Category Archives: Friends

Dave the Mechanic #holidayspast

Coming back from holiday brings back many memories. In the long hot summer of 1975 (no ok, that was 1976 but where would we be without rose tinting) my holiday comprised a kind of grand tour around the UK with … Continue reading

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Slipping Down the Slopes #travel #skiing

Day One ¬† Funny this skiing lark. You travel miles to obscure valleys and mountains that clever engineers have criss-crossed with wires and metal stanchions. You put on clothes in colours normally seen in Farrow and Ball paint charts (pistachio … Continue reading

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Walking Purbeck

I love Dog. You do, if you own a dog. Get a dog and watch as your DNA mutates into a slobbering devoted mess. But there are things that make me question my general besottedness. Like his insistence on ignoring … Continue reading

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Moi Aussi #walking #france

Ah La Belle France! I’ve had a few days, with three old friends, walking near Jarnac, which in turn is near Cognac (notice the …ac suffix, not sure what that means but there are a lot of acs in that … Continue reading

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