DAYS OF TARTIFLETTE AND MUSIC

DAYS OF TARTIFLETTE AND MUSIC

Ah, the post-Christmas, post-New Year’s Day period, which in the UK at least, has often been associated with melancholy, greyness and wondering why certain EastEnders cast members sound like Anthony Newley impersonators. Actually, the last-named is probably an...
Galette des Rois

Galette des Rois

As the Epiphany approaches, this writer is lying on his sofa, ravaged by the effects of flu and existential angst; some cruel types might confuse the last-named with self-indulgence.  To highlight the latter mood, Serge Gainsbourg is ordering his listeners to Laissez...
Joyeux Noël

Joyeux Noël

Being a chap of fairly basic tastes, a box of Newbury Fruits, or possibly a tin of Quality Street, often represents the summit of my seasonal dining – which is in somewhat marked contrast to le Réveillon de Noël. On the 24th December, it is a tradition for a...