Author Archives: JJS


Apparently this heart (mine) is more or less normal. At least it is not deteriorating and the stents are still in place. Quite reassuring.

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Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivĂ©

(Copyright Janet Brice The famous slogan Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivĂ© will hang in wine bars, restaurants and cafes throughout France and across the world on this day. But how did this humble red wine from Burgundy gain its … Continue reading

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Souvenir 2001 (March)

I believe this was taken just before the weekend of my daughter’s wedding. I was setting up my bar ready for the expected party. I still have that jumper 18 years later

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New comic strip

Stumbled across this comic strip. It is not new, as far as I can see there are 26 albums. I immediately ordered the 1st one from my very friendly and efficient book shop (Bulles & Cie). I picked it up … Continue reading

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Xmas is coming

    There is strong evidence that Christmas is only weeks away. Shops have had or are finishing their decorations since days. All the attractions around town are being set up. I think the most popular one is the ice … Continue reading

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At the pictures

Cold and grey weather, not very nice out there. An ideal opportunity to go to the cinema. Over 60’s discount + special offers on Tuesday means paying the price of a large coffee to get in. Today I saw one … Continue reading

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At the pictures

The film announced a few months ago is finally available since last week. I went late this afternoon to see it. Although my 1st ever Le Mans was in 1969, everything appeared to be very similar. The lack of security … Continue reading

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