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Wednesday, 12 June 2013
An Open Letter to GCHQ.
Dear GCHQ, NSA, CIA, et al.
I understand from a certain Mr Edward Snowdon that you may be monitoring my Emails, Facebook page, and oh-so popular Blog.
I would like to inform you that I have absolutely no problem with this whatsoever; in fact if you wish to know more about what I get-up-to, then this is where you definitely have to look. Feel free, enjoy yourselves, and glean all you need to know about.....
Two dogs called Monty and Bok.
How to make Elderflower Champagne.
Where I buy my wine, and for what price.
The colour of the water in my pool.
What's growing in my vegetable patch (Haddock's).
The poor quality of French restaurants.
How to assemble flat-pack-furniture.
Local events in my teeny-weeny village.
Etc, etc, etc.
Sadly, the only thing I CAN'T help you with is spy catching or terrorist monitoring.
Oh, and if you feel you would like to leave a comment, please do so under the pseudonym 'Anonymous', as all such communication is carefully analysed, and instantly deleted!
We went with friends to the Scallop festival in Whitianga; a charming
seaside town in the Coromandal District.
Had a great time...5000 people, lots of wine...
4 years ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 45 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), a Border Collie/Black Lab' cross called Bok, a cat called Freddie, plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!