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A day in Frankfurt – Freitagsküche, Museum of Applied Art

This Exxon Valdez replica is actually a stack of salt-crust roasted celeriac and mushrooms with a truffle/coffee/chestnut/mushroom sauce. Stunning…  

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Say no more…..

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My bike path. Their farm track. We share. 38C in the shade. Something mega out in the fields. No expansion joints. Riding here at night is not a good idea…..

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‘Nuff said

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Bloody cats……

I’m on record as being a dyed-in-the-wool cat-hater. They’re without exception devious, self-centred, manipulative, murderous shits. Give me a decent-sized dog  (Labrador/Retriever or similar) any day… The place we rented in Roussillon has this resident-in-charge, Blacky. Lurked around the place … Continue reading

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You know you’re in the Luberon #21

….when the Mistral blows all the tiles off church steeples. Oh. They’re built that way so that there are no tiles to blow off? Cue for a song…. Noel Coward was a charmer. As a writer he was brahma. Velvet … Continue reading

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You know you’re in France #20

…when they have laws against painting stuff….

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