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Networking for fishermen?

February 16, 2011

After the waves of yesterdays tsunami of sex have begun to abate, it is time for the tide to me to turn towards the next networking event I shall attend, the Riviera Business Club networking road-show (bit of a nick of Currencies Direct organised Le Tour De Finance Roadshow idea) at the Hotel Mercure in Sophia Antipolis on Thursday evening. I am not a fisherman, but I have always been fascinated as to how the sew all those bits of string together and make it work.

Yes, that’s about as much as I know about social networking. It appears that nearly all social interaction in the not too distant future will be done by computer, now I don’t know about you but I was looking forward to my generation’s equivalent of the Derby & Joan Club, or the British Legion bar and by that I mean a progressive rock festival or barn dance. On second thoughts lets stick with the rock festival. Obviously not like they were when we were young, there would have to be comfy chairs, nice toilet facilities and spaces for wheelchair access and defibrillators every 20 metres, a bit like back stage at Glastonbury is nowadays. All this screen networking is fascinating but are we losing the human touch?.

Anyway, one tries to keep up with these new fangled ways of doing things, but things are changing. By illustration, recently, I was at Greoliere Les Neiges with that nice lady decorator who is still communing with nature in deepest frozen Yorkshire, and came across a couple of nuns sizing up the slopes as my picture today shows. Now what were they doing there? I am impressed by the length of their skis, and suggested they may want to try carvers, but one of them said “fathers what?”

The nuns head towards their skies for a race down another black run

With that nice lady neglecting her duties towards my stomach, I have had to resort to bribing my daughter to cook. it’s a good arrangement, she needs money and I have money. All that has to be negotiated is how much money has to change hands for me to be fed. It is a fine arrangement that will end on Friday when that nice lady decorator will return to reactivate her verbally repetitive style otherwise known as nagging, which I have learned over the years that I clearly deserve.

To Nice this afternoon to commune with the great and good in the old town, well Wayne Brown from FR2day will be there so I will have to zip up my pockets as is customary when money is being discussed. We are meeting about the launch of an exciting new feature on his website on Friday. The man who recently described himself as the 1990’s unofficial mayor of Chigwell has teamed up with Ab Kujyer and together they are going to make FR2day the best website in the area. Can I have my £5 now please Wayne?

Chris France
Buying a house in France, moving money? http://www.currenciesdirect.net/chrisfrance
Latest local news? http://www.fr2day.com/
Best Estate Agency in Valbonne? http://www.riviera-home-finders.com
Best French Riviera Property Agent?
http://www.afa-international.com/
http://frenchriviera-properties.com/
Rent my house in summer? http://www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p412514
Rent a private villa in Provence? http://www.cotedazurvillarentals.com
Best on line resource in Valbonne? http://www.valbonneonline.com/
Secret supper club http://www.red-radish.com/
Wedding reception? http://www.bastidestmathieu.com/
Valbonne Tourist Office http://www.tourisme-valbonne.com
Top quality interior designer? http://www.marineguigue.com/
John Otway’s New Book? http://www.johnotway.com
Modular portable exhibition system? http://www.creative-village.co.uk/web_ads/bigger_picture.html
Living France, Le Blog http://livinginfrance.mon-coach-langues.com
Best Estate Agent in Mandelieu? http://www.chrisma.com
Ceramic Cafe in Biot? http://www.latassedecouleur.com
Rent a villa in Cote D’Azur? http://www.myperfectvilla.com
Find A House in Cote d’Azur? http://www.frenchrivierapropertysearch.com
Monthly Riviera News? http://www.rivieratimes.com
Local ex pat information resource? http://www.angloinfo.com
Yacht owner? http://www.yachtownersdirect.com/
Website design? http://www.targetcms.com
Free advertising on line? http://www.thebusinesscardclub.com
Want to hire a big bike for a day? http://www.columbus-international.com
Motorbike tax service? http://www.mototaxi-sophia.fr
Best English book centre in Valbonne? http://www.englishbookcentre.com
Great French resource? http://www.survivefrance.com

2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 8, 2011 10:47 am

    There is also the Sophia Country Club, 4 stars resort hotel in Sophia Antipolis. Perfect for business trips

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    • December 9, 2011 8:55 am

      good tennis courts as well. now I have mentioned it, what about a free membership?

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