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  1. Saw a bit of the Brits in France programme tonight. What IS this notion that you have to take the Maire (or the Mairie, as the pink-haired woman insisted on calling him) a present? I remember my husband and me trying to give a small contribution towards the costs of a concert we had organised in the village church, and the mayor making a big thing about how it had to be above board, and forms filled in, so no one could think he was getting any backhanders.
  2. As the banana says, there is a lot more self-testing in England than in France. With the home kits of 7 tests that we can pick up from the chemist's (now you have to register online to pick one up, rather than just grab a couple of boxes) it is a matter of moments to test yourself before going to a big family gathering, or to meet a friend that you think might be especially vulnerable. I test myself at least twice a week, sometimes more depending on my social life. Yet on a recent visit to friends in western France, I had the impression that almost nobody had tested at all. So I am guessing that, inevitably, more early cases must be "depisté" in England.
  3. I see your mayor is trying to get Zemmour and LePen onto the same ticket, Norman... Here. (hope the link works)
  4. That's a fascinating chart, Norman. I have only skimmed it so far, but see that Zemmour wants to do away with the 35 heures, and that he wants to stop non-Europeans having dual nationality. Would that last affect you?
  5. NB faux-ami alert! "inhabitable" in French means UNinhabitable in English (“habitable” in French means INhabitable in English)
  6. Fascinating. I had no idea that there were so many British settled in Germany.
  7. I can't find Moitirou either. But there is a place called Montiron, in the Gers area, ESE of Auch. Just a chance that "Moitirou" could have been a mistranscription from the original...
  8. This page might be useful. Person No 800 corresponds with the person you are researching, by the looks of things.
  9. Phew; eventually managed to work out which email address I had registered under, and reset a long-forgotten password! Good to see you, Idun, and those other familiar names.
  10. 7 for me, but then I am “croulant” now...

    Françoise Hardy, Charles Aznavour, Gilbert Bécaud, those were the days!

  11. Lori, I would check with your Mairie on what days hunting happens in your commune. It's bound to be Sundays, but the other day can vary.
  12. Loiseau

    Antigen test

    Well, you’ve got to book and pay for one before you leave France. It’s up to you whether you actually perform it, but I can’t see why you wouldn’t after you had spent all that money.
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