Monthly Archives: September 2011

September 30: The due date approaches


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September 27: Simply the best

I’ve just had an email from my brother, who was talking about shale gas (his speciality) to an audience in Paris. He told me he’d thought of me and my sister Sarah when he saw Pepperidge Farm cookies in Monoprix, … Continue reading

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September 19: a restaurant and a novel…

I know, the word restaurant comes first in this blog’s name, and lots of people probably come looking for interesting stuff about the restaurant, and they get me and my crap old boring novel and a cat instead. I really … Continue reading

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September 17: another found object

The streets aren’t lined with gold here, but if you keep yours eyes open you can furnish a whole apartment. Joel was on his way back to the restaurant after his siesta two days ago when he saw a whole … Continue reading

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September 8: Ted seems happy

I’ll do anything to avoid editing The Novel, including following Ted around and taking pictures of him every time he does something that makes him look content, like these:

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September 5: La Rentrée

La Rentréeis an enormous psychological experience here in France – the end of summer, the return to school, to work, to putting your socks on again after months in flipflops… You can feel it: Nice is much quieter tonight, as … Continue reading

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