For the past six months we have nonchalantly been telling anyone who asks us about next week’s referendum on Britain’s European Union (EU) membership that ‘it won’t even be close.’ We have been predicting a ten per cent victory (meaning 55 per cent voting remain) at the very least. With just a week to go… Continue reading The other queue
Here’s one for the nay-sayers, totally off-topic. There has never been a greater time to be alive. Despite appearances, despite what the pessimists might tell you, we are the luckiest generation ever to walk the planet. Our children are even luckier. Things are far from perfect and there is still far too much terrorism, war,… Continue reading Never had it so good
Off topic somewhat, here’s a selection of graffiti from Veliko Tarnovo (a small town in Bulgaria to which we – along with half of Bucharest – decamped last weekend).
At the risk of this blog becoming little more than The Worst of Facebook we just had to share this, apropos of yesterday’s post about George Soros being portrayed in some parts as Romania’s greatest enemy. It’s written by Iulian Capsali, a would-be politician who tried and failed to get into the European Parliament in… Continue reading More Soros
After a week in Greece we decamped last Monday to Istanbul, where Brother-in-law of Bucharest Life – a major in the Romanian army – is currently stationed with Nato. (That Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta left Turkey the day after we arrived was a coincidence). Anyway, one of the highlights of the week was a… Continue reading A story worth telling