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A blight upon the Earth

I trust it would not be wholly outrageous if I was to posit that I am no more and no less than an ordinary human being in that I probably harbour a range of subconscious prejudices against all manner of things and people in addition to those I openly admit. In which context let me proclaim that my [...]

April 9, 2019 // 0 Comments

I was one, but I’m over it now

As a former columnist I have remained both a member of the Rust ‘family’ and a regular reader since I voluntarily quit after failing to renew my season tickets and unofficially quitting as a Harlequins fan nearly two years ago now. At the time I subsequently continued posting to the website for [...]

April 7, 2019 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard

So far we have had only one meal out and a rather disappointing one too in what is generally regarded as the best restaurant in the Cours Saleya market, the Safari. Nice seems much more expensive than last year. So we send Monsieur Bob down with his wheelie to the market first thing. He stops off [...]

April 6, 2019 // 0 Comments

That was then but this is now (revisited)

Without doubt a prime candidate as the greatest agent of impetus in human civilisation is the invention of means of ‘recording’ first language (in the form of writing) and then – as regards performing arts – the use of devices capable of recording sound and movement ‘in the moment’. [...]

April 6, 2019 // 0 Comments

The subtle art of waving goodbye

One could be forgiven for thinking that, given where we have now reached with the Brexit crisis, the smart money should be on the likelihood of it all ending badly and with no winners. A worrying phenomenon in the whole mess are those commentators like myself who for the past one hundred and fifty [...]

April 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

The Château at Nice

The Château at Nice is not strictly a chateau but the archaeological remains of one. Nonetheless the parkland around it being on a high hill affords superb panoramic views over Nice. Here they [...]

April 4, 2019 // 0 Comments

A sign of the times, perhaps

A true story. Yesterday, shortly after the hour of noon and the commencement of Prime Minister’s Question Time on BBC1 which I had been watching in furtherance of keeping myself abreast on Brexit matters – under just-issued orders obeyed because my practice is to get my chores out of the way so [...]

April 4, 2019 // 0 Comments

A scene from modern life (Number 26)

It naturally comes with the territory that we oldies have to contend with occasional but increasing ‘senior moments’ – e.g. failing to find things where you thought you left them; doing one thing and then getting interrupted by something else and not being able to remember what the first [...]

April 3, 2019 // 0 Comments

At last! Getting to the bottom of it …

In these wonderfully entertaining times – dare I mention Brexit, ‘Fake News’ and the influence of the ‘unregulated’ internet upon which anyone of impressionable mind can find cod-evidence supportive of the most crackpot of ideas and theories, let alone dangerous and/or [...]

April 2, 2019 // 0 Comments

Fully institutionalised

We are now all settled which raises another Rust travel debate as to whether you return to the same place or explore new ones. I am in the latter category and for that reason was never attracted to a second overseas home. Aside from the commitment you are subject to currency fluctuations and local [...]

April 1, 2019 // 0 Comments

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