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Bias, of course, depends upon where you’re coming from

Over the past few weeks, probably closer to months now, my posts to this organ have been rather thin on the ground – partly because admittedly I’ve had other things occupying my time and interest, but mainly because of a growing impression in my mind that could be filed under either ‘no [...]

April 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

Town and country

It’s funny how townie and country-dwellers have different perspectives on life as it is or ought to be lived. An example of what I mean is the story I heard or read somewhere about the formerly all-round hero film-maker (now somewhat discredited because of rumours or worse about his [...]

April 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

Getting a grip

There was a time not a few moons ago when, as a matter of editorial policy, a group of Rust contributors informally agreed among themselves that wherever possible – in the interests of balance, fairness, harmony, understanding and perhaps even revenue protection/development(!) – they [...]

April 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

an unpleasant incident

Yesterday I intended to travel to Golfe Juan to meet some old friends of my parents for a lunch. I was rather worried about taking a tram for the first time to the station and Sebastian kindly offered to meet me at the stop to explain how the ticket machine works. As I get up early I had time to [...]

April 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

We’re surrounded!

One thing that gets my goat – not that I can persuade those close to me that are guilty of it – is people who in public fail to ‘catch’ their sneezes in some manner (e.g. holding their breath, using a handkerchief, or enclosing their eruptions in their cupped hands). In my [...]

April 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

An alternative ‘take’

In the last couple of days I have either listened to and read a number of appreciations that have resulted from the sad news of the death of Eric Bristow, the darts player, from a heart attack suffered at an event in Manchester. On  the Radio Five Live Up All Night programme – hosted by [...]

April 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

Lunch at Blue Beach

Sometimes – often actually – the simple pleasures in life are the best. Yesterday I met Sebastian, a former soldier who decided to make a new life for himself in Nice, and who always has been helpful in advising on Niocis matters. He is our man on the ground and my pleasure to invite [...]

April 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

You live and learn most days

I cannot remember which Southern railways franchise has been getting all the flak for the past few years but it’s entirely possible that it’s the one that sends trains from the London terminals down towards Portsmouth Harbour upon which I travelled to Chichester in West Sussex yesterday [...]

April 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

a la Colthard

Walking through the Cours Salaya market we were invited to sign a petition in favour of the stall holders and against the restaurants. When the market closes at 2.00pm their area is jet-washed and the restaurants spread into it. My sympathy is with the market and for what it’s worth duly [...]

April 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

Then and now – is it really progress?

The subject of how society evolves over time is a complicated thing, especially when you’re an oldie. Not least because you can remember the days when things were different and you just got on with it. Particularly when it comes to social attitudes and humour, because they will always only be [...]

April 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

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