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Spectacular mountain bike accident at Corbridge (Rousse)

KA tore past me on her mountain bike, then shattered into a thousand tiny pieces when she hit the rocks on shore of the River Tyne under the bridge at Corbridge. Advertisements

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Doubts over Queen’s health in run-up to royal wedding, while marine mammals rule the waves (Rousse)

It was great to see the two cyclists again when they stepped off the ferry. I recognised the dark-haired girl first (for her beard). They replied sheepishly when I asked if they had enjoyed their time at the guest house. … Continue reading

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Killer whale identification (Rousse)

‘Oh, and there are a couple of killer whales’ I said, pointing out to sea. ‘No they’re not’ my companion corrected me. ‘They’re just black seabirds close to the shore’.

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A freezer door, dirty washing, a herd of elephants, greyhounds, a dead dog, and £100k of ruined camera equipment (Rousse)

I was over at RR’s flat helping out with a few things, including an open freezer door. TPR came along for the ride with his guitar and a couple of amps. It was our last day before heading off on … Continue reading

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A boat trip cut short (Rousse)

There were four of us in a white boat under blue skies in the Firth of Forth. It was such a beautiful day! I looked up to Corstorphine Hill and wondered whether we could be seen from my old office. … Continue reading

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A knitwear surprise and a trip to the beach via York (Rousse)

Seven year-old KF burst into tears when I said that I was looking forward to seeing the jumper that she was knitting for me. Her mother shot me a sharp glance that read “You weren’t supposed to know about it. … Continue reading

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Sunblock and boat safety (Rousse)

TPR bobbed about in a wooden rowing boat in the bay without a care in the world – until he noticed that my arm was turning red in the sun. He remembered that he had packed sunblock and leant over … Continue reading

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