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  1. Hi Folks,just been diagnosed with an ALD health problem which means I have to go for tests or consultations to the next larger city hospital some 30 km away.My last visit last weeek,my own doctor gave me a prescription Medical de transport for my wife to claim mileage to use our our own car.Tommorrow I have to visit again possibly for 4 hours ,possibly for longer.The hospital told me to arrange my own ambulance transport.Where do I now get the reimbursement forms?Any advice will be helpfull Maude .
  2. Hello Folks.Just ben diagnosed with a serious health problem and had 3 weeks in hospital.difficult for my wife to maintain the woodburner,fetch wood,clean it out etc.We are now looking to change the heating system without spending trillions.Question-how noisy are the internal fan units-seen the decibel figures but how to relate to normal living is difficult-anyone any guide? thanks Maude
  3. Hi Folks-a little query I hope someone can answer please.Just been released from hospital after emergency admittance almost 3 weeks ago.Transferred from local hospital in Fontenay Le Comte Vendee to Niort after a days tests.My query is-will my registered doctor be automatically informed or will i have to go through all whats happenned on my tomorrows phone call.My dossier is still at Niort as we are all awaiting a biopsy result.Thanks,Maude
  4. Hi Foks,is there a French website which lays down the legal requirements before we try and sell again.There seems to be so many different ideas.We only have one gas(butane) hob,does this have to come into the equation? Seems a load of money grabbing again. maude
  5. Many thanks Folks-what I thought it might be.will get it sussed asap.problem solved Maude
  6. maude

    eye problems.

    Ok so we have to wait 5 months for an opthalmologist to carry out an eye test.Now what happens if urgent (to the patient) eye problems occurr.I phoned the opthalmologist that I have my R.V for may to ask for an urgent appointment.They dont do it I was informed.The second Optho in Fontenay Le Comte this morning had got a phone line problem cos France telecom said so.The optho department in our local hospital was engaged all the times I phoned.Now what.Eyes and Dentistry,and gyno for the ladies does not require your generaliste intervention.Also what is the point of paying again to see the generaliste.Any advisce welcome,but tomorrow I am storming the optho and the ,opital.seems idiotic as usual to me. Maude
  7. Hi Folks.Just had my run about CT.d after failing last wednesday.Our local tester speaks machine gun french and will NOT slow down,which is why I am asking for this translation.It failed on the front RHS suspension arm-called a "triangle" by the tester.It aint no triangle and is not called this by Peugeot!This has been replaced so passed the CT,but the tester has put on the report again- angles de ripage avant.ripage excessive! What is this,cant find any dictionary translation.Help Maudel
  8. Yep-superb!.M.Roux for EU boss and Fred for French prime minister! Maude
  9. There aint no fan-just natural convection.
  10. Hi folks.I would like to hopefully reduce the amount of filth emanating from our foyer.Has anyone any ideas on filter material suitable to fit in the hot air outlet of the cheminee.I have tried a kitchen filter but it will not withstand the temperature.Just trying to cut down on the airborne filth.With the foyer external air inlet emanating from the front above the door,this is the first place for the filth to be drawn in and circulated out of the outlet when loading up with wood.Tried everything else.the flue is in good order. Maude. To fit the filter on the inlet,this also is very hot due to conducted heat.Possible answer is to go electric underfloor-especially looking at the price and diminishing quality of wood.I have now reduced considerably the amount of filth coming out of the upper air outlet by covering the lower air inlet just above the door by a fance anodised aluminium cover self tapped to the ,orrible original.Still a filthy way of living in this day and age.Maude
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    probably cheaper to look in at the local Emmaus charity depot-they are usually around all towns. maude
  12. As the new law re marketing the house Jan2011 requires an energy survey,does anyone have an aprox.cost for say120m2 house ancienne,insert foyer.?just fishing ideas around at the moment so dont want to spend yet more money than is necessary.thanks for any guidance. Maude
  13. someone said the French were revolting !!!!!!! Maude
  14. Thanks for the tip Patricia,will give this a try, sounds more like the method my Mother would have used, I have heard conflicting opinions on whether to 'rest'the batter or not, and full cream milk or not, wooden spoon or electric mixer!!! We will overcome!
  15. Thanks folks for the replies.Sounds like a couple of megabucks proposals.The house isnt as bad as it sound -just want some fresh air as well as exhausting the over hot air.Bedrooms are a tad too warm in winter after the woodburner has been lit for a couple of hours.I dont have any chance of any form of saving over expenditure of the heat recovery proposals unless i live to be about 150years. Thanks anyway folks-all very intersting stuff. Maude
  16. To continue-we dont have the wall space to install ducting from the roof space through bedrooms into sitting room.Cant generate less heat downstairs-not exactly roasting down here.The trouble is its the usual open staircase out of the dining room(with woodburner) that allows the heat upstairs.Dark enough in these older French houses without boxing in the staircase. Maude
  17. Hi Folks.We live in a "blind" house with windows only on the south side.The bedrooms above the sitting/dining room get unbearably hot due to the trapped rising heat even in winter.We cannot leave the bedroom windows open ,cos of a local moron with multpiles of dogs making much noise.Is it better to fit aVMC in the loft space with suctions from the bedrooms,and expensive roof work for the outlet,or fit wall mounted extraction fans in each bedroom. Any thoughts welcome, Maude
  18. Thankyou Clair for the flour info. Always had no problem with cakes, and after a few attempts scones, now hope to conquer the Yorkshire Pudding !!
  19. The Aunt Bessie effect IS the desired appearance without the factory taste, however the ones we had yesterday evolved into more of a pancake after the initial promise, will keep trying.
  20. Has anyone a successfull recipe for yorkie puds using French flour!tried the recent Jamie Oliver recipe and they came out flat after collapsing.looked good at first then brewers droop!My wife is exasperated with her attempt.Only fancy them once or twice per year-BUT----------Maude
  21. this is purely a private interest enquiry.I served u the submarine service for aprox9 years in the 60,s and early70,s on both diesel and nuclear types.I have just been diagnosed with osteoporosis,and also have loss of hearing in certain frequencies.A colleague has also loss of hearing,another has thyroid problems.My doctor when reading my bone scan result ,remarked that this was "of course" related to my service in submarines.I would be pleased to hear from any other ex submariners if they have any resulting health probs.This is purely for my own inquistiveness.Maude
  22. hi folks,many thanks for the replies to my posting under Help!Had good success with CCcleaner and now have over 1/3 free space.Computer also speedier. Now two more questions please.1)if I buy another ,puter here can it easily be corrected to Anglais (for us dum dums) 2)Are internet radios wifi-my wife love R4LW but our reception is crap also have interference presumably from electric fences with heavy clicking every second.any suggestions Maude333
  23. Been enquiring myself but it all seems to fall on deaf ears.please post if you get anymore answers. Maude333
  24. We also are in the se corner of the vendee.However our Maire tells us that no records are held before 1946?Our house is over 100 years old.Our French neighbour across the road used to own part of our house which we believ had been a cafe.She replied NONE to our questions re the history or old photos..looke up the cadastral history from the Napoleonic date to find that a single farmhouse 1km away is shown,but our commune of mainly ancienne houses isnt!!! Good hunting anyway. Maude333
  25. Hi Fols thanks for all the advice,help and comments on my previous post.I have run WinDirStat as recommended and programme files are taking up 48.6%,Windows 21.7% which is leaving 17.4% free space.I note that I am running service pack Net 3.0.Can service pack2 be deleted to free up more space?Dont want to cock up any more operations. Thanks,Maude
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