Monaco Grand Prix ~ Chelsea SW3 Girl

Monaco Grand Prix

Back from a fantastic Bank Holiday weekend in the South of France.
Stayed with friends who have a great house in Juan Les Pins, Antibes.
This is the view from their top floor looking out onto the harbour. Apparently, Madoff's yacht is one of those you see here in the distance.
I would love to wake up to this view each morning - top picture - it is just so good for the soul.

On Sunday, went to the Monaco Grand Prix which we viewed from the Cafe de Paris, just by the Casino.
I have always found Monaco to be a very strange place indeed and am always reminded of the Somerset Maugham quote about the Cote d'Azur being "a sunny place for shady people".
It was bizarre to watch some of the other guests - my favourite being the very young Eastern European ladeee wearing a velour shorts-suit which would not have looked out of place on a Walford market stall - that is, had it not been emblazoned with the Chanel logo. Needless to say, her male companion who must have had at least 40 years on her, did not look that bothered.

I'm not glad to be back though, that is for sure. Somebody, please take me away .....please.


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The life and loves of a 30something
female living in Chelsea, SW3, London.

Frank, acerbic and occasionally
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About Me

Work: Early 30s, own business, ex Investment Banker.

Personal: Single but co-habiting for several years. After a rocky patch, we seem to be getting on much better.

Likes: current affairs, politics, walking by the river, reading, burlesque, exploring, the countryside and lots of other random things besides. I like to straddle a wide cultural morass and enjoy delving into Private Eye as much as I do the latest brain-dead issue of Heat or OK mag (*dreadful, I agree)

Dislikes: bureaucracy, *uckwits, parking wardens, bad service, Alaister Darling, BS and ...oh, I could go on.

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