The Baseball Desert

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


Even though I've lived in France for almost 15 years now, which seems to me to be a fairly clear statement that I quite like the place, people occasionally ask me if I don't secretly long to go back to England's green and pleasant land.

There are things that I miss, outside of the obvious 'family and friends', but they tend to be insignificant little things - fish 'n' chips, Waterstones bookstores, Indian take-away - that don't even come close to adding up to a real desire to return to my native country.

As for the big things, well, I'll let The Guardian enlighten you as to where I might be better off.