Author Archives: bill

About bill

Worked in the technical / engineering area as a Science Laboratory Technician and as an Aeronautics Engineer. The artistic side involves writing under the nom de plume of Billy Olsenn, his recently written play 'A Case of Wine' was staged by the players group Straight Make-Up at the 2012 Birr one act drama festival. It's next staging was in the one act circuit is in Cavan, at Maudebawn on Sat 10 Nov 2012. Then it was performed in the Bray, Co.Wicklow at the very popular one act festival in January 2013. Next play is FEAR. A dark tale about revenge on the cruel death of two pensioners by young thugs. Neighbours hatch a devious and dangerous plan to exact old-style revenge. Bill is a member of the Drama League of Ireland and his plays have been critically vetted and certified as original pieces of work by the DLI. Another literary project is that of commemoration of an aircraft crash on Djouce mountain in Wicklow in 1946. Bill wrote articles for the 50th, 60th and most recently the 70th anniversary, (12 Aug 2016) all were published in the Wicklow Times and ensured the survivors of the crash, all French Girl Guides, were not forgotten. Articles reproduced on this website. But mostly this site gives a more general European and specific French slant on popular and not so popular articles of French news, translated to English by the author. Each article is translated on a paragraph by paragraph basis so easy to read in either language and even possible to improve either language by comparison of the short English and French paragraphs. Amusez vous bien. The author is currently writing an easy to read technical aviation book centered around the Fokker 50. Another interest is that dealt with in another of Bill's websites www.realnamara.net, a Statue of the mother of God, Mary. It was erected in 1972 in Dublin, at the end of the Bull Wall near Clontarf, and my grandfather William Nelson, was the main instigator of that project. I give talks on the history of the statue and my grandfather's adventurous and dangerous life at sea. Technical assistance with each website is by J O'N.

Atrocious weather costs 13 lives in the Aude (region 11), France.

DIRECT. Intempéries dans l’Aude : le bilan passe à douze morts, annonce la Sécurité civile Toutes les écoles du département resteront fermées mardi. Edouard Philippe promet une “procédure de catastrophe naturelle accélérée”. Le Premier ministre, Edouard Philippe, constate les dégâts après … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Jacques Brel: Ne me quitte pas, the story.

Quand Brel suppliait “ne me quitte pas”, l’histoire d’une chanson incomprise Par Jean-Francois Lixon @Culturebox Publié le 13/10/2018 à 12H00 Jacques Brel en scène © France 2 Culturebox capture d’écran La chanson “Ne me quitte pas”, le premier vrai succès … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Drop in cost of French Property Tax.

Baisse de la taxe d’habitation : mauvaise surprise pour les contribuables. An unpleasant surprise for the paying public. Les avis de taxes d’habitation arrivent en ce moment dans vos boîtes aux lettres. Pour 22 millions de foyers, cette taxe devrait … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wines tested for insecticides by France Info.

ENQUETE FRANCEINFO. Additifs, pesticides… Le vin que vous buvez ne contient pas que du raisin : découvrez le résultat de nos analyses. The wine that you drink contains more than grapes: Discover the results of our tests. Jusqu’à quinze résidus … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Weather deteriorates badly in France

Intempéries : la Haute-Corse, l’Orne et le Calvados en vigilance orange Météo France met en garde les deux départements normands en raison des risques de fortes pluies et d’inondations. La Haute-Corse est en alerte pour des orages. Un orage nocturne, dans … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

French and European Union Motoring fuel designation changes from 09/10/18

Les carburants changent de nom à la pompe, voici comment vous y retrouver. Here’s what you will find. A partir du 12 octobre, chaque type de carburant sera représenté par une figure géométrique, une lettre et un chiffre. Une femme … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Jacques Perrot: Le Freche, restoration work at Saint Vidou, February to June 2018.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Hornets: At last a decent trap.

Frelon asiatique : pour la première fois en France des pièges efficaces Un frelon asiatique en plein vol / © ©Collection Watier/Maxppp Le frelon asiatique n’est pas le bienvenu dans nos régions. Pourtant l’espèce invasive est présente presque partout en … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

200 million year old dinosaur remains discovered.

Les restes d’un dinosaure géant vieux de plus de 200 millions d’années découvert en Argentine Cette espèce, baptisée “Ingenia prima”, mesure près de trois fois la taille des dinosaures les plus grands de la période du Trias. Une équipe de chercheurs … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Le Freche 40190: Domaine d’Augeron vin rouge, blanc, rosé.

L’histoire du domaine d’Augeron Retour sur la naissance du Domaine Domaine viticole des Landes, Augeron conférait à l’époque à son propriétaire le titre de Seigneur et avec tous les avantages que cela comportait, notamment l’exemption d’impôts. Le Domaine appartint à … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment