I were already there, the others tasked us with checking out the various self-catering cottages that A had identified … Continue reading

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The long walk to London and cartoon china mugs (Rousse)

My mother could barely manage a few steps around her own garden, yet my husband’s powers of persuasion were such that she had signed up for his long walk to London. Much to his distress, however, I resisted his invitation. … Continue reading

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