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By Boris on May 29, 2012
In these days of what we politely call the ‘downturn’ every opportunity to find a bargain or save a few pounds (or euros) is always welcome. So I’m going to break a five year habit and tell you about a bargain, although it might look like advertising.
By Boris on May 22, 2012
In France it is important not to actually answer the phone when it rings because you will then spend half an hour trying to evade a pushy salesman who wants to sell you photovoltaic panels or a computer voice that wants to tell your fortune. It is much better to have an answering machine deal [...]
By Boris on May 17, 2012
I have been asked to review a book called ‘Wild Swimming France’. Happily it was a pleasure. Without spoiling the conclusion I can tell you straight away that is going to be an indispensable addition to the books I take with me when I go away, and you should rush out straightaway and buy it [...]
By Boris on May 14, 2012
Anyone who has a website – for their gite or any other business – will know that this years buzzword is ‘social’. If your website doesn’t have a community, we are told, you must just as well pack up bags and go home. Of course, it’s not true – although google and the other search [...]
By Boris on May 8, 2012
What exciting times we live in! Due to a curious set of circumstances which involved Sarkozy making himself as unloved as possible by as many people as possible over the course of the last five years M. Hollande now gets the chance to try running the country for a few years. We wish him bonne [...]