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  1. +2 couldn’t have said it better!
  2. Oh yes! Done it since I was a child, when my brother always got in first. I now get Mr Adrets every month and seem to surprise him every time. Married 56 years x 12 pinches/punches. It’s a wonder he’s not reported me yet. And don’t forget to advance your digital watch (if you have one, of course) by one day.
  3. For someone who doesn’t know what they are doing you’ve still managed to post 144 times.
  4. But why is it posted under house renovations? Body renovations?
  5. My old Gran used to say “A LITTLE of what you fancy does you good”. She had a 24 inch waist all her adult life.
  6. Hang on in there, Lori. It will happen. We have four children younger than you, so we are hoping they won’t have to wait too long. Bye the way, we are 76 (me) and 81 (him).
  7. It certainly is, Lori. I hope you don’t have to wait much longer.
  8. We had our first vaccinations on Wednesday in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. There was no applause, no audience and no flowers, but it was quite a performance! It took a whole hour to complete the process. Queue at the door: several people had 11.45 appointments. Sit at first table while one lady read info from the computer screen while second lady wrote it on a form. Spelling Penmaenmawr proved difficult. Then onto another table to be questioned by a doctor. Led to a line of chairs labelled Pfizer from where we were conducted to curtained-off vaccination stations. That was the quick and painless part. After a wait of 20 minutes to ensure we didn’t go into shock we were issued with a document confirming our first vaccination and giving us an appointment for the second one in four weeks time. Yes! Four weeks.
  9. Next week we are going to le Palais des Festivals in Cannes for our (first) vaccine. The “vaccinodrome”, yes, really, has been ready for weeks. The vaccine doses have finally arrived. Wondering if we should wear evening dress to honour the occasion.
  10. It’s back with a vengeance today. Go away!
  11. Why JAB? No jabbing is involved in a vaccination.
  12. No, you are not alone. I’m not needle phobic, but if I were the word JAB would send me running for the hills. My experience of being vaccinated is much gentler and hardly felt if administered properly.
  13. I loved the Welsh commentary! Don’t speak a word of Welsh, but like listening to it. However, it must produce millions of ‘postillons’ per conversation. They will either fly into the face of the recipient or make the speaker’s mask very soggy very quickly.
  14. I used to bake one every week for family tea. Classic English sponge cake. Google Delia’s Victoria Sponge. Not difficult at all. Go on, try it.
  15. Thank you for your suggestion, Catalpa. I will bin it and forget it with no feelings of guilt!
  16. Today I received a chunky envelope from la Fondation Apprentis d’Auteuil. It contains a diary, a pen and some labels. I understand that it’s a Catholic charity that supports young people in distress. I didn’t ask for it, don’t want it and already support my favourite charity every month. I would rather just return it to them unopened. What should I write on it to get the “Return to sender” message home? What do others do with this kind of post?
  17. Chessie’s right, you know. We downloaded the version without the shopping clause, and added our own. However, I will not be banging on about it. What’s the point. Far more important things to worry about. Have a bonne journée.
  18. Mr Auxadrets picked up two doses of vaccine on his way to the boulangerie this morning. We injected each other after breakfast. It’s what we do every year and neither of us has ever had a problem. Just do it!
  19. The climbing was magnificent but the descent down the Col de la Madeleine was terrifying. Maximum speeds approached 100 kph!! Julian Alaphilippe finally wore his little legs out in his usual swashbuckling way. I was watching tennis from Rome on an iPad at the same time. Quite a tiring afternoon.
  20. I’m with Mint on this, it’s more about the (often wonderful) scenery than the cycling. Mr Auxadrets who used to have quite a selection of Lycra claddings, kindly explains what is going on each day. Like why is yesterday’s stage winner in charge of water delivery today? It was near Orcières Merlettes that my 8 year-old son caught the cycling bug. He got so excited he fell into a bed of stinging nettles and didn’t feel a thing! He is now 50, has 10 (ten!) bikes, loads of Lycra and cycles vast distances per year. I’ll have to share myself between tennis in Rome and cycling towards the Alps this afternoon. It’s all very tiring.
  21. Catalpa is quite right. The occasional aggro on this forum has put me right off posting. I tend to avoid conflict in any case, so voluntarily going somewhere I might be subjected to it is a definite no-no. Maybe it’s a character defect, but it keeps me safe. I will continue to lurk.
  22. I confess. Daily lurker. Occasional poster. If there is any conflict I exit fast. I’m not good at conflict. I’m more a kittens and flowers person. I’ll try harder. Promise.
  23. We went to the Mairie yesterday morning and were astonished by their efficiency. Maybe it was because we had already completed pre-applications on line or the alignment of the planets, but we were in and out in twenty minutes! We now have four receipts for two passports and two ID cards and are wondering how long before we receive an SMS to say we can pick them up. We started the procedure nearly two years ago when we submitted our dossiers to the Nice préfecture. It’s a great feeling when it all comes together. Angela
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