Friday 6 December 2002

The Auld Alliance

When I visited Ryrie's Bar yesterday evening, two young Frenchmen, probably from the nearby boulangerie, came in and sat at the next table. After a while, one went to the bar for a refill carrying with him a copy of Le Monde. At the same time, the other went to the cigarette machine taking with him his Edinburgh Evening News. Left on the table were a wallet, a bunch of keys and two mobile phones. It's good to see that the younger generation values the printed word. Even if they're French.