Monthly Archives: May 2013

Our friends Électric(ité de France)

I’m not sure which I hate more, small airports or large airports. In the little ones – like Edinburgh where I write this – there is absolutely fuck all to do (I’ve got six hours to kill and my two … Continue reading

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Kissing voisins

It’s been raining a lot this week. Absolutely shitting it down at times. One of the reasons I moved to Paris was to ensure I’d have a summer, though the way things are going we may have to relocate to … Continue reading

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The Great Gatsby

Last night we packed into Le Grand Rex -a beautiful old art deco theatre – to watch the opening night of The Great Gatsby. I usually go to the cinema on a Sunday morning in Paris because it’s cheaper then, … Continue reading

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Le chat n’where

It’s May in France right now, as it is in lots of places, and as I type this I’m suddenly reminded that nobody has had a day off here for maybe days. Apart from the weekend of course. La France, … Continue reading

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Funny bones (of contention)

The other night we went along to a French comedy night, which you might think an oxymoron. I’m misleading you a little actually, it was a New York comedy gig, though the usual compère was away (perhaps he was in New York, … Continue reading

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French letters

I like to think I’m cooler than an android’s urethrae in subzero temperatures, and yet not speaking a language fluently means you will look like an idiot several times a day, every day. I suppose you could turn it on its head … Continue reading

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Chartier

The other day we ate at Chartier on the rue de Faubourg in Monmartre. Formerly known as Bouillons Chartier, it was once a soup (or meaty broth) kitchen, and has fed ‘a billion bellies’ over the years according to its … Continue reading

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