The Law Is An Ass


Footballer Callum Hudson-Odoi, a serial offender, gets off lightly.

Hudson-Odoi, who had three points on his licence from a previous speeding matter, was clocked driving at 90mph on a 50mph restricted road at 9.47am.

His excuses are pathetic and would not have be accepted from any other member of the public.

These high profile football stars should be setting good examples. That does not include sticking two fingers up at the law.

The leniency he has received from magistrate Gilles Casse is unfair and unreasonable.

Hudson-Odoi should have received a driving ban.

Romain Grosjean escapes high-speed crash


http://news.sky.com/story/formula-1-romain-grosjean-emerges-from-high-speed-crash-as-car-torn-in-half-and-bursts-into-flames-at-bahrain-gp-12146131

So glad that Romain, appears, to have escaped this horrendous crash.

Thankfully, the previously controversial “halo” seems to have saved his life. Methinks the value of this safety feature will be viewed somewhat differently from now on. Any debate about the aesthetics will now be firmly in the bin.

Hopefully, given the magnitude of the incident, Romain has, relatively, minor injuries.

I use that term advisedly, as burns and potentially broken bones are not to be sneered at.

I would also like to mention the medics and marshals who deserve our thanks and respect for their amazing response during the aftermath of this incident.

Romain is receiving treatment at hospital and I wish him well, a speedy recovery and hope we see him racing again soon.

Well Done Pierre Gasly


Well deserved.

And what a boost for F1 with all the young guns up on the podium.

We need more races like this. Turned a typical Hamilton dominated parade into an exciting race.

Whoohoo !!!

Le Bicyclettes de Salers


Based on a recommendation from Florence, our landlady, we undertook a trip to Salers. It is famous for the Appellation d’Origine ContrĂ´lĂ©e (AOC) cheeses Cantal and Salers. It is also known for the Salers breed of cattle that originated in this commune.

As for any journey originating from Serandon, the first few kilometers involves descending into, then climbing out of, the nearest gorge. Every now and again I find myself breaking into The Self Preservation Society and imagining driving one of those infamous mini’s round the dozens of hairpins.

Long before we reached the village we became aware of an association between the village and the cycling. Around every corner, on top of hedges, even in the tree tops there are bicycles. Mostly painted bright yellow, but on the odd occasion they are painted in various other colours.

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Bicycle – Salers, France

The primary reason for this is the Tour de France. This summer, Cantal will be the first mountain stage of the Tour. Some 216 km long, the riders will arrive in Anglards de Salers, Salers and the Col de Néronne, they then climb the Pas de Peyrol before returning to Murat and the final ascent to Le Lioran.

The nearer you get to Salers, the more bicycles there are. Nearly all my subsequent photographs have a bicycle present somewhere.

The village is very beautiful and there is plenty to keep ones interest. The historic buildings or the many cafes, restaurants and the artisan shops.

We had lunch here, at a pavement cafe, and Gerry finally managed to get her Croque Monsieur that she had been hankering for, since we arrived in France two weeks ago.

So, I’ll leave you with another musical link Le Bicyclettes de Salers

I wonder how many of you remember the tune and of those that do, how many have actually seen the film ?

 

Michael Schumacher


44 year old Michael Schumacher, multiple Formula 1 World Champion, is in a critical condition after suffering a severe head injury in a fall while skiing at a French resort yesterday.

I am hoping for a positive outcome and my thoughts are with his family at this time.

http://news.sky.com/story/1188296/schumacher-fighting-for-his-life-say-doctors