I can sympathise with the plight of a group of ex-pat Brits living in the south of France, pining for a taste of the old country. A good curry, in other words!
James Emery has decided to solve the problem by specially chartering a plane to fly food in from the Akash Indian restaurant in Southsea, Hampshire.
James explained that whenever he returns home he visits the restaurant. “I have been a loyal customer of the Akash for close to 20 years”, he told the Metro newspaper. “Every time I popped in for a meal I would complain about the bland and uninspiring version of Indian food we get in France.”
A plan was hatched and Mr Emery and restaurant manager Faz Ahmed have now teamed up with the Iroise Aero Formation, a professional flying school based in Brest. Every Saturday a small plane will set off from Solent Airport, near Portsmouth, and flies 500 miles south to land at Saucats Airfield just south of Bordeaux.