Author of the 'David Saunders' book series. My wife and I are to be found either in the Dordogne or on our travels.

Joined April 2020
Just had conversation with a British couple who have a holiday home near us. They voted for Brexit and have made no arrangements whatsoever for what happens on Jan 1. They have now discovered the reality of their situation. The blame apparently is with "Brussels".
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Confirmed today, the accelerated NATO membership application for Ukraine has begun.
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30 September 1929 | A French Jewish boy, Robert Malack, was born in Paris. In November 1942 he was deported to #Auschwitz and murdered in a gas chamber after the selection.
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These latest numbers from polling are astonishing. Lab: 54% (+9) Con: 21% (-7 from 23-25 Sep) Lib Dem: 7% (-2) Green: 6% (-1) Reform UK: 4% (+1) SNP: 5% (+1) yougov.co.uk/topics/politics…
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For the past few weeks I have been nurturing a scammer, he's not very bright so I have not bothered documenting it here but I did succeed in doing one thing today of which I am very proud. I told him the tale of the swan racing except I introduced a new element....
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...I said I needed money for my latest venture. A national swan racing league that would take place in football stadiums around Europe in the evenings under spotlights to draw in the crowds. He seemed keen to know more so I explained that the swans were specially trained to ...
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... to run around an anti clockwise course chasing a lure. The grand final would take place at 12pm and the event would be named for my principle racing swan, Dexys. The event would be called - Dexys Midnight Runners.
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Dinner this evening, for those interested will be Panisse (for the apero) Lyonnaise quenelles in cream Chicken Provençal with rice Rum baba Cheese Wine will be a 2005 Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Cotes du Rhone La Bosse
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A simple Steak tartare for lunch today. No alcohol as I'm operating a chain saw this afternoon but a glass of our housekeepers home made lemonade will be taken.
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Some people may know our family business is commercial property, my brother (our CEO) made the decision to leave the UK market some time ago but despite that we are being offered various deals at rock bottom prices in the UK. It's a worrying trend for the UK economy.
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Andrew Bridgen, a man described by High Court Judge Brian Rawlings as "an unreliable witness who tried to conceal his own misconduct".
Andrew Bridgen accuses Labour of… wait for it waaaaait for it WAIT FOR IT “ludicrous and unfunded policies”. 😬~AA
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It is estimated that as much as 60% of what Russia had listed as military stores was sold on Avito (the Russian version of EBay) by corrupt senior Russian officers including body armour, night vision goggles, backpacks, various small arms and even trucks and light vehicles.
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That moment when you know you are out of your depth.
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Remember when Brexit supporters confidently predicted the break up of the EU after the UK left? Well it's going from strength to strength with countries lining up to join. ft.com/content/061fe980-6383…
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"A drinks reception will follow" I bet it will
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The nightmare scenario for the British government is millions of people not paying their energy bills, not because they refuse but because they are unable to do so. They cannot cut them all off, they cannot prosecute them all. Nationalization of energy supply will be inevitable.
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Excellent email of the day from an old friend now in Dubai, "Would you be interested in spending a few days driving a Lamborghini Miura along the original road used in the opening sequence of the Italian job?"
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Ursula von der Leyen, The President of the European Commission confirms that any application by the UK to rejoin the EU would be greeted favorably and warmly by it. Time for politicians of all parties to face the truth, Brexit has failed. Rejoin is the solution. #RejoinEU
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BBC Sounds have bought all of Liz Truss's morning local radio interviews together. I suggest you listen as a) I'm sure the BBC will soon be forced to pull it and b) her handlers will certainly never let her near a microphone ever again Enjoy. bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0d3fl…
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Dinner this evening for those interested, my wife's parents are visiting so a favourite of my father in law. Foie gras with figs Bouillabaisse Gin, apple and juniper tarte tatin Wine will be Domaine du Garde Temps Cotes de Provence Tourbillon old vines rose.
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French radio is prognosticating that the UK Conservative Party knows it will lose the next General Election and is basically getting all it can for its backers. Effectively cashing in it chips and leaving Labour to clear up the mess.
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