April 18 – Faking it

Location: Monaco

Sitting in the salon going through the photographs we took today. There’s one of me all dressed up in my best outfit, sitting outside the casino pretending to be a Montekest or Monegasque or however it is you say that word. It’s kind of difficult when you consider the average wage here is 186,000 euros a year, but I’m subscribing to the ‘fake it till I make it’ theory.

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I’m sitting in the salon going through the photographs we took today.

There’s one of me all dressed up in my best outfit, sitting outside the casino pretending to be a Montekest or Monegasque or however it is you say that word.

It’s kind of difficult when you consider the average wage here is 186,000 Euros a year, but I’m subscribing to the ‘fake it till I make it’ theory.

There is another photo, which I took for Jagger, my daughter’s most loved border collie.

It’s a council sign stuck into a public lawn showing a big cross through a stylized picture of a dog lifting his back leg.

Jagger, a spoilt city dog who is more comfortable lounging under café tables in inner-city Richmond than in the country, still has not learnt HOW to raise his leg when doing the business.

It seems his European friends not only know how to do it properly, they can also read! Not that I’m a competitive gran’bitch or anything.

“Guess what,” Bill asks as he jumps down the last step from the cockpit.

“You’re crazy and I’m not?”

“Nope. Franco’s just given us free tickets to the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters Tennis for tomorrow” he says in an exaggerated drawn-out English accent. “Apparently he’s been invited by Albert and Charlene to the royal box so we have his general entry tickets.”

“Albert and Charlene?” I question. “Who are Albert and Charlene? Who would call their kid Albert anyway?”

“Prince Albert and Princess Charlene! The Prince of Monaco.”

“Woh!”

Could life get any better?

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