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  1. It seems this would work - I think you need an external drive as well lots of suggestions here - most involve a notebook and hard drive [:(]
  2. This one? http://services.completefrance.com/forums/completefrance/cs/forums/1/2605178/ShowPost.aspx#2605178
  3. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2846228/Meet-Arthur-stray-dog-followed-extreme-sports-team-grueling-430-mile-race-Amazon-rainforest-refused-leave-finish.html
  4. LINK 4 agents of the French secret service were trying to remain discreet as they stayed in a Limoges hotel. The owner became suspicious of their actions and they failed to return the room keys to reception [6] each time they left the hotel (they had 'equipment' in their room) So the owner locked them in the hotel and called the police [:D][:D]
  5. OLD AGE GOLF Bob is 90 years old. He's played golf every day at his club since his retirement 25 years ago. One day he arrives home looking downcast. "That's it," he tells his wife. "I'm giving up golf. My eyesight has got so bad. Once I've hit the ball, I can't see where it went." His wife sympathizes. As they sit down, she has a suggestion: "Why don't you take my brother with you, and give it one more try." "That's no good," sighs Bob. "Your brother is a hundred and three. He can't help." "He may be a hundred and three," says the wife, "but his eyesight is perfect." So the next day, Bob heads off to the golf course with his brother-in-law. He tees up, takes an almighty swing, and squints down the fairway. He turns to the brother-in-law. "Did you see the ball?" "Of course I did!", says the brother-in-law. "I have perfect eyesight "Where did it go?" asks Bob. "Can't remember."
  6. [quote user="Jonzjob"]Sad to relate; the inventor of predictive text died today. His funfair is on Sundial.[/quote] You are a member of the UK Workshop forum AICMFP [:D]
  7. I long since gave up printing colour as it was so expensive - even to the extent of only using the black cartridge in a colour printer. I now have a Hewlett-Packard HP LaserJet Professional P 1102w from Boulanger currently 89.99€ http://www.boulanger.fr/impr_hp_laser_jet_p1102w/p_16421_400558.htm
  8. [quote user="idun"]Where do you get these figures/ideas from? I am not saying either, that it is incorrect, or that french news is correct when they usually say that individual productivity in France outstrips that of the UK. I'm just wondering where it comes from F. [/quote] http://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?DataSetCode=PDB_LV 2013     GDP in US$ per hour worked France 49.3 Germany 49.3 UK  42.1 EU average 38.5
  9. Ginette Mathiot's book "I Know How to Cook" says Shortcrust (I have the English translation[:)]) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Know-How-Cook-Clotilde-Dusoulier/dp/0714848042/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1415259280&sr=1-1&keywords=i+know+how+to+cook
  10. [quote user="idun"]http://circulaire.legifrance.gouv.fr/pdf/2011/11/cir_34130.pdf[/quote] Interesting stuff - so everything has to go to the dechetterie. BUT, they will not accept tree stumps, as the machinery they have for liquidising it is not capable of handling material of that size - any ideas?
  11. [quote user="Mrs Trellis"]Having a large bonfire of garden cuttings ready to burn, and having invited friends over to enjoy it, it would be nice to have some fireworks. I've never noticed them on sale here, one person says they are only available for official displays, another says they can be found in supermarkets. A few years ago we went to a bonfire party, but the fireworks were brought over from UK (not by plane, obviously!).[/quote] Our local Gifi normally sells them (all year , of course) and we can have a bonfire any time from October to March [:D](Haute Vienne)
  12. Went about 20 years ago - guess the trees will be even bigger now [Www]
  13. [quote user="Spyder"]Fioul ordinaire or Fioul supérieur? The only difference I can see (apart from price) is the premium fuel has an additive to stop it freezing. Our tank is protected from cold so is there any reason to buy the more expensive fuel? [/quote] IMHO No [:)] Our tank is in the barn and has survived a few very cold days.  Even the day when our old tank, used for storing rainwater, froze solid into one 1500l ice cube - I think the temp was -17°C.
  14. Not much good to me - the seller won't post to France [:D] (and I think it's slightly overpriced!)
  15. [quote user="rowland"]Avila cover 60 days too but I always want to question what is unoccupied? When we are away our neighbour goes in everyday and picks up the post from the porch and puts it out of sight in the house. This means that someone is checking the house every day so is it really unoccupied? Just a thought.[/quote] When we inherited my father-in-laws house 'unoccupied' meant not lived in. In the terms of the insurance we were still expected to visit every 7 days to check for burst pipes, damage etc - and the policy was twice the price of 'normal' house insurance [:@]
  16. Sorry, I was 'only joking' (in other words 'you caught me out') http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29475011 "The boss of John Lewis, Andy Street, has apologised for describing France as "hopeless and downbeat" and advising people with investments there "to get them out quickly". Quoted in The Times, Mr Street said about France that "nothing works and worse, nobody cares about it." Mr Street later said the comments were not meant to be taken seriously but that he "clearly went too far". He made the remarks at a dinner after his Eurostar train had been delayed."
  17. I've just done this through my bank - I was told the period for notice was 2 months. 
  18. [quote user="Catalpa"][quote user="CSV"]I use this https://www.elle-et-vire.com/fr/produits/cremes/uht/cremes-fluides-uht/creme-entiere-de-normandie [/quote] You use that product to make a successful ganache which will cover a cake properly without degrading / separating? [/quote] No, never made one of those, but I use it to make a 'chocolate pot' which is essentially a chocolate / cream mouse which probably would spread like your ganache.
  19. I use this https://www.elle-et-vire.com/fr/produits/cremes/uht/cremes-fluides-uht/creme-entiere-de-normandie [:)]
  20. [quote user="richard51"]That is either carry on in the right hand lane (usually it also carries on on the motorway) or turn off. Which one? Also if English is ok driving in France, what is the problem. Echoes of bridges over streams. Has Emirates been told off for calling it an air line? [/quote] You are making a mountain out of a molehill. I live in France. The language I speak, when out of the house, is mostly French. The GPS is French. I use a laptop that has a French version of Windows on it. Can you see where I'm going here? The GPS has come up with a word I do not know. I would like to know what it is. That is all
  21. [quote user="richard51"]Could also be sortie. - exit on right. Given the rather large difference between this and the last post I would go the change language route on the sat nav. We have a garmin and its rather amusing to listen to the pronunciation of the various street names in France,[/quote] I think I'll have to pay more attention next time, but I think Betty may be right [:)] I won't be changing the language - it seems GPS are designed to work only with the language of the country they are navigating. We had a long trip last year through France, Germany, Denmark and Sweden with a borrowed GPS. Setting it to English in France was OK, but impossible in Scandinavia - the pronunciation was nothing like the street signs, so we resorted to comparing street names with the GPS display. Once back in Germany I set it to German and then French in France, which made things a lot easier. If I can't figure out what 'Juliette' is saying at least I know what she means [:D]
  22. [quote user="suein56"][quote user="CSV"]The first sounds like 'germo' and seems to be when the requirement is to follow the 'main' road as it comes to a junction where another road splits off. [/quote] Could that be légèrement ? As in slightly to the right/left ? Sue [/quote] Sounds good to me [:)] One down, one to go. Thanks
  23. Well as this is a French forum - let's say French [:D]
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