A TRIP around the internet in the past few days has seen a new blog, and its RSS feed, come into view.
Plus an interesting article about Parisian estate agents and a look at the state of France, with thoughts on where it should go next.
The new blog site is written by Bob Thompson and its title neatly sums up what it covers – Motorbikes and the Dordogne.
Bob, and his wife Jude, are fans of BMW motorcycles and take the chance to explore the area off the back of their bikes.
But they also use their time to stop and take a look around the woods close to their home, something they do when they go on the hunt for mushrooms, and take a look at some of the colours Bob captures on camera.
The site uses Blogger, which is a free service that allows you to quickly set up a website, and it is clear Bob enjoys writing as his site is updated often; the secret of a good blog.
Next stop on this tour of the web is Paris and the site of Susie Hollands who has written a very entertaining piece about securing properties for her clients.
Susie has to work with estate agents in Paris and her job is not made any easier by the attitude of agents and their staff. Susie writes:
… I have never experienced anything like the laziness, unprofessionalism and sheer downright inefficiency of the Parisian pack.
Finally we head over to The Economist who have published an in-depth look at France, although you’ll have to buy a copy or an online subscription to read the full report, there is a detailed article about modern day France.
It asks why the French public is in such a morose frame of mind? Laying much of the blame on a distant political elite who has no connection with the people.
And in its leader the magazine goes on to say that France needs a Margaret Thatcher type figure to shake up the country and asks if next year’s presidential elections will bring forward an iron lady, or man.