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January 8: London vs. Nice

It’s been 138 photographs since my last blog post – I downloaded them just now. Most of them seem to be of some of the 7,000 people who did the 10k (6m) Prom Classic run this perfect sunny morning. Only … Continue reading

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June 4: Apartment envy

I’ve been on a few uncomfortable train journeys over the decades. Two in particular stand out: from Hothot in Mongolia to where I forget now, but it took 12 hours, for all of which I had to stand upright in … Continue reading

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May 25: The Novel

My friend Emily emailed the other day and wondered whether because there hadn’t been much mention of The Novel, if perhaps it had fallen by the wayside. Non! It’s definitely progressing. I’m at the point now where I feel very … Continue reading

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May 20: Muffled in paradise

Ted, as you can see, couldn’t care less what language he hears on the radio. This is him listening to France Inter’s morning show, in which they are discussing the Dominic Strauss-Kahn affaire. They have been discussing DSK ad infinitum … Continue reading

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May 9: More firefighting

I’m afraid of the kitchen at the restaurant. I’m quite happy to pop behind the bar, and I don’t even mind going down into the pretty cavernous basement, but the kitchen… it’s not my territory. Everything happens too quickly, everything … Continue reading

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May 4: Stop, thief!

Nice Matin is daily newspaper here, which Joel has been referring to as Nice Menteur (‘liar’) for years. It is relentlessly local. Virtually whatever it reports relates to Azureens (people from the Cote d’Azur). To give you an idea, when … Continue reading

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April 28: Novel locations

The picture at the top of the blog is one that I took from Villa Arson, an art school and gallery that is about 12 mins walk from the flat. It seems pretty under-the-radar, off the tourist track, but it’s … Continue reading

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