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Inconsiderate motorists bring news of competition windfall (Rousse)

I had the best night’s sleep with TPR in a tent in a field at the foot of the Pentland Hills. The original plan was to pack up the tent in the morning, then head to the hills for a … Continue reading

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Smoking spliffs in the sunshine (Rousse)

In the scorching heat at a family picnic JMH and JLR sat on the car bonnet and smoked spliffs. Meanwhile FDS played in the sunshine and I sheltered in the shade. We returned home by tram along the yellow painted … Continue reading

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Rivals vie for boat trip business from Miavig, Isle of Lewis (Rousse)

There was a new company offering boat trips from Miavig on the Isle of Lewis. However, I was sure that it would soon go out of business because it failed to adhere to health and safety requirements. For example, I … Continue reading

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A case of mistaken identity and the National Trust (Rousse)

My mother-in-law, three sisters-in-law, and one of my sisters met me and TPR in the grounds of a National Trust property for a picnic. TPR thought that he spotted SC in the queue for the house. He called her name, … Continue reading

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North west Scotland serves up a tropical treat (Rousse)

We’d never known weather like this in the far north west of Scotland. It felt like the Caribbean. DT, TPR and I played for hours splashing about in the beautiful clear water next to the boat. When it was time … Continue reading

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Missing allspice and a bizarre technique for cooking stuffing (Rousse)

I was busy packing a picnic for a trip to Manchester to visit JC. So far I had found a ham sandwich and a crusty white loaf of bread. TPR was meant to be bringing the main course, but he … Continue reading

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A Canadian pork pie picnic (Rousse)

We drove for miles and miles along Canadian single track roads. I doubted TPR’s navigation skills, but he was convinced that he knew the route to our cousins in Toronto – even without a map. Eventually we reached our final … Continue reading

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Cheese at the seaside (Rousse)

JC and I forgot to pick up the picnic, but at least we had the lumps of cheddar cheese that I always carried in my purple wool glove. We scattered these over the fields as we ran down to the … Continue reading

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Marie Antoinette world record attempt (Rousse)

The place was swarming with hundreds of people dressed up like extras from Adam Ant’s Prince Charming video. I asked my school friend AR (sporting an elegant eighteenth century gown) what was going on. She explained that she was taking … Continue reading

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How to avoid predatory women (Rousse)

The holiday was full of surprises: A walk along the cliffs above the beautiful beaches of the Isle of Lewis A huge dinner at the guest house with DE A dash through a deserted Waverley Station with JM A tea … Continue reading

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