Sunday 23 April 2017

Taking French leave

It's a love-hate thing, but mostly Eilis O'Hanlon hates the French. But a staycation is making her pine for Gaul

Cannes in the French Riviera - Eilis O'Hanlon didn't go to France this summer
Cannes in the French Riviera - Eilis O'Hanlon didn't go to France this summer
Eilish O'Hanlon

Before anyone starts making sarcastic remarks about "First World problems", can I be the first to point out that I am fully aware that this one isn't up there at the top of the list of emergencies facing humanity.

In fact, it's not on the list at all. But, as Neil Young once sang: "Though my problems are meaningless, that don't make them go away." My problem is that I didn't go to France this summer.

There, I said it.

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