Apparantly being in france does not make me immune from the usual technical nightmares that beset me at home.. My lovely little laptop takes half an hour - that's REALLY half an hour to boot up (consequently, I'm NEVER going to switch it off), also its typically incompatible with the hotel internet service; not to be put off from posting to the blog - I used the stupid tv internet servic, posted and to my delight only the title showed up and it lost the rest. So I gave up when ali dragged me kicking and screaming for lunch and coffee on the beach.. (ali has the photographic evidence so you'll have to wait).
Annnyway, I could ramble on about gin (liz's free gin challenge), views (its jolly nice here), food (yum), work (?) but I've hijacked a machine in the speaker ready room and I'm getting pressure to get off and let people do some real work. I'm off to hound my Mr Backpack now, wish me luck..