Swainby Carlton

I’m taking the pooches for their tri-annual spa day for a cut and blow-dry. It’s at Leeming and Bruno can’t decide on whether to have the perl lacquer finish on …

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Helmsley Rievaulx & Forests Loop

Funny old day! Carol Kirkwood had been her usual smiling and very ‘alluring’ self; especially in profile, when she delivered the excellent news that today would be a little cloudy …

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Czechoslovakia 1991

Preamble. First let me say that I did not want to go to Czechoslovakia.  I had nothing against the people.  The academics who came to England were magnificent ambassadors but …

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Solo Roseberry

  Jeans – check Shirt – check Trousers – check Socks – check …erm vest? well it’s up a height so OK – check I can’t sleep, my brain is …

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Roseberry Topping

I’m sitting with a few chums on the outside of half a gallon of Golden Pippin discussing the week. I’m being congratulated on my ascent of the Yorkshire Matterhorn when …

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Black Hambleton

A phone call from George, “Fancy a walk?” says he. “Do dickie birds fly and fish swim” says I. So here we are at Square Corner about a mile from Chequers …

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