Monthly Archives: July 2011

July 31: How to be a good customer

Restaurants and restaurateurs have good days and bad days, but I’m not referring in this case to the takings. Even on a day when, perhaps because of the weather, or a rubbish alignment of the stars, more than the usual … Continue reading

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July 29: One or two reasons why I really love London

I’m back in Nice now, happy to be with Joel and Ted. It’s not even very hot, though the sky is shimmering blue. A London sky simply can’t muster the same strength for such a blue – it’s not showy … Continue reading

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July 25: A bit of a cheat

I know this blog is supposed to be news from Nice, but I’m a cheating a bit, as I’m in London right now, at ‘home’. I’m in the guest room, surrounded by towers of our storage boxes, texting Joel who … Continue reading

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July 16: Quatorze Juillet

In the run-up the 4th of July in the U.S., you can’t move for red, white and blue stuff to buy, from Stars & Stripes streamers to hang up on your porch to flags to stick in your hot dogs. … Continue reading

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July 12: A dead guy with no pictures

If there is a VeloBleu at the bike station a short walk from here, Joel can be at the restaurant within eight minutes or so of leaving ‘home’. So, when he called me about ten minutes after he left, I … Continue reading

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July 6: Heat and dust

Some French words really make me laugh – percuter, for example. Some poor sod was percuté by the tram the other day (hit and injured, sadly), but I couldn’t stop smiling at the thought of the tram ‘persecuting’ the guy, … Continue reading

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