Lost photo

I just found this photo. I am almost certain it was in Barcelone many moons ago.


A very pleasant evening it was too.

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Je trouve ça pas si mal…

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Volvo Ocean Race – Leg 9

Yesterday evening at 20:00 (UTC) saw the departure of the 9th leg from Newport to Cardiff.


Quite an exciting start with Team Brunel leading the pack. Fourteen hours later as I write this, Dongfeng has taken the lead by steering port side more than the others. There are at least 2.700 nautical miles to go and plenty of changes will happen.


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EU parliament v UK

So the UK government has been asking Mr Zuckerberg to appear before parliament. Request which has been repeatedly completely ignored.

I am surprised to read today that Mr Zuckerberg has just accepted the European Parliament’s invitation.

What does it say about the standing of the UK? And there is no Brexit as such yet.

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Can anyone believe this woman? and I am being careful using the word woman. What is the matter with a country which raises such individuals. More disconcerting is that many people believe this crap.

I am glad to be living a few thousand miles across the ocean.

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Medieval town

Went to Mirepoix this morning. Mirepoix is in the Ariège department at the foot of the majestic Pyrenean mountain rang. It is only 30 to 40 minutes by car west from Carcassonne. The departmental road as opposed to the highway takes you through a number of lovely villages. All worth a visit.

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Every morning is market day and it is buzzing with people.






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The culprit

Further to one of my previous moans on the subject, here is the beast which needs to be stopped. Any advice on how to achieve this is welcome.

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Took the photo this morning one one of his passes over the “Quartier du Palais”

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