Monthly Archives: October 2013

A world of pain

The line stretched out of the Arsey Boulangerie and up the Rue Voltaire yesterday like a scene from Soviet Russia (man alive there’s some queuing involved here sometimes), and so I hit on this brilliant idea. I’d seen a Boulangerie … Continue reading

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Pot-bellied cochons

Didn’t you used to hate those people who’d go to live in some satellite town outside London and come back six months later speaking like a fucking cock-er-nee. I remember this one chap who I bumped into on Market Jew … Continue reading

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Hausen shortage

It was the diminutive Corsican nutcase and emperor Napoleon who chanced upon the winning formula of bread and circuses for the public at large, certainly less foolhardy than the General’s royal predecessor Marie Antoinette, who tried to helpfully nudge the … Continue reading

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All washed up

My career as a plongeur is drawing to a close. I have to salute George Orwell’s tenacity because really, I’ve had enough. I left Le Bon Marché last night via the rear entrance and as I looked up from my … Continue reading

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