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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!
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 50 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live between an ancient cottage in a tiny village in perfectly tranquil French countryside, and a bijou townhouse in Brighton UK. In France we have plenty of fruit trees, all situated amongst a view that takes the breath away, in the UK we have a handkerchief sized patio. 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!