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Party hypocrite crow

The neighbours were thoughtful to give everyone due warning: the kids were having a party; it would be noisy, but they would do their best to keep it reasonable. Nice touch, but it fills you with foreboding – oh God, … Continue reading

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Wet climbing

The lengthy spell of dry, and usually warm weather has meant an early start to watering the garden. The grass – what’s left of it – shows signs of thermal exhaustion. But recently I was reminded of the opposite – … Continue reading

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The Umbra: luxury betwixt cliffs and the dunes

Sometimes students have the luxury of living in dramatic accommodation – castles, mansions, lighthouses. Imagine my delight when friends invited me to join them at The Umbra. The house already had a reputation at the university – it was large, … Continue reading

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