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Weymouth – A trip to the sea side

Weymouth – A trip to the sea side

“They walked along in that wide, peaceful, whispering hush of the sea that gives every sound, near or far, some mysterious importance.”― Thomas Mann When I booked my hotel for the weekend away in March I actually thought I was booking a place at a B&B in Poole.  It was only when I received an email from the B&B telling me that all the sea view rooms had sold out that I realised that I would actually be going to…

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A stormy welcome and the Clan

A stormy welcome and the Clan

“For the man sound of body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every day has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously.” – George Gissing I left Kampala yesterday and arrived in Lira to a stormy welcome.  It seems heaven and earth let loose as soon as I walked off the bus.  Firstly there was the sandstorm, followed by lightning and thunder and then heavy rain…

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