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May 31: Catching a cherry tree

This is the top of the cherry tree next to the kitchen balcony, which we usually refer to as Ted’s balcony because he spends so much time out there on his chair. The cherry tree is tethered to the railing … Continue reading

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January 22: Three dozen sea urchins

On our first “date”, Joel and I went to see the movie Gandhi, with Ben Kingsley, which came out in 1982. It must have been later that year or in 1983 that I first visited Nice. His dad was still … Continue reading

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January 18: Standing up, brushing off…

Back in 1988, I got an MSc in Politics and Sociology from Birkbeck College, University of London. One of my most vivid memories of that time was being stuck in traffic outside the Houses of Parliament (I used to drive … Continue reading

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October 2: Another Sunday lunch

Joel hasn’t been well this week – a cold that’s been going around and around. ‘Call in sick!’ I said this morning, but of course I was joking. There’s no calling in sick when it’s your own business. I went … Continue reading

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August 22: Family

When I went down to the restaurant yesterday at lunchtime, the first people I noticed were Edward and Eveline, who I hadn’t seen for a couple of weeks. Edward is a distant cousin, who as a child lived in part … Continue reading

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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 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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