Kudos to eFax!

Posted by admin in Business | July 2nd 2007

Imagine my surprise to get an “unsolicited” but USEFUL email into my inbox this morning. I have been using “Efax” for some time now, all in the spirit of the Paperless Office (plus I don’t want or need the hassle of having a damned Analogue phoneline installed!) and it always works great for us! So… Read more

Postcard from the Riviera 1

Posted by admin in Property Investment, Property Letters, The South of France | June 6th 2007

Postcard from the Riviera. Why invest in France? •    France receives more visitors than any other country in the world! (Fact). •    Millions visit France, and with new, improved and cheaper transport, demand for accommodation continues to grow. •    Financial Mail – “If you really want to get out of rands and into property, go… Read more

PROPERTY LETTER 25th May 2007

Posted by admin in Property Investment | May 25th 2007

Dear All,   The 60th Cannes Film Festival. (And what a show!)   It runs from the 16th to 27th May and town is pulsating. We are a little town really and during this two week period our numbers swell by about 70 000 people, counting only those who stay here! The people of Cannes… Read more

Property Letter from Cannes

Posted by admin in Cannes |

The 60th Cannes Film Festival. (And what a show!) It runs from the 16th to 27th May and town is pulsating. We are a little town really and during this two week period our numbers swell by about 70 000 people, counting only those who stay here! The people of Cannes pull out all the… Read more

The microsoft-less office (and the future of business)

Posted by admin in Technology | May 1st 2007

I hesitate to call myself visionary, but I have for years seen the coming of the application-less office (Or Microsoft-less office, it could be called). Visualise a practically dumb terminal with one piece of Software. A browser. One caveat to this posting. I am not talking about the operating system … yet … ho-hummmm! Tweet… Read more

Property Letter – 3rd April 2007

Posted by admin in Property Investment | April 3rd 2007

Dear All,   This letter comes to you from a very sunny Cape Town. Vicky and I arrived last weekend and will be here for the month of April, enjoying time with our younger children, both of whom are university students, my sister and her family, and our respective fathers – not to mention many… Read more

Property Letter – 16th February 2007

Posted by admin in Property Investment | February 16th 2007

Dear All, There are some very interesting properties at the end of the letter, so if you want to get straight to them, please scroll down. Vicky and I touched down at Heathrow early in the morning of 18th January after our flight from Cape Town, to transfer to Nice. It was a “white knuckle”… Read more

Property Letter – 19th December 2006.

Posted by admin in Property Investment | December 19th 2006

Dear All,   A very HAPPY CHRISTMAS to you! Vicky and I wish you all the very best for the festive season, but also for the year ahead. May 2007 bring us all a balanced mixture of health and happiness, peace and prosperity.   Vicky and I also want to use this opportunity to thank… Read more

Property Letter – 13 th November 2006

Posted by admin in Property Investment, Property Letters | November 13th 2006

Dear All, There are some very interesting properties at the end of the letter, so if you want to get straight to them, please scroll down. MORE on Capital Appreciation: We have to face it, that as important as rental returns are to our cash flow, the thing that defines property as a wealth-builder is… Read more

SURVEY: FRANCE : The art of the impossible

Posted by admin in Business, Politics, The South of France | November 5th 2006

A morose France has fallen behind its competitors. But there is nothing inevitable about its decline, argues Sophie Pedder: all it needs is political will Bridgeman “SOMETHING seems very wrong with this country. Once the very model of a modern major power—stable, rich and smug—it appears beset now by political and economic instability and by… Read more