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The amazing adventures of Hergé

I’m not going to pretend that Tintin was a significant feature of my childhood, but I was aware of him and his adventures. Mrs SC feels much the same, although I think her childhood exposure may have been greater than my own. I have come across some of the Tintin books (along with one or two Lucky Lukes) among the pile of well-thumbed Asterix albums in my wife’s childhood home. It makes me think she and her siblings had a more French-oriented experience than my sister and I. National hero Here in Belgium Tintin is something of a national hero. You soon realise (if you didn’t know it already) that Tintin’s creator, Georges Remi, was Belgian. Remi’s initials, reversed (RG) … More…

Standby — July

I’ve put off writing this July’s blog entry because I was hoping I would be able to do so at the same time as I launched the new look for the main website. Sadly I’m not there yet. The new theme is chosen and I’m getting closer to being able to publish it, but there have been the usual problems — code that doesn’t do what you think, late discoveries of things lacking that I should have foreseen and fixed in advance, time optimism. I think I’ll be able to go live with it in a week or two, but not just yet. In the meantime I can report that I’m still not managing to write more than one blog … More…