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Hebridean pursuits: cycling, flying, and wildlife (Rousse)

We met the French cyclists when they came off the North Uist ferry. Exhausted and soaked, they were not happy tourists. We agreed that the Hebridean weather was not the easiest and, as illustration, I demonstrated how I could launch … Continue reading

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Coping with Canadian weather and dangerous dogs (Rousse)

We learnt about the extremes of Canadian weather during our family touring holiday. One moment we were watching entire islands being swept along an immense broad valley in meltwater floods. The next we were struggling to drive over roads sealed … Continue reading

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Early autumn encourages Stockton vandals into the trees (Rousse)

The spell of good summer weather came to an abrupt end when the trees turned brown overnight and the media announced that it was now autumn. If further proof were needed, a riot of unruly boys from Ian Ramsey School … Continue reading

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Rousse is looked after by Leandro

The weather was terrible and I was miles away from home – but I was being looked after by a bearded Leandro who sang to me between kisses 🙂

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Archers catch up (Rousse)

After preliminaries about the weather (he thought it poor, we suggested otherwise) our fellow guest on the Isle of Lewis got to the point of why he’d approached us. Did we have a radio, some power cables, and the means … Continue reading

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From Manchester to the Caribbean – and back again (Rousse)

P and Q lay back in their red and white striped deck chairs and soaked up the Caribbean sun. We commented on how wonderful it was for the four of us to find ourselves in the warmth once again. Q … Continue reading

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A kayaking holiday in France (Rousse)

It was the third week of May and the weather was finally cheering up with the approach of the French summer. My sister J and I jumped into kayaks with our pair of Jack Russell companions and floated downstream. Each … Continue reading

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A PhD in Paris (Rousse)

I was living in Paris, where I shared an enormous communal bedroom with a bunch of strangers. However, I was not always completely friendless: one day PA, JB and CS from my first secondary school passed through as temporary residents. … Continue reading

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Isle of Lewis camper van rescue (Rousse)

The weather turned vile and we wondered how our friends N and S were coping in the howling wind and torrential rain on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis. They couldn’t possibly be out in the open cycling, … Continue reading

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An intruder, a storm, and the terrible after-effects of tree resin rain (Rousse)

There’d been a number of break-ins at our flat over recent weeks, none of which had triggered our burglar alarm. We were sure, however, that it was just matter of time before we would walk in on the culprit(s). When … Continue reading

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