- “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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On of the big irritations of wintersports, judging from detailed observation of your holiday punter, is the fact that they have to be done in Johnny Foreignerland. And before you all think here she goes again doing the superior expat … Continue reading
After three abortive attempts to submit an application for citizenship to the French administrative machine, it appears that the relevant fonctionnaires have finally admitted that they suppose I might have a case. Previous supplications were rejected out of hand following … Continue reading
Rural France is paradise, right? Everyone knows it. Your friends come back from the Dordgogne gîte at the end of every summer and bore you rigid droning on ad nauseam about the wonderful lifestyle, the cheap wine, the endless sunshine, … 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
Judging by some of the conversations on expat ‘gosh aren’t I clever for living in France’ websites I could get the impression that I live in the only part of the country which has actually discovered retail. I’m not sure … Continue reading
It could be said that upping sticks in your late sixties and moving to a random stick-a-pin-in-the-map location in a foreign country is at best reckless and at worst an invitation to social services to come and assess you for … Continue reading
It’s widely accepted by the French that the British are uptight, frigid and repressed, and that this is conclusively proved by their habit of talking about the weather in a bid to avoid more intimate conversation. Just for once, I … Continue reading