petite anglaise

October 15, 2004

not a proper post

Filed under: misc — petiteanglaiseparis @ 3:28 pm

I apologise for the lack of a proper post today but in my defence I have been mostly coughing, coughing some more, wiping the tears from my eyes, taking paracetamol and then doing a bit more coughing. I think my head is going to explode.

And since it was impossible to sleep (because of the coughing, in cause you missed that) I read The Da Vinci code. I really don’t know what to make of it. Mr Brown writes like a seven year old who has swallowed a few reference books. And possibly quoted passages from them, and a few tourist brochures, verbatim.

Anyway, now that’s finished I’m going out to source the French equivalent of Benylin, and possibly to pay my respects to Mary Magdelene en route.

Will be in Blighty this weekend with Frog and Tadpole, so next post will be on Monday.

A bientôt…


  1. Well, hope you feel better soon. And have fun back in the motherland!

    Comment by PPQ — October 15, 2004 @ 6:04 pm

  2. A 7 year old with reference books? Wait, that’s Michael Crichton!

    Hope you’re on the mend. Time to break out those Lemsips.

    Comment by Nigel M. — October 15, 2004 @ 9:03 pm

  3. Boots at Luton airport are not going to know what’s hit them when I do my annual drugshop on Sunday…

    Comment by petite — October 15, 2004 @ 9:29 pm

  4. tea + fresh (grated) ginger + fresh lemon juice + honey + lemgrip, + a capsule of whiskey has always worked for me.

    should for you.

    get better soon.

    Comment by zed — October 15, 2004 @ 10:13 pm

  5. of the above I only have whiskey

    it seems to have helped


    Comment by petite — October 15, 2004 @ 11:00 pm

  6. I hope M Frog doesn’t come after me whilst he’s here… Doh!

    Comment by backroads — October 15, 2004 @ 11:31 pm

  7. hooray! another seer-through-the bullhsit of monsieur brown!
    not hooray for having a horrid cold (thank god for smuggled lemsip!)

    Comment by vitriolica — October 16, 2004 @ 1:31 pm

  8. Dear Petite Anglaise –

    Not a comment on your most recent post, but instead a note to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. I’d say that for sense of humour, sharp eye and a way with words, you have no equal in the blogging universe!

    From your Number One fan in Toronto!


    Comment by Louis — October 16, 2004 @ 4:41 pm

  9. :evil: Ugh! Quelle Dommage. I just got over a vicious stomach flu that had me and my honey throwing up every two hours. Now that we’re well again we are eating as if food were going extinct. . .Hope you feel better soon!

    Comment by Emily — October 16, 2004 @ 6:27 pm

  10. Ugh. And everyone keeps telling me to read The Da Vinci Code.

    Comment by Steph — October 17, 2004 @ 1:53 am

  11. Louis – Thank you!

    Your cheque is in the post..

    Comment by petite — October 18, 2004 @ 10:03 am

  12. The Da Vinci Code has created a whole new set of tour guides in Paris. These “tour guides” are charging a minimum of 100 euros/person to show people where the Louvre is. It is absolutely insane. My Mom and her two sisters were just here and they were quoted (by the hotel) a price of 1400 euros for someone to drive them around Paris and point out the major Da Vinci Code spots. Can you imagine? So, I took half of that and had a taxi drive us around.

    Comment by Jason Stone — October 18, 2004 @ 10:05 am

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