About me

 “Likes” / “dislikes” come in handy when you don’t really know where to start about yourself;  crazy yes, I’m an incurable nostalgic, so ? Research shows nostalgia and happy memories make people more positive and healthier…

surprise  So here’s a little about my preferences :

Favourite films ? coeurbattant

“The Pink Panther” (1963) ;   “Some Like It Hot”  ;  “Frenzy” / “Suspicion” (Hitchcock) ;   “C’era una volta il West”(“Once Upon a Time in The West”)   ;   “Ryan’s Daughter”  ; “La Nuit Américaine” (“Day For Night”) ;  “La Collectionneuse” (1967) ;   “Oscar”  ;  old James Bond movies (up to 2002)

favourite authors ?

A.Conan Doyle, Wilkie Collins, Ruth Rendell, P.D. James, Agatha Christie, Ian Fleming, Daphne Du Maurier, Maupassant, Simenon, Colette …

Favourite TV series ?

“Midsomer Murders” (with John Nettles) ;  “Frost”;   “Agatha Christie’s Poirot” (with David Suchet) ;  “Sherlock Holmes” (with Jeremy Brett (he IS Holmes!) cup_winner  ; “Desperate Housewives” ; “Monk” ;  “The Saint” ;  “The Avengers” ; “Stranger Things” ; “Downton Abbey”;  “The Mentalist”

Favourite actors ?

Cary Grant in love ;  Dustin Hoffman, Al Pacino, Charles Bronson, Robert Mitchum, Gary Oldman, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Luke Evans, Orlando Bloom, Simon Baker, James Norton

Lino Ventura, Patrick Dewaere, Michael Lonsdale, JP Marielle, Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil

Favourite actresses ? 

Vivien Leigh, Diana Rigg, Kristin Scott Thomas, Jodie Foster, Charlize Theron, Amber Heard

Claudia Cardinale, Romy Schneider, Sophie Marceau, Marion Cotillard, Isabelle Huppert, Catherine Frot

Favourite colour(s) ?

Teal blue  ;  Purple

Favourite food ?

Salmon, fish & chips, sashimi, pasnips, dark chocolate, waffles, tiramisu

Favourite animal ?

I’m a dog lover; more specifically well-trained dogs (whether they are lap dogs, police/detection dogs, guide dogs for the blind, rescue dogs…). Dogs can make great helpers, unlike useless cats

“There’s no such thing as a bad dog, just a bad owner.” ( John Grogan)   

french_bulldog_carlise   big_dog   blackwhite_dog  st-bernard-dog  I love scotties french_bulldog

Dog, man’s best friend, always number one :

pluto_disney_dog  snoopy  scooby-doo  disney-101-dalmatians Droopy  lady-tramp  snowy_tintin_dog    gromit_dog dougal_magic_roundabout Huckleberry_houndgoofyMuttley collie_lassie_cartoon Dogmatix

BTW I hate dislike cats  evil_cat = devious, useless, cruel, whiney little beasts ; perfect sidekicks for :

-ugly smelly witches

-stupid evil wizards (Gargamel)

-dangerous psychopaths and megalomaniacs (Blofeld)

-annoying spoilt little brats who collect(ed) those :

hello_shitty hello-kitty_crossedgoodbye_kitty Even when I was little I would say ‘SOD OFF Kitty !’

I read somewhere that Walt Disney loved dogs and disliked cats, so there !  “101 Dalmatians” (1961) certainly is a more memorable story and animation than “The Aristocats” (1970)



Towards reconciliation ? Not !


Garfield & Odie = best ‘frenemies’ for ever

 Seems I’m not the only ‘cat hater’ here…(understandably, many dog lovers hate cat lovers – and vice versa) :

KicKcat : Have a break, kick a cat – Thanks for this illustration by Pearlgray : http://pearlgraygallery.deviantart.com/art/Kick-cat-485107777

And here’s another version of ‘Puss in Boots’ (or rather, Booted Out Puss)

> Et voici une autre version du “Chat Botté…Au Derrière” (variante : ‘Chat Viré’) :








… Only kidding, course I’d never hurt a cat 



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Sadly, the last word… 

A tribute to the female police dog named Diesel, who was shot dead on 18 November 2015 as she led a counter-terror operation in Paris, shortly after a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in the city. This heartbreaking picture was taken moments before she was killed

=> NO ANIMALS should be used in HUMAN wars