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What's on in Monaco 9-15 Apr 2020

Staying home in Monaco and Monte Carlo

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April 9th Newsletter

The very Napoleon of engineers. (1)

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At last the sun's reappeared and we're looking forward to warmer weather. Unfortunately, being confined at home we can't take advantage of it.

Some have been unable to resist the temptation of enjoying the sunshine out in the open. Last weekend the Surete carried out 3500 checks and had to ask around 200 people to go home. In addition 20 fines were imposed and 120 vehicles were turned away from the Monaco border.

In maBoum Mansion we're sticking to the rules and trying to maintain our routine. Booze is banned on Mondays, so it still feels like the start of a long working week, and Friday is when we go in search of our special treats: Tunnock's tea-cakes and Twiglets. We only eat chocolate at the weekends, which means we do at least remember when Saturday and Sunday come along.

Mr maBoum has taken delivery of a new toy and it should keep him occupied until the lockdown is over. His 3-D printer will allow him to fix a great many broken bits and bobs, and if he runs out of things to mend, he's going to try to replicate beer.

As for entertainment, last week we watched the highly enjoyable first series (2015) of Dix Pour Cent, the French TV series about a Parisian talent agency. As well as the regular cast, each episode features a famous actor, similar to the UK comedy Extras.

And so to this week's theme. For each day of the weekend I've chosen a song and dance number from a 1950s movie musical, and each scene will show you just how much you can do in a confined space. Enjoy!

What's in the diary ....

Thursday: One man in a hotel room, 1951.
Friday: Three friends in a mansion, 1952.
Saturday: Two friends sharing a log cabin, 1953.
Sunday: Siblings living in the mountains, 1954.

Stay safe and enjoy your weekend.

(1) This week's quote refers to British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, born this day 1806. 

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