I have spent a couple of hours last evening “un-following” anything to do with the news from the US. I cannot stand this vile bullshit anymore. It does not matter if it is Dems or Rep.

I am now starting the same exercise for anything coming out of the UK (except Scotland). Both sides remain or leave (Brexit)  are either lying unchallenged through their teeth or spreading horror scenarios. I sincerely hope the EU gets very tough.

I am glad I am living in real Europe. Life is good here. Maybe the taxes are a bit too high but on the other hand the wine is cheap and the sun free of charge.

Maybe it is time to get out of #Twitter just the way I did with #Facebook a few weeks ago.


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Flights are booked and therefore I shall be in the Hannover area second week of December. Xmas shopping will be in order I guess.

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I am still attempting to digitalise my old photos and to classify all my pics. I just came across some when I was in the army in in the 27eme Bataillon de Chasseurs Alpins based in Annecy. That is more than 40 years ago.

Not sure if I am on the pics but it sure brings back memories.

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October is upon us. Where did September go? The fact that I spent 2 weeks in Corsica and that within 48 hours of returning 4 friends (who were expected) turned up for the week. As soon as they left, the final preparations for the “Oktoberfest” scheduled for September 29th had to be done.

No wonder Septembre flew by.

The weather is turning cooler suddenly. I have to think of closing down the swimming pool. Maybe by the end of the month.

The good news is that there is only 30 days left before the sea urchin season starts again.

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The other good news is that a few of us will meet in Marseille on the 17th for a bouillabaisse. Reservations have been made in one of the cult restaurant “Chez Fonfon”.

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Excellent article from my friend Bob on their blog “Lets live in France”. I attended the “Fête de la Gastronomie” in Carcassonne the other day and it was certainly very pleasant as Bob describes.

The event is organised by my friend Alphonse Caravaca, président pour la région du Club Prosper Montagné and his team.

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Actively planning Le Mans 24 Hours 2019. It will be the 50th year anniversary of my first trip there.

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Continuous problems with the Abbott Freestyle Libre (glucose monitoring system) as I have already reported. There is a pattern developing which I am monitoring. It appears that after 10 days out of the 14 the sensor should last, and when the reader advises you that you have 4 days left before changing the sensor, the readings begin to drop dramatically indicating I am in a constant hypoglycaemia state with readings such as 50 mg/dL and lower. With such readings I would have probably fainted by then. It is totally unsatisfactory and dangerous. Anyone else experiencing the same problems?

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