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Frances Guy

Ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon, Beirut
Posted 13 March 2011 by Frances Guy | Comments
This is the subject for the English Speaking Union public speaking competition this year.  It seems pretty appropriate for a blog where arguably I haven't... read more

Frances Guy
13 March 2011
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Posted 07 January 2011 by Frances Guy | Comments
I got a Christmas card which said in French "the cedars create unanimity".  Well maybe it was a political point but it made me think.  The... read more

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07 January 2011

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Posted 06 November 2010 by Frances Guy | Comments
Those of you in Lebanon will have noticed that the Prime Minister was in London last week.  It was my privilege to accompany him.  The profile of... read more

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06 November 2010
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Posted 31 August 2010 by Frances Guy | Comments
I am a sports fan.  I know that some people can't understand why others get emotional about people hitting or running with balls but I enjoy the excitement... read more

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31 August 2010
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Posted 23 June 2010 by Frances Guy | Comments
We tried.  I hope Her Majesty would have appreciated it.  We held a reception in the splendid gardens of the Sursock Palace in Beirut.  But we... read more

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23 June 2010
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Posted 06 April 2010 by Frances Guy | Comments
What better way to spend Easter than walking in the mountains of Lebanon?   The Lebanese Mountain Trail Association put together a route from north to... read more

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06 April 2010
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Posted 22 March 2010 by Frances Guy | Comments
21 March is Mother's day in Lebanon.  But how can mothers celebrate if they have lost their sons and have no news of them?   I promised to visit... read more

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22 March 2010

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Posted 05 March 2010 by Frances Guy | Comments
What to do for international women's day?  As a female ambassador I feel that I should be making an effort to help encourage Lebanese women to take on more... read more

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05 March 2010

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Posted 25 February 2010 by Frances Guy | Comments
Don't you love Arabic cartoons?  One of the guards in front of the Embassy this morning greeted me by asking if I had seen the cartoon that did the round... read more

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25 February 2010
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Posted 03 February 2010 by Frances Guy | Comments
Do turkeys vote for Christmas?  Do elected representatives vote for changes in the electoral law that might lead to them losing seats?  Sometimes.&nbs... read more

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03 February 2010

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Posted 28 January 2010 by Frances Guy | Comments
How do you feel about blue berets?  Somehow I find them reassuring. And yet there is every reason not to.  Usually UN peacekeepers are in country... read more

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28 January 2010
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Posted 26 January 2010 by Frances Guy | Comments
The sky is clear this morning and the cranes at the Port of Beirut were lined up in a row as though in salute to the calm sea.   Yesterday was... read more

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26 January 2010
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Posted 22 January 2010 by Frances Guy | Comments
Almost 20 years ago ( a worrying thought) I was the desk officer for Iraq in the FCO in London. It was just after Kuwait had been liberated but Saddam was... read more

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22 January 2010
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Posted 13 January 2010 by Frances Guy | Comments
As an Ambassador you occasionally get to do things that make you proud of your country.  On Friday I participated in a citizenship ceremony.  We don't... read more

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13 January 2010

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Posted 07 January 2010 by Frances Guy | Comments
Honours List   It is that time of year. Those who have heard me speak about the subject know that I am a fan of former Prime Minister John Major's aims to... read more

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07 January 2010
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