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  1. Thanks for the response I have no reason to upset anyone never the less, my opinion of the UK in general is crap Nick P said "especially when the rose tinted goggles start to lose their colour." Please explain
  2. No big deal just interested, I was reading problems re medication prescriptions as I have not been in the UK for 19 years it was a surprise,( or maybe not, thats why I left) there were problems
  3. I have lived at the west end and now the east end of the Pyrenees and the masses of Lichens on trees indicates there is little air pollution
  4. Hi in reply to Chancer I am no electrician just relying on a 1968 OND in applied science, as there no earth I used the barrette, a metre and a half picket, and 15 metres of bare copper cable a metre deep its better than nothing and worked on my last 2 properties both which subsequently pass the tests when sold
  5. Hi Quillan I am just down the road from you, Campagne all my 4 input wires are tar black and no identifiable earth so I created my own about 60 Euros and a bit of digging did it
  6. I would not be separated from my dogs, the best mates ever, some bodies cannot understand the relationship and the reason to get up each day dogs never let you down or ask why
  7. Norman Like you I have been a permanent resident in France for many years, for me its been a wonderful 19 years Its nice to know at long last I can dictate where my worldly goods go rather than a daft Medieval crackpot, who lost, dictate what I must do Its also an Eu law and nothing to to do with th the UK as they declined to accept it, domestically their rules will allow any inheritance provision
  8. My wife and I have 4 children from previous marriages and they don't get on well so from August they have no say in my UK will, all my dosh is now my beloved and she can do as she will I read somewhere half of Germany is subject to Napoleonic law the other half is doing much better, the farms are bigger and industry is not cut in pieces
  9. CSV I am trying to understand your wrath in having a go at me re" I'm trying to understand the situation of a French neighbour" is he/ she in France of any nationality or a French national neighbour in any part of the world next time you ask a question I cannot be bothered
  10. Be aware your urine next day from the colour will make you think you are about to die
  11. As a resident in France from August 2015 you can opt for a British Will I am assuming that is your nationality if so you can do as you please in your will, ie your spouse can inherit all your worldly chattels
  12. I remember 10 francs to the pound that's when I agreed to buy my first property unfortunately when I had to pay it was 8.5 francs we have been near parity since and I am looking forward to 1.54 euros to the pound, as it once was
  13. Hi I renovated two houses, now on my third since 1996 , there is no point in re pointing old walls or skimming the plaster boards as for heat insulation I imagine the air is still, ie not moving, behind the Plaster boards so no more need to be done As for old stone walls need to breath or they die , its odd that they are still here for millions years in the wet and in the dark and still here to day
  14. Thank you for your replies I will have to start digging any suggestions to the minimum copper wire length the hungriest appliance will be an electric oven, the heating /cooking is gas Ground sandy a river 50 metres away 15 metre elevation
  15. HI I have just purchased a house circa 1978 in the Aude a small village In the past I have lived in the wilderness and have made my own Earth Here three black wires enter the house and it appears one is used as Earth Any one with a similiar supply
  16. I am a bit at a loss a chain saw is quite capable of taking out a floor board with out causing mayhem in the right hands its very accurate Have a try PS Whats with cutting 3 boards "However, depending on the gaps between boards (pine floorboards shrink considerably over time), I usually would cut through the suspect board and each board next to it. With care, it is possible to lift the boards (pry bar) without breaking the tongues and replace. The boards normally will lift up to 30 deg. from horizontal." Making work or what
  17. Hi I am a bit of a loss on the above if you have tongue and groove it does not matter how you cut it out you will not be able to put a new T&G piece in without moving the adjacent boards As for spreading the load a couple of timbers screwed at right angles to the missing section will do the job PS Tenon is part of mortise and tenon not often seen in floor boards
  18. I thought the Cantal and Allier was central and had ski resorts
  19. [quote user="PaulT"]Q wrote 'Anyway how long you live is not the issue, it's what you do when you're here that counts because you never get another chance.' Choose the right religion and you get another go :)[/quote] What has religion got to do with drinking or dementia more to the point whats the right religion if any
  20. As Chancer suggests, or a chain saw, as an alternative drill small holes and then increasing in size until they meet and a wood chisel to form a straight edge
  21. I spent Christmas Day on Narbonne Plage 16 degrees but windy Two days ago I drove from the Aude at 5 degrees to the Pays Basque and back all the way 6 degrees
  22. Quote "Coming from that fair city I have to take issue with your description of Bristol......or, as the Bristolians very aptly would say "Bristle"" As an old 18 Bus driver there I often saw Ford Cortinals and had problems with my TV aeria because I lived in the wrong areal Still remember the great expression look at her gurt big Brisols
  23. Hi On the basis 26 European countries have no border checks let the UK carry on with its mad complicated systems and look a plonker
  24. Hi In my opinion its a juvenile Aesculapian snake http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aesculapian_snake
  25. Hi I am near the Spanish frontier and have given up on sat tv The internet is great at 2.3 MB
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