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Everyone is vulnerable.

There will be a vaccination but this is in the future. It’s been developed faster than we can imagine but in the meantime we must all STAY SAFE, which are two simple and short words that mean so much more today.

What you may read in this issue of MonOc might […]

Eurotunnel Travel from the UK to France:


Our passenger shuttle services continue to operate. Please check carefully before travelling to Folkestone, as you may be turned away by the French Authorities if you don’t have good reason to travel within France. They have advised us that they will only allow travel for the following reasons:

Going home to a main […]

In real-time – See what planes are actually flying, where they are and where they are going. And when they are expected . .


And of course you’ll be able to see how few flights there are at present over France and New Zealand – and how many there are already in the air over China !

Download Flightradar24 and have it with you wherever you go. It’s the best flight tracker app for iOS and Android. […]

I wish I had a crystal ball . . .  

A personal view of the evolving role of real estate in a world of technological, social and business change, by Richard Pickering, Chief Strategy Officer, UK.

‘Cities have always been the fireplaces of civilization, whence light and heat radiated out into the dark’. American reformer Theodore Parker was pointing to the role that […]

Virtual RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020

An open Letter from Sue Biggs, RHS Director General, about the creation of an online Virtual RHS Chelsea Flower Show 18-23 May 2020

Dear gardening friends and horticultural community,

All of us here at the RHS have been extremely touched and moved by all the support, kindness and offers for help from […]

Susan Keefe’s Book Reviews for May

Those Arkansaw Bumkins: with The Oinky Boinky Machine and Elmo Frumpkin

by Preston Coleman

Preston Coleman has done it again! For those who loved his witty and extremely irreverent political satire The Lost Gospel of Donald, this talented author has this time written three short satires which will have those of us, exasperated by the […]


Taurus ( 20 April – 20 May ) – This is a time of re-organization and heightened awareness of your roots, issues of intimacy and vulnerability, and it’s an excellent time to come in touch with your feelings and needs.Energies thrown toward recreation, travel, or just cooking up great new ideas are well spent and […]

Income tax return season – are you declaring UK income correctly?

By Rob Kay, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks

Life may be very different at the moment, but some things do not change and we still need to complete our annual French income tax returns as usual. The government did postpone the declaration timetable due to the coronavirus situation, but only by eleven days, with the online […]