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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Westport 2015

Westport 2015 Well, it’s all happening on the Ireland trip. I’ll try to protect the innocent by giving them pseudonyms, let’s call them Ant and Reen. Dogging near the Airport …

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