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Friday, 21 March 2014
Alan Whicker 1925-2013.
Those of us 'of a certain age' will remember Alan Whicker with huge respect.
In pre cheap-foreign-holiday times, it was he who took us around the world, and introduced us to strange and wonderful places; often with great humour.
His TV documentary series 'Whicker's World' showed us the bizarre, the eccentric, and the downright ludicrous. His travelogue programmes were never dull.
One of the greatest tributes to his extraordinary life must have been 'The Alan Whicker Appreciation Society' (above, with hero), who always met wearing his distinctive glasses and moustache. Their Cricket team even sported a Whicker-Keeper.
I'm not sure why, but I've only just heard that Whicker died last summer. I'm belatedly saddened.
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 (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 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), 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!