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Good (War)Game(s), #London2012 ! Merci, Madam #Queen #England #UK #OlympicBritain

Not that praising the Brits be my pleasure, especially as they cheated France a couple of time, but great games, with talent, energy and a little bit of Madness. Bravo and thank you @ everybody. Bravo and thank @ London. Bravo and merci, Madam. (Please, click on the hereabove picture for the debriefing of the games, and on the hereunder image for more praising of Great, Olympic Britain, which is as reliable as ever, both as a great friend and as a great … match).

Anyway, Olympics are as good as holiday and watching TV on the sofa with a cool beer or singing old anthems in a stadium or the streets, but it’s time to go back to real competition #InRealLife, now (please click on picture to download & read the free eBook) if you want to be able to pay the rent and to afford a German car made in Britain (or Germany, but those are much less fun, much more German).

RF, August 13th, 2012

Some additional e-reading may be needed about how to be smarter at work or on the beach, and other important issues about the future of Europe, France, Britain and other places of the changing world these days. (Please click on pictures if you don’t wanna be a potatoe couch watching things happen and others enjoy success, love, French learning bashing whilst you seat back in your chair reading the Sun, the Guardian or even worse and more biased against civilisation, the Financial Times).

            

Downloading some relevant pdf for printing is another option for readers with a taste for “real” paper books (or just no Kindle, but an iPhone, an iPad or whatever else works to e-read).

               
           
          
           
       

Olympic Games in London are good, but Jubilee comes more often in the UK. Fortunately enough …

London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

Sir Winston Churchill, once asked how he was so fit in his old age, answered : “No sport, never”. Her Majesty cannot say all what she thinks, but it might well be the same. Though she is more “rock n’ roll” than the old lion. Anyway, God Save the Queen.

London 2012 Jubilee Concert

Please kindly click on hereafter pictures for French eBooks to download on Amazon.com or Youscribe.com to e-read whenever, during or after the 2012 Olympics, wherever, in London or  whatever second best place in the world.

            

God Save the Queen and Olympic Great Britain

Those who thought  Madness singing “My House” on top of Buckingham Palace for the Jubilee was as far as her Royal Highness would go couldn’t imagine her parachuting with James Bond over the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games …

Please kindly click on hereafter pictures for a sample of French eBooks that can be downloaded on Amazon.com to e-read during or after the 2012 Olympic Games wherever enjoyable in London or other nice places of the world.

            

Some things happen abroad, these days (even from a French perspective)

Not that the French could be as “mad” as the Brits about the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, or as interested as many other people about non French speaking rock singers, but they know they must watch abroad theses days, as real things happen.

Yes, things happen, abroad.

And for those who have already seen and heard the concert, who know everything already about the Jubilee, the Queen and England, the French and the World, or who just feel like reading about ongoing changes around old Europe in … French, well, they may e-read some French eBooks about changes and other relevant issues.

    

Let’s Dance and Celebrate Queen, Country, the Sixties, England and Rock n’ Roll Tonite !

HM the Queen was fair-play enough, to forgive the Pistols who spoilt a previous Jubilee of hers (1977) and Freddie who was quite outrageaous too (Wembley 86), and great enough to organize a revival of the Swingin’ London. (Live on BBC Radio2).

Of course, it was quite logical to celebrate 60 years of reign with the music of the sixties, and to invite both former Beatle Sir Paul (McCartney) and former eccentric Sir Elton John, but all must be grateful for her inviting beautiful Kylie Minogue (and Annie Lennox and several other great singers).

As regards Rock n’ Roll tonite, those who think they may not like watching 60 year old  British ladies twisting and shouting like in the golden era of the mini-skirt (and other beauties England invented in the Sixties and a few hundred years around) …

… may just listen to Madness on the radio on BBC Radio 2 http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/radio/bbc_radio_two/listenlive (anyway, the show on TV may only be watched on BBC One for internet user in theUK).

And those who would like to read on the Internet while listening to the show, may e-read some French eBooks about changes in the current years (which are and/or may become quite “Rock n’ Roll” indeed in many other places than re-swingin’ London).

    

“Where there’s a Willis away” … 1000 Ships, plus Cutty Sark, for Queen and Country

Last time so many ships were seen on the Thames River was 350 years ago, long before the Empire was built with united energy and intelligence, then preserved with great Royal talent. Even before the Cutty Sark sailed  first. Bravo @ all in Britain.

The old Lady (the Cutty Sark, of course, honni soit qui mal y pense) will be happy to hear what so many boats have to say about so many seas since so many years, all the more since she can’t herself sail “odlschool way” for Queen and Country anymore.

One may not always agree with the Brits, especially when French, but one must admit they did a great job at sea over centuries, even if one may regret not to see the Queen’s picture under the sun of the other side … of the world, in Hong-Kong too. Anyway, please Click on picture to hear “Rule Britannia”.

To wait for the naval extravaganza, the James Clavell novell “Tai-Pan” novel  is as close to pefect as possible. Otherwise, to read in French about less British changes in the world as it goes nowadays “the other side(s)”, please click on pictures.