Tag Archives: France

Taking stock

In a week when we commemorated a Nation’s war dead with a two minute’s silence and share our neighbour’s grieving from a fresh atrocity, a lot of voices call for action. Radios are filled with declarations of war and bombing … Continue reading

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Me and France: a tale of a label and a mirror

On Saturday last I sat watching another instalment in the long running ‘war without weapons’ that are sporting engagements with France. France won. Deservedly so. As it was rugby the final whistle is always tinged with a frisson of regret: … Continue reading

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Neutered by technology

I have been in the south of France for a few days. Skiing. Poor me, eh? This was a long arranged  dad’s and daughters trip (the inappropriately named ‘Double Dees’, using a friend’s house just outside Bourg St Martin. We skied … Continue reading

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