Tag: Paris

Il n’y a plus de poulet !

  It’s the 26th February and before this week is out, it’ll be March. March! The days will start to get a bit longer, the weather might be slightly less inclement, and winter will be over for another year. Technically we have wait until March 20th for Spring to officially…er…spring? But I think we can…

Have A Vin-Tastic Day

Today is Beaujolais Nouveau Day. It’s a day when the wine makers of the Beaujolais region in France would like you to sample their latest ‘vin de primeur’ or ‘vin de l’année’. A ‘vin de primeur’ is a wine that is meant to be drunk the year it was produced. It’s not going to improve…

Stuff I Used To Do But Don’t Do Anymore (Or How I’ve Become A Less Interesting Person Over Time): Part 2 – I Just Kept On Running (Or I Did For A While And Then Gave Up…)

  Part 2 of my confessional about how I’ve become a less interesting person over the years and it is time to focus on a perennial lie on my CV – the claim that I enjoy long distance running. To reflect that fact, this is a longer-than-usual post. A marathon of a post if you…

Souvenirs

Discussing major world events isn’t my forte and in any case the recent horrors in Paris have left me without words.  There’s nothing I can write that’s going alleviate any suffering or make any sense of last night’s atrocities. But like many people I have been preoccupied, for most of today, with what has happened.…

La Fontaine

Pete looked incredulously at the winged serpenty-lions gushing water into the fountain. According to his online guide, they were supposed to be dragons. But the heads were definitely lions. And the bodies were snakes. What do you get when you cross a lion and a snake? Not a bloody dragon that’s for sure. He was…