The parallel universe negotiations with Volkswagen over re-registering the dog car continue. In return for €120 the Italian office of VW has, after eight weeks and 42 telephone calls, kindly produced the registration documentation showing that the vehicle was bought in Italy and can be exported. Unfortunately, the document is in English and the French authorities at the local prefecture consider it to be as valid as a Venusian passport. Back to square one to get the paperwork re-issued in French.
No matter what I do Google seems to think I'm Gauguin like writing from an atoll somewhere in the Pacific. It's Thursday January 21st here at the keyboard but Wednesday the 20th on the blog. It's been like this for three weeks now. Me and technology!