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  1. So, all of you ladies would have been quite happy to have been in Cologne and other European cities at New Year. We see children and families on TV news but most of the immigrants are single young men. What do you expect to happen when many come from a different cultural background and have yet to learn our "rules" regarding respect to others?
  2. I've just looked at replying to the scam posting regarding a fantastic return on investment but can't see a  "reply" button on the posting. Any ideas anyone or do we have to wait for the dyslesic programmer to get back to us?
  3. I AM CURRENTLY TRYING TO MAKE FRIENDS OUTSIDE OF twitter and facebook  - WHILE STILL APPLYING THE SAME SOCIAL MEDIA PRINCIPLES. IT WORKS LIKE THIS:  EVERY DAY, I GO DOWN THE STREET AND TELL PASSERS-BY WHAT I HAD FOR BREAKFAST, HOW I FEEL, WHAT I HAVE DONE, WHERE I HAD DINNER THE NIGHT BEFORE, WHAT I WILL BE DOING TODAY, AND WHAT I THINK ABOUT ALMOST EVERYTHING.  I GIVE THEM PICTURES OF MY FAMILY, MY DOG AND SELFIES OF ME DOING SOME GARDENING AND SPENDING TIME  IN THE LOCAL LIBRARY.  I ALSO LISTEN TO THEIR CONVERSATIONS AND TELL THEM I LOVE THEM. AND IT WORKS:  I ALREADY HAVE 3 PEOPLE FOLLOWING ME : 2 POLICE OFFICERS AND A PSYCHIATRIST.
  4. [quote user="Rabbie"] If  Scottish independence were to follow on from a British exit from the EU there might well be a strong desire from France and Germany to keep Scotland in the EU.   [/quote] Do you have any source for this statement and on what basis do you assume an exit vote by the British electorate? According to the ONS (mid 2013) the population of Scotland is estimated at just over 5 million and the total for the UK as a whole is just over 64 million. The reason that there are so many MPs in Scotland reflects the fact that the population is so sparsely spread outside of the main conurbations. PR is traditionally brought up by minor parties who have elected MPs but then realise they have no voice in government.
  5. These "convoys" can often be seen in Spain. They are existing vehicles that have prototype modifications fitted by the vehicle manufacturer and are in the process of being "road tested". The hub caps and manufactures' badges are normally also removed so that the model is not easily identified. Often pressed cardboard body panels are also glued on to try to disguise the vehicle. The reason they drive fast, and also close together, is an attempt to replicate the driving conditionson of all the test vehicles. Simples.  
  6. [quote user="Rabbie"] What did surprise me was the number of voters in England asking how they could vote SNP after the leadership debate. [/quote] Do you have a source for that statement Rabbie?
  7. [quote user="Patf"] I still regard England as home, especially the NE, and just hope the country doesn't sink further into the ethos that Cameron, Osborne et al have created. [/quote] As a traditional labour voter would you care to elaborate on this sentence because, at the moment, it just looks like another throw away line from the UK media.
  8. Excuse me for not noticing in the first place, but welcome to the forum.
  9. I did this about seven years ago for a Dethleffs. I didn't fancy completing the forms from DRIRE (as it was , I believe it's now another acronym). I got a French language CoC for the base vehicle (Fiat), I think from Fiat France and a CoC from Dethleffs France for the conversion. Sorry to be a bit hazy on the details but it was quite some time ago. Looking on the 'net the Rollerteam appears to be Italian but it was sold in France so you should be able to get a CoC. Best  of luck.
  10. [quote user="idun"] If you can get your wife covered at 100% that will ONLY cover that specific illness, eg, if she broke her leg, or say  got tonsillitis, then that would be covered as per anyone else. [/quote] Not strictly true. If your French GP classifies you as disabled and makes the appropriate  application to CPAM, then ALL your medical care (save for a few minor prescription charges and daily hospital costs (accomodation) are covered 100%.
  11. Did you not notice how quickly Kate Moss was dropped and then, just as quickly, but quietly, how quickly the advertisers slipped her back in?
  12. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31828220 How strange is that? Left leaning TV companies not playing by "impartiality rules". As has been said on another thread, when the Media start making the News rathed than reporting it, then there are some serious answers required regarding impartiality.
  13. Clocking and whiplash acting lessons should also be included to give a balanced view.
  14. This handbags at dawn over a few non-existant sandwiches is hilarious and exactly what the Clarkson machine thrives upon.....PUBLICITY!! For anyone in any doubt you should read his articles in the Sunday Times every week. Clarkson's equity involvement in the Top Gear brand ended in 2012 when he and the show's producer, Andy Wilman, sold their 50% holding to the BBC. It's already being rumoured that ITV are looking to make a 10 million pound offer and if that happens it's likely that SKy will top that. Clarkson's rates for after dinner speaking must be soaring already. Silly Aunty.
  15. Teapot Thanks for your helpful post on 04/03 16:38. I do not need any at the moment but I will source from a company that gives a five year guarantee/warranty and a 30 day money back/no hassle returns policy.
  16. You've walked into this one teapot. Where would you go for cast iron advice?   [:D]
  17. [quote user="Théière"]. Well if you know more that is a miracle in it's self when guided by people who know not of what they speak in most cases. "I bought on Ebay"  Well that's roughly half of Shenzhen province and to say nothing of Singapore, Taiwan the USA etc etc [blink]   [/quote] Which is the whole point of the post. If you don't know, don't guess but talk to the experts. In my case that will be CEF.[:D]
  18. Never knew you had a navel ring Pickles.   [8-)]
  19. This forum discussion from Money Saving Expert may (or not!) help. http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3748357 Certainly gives this particular person a lot more knowledge than when I started.
  20. This may be "local" to our area but there are several ways in which we can get prescriptions. Visit our GP and ask for a prescription, take it to the pharmacy and wait for it or collect it later. We can also request a repeat prescription on line and collect it a couple of days later. The prescriptions used to be manually collected from the pharmacy by whichever of the two pharmacies in the village had been designated when making the request. This, I believe is where the system has recently changed. The prescriptions are now sent to either pharmacy electronically with no paper involved. This is, I believe, is what is being talked about on this thread and is merely an administrative change. So, clearly. by continually ordering a little bit early, you can build up a stock to cover when you're away. We also have other methods. We can visit our GP, explain that we're going to be away for an extended period and they can, at their discretion, issue a prescription for up to 12 weeks. (Incidentially one of my medications is already authorised for this length of time so I never need to ask the GP for an "extended" prescription) We can also ask our GP to issue a prescription for a 12month supply directly to our prefered pharmacy and just ask the pharmacist to issue when we need them. By arranging with the pharmacist to issue either more frequently or a quantity greater than 12 weeks we can then travel without running out. The secret with this last method is a degree of trust between yourself and your pharmacist that you will not abuse the system which can easily be checked by looking at the overall usage over a 12 month period. Yes, we were once told by one of the younger assistants that we should already have a supply but a quick referal to speak to her boss (the pharmacist) then came back with "confirmation" that the pharmacist was prepared to dispence there and then.
  21. [quote user="Théière"]I can't imagine why that's hit the public domain at this time?[Www] [/quote] And especially from that staunchily independent publication The Torygraph. The programme was aired once, but sadly only in Scotland.
  22. Don't worry sweets. Germany has just put in a strong fourth quarter economic performance. "Queen" Angelas isn't going to let anything nasty happen.  [:D]
  23. A couple of weeks ago we were sat outside a Spanish bar in the watery winter sunshine and looking at the Med, with a very nice glass of Rioja in our hands. Well, somebody has to do it! Then we left and, via Zaragosa, travelled past Pamplona and congratulated ourselves on avoiding the snow as we headed down towards San Sebastian.Too soon! It started to come down and then the outside lane (of two) disappeared under a thin coating of snow. The ploughs/gritters on the hard shoulder remained there and as we neared the bottom of the descent the snow turned to rain. Thank goodness for that. After a night at Urrunge we overnighted just North of Bordeaux and kicked off the next morning in minus 4.5 degrees. [email protected]@dy cold but we got back to the UK without any further mishaps. The reason for recounting our journey is that yesterday (or possibly the day before) the BBC reported heavy snow in Northern Spain with the police and army rescuing stranded motorists and then I saw what cold weather virtually the whole of France was getting. Blighty doesn't seem so bad now.
  24. [quote user="NormanH"] Anything would be better than the present filth. [/quote] Be careful Norman, you could end up with Marine.  [:D][:P][6][+o(]
  25. The first thing that will affect the masses (Government employees) will be that they don't get paid 'cos the Government don't have any money. Then they all go on strike. Then the country grinds to a halt.Then the tourists stop coming because there isn't any air traffic control. So the economy gets worse. Then someone asks the question "who voted this lot in?". Oops we did! Is the ECB bothered? Greece forms only a small part of the Eurozone economy. Maybe it's best to let them go back to the drachma after all. Angela probably knows the answer. What bothers me is that the UK has an election coming up in May and the electorate may, just, begin to believe some of the more outlandish promises being made by minority parties. One of the big banks/financial institutions (can't remember which one at the mo) is already forecasting that the next UK Government will be formed by a coalition of Labour and the SNP. All looking forward to that are we?
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