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  1. I have just noticed that this thread died a natural death way back on 24th June until a sudden revival by a certain person yesterday.[:)]
  2. [quote user="Dog"] Odile may be naive but was subjected to some pretty nasty bullying. She cannot be let go as she has too much to offer.   [/quote]   In my opinion it was Odile who was trying to bully other posters into submission, in particular the Moderators, by continually making the same point, and demanding that something be done. Fortunatly ,the Moderators stood up to her, and she did not like not getting her own way therefore she left. 
  3. I thought you had left, but it seems you have not. Welcome back, we have missed you
  4. If a forum member upsets someone so much that they feel they have to leave then that is justice[:D]
  5. [quote user="Quillan"][quote user="Boiling a frog"][quote user="sweet 17"] [quote user="Boiling a frog"]It is not a casual link, the British are well known for their sense of humour, just as the Germans are for placing towels on sunbeds in the middle of the night to reserve them . THey are called National traits [:D][/quote] I didn't say "casual link" but CAUSAL link as in "cause and effect."........ God, what is it with these Brits![:D][:P]  You've got to teach them their own language as well as everything else.........LOL! Perhaps you could now explain to us all about national traits; traits being a word of French and prior to that of Latin origin, of course.  Hardly anglo-saxon, as I'm sure you already realise. [/quote] Who said I was British,certainly not me.[:D] [/quote] Would it be fair to say from a comment you made in the now deleted thread that you are infact Scottish? If so we know where you live [:P] ........... Scotland [;-)] [/quote]   It would be fair to say that I worked for a number of years in Scotland.[kiss]   As for knowing where I live, I think there is a massive clue in my profile at the side of the posts [:D]
  6. Odile has asked for this special composition on the subject of her departure.   http://www.yamelo.com/clip/peter-cook-amp-dudley-moore/14647_peter-cook-amp-dudley-moore-goodbye-ee.html   I will miss you.[:D]
  7. [quote user="sweet 17"] [quote user="Boiling a frog"]It is not a casual link, the British are well known for their sense of humour, just as the Germans are for placing towels on sunbeds in the middle of the night to reserve them . THey are called National traits [:D][/quote] I didn't say "casual link" but CAUSAL link as in "cause and effect."........ God, what is it with these Brits![:D][:P]  You've got to teach them their own language as well as everything else.........LOL! Perhaps you could now explain to us all about national traits; traits being a word of French and prior to that of Latin origin, of course.  Hardly anglo-saxon, as I'm sure you already realise. [/quote]   Who said I was British,certainly not me.[:D]
  8. [quote user="odile"]does that make any difference at all, surely you don't want to even suggest bringing racism here too?  I hold a British Passport which is as good as yours. [/quote] I do not hold a British passport[:P][:(]   How many times do you have to be told ,last night and today, that your details were only visible to you. There was no need for mods to get involved, other people spelt out to you exactly what was happening but you chose and are still chosing to ignore these posts . Change the record it is getting boring now. [:'(]
  9. It is not a casual link, the British are well known for their sense of humour, just as the Germans are for placing towels on sunbeds in the middle of the night to reserve them . THey are called National traits [:D]
  10. I was making an observation based on your recent posts on the BNP thread where you did not show any sense of humour at all. You have continued in the same vein on this thread, despite numerous people pointing out last night and today  the true facts about your ISP etc not being visible to others. A red mist seems to have decended over your eyes. Correct me if I am wrong, but were you not born and brought up in Switzerland  and only moved to the UK in your late teens.
  11. It is worth pointing out that the 2 people who are making such a noise about this obviously have no sense of humour, but then again it is not surprising as neither of them are British [:D]
  12. I agree with you that they should give up or take a chill pill but from comments made on this and other threads I suspect that the same comment could apply to many gite owners.
  13. I think that gite owners need to remember one simple fact. People are paying a lot of money to you hoping they are going to have an enjoyable holiday. Our French neighbours (gite owners) only seem to be interested in taking the money, not in providing an enjoyable experience. They shout at guests enjoying themselves around the pool at 10pm because they are trying to sleep . They do not provide any cleaning material but then complain if the gite is left unclean They complain if people spend all day at the pool. They cannot understand that people who pay 1000 euros want the swimming pool to themselves, and do not want all the French owners grandchildren in the pool at the same time as they are. I could go on and on but will stop at that.
  14. Just email me the location, when there will be no one in and I will get Big Jimmy and the gang from Glesgae to pay a visit. They are experts, will have the place cleared and on their toes in half an hour.
  15. 59 yr ago my wife was born, the world has never been the same
  16. Oh dear oh dear You are resident in France, you must declare ALL of your worldwide income in France. You will not have to pay tax in France on the forces pension due to a double tax agreement . You are now in a bit of a pickle. You should have made an income tax declaration in the May following your arrival in France. You would then have received an Avis d,imposition and a notional taxation amount This notional amount would have been used to determine how much you would have to pay to CMU to obtain health cover. When your E106 expired you should have applied to CPAM for CMU giving them a copy of your tax form so they could determine the amount payable by you. That would only cover you 70% and you would have needed a top up insurance to cover you for the rest But you have done none of these, you can only throw yourself on the mercy of the local impots and CPAM Best of luck
  17. Is banning the Burqa going to help all those women who are allegedly oppressed. Will the beatings, treatment as a second class citizen etcetc ,cited by many on here,not just continue anyway.
  18. http://www.camping-direct.eu/?lg=f Quick search found 15 sites with vacancies.
  19. SD ,do not let a good rant be spoiled by facts. We all know that the police sit on their backsides, drinking tea, hasle the innocent motorists instead of catching real criminals ,tell lies, and are racist. That is why the prisons are overflowing with people who have done nothing [:D]    
  20. Not only that but the guy he killed was drunk had hit the central reservation barrier spun round and was stationery in the outside lane  facing the wrong way when L Ahmed struck him
  21. Any mention of the film being previously withdrawn ,protests by Lord Ahmed ,muslims taking to the streets?
  22. [quote user="powerdesal"]BaF, The comments that Lord Ahmed made regarding mobilising thousands of Muslim protesters was, I believe, reported reasonably widely in the UK National press, I don't have a link but I am sure an archive search of various newspaper will reveal it. It would seem that his protestations have resulted in the Dutch MP being deported from Britain after arrival at LHR on a British Midland flight from Holland. I have not seen the film but understand that it is pretty innocuous really, being a basic statement of actual facts. Whether Lord Ahmed leads a protest is yet to be reported, we will know after the film is shown. [/quote]   The alleged protest led by Lord Ahmed was never reported in the British press simply because it did not happen .There was no intention of showing the film on 29th January in the House of Lords,Lord Ahmed did not protest to the leader of the house, the Dutch MP was not invited because none of it happened. However what did happen was that the right wing Brussels Journal, a front for an extreme right wing political party with connections to the Dutch MP put out a story that the film had been banned in order to stir up racial tension. Last night the film was shown in the House of Lords and there was no protest. Lord Pearson ( a man) was the person who invited the Dutch MP and decided to show the film,not a woman member of the house of Lords as previously reported. Neither Lord Pearson or  Lord Ahmed  made any mention of the film being previously banned ,very strange if it had been. As I say in my opinion a story put about to discredit muslims, just like the story about the boy tortured for stealing bread
  23. Here is a strange thing. Last month certain people were incenced that Lord Ahmed had managed to get a film prevented from being shown in the House of Lords ( a racist film) This film was allegedly due to be shown on 29th January but Lord Ahmed had allegedly managed to get the decision to invite the right wing mp and the film banned. At the time I asked for a source as I could find not a mention on any mainstream news but was only given links to extreme right wing organisations or with websites linked to them (if one looked closely enough) Today I discover that the film is due to be shown tonight in the house of Lords, so no ban , no mention of Lord Ahmed leading a protest. However the dutch MP has been banned from entering the country by the home office. Some people seem to be intent on running a slur campaign against Muslims.
  24. Thank god it's not just me then. On Saturday went into Quick burger  for a snack. Decided to ask for ""A Triple cheese"" . This was what was up on the board as their special ,wife wanted ""A long chicken"" Was met with total puzzlement  I tried again this time pronouncing  Triple cheese and Long chicken  with a kind of Hello Hello accent. Suddenly another assistant appeared, announced she could speak English what do you want. Triple cheese et une  Long Chicken. SVP . What do you want ?  I almost said ""Do you not understand French"" but I did not . I eventually got my Triple cheese and Long chicken but it was an uphill struggle. On another occasion my wife asked in Mr Bricolage where the toilet was in French .The checkout girl replied that she did not speak english .My wife repeated the question (in French) and got the same response. My wife then said to the shop assistant in French"" But I am speaking French not English "" A smile broke out on the shop assistants face as it dawned that in fact she could understand what my wife was saying and directions were duly given.         
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