Sydney? No, Poitiers!

Poitiers Town Hall: How Civilised For The Civil ServantsJust back, dear reader, from a couple of days in beautiful Poitiers in Western central France (in the Poitou-Charente region, lest you care). The reason for my little sojourn? To meet a very interesting guy, with whom you'll all shortly become better acquainted.

The man's name is David, and he's originally from the Northeast. However, he gave the rat race up over eight years ago, and now lives in a beautiful house in France. With two acres of land!

Why am I telling you all this? Good question. And the answer is that, since he's been based in France (and, in truth, for a long time before he went there), David's been a racing nut. Nothing novel about that, I hear you cry. And, again, you'd be right. What a perceptive lot you are. ;o)

But, wait for it, David has a special talent when it comes to looking at horse's form. I can't tell you all the details now, as that would spoil the surprise later, but suffice it to say, I'm thrilled to be bringing him on board, and I think you're going to love finding out about David's talent.

(And no, he doesn't have a talking parrot that shouts out the winners, like in whichever Carry On movie that was!)


Talking of Carry On, only in France, the spiritual home of strikes and protests, could I get delayed for fully 45 minutes, while a bunch of teenagers hijacked the railway tracks! This was not exactly what I had in mind when it came to Thursday Fun yesterday....

Thursday Fun: Students Protest in Poitiers


Finally, if you wouldn't mind, I have a couple more questions to ask you, about the new site and a couple of other bits and pieces. In the past, you've all been so generous with your time, which really does help to develop Geegeez in the way you'd like it, so please do take the chance to spend five minutes to help sculpt the site further to your tastes.

The link is below, it's entirely optional, and the whole thing should be done in no more than 4 minutes and 32 seconds (or thereabouts!):

Take the short and very informative February GeeGeez Survey Now!

Happy Friday,

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6 replies
  1. Jack Crompton says:

    Hi Matt
    How come you went to Poitiers and didn’t look me up? I live barely 100km away and am also a racing nut (otherwise why would I be on your website?).
    OK, so you don’t know me, but that’s no excuse.
    Re website: where are the naughty ladies frolicking in their camisoles that you promised us?

  2. Roy says:

    Perhaps it is me but haven’t to sign in every two minutes isn’t my idea of fun.
    Every time I look round there is somewhere to sign in, I look to here, look to there, there is always somewhere to sign in.
    Not to my way of thinking.

  3. admin says:

    Thanks for your comments, gents.

    Charles, many thanks for the kind words. Hope you continue to enjoy my little scribblings.

    Jack, apologies for failing to look you up. Next time for sure. As for the naughty ladies, they’re coming. Please be patient… ;o)

    Roy, agreed on the sign in every two minutes front. Geegeez remains a no sign in required site, and *always* will be. The only reason there is a sign up box in the top left corner is because I like to tell people that I’ve posted when I’ve posted. Hope that’s fine.


  4. Pete says:

    Hi Matt went to your survey and whatever I did I could not click on a button to make it work to express my age I gave up and thought it must be another thing that you had worked on but not finished again.(Refer to reply to Jack)or maybe it’s because I never signed in anywhere(refer to Roy) so as I can’t help you I’m going to read other bits on the site to see if you can help me find some winners or losers as the case may be!

    • admin says:

      Hi Pete

      No signin required, and the page definitely works. Perhaps try the refresh button on your browser. Otherwise, I’m not sure alas.

      Thanks for trying though,

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