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I’m back …..

Posted by Big John on June 22, 2008

…  just about.

Well all good things must come to an end, and my visit to France ended with me being laid low due to my determination to do too much ‘serious eating and drinking’, and my inability to resist the seafood buffet at the hotel on the final night of my holiday; which resulted in a very unpleasant dose of shell fish poisoning.

I’ll be back on line soon with some more interesting and amusing memories of my vacation, but at the moment I am not thinking too clearly due to lack of sleep.

Every time I nod off …

…  I fall off the toilet seat.  :-(

3 Responses to “I’m back …..”

  1. Ferouzeh said

    Welcome back John : after reading you for almost three years you have become like a kind of friend & I would have loved to meet you and Madame personally in front of a nice Kir Royale sur la terrasse du Negresco. Never mind …. next year.
    I am looking forward to hear all about your staying sur la Cote.

  2. Terri said

    Welcome home! Figured I’d pop by, as I thought you were about due back from my beloved France.
    SO sorry to hear of that shell fish poisoning though. NOT pleasant, I’m sure.

  3. I hope you are on the mend by now.

    I’m afraid your narrative rather reminded me of that famous scene in Mr Bean’s holiday film. Not that I would ever confuse you with Mr Bean, of course. ;)

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