Ornate Push




Monday, July 02, 2007

"You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him learn it within himself." Galileo

Cute, isn't he ? I think I might keep him

I shoved most of my chips into bluescouse with AT when he slowplayed AQ on an A high board and then shoved 77 into SimonJJ's QQ. Short and sweet, I was completely shattered from 3 hours sleep and travelling all day after our boat back from France was delayed. I shouldn't make excuses though, I didn't care about poker last night and donked my way out for the monkey.

France was a nice trip, it was good to get a break from my island for a while and see another culture, a week was long enough with the frenchies though ! We travelled from Dinan to Caen to Rouen and then back, had some good nights out along the way in hard to find clubs and found the experience of the Normandy Landing beaches totally overwhelming and fascinating. Things I learned this week :

Book places to stay before you arrive in the town
You get a better time/value ratio if you do your research in advance so you know what you want to see
The French prepare great food and wine, but can't cook any meat for longer than "medium" by UK standards
Fois Gras is prepared in an evil and horrible way, but tastes amazing
Very few French will go out of their way to help you
If there is ever an opportunity for a roundabout, one will be created
The "Zenith/Expo" between Rouen & Paris might be a myth
Hook's probably got his driving licence off Ebay
Life is precious and too short

I'll try to play every night this week and get some recaps up so that this cheeky little monkey gets the fame and exposure he truly deserves !

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Blogger Rosie said...

In my view nothing will taste good enough to make up for the way fois gras is made. (just for the record)

I'm glad you had a good trip

3:05 pm  
Blogger BurnleyMik said...

Glad you had a good time Tan and thanks for showing up at the bloggerment with only 3 hours sleep!!!

BTW. The monkey does look happy here- I think you are an excellent host!



8:07 pm  
Blogger The Cloud said...

I always make the mistake of asking for "medium" steak in France, which normally means that is cooked for around 4 seconds.

9:16 am  
Blogger Dremeber said...

I say that you didn't had a Belgian flag in your linked list.

How comes?


7:28 pm  

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