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  1. You might like to look at this forum and the question you pose at this link. (Don't know where your property is situated) as a starting point. https://www.forumconstruire.com/construire/forum-15.php If you have to enter into the world of litigation in France, I wish you the very best of luck.
  2. Lovely flowers at this time of the year, but I have never seen a carpet of them. Picture taken just on the outskirts of Nantes this morning during our walk.
  3. Zemmours campaign even made it onto Radio 4 this morning. And https://www.rt.com/news/358766-french-writer-israel-gaza/ French Goebbels? Writer claims French Army will clear Muslims from France as Israel did in Gaza. Thought it was just me that saw the physical resemblance!
  4. The technician who installed Free fibre in our flat let me watch the whole process, including joining the fibres, very interesting. We pay 29.99 for our unlimited 1Gb, but the same offer is now 34.99. Included VIOP phone calls, mostly free to other countries. What is also worth looking at is what else comes with the offer. My wife has a 100gb mobile phone Europe and some parts of the world contract with free, should be 19.99 a month, but being Free client we only pay 15.99. Also, for the 2€ limited phone card (good for the occasional visit to France) it is free as a client.
  5. Pretty good here today in Nantes for a 7.5km walk by the Loire. Down to shorts and T shirt by 10h45.
  6. If you still have the part, find someone on the internet who can scan it and 3 D print it as a replacement. For example; https://www.sculpteo.com/en/ As an idea.
  7. Attack submarines SSN Nuclear submarines carrying nuclear missiles SSBN
  8. Just back form a few days walking around Lorient and the Blavet. Coming back on the N165 east of Vannes, we were stuck with the rest of the traffic in the outside lane whilst a police BMW biked blocked traffic from overtaking 3 large blue lorries with flashing blue lights. After about 15 mins, he went into the inside lane and allowed some of the backed up traffic to pass the convoy. Could not see any markings or windows in the lorries, nor hazard signs (biological or radiation hazard). Just after we passed, the traffic was shut off directly behind us by the second biker and we enjoyed about 15 mins of almost car free driving down the motor way. I have looked up on the internet for pictures of convoys on the the French roads, and the only similar pictures are of moving large amounts of cash through Paris. The police presence on the convoy was limited to just two (visible) police motorbikes, very light for anything of value. I did wonder, given Brest is at the end of the road if it was something interesting from the SSN/BNs. Any ideas?
  9. We have several French Supermarket cards, some of which give us a few extra euros to spend at Christmas. SuperU have taken to asking if you want a paper bill when you pay. We now say no thanks (which seems to cut short the usual conviviality of leaving the caisse). Within seconds my phone pings and I get an email with a copy of the bill. Quick scan and we leave the shop. Seems a good thing to us on two fronts, less paper used and, more importantly I can read what it says on the bill! The writing on the phone screen is bigger, clearer and I can zoom in to make it even easier to read. Have not had to challenge the shop yet on any mistakes, but looks like a step in the right direction. Any one using other stores offering the same service?
  10. Diabetes in the jeans – People risk developing type 2 diabetes if they can’t fit into the jeans they wore at 21, according to Roy Taylor, a Newcastle University professor and expert on the disease. Taylor has told how study participants with type 2 but a “normal” body mass index (BMI) went on an 800-calorie per day diet of soups and shakes. Eight in 12 managed to “get rid” of their type 2 by losing 10% to 15% of their body weight. Taylor said the results, while preliminary, “demonstrate very clearly that diabetes is not caused by obesity but by being too heavy for your own body … If you can’t get into the same size trousers now, you are carrying too much fat and therefore at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, even if you aren’t overweight”. I would love to try it, but sadly I have thrown away all the jeans I wore when I was 21, flared bottoms and plush denim Seadogs if I remember correctly!
  11. 3842 meters up, June this year. I would love to be able to say this was just taken as I stepped out onto the ridge. Stopped at the gate to take this, no crampons!
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