The Magistrate's Blog (2005-2012)

This blog has migrated to www.magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk This blog is anonymous, and Bystander's views are his and his alone. Where his views differ from the letter of the law, he will enforce the letter of the law because that is what he has sworn to do. If you think that you can identify a particular case from one of the posts you are wrong. Enough facts are changed to preserve the truth of the tale but to disguise its exact source.

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Location: Near London, United Kingdom

The blog is written by a retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Only Connect

Not many countries do irony like we English, and France (my favourite place to visit)could do with a bit sometimes. In the hypermarket yesterday we had to purchase bags because they have stopped giving them away. Green: fine by me. Saves a bit of energy and all that. Earlier we drove by a delightful quayside strip where we had dined the previous evening. Every single restaurant had a Terrasse Chauffée, usually by means of gas-fired heaters that delivered most of their heat to the atmosphere. On Friday we passed the oil complexes at the mouth of the Seine and saw a gas flare that was a good fifteen feet high. 10/10 for the bags, guys - now how about having a look at those restaurants and that refinery?