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Valbonne – tennis wars

March 23, 2010

Post tennis discussions by the pool

Today is a typical cote d’azur day, sunny and warming up, so after my customary early morning walk through the Valmasque and along the River Brague, I am about to play tennis for the first time this year . Supposedly a gentile game, it is anything but when the wind-ups (or in cricket parlance “sledging” commence).  My erstwhile tennis partner Wing Commander Spensley is the other half of the “MOGS”, which is short for “Moustachiod Old Gits” a slightly harsh description I feel, more recently however we have become known as 118 118.  Anyone who has English TV will be aware of the advertising campaign where 2 (in my opinion) very attractive men promote the directory enquiry service of the same name.  Music is a recurring topic during the game when my ignorance is rightly castigated – after all I only make a living from it, I know nothing about it!  the Wing Commander is a great musician and my many opponents including Mark Gurdon are very knowledgable, but hey, they have proper jobs unlike me!  I will report back tomorrow about our expected success, which will be followed by lunch at the Auberge St Donat, a typical french restuarant that produces a 4 course meal (no choice though) and wine for under 15 euros…..and there never seems to be a limit on the wine supplied – at least we, despite numerous worthy attempts,have never found that limit!  Not much work going on this afternoon then…. have to get the website to do the work for me.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Mark Gurdon permalink
    March 23, 2010 3:38 pm

    Just a short comment on Mr France’s “expected success” … final score 6-4 6-3 6-3 against him


  2. March 23, 2010 9:06 pm

    Nice one!!, well done Chris keep up the good work and love to Izzie!!


  3. Pinman permalink
    March 23, 2010 11:35 pm

    Looks like young Chris snatched defeat from the jaws of victory..!!


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