Euro, Euro, Euro
( published 4th January 2002 )

Happy New Year

Hi All,

4th January, and already I have one of those "blank" mornings. Nothing to write about, or is it too much.

As I have been in Luxembourg since 28th Dec the whole Euro story has blocked my brains. Euro, Euro, Euro, I can't see or hear anything else. The first question Luxembourgers ask ( including myself ) when they meet you "And? Have you paid yet???" Funny stories too with my French paper ( Euros 0.75 ) that costs Euros 0.85 over here because "it's an import paper"...Aaaah...

Or Karine who is almost refused to be taken by bus because she is still paying in Luxembourg francs ( legal until 17th Feb ). Other stories include the French man who paid his coffee with Monopoly funny money yesterday, and French Prime Minister Jospin who wanted to pay his baguette bread Euros 6.70 instead of french francs 6.70 ( that puts bread at over 4 pounds!!! ). And finally the Luxembourger who sold a "Euro-kit" ( a set of Euro coins worth about 9 pounds ) to a German for 90 pounds, because that guy wants to collect ALL the different countries' coins...( reminds of one of my morning mails, by the way ).

Anyway enough talk, have an excellent day.


A lawyer returns to his parked BMW to find the headlights broken and considerable damage to the bonnet. There's no sign of the offending vehicle but he's relieved to see that there's a note stuck under the windshield wiper. "Sorry. I just backed into your nice car. The witnesses who saw the accident are nodding and smiling at me because they think I'm leaving my name, address and other particulars. But I'm not. Ciaooo!"