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Friday, 14 December 2018
Two fingers to Paris (or possibly, Brussels).
Anyone who regularly reads this page (a handful) may remember two examples I gave recently of changes to everyday French life.
One was a government ruling that all eggs sold at local small markets should be stamped with a 'traceability' marking, and the other was that the different petrols and diesels sold at the pumps would have their descriptions changed to something that no-one understood.
Well, I am pleased to say that both are now being totally ignored!
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!