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  1. Insurance for Classic Cars or bikes over 8yrs old http://www.retroassur.com/pdf/doc_adhesion_retro.pdf (that reminds me my renewal is just about due)
  2. I've only just seen this, but it deserves posting for those interested in resistance history; Count Robert de La Rochefoucauld, who has died aged 88, escaped from Occupied France to join the Special Operations Executive (SOE); parachuted back on sabotage missions, he twice faced execution, only to escape on both occasions, once dressed as a Nazi guard. Obituaries - Count-Robert-de-La-Rochefoucauld
  3.  [quote user="Chancer"]I am ashamed by both your comments.[/quote] You can assume neither I nor normy have the inside track on Carla, however for reasons of jocular cliche on this figure of fun, fun to develop the theme, either way, we may discover paters stature in about 9 months time[:P]
  4. [quote user="NormanH"]He did a better job than the present lot, and his government was elected, not cobbled together .... [/quote] Perhaps you have ASD Normy, the present lot inherited the kind of poison chalice Teflon would never have had the chutzpah to pick up, created in no short measure by his party's Beneficence and the maleficence of those parachuted in when things got sticky, witness  Blair-defends-PFI-as-NHS-trusts-face-bankruptcy not to mention  After-Barclays-the-golden-age-of-finance-is-dead. Cobblers to Blairites[:P]    
  5. [quote user="sweet 17"] Well, she's left him or thrown him out or whatever ......[/quote] Hell hath no etc, Revenge is a dish best served cold . . .
  6. [quote user="NormanH"]I wonder who the father is? [6] [/quote] Does she know who the father is[:$]  
  7. [quote user="gardengirl "]I've just looked at Carol Nash, but only 90 days European cover are on offer - JJ needs c. 180 days, as do we. As Saga still show unlimited European cover, I'm still hoping we'll continue with them - maybe it was just a slip-up, JJ? Maybe you could phone them and see what comes of it? Good luck! [/quote] I have spoken to Saga, I changed from an estate to a Renault Trafic four years ago, and it seems the vehicle concerned is probably the reason, this required some persuasion last year to continue the all year round european cover despite the cover being social domestic and pleasure, not commercial, my car still enjoys these benefits whereas the Trafic has now been deemed commercial and therefore limited cover, a definite change in policy . . . NFU didn't even take details of vehicle before declining to give european cover.   However it has caused me to review my insurance company and have found better terms and quotes elsewhere, I won't be renewing with Saga despite having two vehicles with them for over 8 years, still getting quotes and will update on my renewal.
  8. [quote user="Quillan"]  He is more slippery than the underside of a slug.[/quote] and about as low, or as Blackadder would put it - ''I think the phrase rhymes with Clucking Bell!"
  9. [quote user="You can call me Betty"].  I was told my name/password were wrong, then I was told that my account was inactive, then I re-registered, then I received a new activation code, then I got taken round in ever-decreasing circles, and eventually, by dint of struggle and perseverance, I got back in. I wonder whether the lack of posts and/or new members could perhaps be to do with many thinking that life is just too short for all that? [/quote] deja-vu . . . my experience and thoughts too, though mine seems to have settled down a bit now  
  10. What kind of Heatwave would you say? a kind of rumba Irvin Berlin, Ella Fitzgerald, Marlyn Monroe 'Makes the mercury - Jump to ninety-three' kind? or a motown Martha and the Vandellas kind? I feel this burning pain, Has high blood pressure got a hold on me kind ?[8-|] PS. raining here[:(]   .
  11. [quote user="woolybanana"]What about those made in, say, Barnes?[/quote] Not as good as those in Waitrose - Dorch, and nowhere near as good as those in  salles-lavalette [:P]  
  12. I didn't know Marie Antoinette brought the croissant to France?, apparently as a 14-year old bride hankering for comfort food from her native Austria, hence the French term viennoiserie, but now allegedly Croissants-dying-out-in-France . I'm pretty sure our boulangerie makes their own but apparently not all do, does yours?
  13. [quote user="Salty Sam"]Try http://www.lv.com/ for your insurance. They offer breakdown cover as an optional extra. http://www.nfumutual.co.uk/ offer basic RAC cover as part of their insurance cover, which may be upgraded to full European cover as an extra. [/quote] Thanks for your reply Sam,  but Wow, I've just had a surprising conversation with nfu who declined to offer a quotation since I had requested european cover! Only after I requested to speak to a manager did they explain that they only offer European cover as a 2-3 week holiday option for principally UK clients, and not for any extended period for any reason. I queried this on the basis that there were people they insured who did use their insurance for extended periods and was told that if they declared it on proposal they would decline to offer them insurance; (I do know people insured with nfu who believe they are covered for extended periods, what would happen if . . . ![:-))]) LV were able to offer a more complete package (including £100,000 personal cover in the event of injury; standard policy only covers max of £10k); LV were very close to my current costs so still looking if anyone has any suggestions. European cover does seem to be the next thorn in insurance cover.
  14. I have been advised by Saga that on my renewal my comprehensive european cover will be limited to three months a year [I require 6 months], and european breakdown service will not be included but that I must apply separately for it with a separate charge. Consequently time to shop around, I believe someone else mentioned this topic on the forum somewhere but I can't find the post, anyone have any good references for a starting place for this kind of inclusive quote?  
  15. [quote user="Mr Ceour de Lion II"]  JWs seek answers for themselves, are encouraged to think for themselves and learn for themselves.  Now whose [sic] the more intelligent? [/quote] I've always thought that intelligence was the ability to think and act accordingly; following some dictat that blood is unacceptable as a result of minor view doctrine in the 21st century is perverse not intelligent. Life is the single most valuable thing, denial of which is the biggst sin; anyone requiring hospitalisation should be signing themselves over to advice and practice therein, certainly not attempting to overule best practice.
  16. would that include the usual suspects? those with eating disorders, attempted suicides, drug addicts, smokers and alcoholics(did I miss anyone)?
  17. Would it be more to her taste with a spoonful of Creme de cassis?[:D], though I prefer Mure with Kir royal.
  18. [quote user="crossy67"]  they end up in the sink.   [/quote] in the sink! in the sink!! I don't beeelieve it!!!
  19. They will struggle to achieve much of a success rate to live based on their religion, What happened to consent forms on entering hospital?
  20. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bargain-gite-holiday-in-France-any-week-in-July-/190694299476?pt=UK_Tickets_Travel_Accommodation_ET&hash=item2c66441754    
  21. [quote user="Rabbie"] It seems very unfair that you are not getting proper compensation for something that was not your fault.  [/quote] Took the words out of my mouth, the porsche can remain a fun dream, the rest is not and regretable that accident victims are not adequately compensated. Maybe the funds could stretch to a  virginexperiencedays.co.uk/porsche as a token of fun you deserve.
  22. enough about the clutch already, how'd the pursuit of the porsche go?[blink]
  23. [quote user="Chancer"] And now I know where to go to find them!!! [/quote] Avignon, or Ile de la Barthelasse peut etre?[Www]
  24. [quote user="woolybanana"] OK, I don't like her. She makes me cringe. And when she starts slagging off women who stay at home for a few years to bring up their kids,  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/cherie-blair-attacks-yummy-mummies-who-choose-children-over-careers-7869160.html [/quote] Perhaps you could recommend she visits the doctor in Glasgow . . . Woman goes to the Doctor in Glasgae, worried about WB's irritation with her. The Doc asks: "What's the problem, Morag?" The woman says: "Weeell Doctor Cameron, I dinae know what to do. Every time ma WB comes home, he's irritable." The Doctor says: "Aye, well... I have a real good cure for that. When WB arrives home irritable, just take a wee glass of water and start swishing it in your mouth. Just swish and swish but don't swallow it until he goes to bed and is sound asleep." Two weeks later she comes back to the doctor looking fresh and reborn. She says: "Doctor that was brilliant! Evrae time WB came home irritable, I swished with water. I swished an' swished, and he didnae get irritable once! Tell me Doc...wha's the secret? How's the water do that?" The Doctor says: "Morag hen, it's really nae big secret. The water does bugger all - it's keeping your mouth shut that does the trick..."
  25. [quote user="NormanH"]I rather prefer Dylan Thomas Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.  [/quote] Good choice Normy, this was one of the readings at my wifes funeral . . . I'm sure you'll all be aware of John Donne's poem No man is an island, Entire of itself. Each is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. As well as if a promontory were. As well as if a manner of thine own Or of thine friend's were. Each man's death diminishes me, For I am involved in mankind. Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.  
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