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  1. Is it not so that the postal votes don't even get opened unless it's a close run race?
  2. Well I never thought I'd get so many replies to my question. I'm still not sure why the crossings are so expensive at the moment. I normally get single tickets because I'm often not sure of my return dates.

    As for eating on the boat, well forget it. I find a seat looking out of the shape end and take a bottle of water. If I can snooze then that's a bonus. I must be the most seasick person on the planet.
  3. Thanks all for your thoughts.

    Yes I remember speedferries and I have been violently ill on their vessels. The tunnel would be my crossing of choice but I would never do enough trips to make a carnet worthwhile and the normal price is a bit much for me.

    I'm starting on the French side so I think I'll get a single to UK and a 'day trip' on the way back
  4. Hello All

    Ive been away for a while (no not behind bars or anything dodgy) but now I'm back and have a small question for the bright and attractive members of the forum.

    I'm looking at ferry crossings Calais/Dover for me and my car, going out last week in November and back about 10 days later. Normally I pay about €60 return but this time it's closer to €65 each way. It isn't school holidays and a bit early for Christmas markets so any ideas why it should be more expensive than usual?
  5. Yes I was wondering that.  Unfortunately the glasses are in the UK at the moment and I'm not. I should get my hands on them in a week or so, I'll report back...

  6. I've just bought myself some magnifying glasses from Amazon

    I haven't had the chance to use them in earnest yet but I though for 4 quid they were worth a punt. Seem to be made OK and the lenses are acceptable for the short times I will be using them.

    Is it just me or does anyone else have difficulty reading the colour bands on 1/8 th watt resistors?

  7. A quick search shows Norauto in Carcasonne have them for about €40

    No idea if this is good or not

  8. Wise words indeed J-J

    Planning is one thing but life is too short to waste any of it.

    I've known many people who's only goal in life was to retire.  And then what?

    If you don't do something you like when your young and active, it only gets harder as you get older.  Those that only looked forward to retirement never seemed to live very long in the main.

  9. There was an interesting article on Dinain on BBC 'From Our Own Correspondent'.  I always knew it was a grindingly poor place even at the height of the coal mining when the miners were treated worse than slaves as revealed by Emile Zola

    The only difference now seems to be that there is no longer coal mining.

  10. Recently my good day is Thursday.

    I can plan my getaway for the weekend (or stay put if I have some event planned)

    Thursday evenings I go and teach people to shoot. Until fairly recently this has been horrible as my club seemed to be a dumping ground for loads of kids who were a nightmare - we insist on parents being present but they seemed to drift off...

    Anyway, as expected, many stopped coming and we are left with an enthusiastic bunch of adults and kids all willing to listen and learn. Some of them have the potential to be very good too, although there is one lovely Italian lady who should consider taking up say, chess instead.

    Later, pack up the car so I can slide away unnoticed on Friday [:)]

  11. I thought it was only me that did stuff like that (only 1 packet though)

    I tried using it to thicken a sauce which it did, but the texture was Yuk!

    Mint has the best idea, use it as a coating. Try it around slices of brie or Camembert and fried. I hate to think how many calories but it is so good [:P]

  12. Just to note that in UK you don't need anything from your GP for a Blue Card. Just an interview and a UK address

  13. I have to 'fess up and say that as I started reading this, my mind was thinking if I could get a flight ...[:-))]

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