Tag Archives: paris

Travel Horrors: Being In Love

1984 and the Textiliste and I married. That’s officially long ago. We’ve done the 30 years – pearls apparently – and rubies beckon. They’ll be cake and stuff and hopefully no travel. Big events and travel don’t combine well when … Continue reading

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O La La, C’est Un Homme D’Affairs

I’ve always enjoyed Franglais where such common place French expressions as Moi Aussi translate as I am an Australian. Homme d’affairs became a man with many mistresses which if you met the majority of our French partners in the early … Continue reading

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Part Two: You Old (French) Romantic #france #french

More reminiscences of France… I married in 1984, May and we decided to postpone a proper honeymoon until later because, well, we were pretty skint. But, in case that wasn’t romantic enough, we had four days in Paris. It didn’t … Continue reading

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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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