One-Liner Wednesday: Rugby, explained

“Obviously, when you’re kicking the ball, your foot is very much an important part of that.” A former international player adding his in-depth technical knowledge to commentary on a Six Nations test match a couple of weeks ago. I know I actually heard this, because I wrote it down as soon as I did. One-Liner…

One-Liner Wednesday: Single Entendre

“I think you know what I’m talking about” Catchphrase of noted soul crooner and sex god Theophilus P Wildebeeste. British readers will recognise him as one of the many characters created by Lenny Henry, comedian and now highly respected Shakespearian actor (not to mention Knight of the Realm). One-Liner Wednesday 28 February 2018

One-Liner Wednesday: On The Other Hand..

“Too much of anything is just enough”  – Grateful Dead: “I Need A Miracle” In the interests of editorial balance, after last week’s paean to abstemiousness, we present an alternative viewpoint. One that, in all honesty, we find rather more appealing. Albeit vicariously. One-Liner Wednesday 14 February 2018

Cutting Crew

In recent days we’ve been contacted by a number of expats – especially newer arrivals in our lovely commune – concerned by an apparent spate of intimidating threats to their property perpetrated by a very large man in a very yellow jacket, driving a very large tractor around, and in some cases almost into, their…

Faire-Le-Dodo (87): Did You Know?…

We didn’t see you at the recent annual Vin d’Amitie at the village hall. We can only assume that you didn’t know there was free drink involved (quite an agreeable rosé méthode champènoise, as it happens). You may not even know what the Vin d’Amitie is. For the uninitiated, it’s an evening ‘do’ early in…