weather at Vauvert, France

Translate- it works!

Like to follow this blog...? After a few 'unwanted' e-mails I'm afraid you will have to become a fo

For your information.

After a few 'unwanted and unnecessary e-mails I'm sorry, but to place a comment you will now have to become a 'FOLLOWER" - People can be and are nasty creatures.
At the bottom of this Blog I've put 4 links - on the right hand side - They will take you to various news sites from various countries. Keep up to date.....! The same links are just below.
Due to poor health, I have decided to use this site mainly, and the site below for some of my postings....just click on it and choose the article to read from the list!
I'm to be found on 'Facebook' as 'Ian Mitchell' and......
I've started using "Twitter" (mr le Marquis) much more, and you can be a part of it. On all my Websites you'll find, somewhere (generally at the top of the page) "Twitter Updates"- This gives you links to click on which will take you to interesting things....Try it!
This site is OPTIMIZED for use with Google Chrome. It may be that users of Internet Explorer will have difficulties to read the text - change to Chrome or Firefox - they're better and safer anyway.
All photos and articles are available as free downloads for individuals. Commercial users please contact:
To view/download a photo in original size, click on the photo and the page should open- This does NOT always apply to the photos in the side bar, with the exception of the Slideshow.
To make it easier for you (you may have to go to 'listen live' etc):
A General link - choose from various radio news stations in English....
Or in French:
Or in German.....

A little trip through life

Come and take a little trip with me - through my life and with a few other people as well.....You can listen to the music if you don't like the photos....!
Jan/ian (Mr le Marquis - Iwmpop ) Personal Slideshow: Ian’s trip from Le Creusot, Burgundy, France to Nîmes was created by TripAdvisor. See another Nîmes slideshow. Create your own stunning slideshow with our free photo slideshow maker.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005


Have you ever noticed how often coincidences happen in our everyday life?
After all, in view of the fact that they are supposed to be completely by chance, they seem to happen to me all the time!
Just yesterday there was another bit of proof!
There I was, trying to arrange my 'home cinema' cables, speakers and god knows what else, getting myself into a state of nervous exhaustion Nervous, like that, or like Shockedthat, the cat was in a difficult position ,
being inquisitive in a catty nature, Cat, but being very wary,
Smiley personnalisé
being able to read my thoughts, and having had experience of what happens if you get yourself between master and master's workplace!
Now to test a home cinema, one obviously needs images and sound, and I had both available - at least when I started!
Wonderful picture, satellite working perfectly, Satellite Dish then suddenly - Static !
I unplugged everything again, redid the lot, and Smarty Eureka, it all worked. No apparant reason for the problem. Pleased with myself, but having other things to do, I turned everything off, in the normal orderly fashion I have!
Hours later, I switched back on, and waited - and waited - and waited Waiting Waiting I'm Waiting ! Nothing, then suddenly SOUND Music or was it TV or even Radio or both? No images on my 'home cinema' which is , of course, rather disconcerting!No Video Camera no Family Portrait no nothing, in fact!
I howled, the cat screetched, we were all happy,
Hours later, at my wits end, cables all over the floor, the house, the home, the cat, an image with stereo sound just suddenly turned up. Can you guess what this young lady said?

"WE REGRET THE BREAKDOWN IN OUR SERVICES etc..........etc..........etc.........." Coincidence?

Just this morning, unable to sleep properly (being mentally over-active, in trying to figure out what to bombard you all with next) I finally decided to get up and have a little calming drinky, listen or watch the TV for a while,
and return to bed.
Well, I switched on, TV not interesting, so switched over to the channel which is responsible for the Radios (I can have radios on the tele too!!) - NOTHING! No sound- just NOTHING!
click click on the automatic remote control etc, NOTHING!! The cat had recognized the symptoms, and was off.
I crossed the room to check that the decoder was switched on, and it said "118" which is the correct channel!
What could it be? At that very second, the decoder changed - "119" it now said, and I hadn't touched it! Voodoo? Black Magic? True, it was late - what time was it?

1.19hrs!!! COINCIDENCES?

No comments: