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  1. I have just received an email addressed from [email protected] telling me that my email account has been temporarily suspended due to one of 4 reasons - details of which can be found in the attachment. IF YOU GET A SIMILAR EMAIL DO NOT OPEN ATTACHMENT - IT CONTAINS A VIRUS. Fortunately the AVG software dealt with it and I seem to be OK.
  2. [quote]11th or 12th January and "she" is on the starting stalls already ! I am told we need "things" !As usual, Tina will have two shots at sales, as we are back in the UK for Christmas and New Year !!Sorry ...[/quote] I have a page set aside in my shopping list notebook specifically for sale items - just so I don't forget what I want!
  3. Sounds great but opening Easter 2007 sounds like a very tight timescale to me. You are in the process of buying the land, you'll need to get planning permission, you want to built a luxury pool and tennis court, 'build' all the pitches with their services and community area etc. etc. I think 16(ish) months is not enough time to acheive it all.
  4. My OH had it done in the UK and I also had to sign to agree to the proceedure. A general anaesthetic? Wow - that's a bit extreme, it's a five minute op; a local should sufficiently do the job. A couple of months ago, some brave chap, agreed to be the subject of a vasectomy broadcast LIVE on ITV's This Morning programme!! No problem, I don't know what all the fuss is about, it was just like going to the dentist.
  5. Don't worry - they're freely available from supermarkets and garden centres. I remember Jardiland last year having a massive display and a really good choice of live/cut trees.
  6. Go along to your doctor and ask. Your doctor will give you a presciption for them, take it to the pharmacy to get them, then back to the doctor (or nurse) for administering them. There has been so much hype over this issue but AFAIK there is no proven link between MMR and autism. My two have had theirs (at aged 1) and the booster (at aged 5).
  7. To expand on TUs reply a little more, you will need a letter from the UK to say that you are no longer in receipt of it in the UK. You will also need birth certificates for the children (you have to have 2+ children to qualify)and also maybe you and you spouse too. You will also need proof of income for last two years, proof of residency (EDF bill) and your bank details. More than that I can't remember (3 years seems like a lifetime ago!) Go along to your regional CAF office which may be at the same place as CPAM and sign up.
  8. I'd like to know too. When I turned my compost bin a few weeks ago there were dozens of them in there.
  9. If you are spending the whole Christmas EVE with them then I would expect to be fed a multi course festive meal as this is when the French have their 'Christmas dinner'. Go on an empty stomach. They also tend to open their presents at midnight (in theory after Mass). Maybe take a wrapped present, especially for their kids.
  10. Sorry to disagree Bob but we had a Mobalpa solid French oak kitchen fitted two years ago. The designer in Mobilier de France was excellent, open to our ideas, made some very useful suggestions, came up with a scale plan and 'photo' of what the kitchen would look like. They also built a unit to go around our tall fridge so that it looks built-in and not freestanding with a cupboard over. Yes, the drawer sides are imprinted with 'mobalpa' but they are very solid, (attractive when open) metal drawers each one complete with dividers/cutlery organisers that can be adjusted to suit. The quality of the cupboards and fitting is more than very good. I would recommend them.
  11. "Fantine what are you doing these days, polishing the parquet (that's fantastic!)." I was bored (already) with my mug-shot. Cute isn't he. The nearest I'll get at the moment to having a real one (OH says no, non, niet, nay)
  12. Reminds me of Paul Burrell in the Aussi jungle - makes me heave just thinking about it. Re the resto - I would not go with an English type name and not promote it as English. If you are serving food like you have suggested, it'll be a sucess based on the quality of the food, ambiance, service etc. Why the need to be 'English'?
  13. We couldn't find one in France. A Mijoteuse is not the same - they have an electric element under the bowl and do not have a low enough setting to act as a slow cooker and also consume more electricity. We had ours brought over from Argos. I did see on a French shopping channel a few months ago, a proper slow cooker being demonstrated, but like I said, I couldn't find one in the shops here and I searched high and low.
  14. Ha, how topical! After signing the devis in July, worked started on ours today. Gutters are 'gouttier' and the hooks 'crochets'. Our guttering is attached via hooks which are attached to the wooden batons under the tiles.
  15. In our village there is a lavoir and loads of other springs dotted around. A friend is lucky enough to have one in her back garden with cresson growing in it, last year she gave me a large bag full (complete with the odd tiny fresh water shrimp) - must go and ask her if she got some going spare now!
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