- “Scandaliser est un droit. Être scandalisé est un plaisir.” ― Pasolini, Pier Paolo
- RIP Natives
- Seasons in the (setting) sun
- It’s camping Jim, but not as we know it
- Foot in the crosshairs ……… fire!
- Ski gear for the worried well
- Caning the credit card
- Fashionista fail
- Ski scam of the week!
- I like to ride my bicycle …..
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Last time I wrote a book review I must have been about 13. And it may well have been The Lord of the Rings, chosen on the grounds that I’d already read it and therefore wouldn’t have to do more … Continue reading
One of the benefits of my fancy new iToy, I discover, is the not inconsiderable advantage of being able to get my paws on free books. Yes, that’s reading material of my very own for absolutely nothing. Zilch. Zip. Zero. … Continue reading
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
One of the things which makes life abroad a comparative piece of cake these days is easy access to news, entertainment and general communication in whatever language you like. No longer do you have to hunt round a dozen maisons … Continue reading
Along with the influx of brain impaired tourists, loonies in lycra and people apparently unaware that roads may occasionally be used by motor vehicles, summer brings us the tourist office’s animation programme, most of which takes place up and down … Continue reading
People assume that life in an idyllic little market town in the Alps with a national park on the doorstep must be a haven of peace and quiet in a world increasingly suffering from some kind of collective hyperthyroidism. And … Continue reading
Dire emergency situation here this morning, leaving the household shocked, traumatised and probably in need of ‘closure’ or similar psychobabble codswallop. On booting up the laptop before breakfast as usual I got a message telling me that ‘Radio 4 is … Continue reading