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  1. [quote user="pomme"] the forum software is upgraded to a later version [/quote] [:D][:D][:D][:D][:D][:D][:D][:D]
  2. Better cancel your subscription to Paris Match and Bild then [:@] http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/germanwings-plane-crash-magazine-insists-video-showing-screaming-passengers-in-last-moments-before-impact-is-real-10149878.html
  3. A few years ago we bought a polytunnel from eBay - 2 x 4m £65. After one season in the windy garden we moved it to a more sheltered area and erected in with the sides dug in to the ground. Even then the cover chafed on the frame and started to rip. After one season we 'repaired ' the tears and gave it another go, but this winter it self-destructed as it was no longer fully secured. I guess you get what you pay for - there appear to be lots of 'pro' qulity ones around here that last for years [:)] Our tomatoes never had blight in the tunnel, so this year we're going to try in growbags (terre universal bags, actually)
  4. When I lived in the UK, I used to buy my flour from here - looks like someone has a solution [:)] http://www.wessexmill.co.uk/recipe/freezeyeast.html
  5. [quote user="GeoffatMM"]Hello debiphysio, Are you still travelling regularly to France and offering local (Cognac) physio services. If so is there a way to contact you for a discussion please? Geoff[/quote] Sorry to say that 'debiphysio' last visited the site on 19/1/2013 [:(]
  6. Having just seen a picture of the happy couple with Elton dressed as Marie Antoinette, I think you were right first time [:D]
  7. [quote user="woolybanana"]Isn't Elton John's husband called Matt Varnish?[/quote] PC (Politically Correct) mode on; No - that would be his spouse (google either wife / husband the answers the same [:D]) PC mode off
  8. I suspect money is a factor. After all you never see news about the 'sport' in which the most people in the UK take part  (fishing), do you?
  9. [quote user="dave21478"] Look, this is how it is and you have to do it this way or you will be reported. ok.    (reported to who I wonder? the recycling police?) [/quote] Nope - the Gendarmerie [6] http://www.lepopulaire.fr/limousin/actualite/2015/01/17/juge-pour-avoir-jete-un-carton-dans-un-bac-a-ordures_11293685.html "Des habitants de Châteauponsac ont été verbalisés pour avoir déposé des déchets inadaptés dans les bacs à ordures communaux. Jugé au tribunal, Bernard Gauthier ne décolère pas. Il a laissé l'étiquette avec son nom et son adresse sur le carton, et c'est comme ça que les gendarmes l'ont retrouvé. Bernard Gauthier, 64 ans, venait d'installer une nouvelle cabine de douche dans sa salle d'eau quand il a décidé de déposer l'emballage dans des bacs à ordures de la commune, près de la salle des fêtes. Un geste anodin qui l'a pourtant entraîné devant le tribunal de police à Limoges."
  10. [quote user="mint"] How innocent those jokes sound these days, not an F word within hearing[:)] [/quote] Never seen their Derek & Clive sketches then? No F word but an awful lot of C
  11. No idea about a 'single'tunnel - they wouldn't build both would they? Info here about the duplex - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A86_autoroute http://tollroadsnews.com/news/french-low-ceiling-tunnelways-of-duplex-a86-comfortable-to-drive-not-claustrophic
  12. Whilst serving in the RAF in the 70's one of our Chief Technicians had a wife named Wanda. Unfortunately for him - at the time there was a comic strip running in a magazine popular with the lads. (Penthouse) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicked_Wanda
  13. Nutella? I think it's just nuts! [:D] (sorry)
  14. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30993608 A French court has stopped parents from naming their baby girl Nutella after the hazelnut spread, ruling that it would make her the target of derision. The judge ordered that the child be called Ella instead. He said in his ruling that the name Nutella was the trade name of a spread that is commonplace in Gallic homes. "And it is contrary to the child's interest to have a name that can only lead to teasing or disparaging thoughts," he pronounced. French parents are usually free to choose the names of their children, but local prosecutors are empowered to report what they deem to be unsuitable names to a family court. The parents in the case on Monday did not attend the court hearing, so the judge decided in their absence that Ella was a more appropriate name.
  15. [quote user="Hoddy"]When I first suggested Ebay yesterday you could get a pdf download for £4.95. The market is obviously volatile. Hoddy[/quote] Very - checkout this link for an Italian version LINK £5000 [blink] (no bids at this time [Www])
  16. [quote user="mint"][quote user="Frederick"] The prophet took a wife when she was six and into his bed when she was nine[/quote] So paedophilia has a long history?  As they say, there's nothing new under the sun. [/quote] Probably not. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/belief/2012/sep/17/muhammad-aisha-truth
  17. [quote user="gardengirl "]chosen as the best to go with the 'crime' filling. [/quote] You definitely got that bit right! [:D]
  18. My Larousse Anglais defines it as "to plough along" [:)] (quite appropriate for cross country, I'd have thought)
  19. Italians shoot any bird, whether they are allowed to or not [:@]
  20. [quote user="idun"] However, I am trying to think of one french person I know who hasn't got some sort of pride about 'french cuisine'............ the ' on mange bien en France ' syndrome. [/quote] But isn't that the same for everything in France for a French person? "Why do I need to go / eat / buy anywhere but France, this country is the best in the world for everything"
  21. [quote user="mogs"]Has anyone heard of these and if so what shops accept them for a purchase? I've never heard of them myself[/quote] Google is sometimes your friend [:)] http://www.ticket-kadeos.fr/beneficiaires/Pages/Nos-Cheques-Cadeaux.aspx
  22. [quote user="idun"] Mr R Reindeer?  Aren't all santa's deer ladies? [/quote] "According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December. Female reindeer, however, retain their antlers until after they give birth in the spring. Therefore, according to every historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, every single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen..... had to be a female. We should have known this.... Only women would be able to drag a fat man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night, and not get lost." [Www]
  23. Apologies to woolybanana for going slightly OT, but this, to me, is one law that France should get a grip with and change now. http://www.lepopulaire.fr/limousin/actualite/2014/12/16/une-arme-de-chasse-derobee-par-un-enfant-de-12ans_11260540.html "Au mois de novembre, un Limougeaud s’est fait dérober son arme de chasse après un vol à la roulotte dans sa voiture à Limoges. L’auteur du vol a pu être identifié par la police grâce une vidéo.  Sur les images, un jeune âgé de 12 ans, frère de la “terreur” de Limoges, est clairement vu en train de s’enfuir avec l’arme en question.  Le mineur est irresponsable pénalement en raison de son âge. Quant à l’arme, elle est toujours dans la nature." They know who the 'child' is but can do nothing?[:@]
  24. http://zumbobaking.com.au/troubleshooting/#cracked-shells
  25. The AA says; "Free-flow charging may eliminate toll-booth queues and reduce congestion in the short term but most users have no choice about the time and place they cross the Thames. This is one of the most important motorways in Europe and it needs more capacity, not easier ways to pay." [:)]
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