Friday 9 December 2016

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

Published 17/08/2015 | 02:30

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.

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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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