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  1. Loiseau


    Good to "see" you, Menthe. Get well soon from me too…
  2. £80 fine each day you move the vehicle inside the ULEZ, if your luck runs out...
  3. Last week, travelling via the Tunnel, I had to go into the terminal building to show my Covid vaccination status, as I had failed to upload it when I booked. Earlier in the month, catching, a Eurostar to Paris from London, I had to show my vaccination certificate, on my phone, to the French immigration people at St Pancras before being allowed to board. so... you don’t have to have a TEST before travel, but do have to prove your vaccination status in some way. Best to upload it when making your booking. I am assuming the ferries require the same procedure.
  4. Did she knock that blockhouse down all by herself? ?
  5. Went for mine in the U.K. a couple of weeks ago. But, alas, as I had just recently had Covid I was told I had to leave 28 days between being clear of that and having the booster. So I’ll try again then. good to see you back, GG.
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    Meet Ziggy

    What a gorgeous fellow, sueyh...
  7. Great to "see" you, idun. I hope things improve for you...
  8. Rather belatedly, welcome back chère Menthe. Good to see you.
  9. Oooo, looks as if it will play even if one is in UK, so I shall be able to watch that. Thank you Norman...
  10. And if you are putting a label on it, it's a mirabelle... ?
  11. A recently-deceased Welsh friend, living in France for 25 years, left his body to medical science. It was collected from his home in Brittany the day of his death. No funeral, cremation or burial required. It seems strange not to have gathered with friends and family to see him off, but it’s what he wanted for his family.
  12. You’re preaching to the converted with me, Gluey! https://www.waterstones.com/book/northern-france/angela-bird/9780954580315 (Sadly, now out of print )
  13. Of course, if people don't want to take the vaccination it's up to them. But then you would think they would be careful not to catch Covid, and would mask up, avoid people where possible, etc, not only to avoid infection for themselves, but also out of consideration for others. Hah! I am at present visiting friends in central Brittany, and am amazed how many locals they have told me about who are anti-vaxxers. One was a young man working as a labourer, who doesn't wear a mask even when working inside people's houses. (I suppose his clients have to weigh up how much Covid risk they are prepared to take before employing him). Another is the proprietor of a popular local restaurant; it's closed for the winter at the moment, but it will be ironic if, when it reopens, he has to check clients' vax status without being vaccinated himself.
  14. So sorry to read omicron is raging through your household, albf. I do hope the littlest one is recovering ok.
  15. Same procedure as Manon mentions above, but the Day 2 test I have booked with testingforall.org cost just £17. Very reliable company; have used them several times.
  16. When I sold, about four years ago, the agent said I had to get the fosse emptied and the chimneys swept.
  17. QUOTE GLUESTICK ...We even suffered a toilet cistern freezing and cracking (we now empty it when we leave). ... Happened to me in the Vendee once, too, and that is supposed to be a lot balmier. Like you, we learned the hard way to give all the loos a final flush to leave the cisterns empty.
  18. Good to hear from you idun. I am sorry things have not improved, but hope 2022 might be better. Bonne et heureuse année to all.
  19. I was glad to hear HM put in a word for having the old tunes for hymns/carols, rather than new-fangled ones.
  20. I am a bit late to join the Christmas merriment here, but I wish everyone a Bonne Année; may it be happy and healthy for all. And may I be allowed to travel to France again soon...
  21. My brother has just got hit with two £80 fines after coming to visit in my area of London that has recently become an Ultra Low Émissions Zone. He travelled in a 2013 Vw Golf diesel, and forgot to check its status beforehand on the Transport for London website. ( Even for considerably older cars, a petrol version would have been ok. )
  22. I have the same problem; when i click on those three dots, the only options I get are Report or Share.
  23. Cyclohexane, I think if there is no will, then the French rules are pretty cut and dried. As this official website https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/F2529 says, the children of the deceased are the priority inheritors. So the notaire should divide up the estate (and its liabilities) equally between and your brother and any other siblings. If any siblings are deceased, their children would take their parent's share.
  24. Yes, I have been to that Merlimont one on the sand! It's greqt...
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