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The US PGA ( first day)

It’s rare for me to post during a tourney but such was Brooks Koepka’s record breaking round of 63 that I was permitted. Beth Page (black), the course this year, is so tough that it carries a warning sign for the good club golfer to keep away. In a country associated with high-charging country [...]

May 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

Michel Bacos

It’s appropriate to honour the life and passing of Nice resident Michel Bacos who was pilot of the Air France plane hijacked in July 1976 by a Palestinian terrorist group whose hostages were ultimately saved by Israeli commandos led by Yonattan Netanyahu elder brother of the Israeli PM. There is [...]

March 30, 2019 // 0 Comments

Nice awaits

Michael de Vacri From the mayorial office to the stall holders in the Cours Saleya there is excitement for the visit of Monsiuer Bob (Tickler), la Daffers and the National Rust troupe for their annual April pilgrimage to Nice. It will take our minds off the violence of the yellow vest anarchists [...]

March 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

Celebrating those who empathise with the past….

A recurrent theme on the Rust is the difficulty we oldies have in dealing with the present world of internet, diversity and political correctness. The Leave campaign in the referendum maximised this with the slogan “Take back control” which promotes the restoration of British values of yore. [...]

February 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report : Fulham 1 Spurs 2

Fulham’s defeat to a Spurs goal in the 94th minute was gut-wrenching and makes the task of avoiding relegation decidedly arduous. Before the game I analysed the fixtures. At home we entertain Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea so we will be looking for points against [...]

January 21, 2019 // 0 Comments

Jeanne Augier 1923-2019

Despite being 95 when she passed away the whole of Nice was shocked and saddened by the death of the owner of the Negresco Hotel, Jeanne Augier. The best hotel in Nice and once the whole Riviera was her fiefdom, she resided there till her passing. Royalty, artists like Picasso Chagall and Dali who [...]

January 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

Birthday party

These days I don’t often get invited to parties and I cannot say I miss this aspect of my social life. I have no real desire to meet new people, my optimal hope is to encounter someone I like but don’t see often. My reaction to an invitation to the birthday party of my Thai Housekeeper Lin was [...]

December 31, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Price of Everything/ Bloomsbury art

The Price of Everything is supposed to take the lid off the contemporary art world. It does not do so. Nathaniel Kahn Reason? It is confined to New York and only centres on modern art not the Old Masters. It’s really a series of interviews with the big players: the artists, dealers, auction [...]

December 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 1 Leicester 1

There is no doubt that perfomance has improved under Claudio Ranieri: 4 points have been achieved under him whist Slavisa Jokatovic only managed 5 in many more games. We deserved to beat Leicester but, if you do not take your chances, you can blame no one but yourself. I was disappointed that [...]

December 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Summing up Sri Lanka

Cricketers, like most international sportsmen, live in a bubble. I do try to understand the culture and politics of any country I visit. Sri Lanka is in constitutional and economic meltdown. The President has attempted to displace the Prime Minister with his own choice and at present there is an [...]

November 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

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