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  1. I have now used Rocket French for a few days and find it quite good. I wasn't an absolute beginner but have found that the course has lots of examples on pronounciation and the proper use of irregular verbs. I also decided to purchase their interactive French course which apart from the really annoying voice of the male speaker (a mix of mid atlantic, South African and New Zealand ) has been ideal for porting onto my MP3 player. Both are worth the money anyway. A guinea pig.[:)]
  2. Dick For your requirements, and if you're not letting the place out during the time heating is required, I would definately consider the blower assisted parrafin heaters. They are simple to operate, and I think, ecconomical. They are not suited to houses with sealed doors and windows but are ideal for the older properties where there are a few air gaps. We have used one in two properties and the running costs for a 3400kw is about 280ltrs of parafin per year.
  3. I am sure that cats have some appreciation of 2D images on the screen. But one thing is for sure, cats do notice things that move horizontally across their field of vision rather than vertically or stationary. Hence the interest in snooker.
  4. [quote user="Juswundrin"]Hi Does anyone else have one of these? My problem is that, with a slot-loading Mac, I can't use the 8cm disc provided so don't have access to the instruction manual (and the manufacturer's website is closed for maintenance). I'm hoping someone who has the same model might be able to email me the manual (which I'm assuming is a PDF file? Thanks[/quote] Have emailed you
  5. Gloria by Them and written by Van Morrison
  6. [quote user="Richard-R"]We use the cheap stuff (around a € a litle) and it is fine. What amazes me is the cost of the top end Petrole heaters, a €1000 for some of them. Our €120 euros one works fine and is now 3 years old.[/quote] I agree Richard. We bought ours around five years ago and the cheapies weren't available then. Ours cost €320.00 but was money well spent as its only cost us about €180.00 a year for heating fuel and heated the whole living area. If I had to replace it I would definately go for the €159.00 unit from Briconauts as it looks very similar to the one we have.
  7. I spent a lot of my time in the sixties listening to the music of the artists Dick mentioned. I also remember another name. John Hammond. http://www.rosebudus.com/hammond/ I liked his style a lot. A lot of the people I hung around with then were musicians but I couldn't play a note. I did try to learn the bass guitar.
  8. I don't know how many of you use petrole (parafin) for your heating but if so. Do you buy the cheapest available? My fire is a Zibro Kamin with a blower and we purchased it nearly five years ago. We initially ran it on the recommended ZK fuel but have run it on the cheapest fuel ever since and it is still going fine. I just wondered if anyone has noticed any real advantage of using the "better" fuels. There just seems to be such a big difference in price.
  9. [quote user="Gary aka Bugbear"][quote user="fulcrum"]This is one of the things I like about Telerabais and what made me use their service. There is no contract to cancel if you decide to leave. [/quote] Well, that's really helpful.     MM, just do as clair suggested and you should be able to resolve it, but it may cost you some money. Their website suggests One months notice to cancel. [/quote] Gary. I thought it might be useful to know of a way to avoid being contract bound in France. I have also had a bad experience with OneTel and resiliation in general. Peace.
  10. This is one of the things I like about Telerabais and what made me use their service. There is no contract to cancel if you decide to leave.
  11. [quote user="sid"]I've still not understood properly the "red cross" traffic signal; in the few instances I've seen it doesn't help me in practice. [8-)] [/quote] Sid The Red cross is to indicate that the oncoming traffic you are facing across the lights has halted. So that you can turn left without worrying whether someone is coming in the opposite direction.
  12. Cheers Gay A Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all. Have a good break.
  13. True Image is definately one of the best solutions for backups. Highly recommended.
  14. Can anyone point to any court cases, in France, where unwitting expats have been fined, or worse, thrown in jail for not abiding by the strict letter of the law regarding vehicle registration.  
  15. [quote user="sweet 17"]sd any chance of you telling me how much the french mot, certificate of conformity, changing to lhd headlamps (the whole kybosh) is likely to cost?  i realise you won't know the exact figures but what about a ball park figure; to enable me to weigh up the pros and cons of bringing our cars over?  we have a volvo estate automatic (over 2 litres)  and a hyundai estate automatic (1.6 litres) (both will need mots) thanks, sd [/quote] This Forum Sticky should get you started. http://www.completefrance.com/cs/forums/684121/ShowPost.aspx
  16. Tel Thanks for that. I am using Windows 2000 and it doesn't have restore points. Therefore I always have to take a backup before adding software. The term "restore" is confusing to non XP users and maybe Gary should have said "Create a new restore point before adding software".
  17. [quote user="Gary aka Bugbear"] And, always do a system restore before adding software. (That should be engraved on the front of every computer).   [/quote] Didn't you mean "system backup"? If not why not.
  18. Or here. Another Amazon link with more details and reviews. http://www.amazon.com/Brain-Sex-Difference-Between-Women/dp/0385311834
  19. [quote user="Meg and Mog"]Go on then...what's the difference? [/quote] You need to read the book.
  20. I once read a book called "Brain Sex: The Real Difference Between Men and Women" Very interesting reading.
  21. [quote user="Chris Head"] Fulcrum, your horse head avatar is just awful, is it an exumation of Shergar?[/quote] OK. I can take criticism. 
  22. Diana is dead and that is not a conspiracy theory.
  23. How about goat? You can definately get goat meat in the UAE.
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