Monthly Archives: June 2008

A Definite Distraction

  One of my favorite local bar/restaurants is Zero Degrees, a brew pub that makes its delicious Black Lager on site. The food and service are excellent as well. I should also mention that they have a rather remarkably decorated … Continue reading

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They’re Just Crazy About It

I thought I’d expend a few bytes discussing the popularity of football (soccer) here. To the non-native observer (me), it’s stupendous. There’s just no way to overstate it. I’m not sure Americans can appreciate it, though, simply because there is … Continue reading

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Golf in England

  I finally got to play some golf here; it was definitely a case of “be careful what you wish for”!   Background: my colleague and I were invited by a customer to join him at his golf club for … Continue reading

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It’s So Very French

I recently switched cars, from a rented Vauxhall Astra to a leased brand new Peugeot 207. The former is an English brand, the latter French. There’s some confusion about it but “Peugeot” appears to be pronounced either “pah-joe” (U.K.) or … Continue reading

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Concerning My Apartment

Some of you have asked for a few more details about my living arrangements. I live in a “serviced apartment”, which is part hotel, part apartment. That is, I have a fully-furnished two-bedroom, two-bath apartment, including kitchen and washer/dryer, with … Continue reading

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Tales from the Other Side of the Road

  As you may know, I’ve been driving here for the last month and I thought I’d share some of the highlights of the English driving experience with you. That driving on the other (I don’t say "wrong") side of … Continue reading

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