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Introducing the London Dockland Golden Pyramid Cinema Complex and Ski Resort – and a skier in a Brian May wig (Rousse)

KPMG had poured millions into the construction of the London Dockland Golden Pyramid Cinema Complex and Ski Resort. The first time that I visited it I was convinced that I spotted my school friend KC with her husband and two … Continue reading

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Rwandan driver leads travellers a merry dance over the sand dunes of Holy Island with a horse (Rousse)

After an enormous breakfast of smoked salmon and roast potatoes – some of which I had to put back in the fridge because I simply couldn’t manage it all – I caught the train south. My travelling companions were TPR, … Continue reading

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Sport, canoodling, and drowning (Rousse)

I walked into the small green copse where I saw young men playing sport. There were also two people canoodling on the grass – until a senior member of the armed forces commanded them to desist from such scandalous behaviour. … Continue reading

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Cruel dangers of extreme abseiling (Rousse)

JM insisted that extreme abseiling was just the sport for us. One day he invited us along to see members of his club in action. From a short distance we watched nervously as LS dropped down the grey crags on … Continue reading

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The sad fate of a cute snow-white baby bear cub (Rousse)

I chased TPR over the moorland and past the skiers who were racing down to the loch along a single strip of snow. When TPR threw his sticks in the air and dropped over a steep cliff I thought that … Continue reading

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When a game leads to a mountain rescue (Rousse)

NP had taken up a new sport. It didn’t have a name, but involved standing on mountain ledges and batting random items into the air. I nearly fell off the mountain the day that SF, TPR and I joined in … Continue reading

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The hero of the indoor pub shinty team (Rousse)

My husband was the star player of the indoor pub shinty team, much admired for his amazing sporting talent. His favourite trick was to launch the puck into the goal from any angle without disturbing the drinkers in the pub … Continue reading

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