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Thursday, 22 March 2012
Toulouse March 2012.
When Serbian 'Black-Hand' member, Gavrilo Princip, murdered Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie in June 1914, little did he know that his pointless action would lead to a World War that would take the lives of nearly 40 Million people. Yes, 40 million people!
One wonders if, likewise, the al-Qa'ida or Mujahidin terrorists of today, realise the possible consequence of their individual actions.
In nearby Toulouse one such terrorist has been on the rampage, killing military personnel, as well as school children, and, rightly or wrongly, I can see a time when some bellicose western politician will loose his or her patience.
We all need to be so very cautious, re-assess our allegiances, and return to respect and love for our fellow man. Failure to do so could have the most terrible consequences imaginable.
STORIES NOW SILENCED ..........
*Little did I know that the GIF of a sparkler that I put in my last post
to wish everyone a Happy New Year would have caused so much pain and be so
1 week ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
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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; we also have a Border Collie called Billy. 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!