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Rural Spaceman – Offline in Scotland

It all came about thanks to that nice Richard Branson, who, having owned part of our railway system for 20 years, decided to reward the populace by offering tickets from Birmingham to Glasgow for £10 each way. I’d never been … Continue reading

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Crunchy Rabbit Ears – Rural Spaceman’s Guide to Barcelona

I have returned refreshed from Spain after a four day excursion to Barcelona with Lady Barton St Mary, The Sexton and Pen. Lady BSM and Pen had been to Barcelona before for a middle aged hen weekend, so they had … Continue reading

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Yes, Madeira

“I took a holiday with my wife.” “Madeira?” “No, she came of her own accord…” No. Hang on. That joke doesn’t work here. Anyway, the time had arrived for our holiday sans children. It would be our first long holiday … Continue reading

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Then 100 Hell’s Angels Stood Up …

August, 1979 was a pivotal year in my life. It was the year I’d taken my ‘A’ levels and managed to get an offer from Sussex University. I can’t remember whether I knew that I’d been offered a place at … Continue reading

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A Lakely Story – What we did on our holidays

Wordpretzels, another travelogue story. This one tells the tale of how a couple suddenly find themselves able to go on holiday together without children for the first time in 12 years. In that time, we have managed to grow two … Continue reading

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Thorpe Park – no sleep ‘til Chertsey

Summer holidays. A few Faceache friends were posting daily about the trips they were taking their children on:  ‘off to the park!’ ; ‘going to see monster truck rally!’; ‘tickets for the international ball twine challenge!’ I, on the other … Continue reading

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