My Mazamet

Life at № 42

One can tell by my eyes that I’ve probably been crying forever

Firstly, thank you all so much for the kind comments. I just didn’t have it in me to respond. I went to the vegetable shop yesterday and despite my efforts … Continue reading

April 3, 2020 · 21 Comments

Death & Taxes

There was a dead pigeon in the garden yesterday. I didn’t know what to do with it. I was terribly tempted to fling it into the neighbour’s garden or onto … Continue reading

April 7, 2016 · 21 Comments

Veni, Vidi, Perivi

One of the people we first met when we arrived in Mazamet is ill. It was all very quick. In December we went to their Christmas party. He was working … Continue reading

March 12, 2016 · 18 Comments

Twiddlings

Have you ever considered you’re just twiddling? I went to a gallery opening earlier. Some beautiful things there (more on that tomorrow.) I saw a painting I intend to buy … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · 31 Comments

Atheism’s primordial problem

Atheism’s primordial problem: time. Especially when we arrive at atheism at an early age. I did pretend I wasn’t an atheist until I was 15 or 16, but in my … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · 16 Comments

Omar Sharif dead at 83

He had alzheimer’s- so this means he didn’t have a terribly long protracted battle with the disease. I’ve only ever heard great things about him. Mike played alongside him a … Continue reading

July 10, 2015 · 9 Comments