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Une Journee sur la Cote

Michel Di Vacri We so enjoy the Rust visit here. ‘Monsieur Tickle’ as he is known is quite a character in a region where many British characters have settled. They chose a good time of the year. In May we have the Cannes film festival and Monaco Grand Prix so things get hectic and stay [...]

March 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

Brave new shopping

In my Italian class I noted the teacher had a lead from his laptop transferring the film to the big screen. I decided to acquire one and spoke to my tv guru, a most affable young man called Tom who bears startling similarity to my p/a Polly. Tom said this could readily be acquired from the Apple [...]

February 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

Brighton 0 Chelsea 4

When Pargie called in the morning asking me whether he should lay Chelsea at 8-11 I advised not. Ok, they are not in good form of late and went into the match without Morata, Pedro, Fabregas, Drinkwater, Cahill and Courtois but these big Premier sides have deep squads and pockets. It was Willan and [...]

January 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Al la Colthard

Melbourne is both bi-cultural and multi-cultural. The dominant cultures are American and British. The skyline is one of skyscrapers, there is a grid system of blocks. You feel you are in Houston or Seattle. Alongside this the Queen is on the coin, the Union Jack on the flag and there is colonial [...]

December 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

Second day

This was a far better day for England and cricket as play ebbed to and fro, England in the ascendancy with Stuart Broad, Alistair Cook and Joe Root all reviving their reputations though of course it’s now meaningless. Again I will assume readers have read reports and followed the events [...]

December 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Leaving for Down Under

Today the National Rust delegation leaves for a trip Down Under to Australasia. We asked each of the party for their views   Algy Bellville “Think New Zealand wines and you think Sauvignon Blanc but their cool climate with hot summers produces a lot of interesting wines. I am [...]

December 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

A Family Celebration

Last night I travelled up to North London for the bar mitzvah of my grand nephew. It’s a 24 hour celebration of festivities beginning with a Sabbath dinner last night, lunch and dinner today. I was billeted at a hotel nearby. Orthodox Jews do not drive on the Sabbath so everyone present at [...]

November 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

My Sporting Weekend

There is probably only one golfer on the planet who can be 6 shots ahead off the field going into the last round of the WGC Champions event in Shanghai and still lose and his name is Dustin Johnson. When I awoke at 7, you could not get a bet on Justin Ross as he was so far behind DJ who was 1-4 [...]

October 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

Cricket at Lords

I was not too sure how much I would use my debenture seat at Lords and whether it would prove good value as you have to pay for the debenture, which gives you the right to a dedicated seat, and then the seat itself at cost price for a test , ODI or t20. There is a further problem of booking in [...]

September 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

The French elections

Michel de Vacri I’m no Macron fan. He has no political experience, formed his own party En Marche, and therefore no affiliation, no representation in the Assemblee Nationale. This was an election for the traditional right to win and surely would have done so had Fillon stood down after the [...]

April 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

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