Monthly Archives: February 2020

The naming of storms – part 2

I use rubber gloves in the kitchen. The reason is two-fold: I don’t like my fingers going all wrinkly from water and chemicals and I like having the water temperature in the sink as hot as possible. So, rubber gloves. … Continue reading

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The (almost completed) library tour

It was a wet old day to travel from Farnham to Portsmouth Harbour but it had to be done. While I went shopping first, I was soon taking a bus then a couple of trains. Not that it was all … Continue reading

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Where’s the avocados, Arthur?

There were two odd things to start my day today. Firstly, it snowed. Very lightly and it wasn’t cold enoough for it to do anything but melt, however, it was snow. Secondly, as I headed into the park, on top … Continue reading

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Help! There’s a bee on my leg!

In front of my office, a gradually increasing sea of yellow has appeared during our Paris break. The daffodils are blooming. And not just in front of my office. Spots of yellow dot the garden all over. I forget how … Continue reading

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Eurostar: Paris to London

It may be a bit country bumpkin of me but I still get a bit of a thrill waking up in Paris then arriving in London a few hours later. On a train. It is the best way to travel. … Continue reading

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As a wife has a cow

Tonight I had the best entree I can ever remember having. As I explained to the waiter, I have had a lot of entrees so it’s a rather crowded field. It was a boiled egg in the middle of bacon … Continue reading

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The world I’d like to live in

After a very long sleep in, we decided to eventually rise and leave the hotel. The weather was threatening rain but went no further than threats until quite late. Actually it rained while we were eating dinner but that was … Continue reading

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Storm in a cafe

Today we took the number 67 bus to its terminus at the Stade Charlety. The Stade is a big old football stadium and it’s just before the Peripherique which circles Paris. I have to say that it’s not a particularly … Continue reading

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Business pyjama woman

The other day Vivienne asked me if we had a favourite restaurant in Paris. I shook my head without really thinking. Our favourite used to be the Polidor and it’s still up there. However, our most favourite has to be … Continue reading

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Wet and drizzle

Sitting in the Caffe Vito tonight, on the Rue des Archives, Mirinda noticed that most of the smokers were young. They were all sat outside, in the covered area reserved for smokers. Heaters were blasting them with warmth. They were … Continue reading

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