• A Song for Europe

    Pic from Amazon.com As a self-confessed and beyond-help Eurovision junkie, I couldn’t resist buying Simon Lipson’s A Song for Europe. I stumbled across it by accident when I was messing with my Kindle one evening. I punched in Eurovision to see what it would come up with. Would you believe...


  • Dog Gone Blog

    The new turkeys Actually, it’s not – fortunately – but it might have been. And I like the title! (You might remember the Dog Blog of a few months ago.) A thunderstorm on Wednesday night, but nothing like as bad as Monday’s humdinger though, freaked our dog Nessie out and...


  • You Know You’re Fully Frenchified When …

    You may be an ex-pat, but you know you’re as French as you’ll ever be when: It no longer even occurs to you to go shopping at lunchtime. www.pdclipart.org/ You dunk your croissant in your coffee.</li> * You shrug at least ten times during every conversation. * You blame everything...


  • Cop Out Blog

    I hope it doesn’t seem too much of a cop out, but I’m going to point you in the direction of my Books Are Cool blog today. I’ve been beavering away on that this last week. There are some more book reviews up, details about some more of my books...


  • Good Reading from 1909

    Tame on the outside, but quite explosive underneath! Old magazine time again. We have quite a pile of Les Bonnes Lectures (Good Reading) from 1909 which I had never given much attention to, until today. Since it’s April, I started browsing through the April edition to see what good people...