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  1. I'm not sure it's even a custom in London, is it? [:)] They do exist here - not in great quantities in the shops, though, so I guess they can't be that popular.  Maybe you can set a new trend and make the card manufacturers happy?  [:)] Are you just checking that it is not expected of you?  For Xmas cards it seems to be the custom to send to people you know but do not see - not neighbours.  Someone else who's lived here donkeys years should be able to confirm.  Miki or Teamed Up perhaps.  No, hang on, who would send Miki a Xmas card!  [:D]
  2. Impossible to say Emma - there are too many plants and too many weeds! However, a weed is just a plant in the wrong place (some smartypants said) so why not see what comes up and just get rid of what you don't like?
  3. What are you all on about?
  4. We bought a lot of beautiful and distinctive Xmas decs from the specialist Open-All-Year Xmas Shops in Strasbourg, Riquewihr (sp?) and another shop in the Alsace.  If you can trace these shops maybe they can tell you where they find their supplies?
  5. As long as you have a French bank account and the phone line is active and in your name, I can't see why not.  The delay is because FT have to do some jiggery-pokery with your existing phone connection, at the request of the ISP, in order to make your line ADSL.
  6. Corny, but I'm a Keats fan.  Any of the odes.  Blame my English teacher when I was 14. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless  With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run; To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees, And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;  To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,  And still more, later flowers for the bees, Until they think warm days will never cease, For Summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells.  Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store? Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find Thee sitting careless on a granary floor, Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind; Or on a half-reap’d furrow sound asleep, Drows’d with the fume of poppies, while thy hook Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers: And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep Steady thy laden head across a brook; Or by a cyder-press, with patient look, Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours. Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they? Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,— While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day, And touch the stubble plains with rosy hue; Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn Among the river sallows, borne aloft Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies; And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn; Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft; And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.  
  7. Don't worry if your email has been spoofed - our website email address has been spoofed several times and we get dozens of "mail undeliverable" messages to made-up addresses at our website like ([email protected]) - I just send these autoreplies automatically into the deleted items and do not worry about them.  We have no problem sending or receiving genuine mail and this has been going on for months.  Delete and forget.  It is not a worm if these autoreplies from mail servers are coming to made up addresses at your website.
  8. [quote user="Dago"] King of Norfolk amongst other things.....now there's a funny thing![;-)] [/quote] Wasn't Prasutagus also Patron Saint of Fenland Media Relations Consultants? Only joshing, ha ha! [kiss]
  9. Cassis


    This sausage came out of the placard years ago.  Just don't tell the OH.  Mind, the recent interest in needlepoint may be making her suspicious. No, I was just wondering what happened to the erstwhile management of the T**t's France forum and whether the smell around here in some threads was in any way related.  But I'll leave it at that for now. [:)] I think Trev is a great name for a dog.  And I'm sure he could run a forum if he wanted.  After all Me! could (I still see the sig of the person in charge of the T**t's France Forum as "Me!" rather than Mel - a sort of ego thing, 'cos it said "Forum Moderator Me!" next to his own posts).
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    Ah yes!  What a coincidence that you should mention Trev!  Now there was a coupling made in heaven.  I dare say they are both supporting each other on another forum these days.
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    Well, I'm not surprised, Rumzi! [:D]  It wasn't up to much and everyone got kicked off in the end. NB Despite current circumstances, this last comment has no direct bearing on my views of this forum, by the way. I was interested in the fate of Me! and co for entirely different reasons.  It was Me! who ran it, wasn't it?
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    Ah, That's a shame.  I thought there might be a few people there from this forum.  Wonder if the chap who ran it is on another forum these days?
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    I've just tried to log on to the T**t's France forum and I get a message saying the board is unavailable, try again later.  Has anyone else managed to log on recently?
  14. Cheer up, Ford - it may never happen. [:D] [:D] [:D] Have a bright and positive attitude like Prasutagus! [:)]
  15. Just the obvious really and based on only one major job: Personal recommendation for tradesmen if possible Get 3 quotes for everything and judge by quality of response as much as priceTry to see examples of their work - if it's masonry, windows etc. you can judge from outsideUse registered companiesMake sure they have insuranceDon't expect everyone to respond with a quote or get back to you quicklyHave a project management schedule to which everyone signs up at the outset Have regular project review meetings to check progress - weekly if possible If you haven't project managed before and you don't speak fluent French, you might want to think about getting your architect to project manage The experienced developers here will be able to tell you more and correct any mistakes and omissions in the above.
  16. Decathlon.  Definitely.  Love 'em. EDIT: I am slightly linked to them - I have a Decathlon card
  17. [quote user="Dick Smith"]Isn't the difference that the 6-month period is for non-residents, and residents must re-register within one month of becoming resident? [/quote] Could be.  I think I recall SD saying something of the sort.  Whatever, I would just get the thing registered and not procrastinate.  If I put it off I would only forget!
  18. Definitely have to change within 6 months.  I don't know to which post of SD you are referring.  In another thread SD said: "As defined in EU Directive 83/182, a resident of a Member State may temporarily import their vehicle into another Member State for up to six months in any twelve month period without having to register it in the other Member State. This period is considered to be sufficiently long to enable citizens to exercise in full their right of freedom of movement in a Member State other than the one in which they are normally resident. This exemption covers such situations as holiday visits, cross border business travel, etc." This does not conflict with what you have quoted - i.e. you must register within 6 months at most.  In theory, you should re-register as soon as you can if you are permanently importing your car; but as you are allowed to temporarily import for up to 6 months, in practice I guess that is the maximum grace period if you are permanently importing as well (as it would be hard for the police to prove you were intending to import permanently rather than temporarily).
  19. You didn't mention it also does a registry repair - neat!  I can ditch the other software for that.
  20. I'm with Andy on LacChambon - there are a couple of hotels there (we stayed in one) and a couple of choices of places to eat.  There were when we were there, anyway.
  21. Cheers, Danny. Among the many solutions proposed [:)], I selected the one which recommended installing Windows Install Cleanup.  I used that to delete the Sonic Update Module which appeared in the list whan I ran the Cleanup facility (and did not appear in the usual "Install/Uninstall Programs" list). Problem solved. [:)]
  22. For some reason this little nuisance has raised its nasty head again on my PC.  At start up it keeps asking to insert a disc.  I got rid of the blighter once before by deleting a file after a search of the system, but I can't remember exactly what I searched for and there are dozens of files containing "Sonic".  I know it's simple but someone give my memory a jog, please. [:)]
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