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In my day this was all fields

Edward Whymper, illustrator, pioneering mountaineer and all-round general nutcase did us the honour of a quick visit here in the Oisans in the 1860s (taking a little light relief from trying to kill himself on the Matterhorn) and set the … Continue reading

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New technology baffles pissed old hack

Back in the days when I last had a proper job, mobile phones weren’t. Mobile, that is. In those olden days of newspaper reporting, anyone sent out to cover ongoing events like royal visits was issued with the newsroom’s one … Continue reading

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Life in the fridge

Right, I’m afraid it’s game over as of this Christmas. I can no longer delude myself that I am some young fit sporty type who can get away with scuffing about in boots and a hoody and scoffing at old-person … Continue reading

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