Tag Archives: Champs Élysées

J’❤ l’élite métropolitaine

When I lived back across La Manche there were no shortage of London stalwarts who’d apparently suffer allergic reactions if they “went south of the river”. These were people who’d inhabited the Big Smoke for as many as three years, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments