Archive: April, 2010

Is the lady a serial killer …?

(Picture: Villard-Bonnot) A woman – Manuela Cano called Manu by friends and family – is in prison in the town of Chambéry in southeast France. She hails from the town of Villard-Bonnot. Chambéry and Villard-Bonnot are 28 miles (45 kms) apart, and both are in the Rhône-Alpes region, but the first is in the Savoie […]

Of presidents, priests, love and the full-face veil…

(Beautiful Savoie) Someone asked me what’s the news in France at the moment. My reply was, “The usual. President Sarkozy is being attacked in the media for what he’d done, did not do, did not say or said; currently it is what he’d said. And a priest has yet again become news. So has love, […]

Princess Diana’s Death … the why’s and why-not’s…

Two inquests, French and British, found that Princess Diana had died because the driver of the Mercedes in which she and her friend, Dodi Al-Fayed, were passengers, had, in a state of intoxication (alcohol and prescription drugs) smashed into a pillar in the Pont d’Alma tunnel in Paris. So far so good … I was […]

After the priests, it’s French truffles behaving badly …

La Provence a newspaper published in the South of France has revealed that 50 French and Italian researchers have spent the past five years studying the truffle and they have discovered that the little blighter has an energetic sex life. (No, this is not an April Fools joke.) My father would have said,speaking of the […]

Another two naughty French priests …

Actually, more than naughty, but I am being polite. Bloody ghastly more likely! A young man went to the police in the town of Rouen in Upper Normandy accusing a priest of having sexually aggressed him. This had happened in 1992 and 1993. The young man was then under 15 years of age. This pedophile […]

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