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DaveLister last won the day on January 16

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  1. If you want to buy ready mix you can normally get Aspen at a local Bricolage or Stihl at an agent. It's more expensive than mixing your own but remains stable for two years. I tend to get a bidon at the end of the season just to finish up so that I don't end up with a tank full of old fuel. Ask your friend what he'd prefer. https://www.ruralmaster.fr/cohade/lubrifiants-carburants/33237-carburant-2-temps-5l-aspen-7330045973001.html
  2. Sweet French Pancakes. ( makes around 20 ) 30g Buckwheat flour 350g plain flour 100g salted butter ( melted ) 110g castor sugar 3 large eggs ( beaten ) 1/2 litre milk a little water put flour in bowl, hollow out center and add eggs and the sugar. Begin mixing the batter with a little water then gradually add the milk mixing until smooth. Finally beat in the melted butter. If you like you can also add a small tot of rum to the mix.
  3. Idun would be the person to ask I would think. I know she's not posting here much so perhaps a PM?
  4. Have you tried using another browser? Or deleting the cache and cookies from the one that you do use. Perhaps there's a hang up from the older version of the website on your machine and it's causing your password not to be recognised. I seem to remember when they did the update a load of us ( me included ) lost our accounts.
  5. Interesting. I don't think any of my cars are that clever๐Ÿ˜€. Most sit outside with the battery disconnected and I haven't noticed any of them running more roughly when I start them up (although I don't pretend to be an expert on these things). Certainly none of them have failed an emissions test during a Control Technique and I've had no comments from the garage when I've taken them in for service. In fact I think it was a mechanic who first suggested the interrupts.
  6. Thank you ssomon for your timely intervention. I have a number of cars but none is less than ten years old ( heck one even has a crank as the emergency starter ). You were right to raise the alarm when I suggested disconnecting the battery. ๐Ÿ‘
  7. Have you thought of getting a battery disconnect for the little used car?
  8. Cats can be taught, just like any other animal. I've always had cats and they were taught from an early age that the kitchen counters and the dining table were no go areas. On occasions we would share meals ( fruit de mer ). The cats bowl would be put next to my chair and food dropped into it. If they attempted to jump up they would be taken out of the dining room. They very soon learnt that, if they wanted a prawn, they had to behave.
  9. Perhaps they'll end up introducing a 'caution'. Return the plate or you won't get your 10 euros back.
  10. I've been a member of this forum for nearly 20 years. We've certainly had some characters over the years and some heated debates. I would submit that only recently they have become "infantile".
  11. I think the saddest thing is that there appears to be one or two people on this forum who wait for any opportunity to launch onto their favourite hobby horse. I started this thread and, although I admit it's hardly the most riveting piece of news, it is France related and I was genuinely interested in hearing people's views. In response I was accused of being feckless and deserving of anything that befell me. Norman answered the question and was promptly derided for his apparent lifestyle. It's no wonder people don't want to post anymore. As it is I was going to post something else today but, frankly as I can already guess what the responses would be, I won't bother.
  12. In a national Poll conducted between the 25th of November and the 5th of December of a sample of 10189 french adults ( chosen to reflect a cross section of the population ) it was shown that 9 out of 10 French people were happy with their lives in their communes. When asked to give examples, 'calm and tranquility' along with the access to services were rated as "high" or " very high". The one out of ten who expressed dissatisfaction gave security and lack of local shops as examples. https://harris-interactive.fr/opinion_polls/barometre-habitat-2022/
  13. You can't equate economic migrants ( in which I include myself ) with the native population. Most of us immigrated to France because we believed we would have a better life. Those of us still here probably, on balance, still believe that to be the case. If not we would have moved on. I see no point in constantly having it pointed out to me that not all France lives as I do. I already know that and yet I still decide to remain. One has to ask ALBF, why are you still here? I agree but no one said anything about the UK in this thread or any other recently. I remind you the subject was till receipts.
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