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  1. I also have two tickets for the European cup final, however, I’ve just realised it is the same date as my wedding! Is there anybody out there who would like to get married? Leo
  2. Where? ,and when? Kind regards, Leo
  3. Hi Dave, your postings and your experiences have been a breath of fresh air! You will never make the progress you deserve whilst living in France . I am sure there are many countries where you would succeed and get just rewards however, France is not one of them , Kind regards, Leo
  4. Most of my clients tend to be female and over 18 but I find that they come from all different backgrounds. Hi Tracy, did you miss out the word vulnerable in your description of your clients
  5. I am 65 and my wife is 63 I take Fybogel every day Jennifer takes nowt! ps. we spend every winter in Spain
  6. [quote user="kateob"]Late next year we plan to move to France, selling our house in England and our small, isolated cottage in Brittany and moving further south towards the Loire.  Although we have done quite a bit of research around the Loire and in the Charente and Deux-Sevres areaa, it is quite hard to decide where we should go.  Not too far south of the Loire would be ideal, as I have had one bout of skin cancer and don't want to be where the summers are too hot.  I love culture, architecture, museums, galleries and theatre, so would prefer a modern-ish largish town with (although I will embrace French life as much as possible) a thriving English-speaking community.  The move is really driven by my husband - I am a little nervous but will give France my all if I can find a place I can feel at home in.  Any advice would be very welcome, thank you. [/quote] Hi Kate, after carefully reading your post  I would like you to consider the following; Late next year when you  plan to move to France, rent out your house in England and live full time in your Brittany cottage for up to a year during which you can visit/ research the Loire region often . Your house in England may be the best investment you will ever have! Most Brits are likely to lose money ( in real terms) when they buy then later sell , a house in France ! Kind regards, Leo
  7. Sad news indeed, Coops was a living "angel" God Bless.
  8. nomoss, this is meant to be the "funny and lighthearted "part of the forum!
  9. I wish I had bought it in someone else's name
  10. [quote user="woolybanana"]Whilst I labour to paint the downstairs hall which, I might add, is nice and cool except where it is not, perhaps we might speculate as to who will be given the honour of lighting the flame. I gather that an offer was turned down, from Tony Blair. Personally I would like one of those delicious beach volleyball gels in something see through. Who would you like to see do it? [/quote] Susan Boyle was best in class at volleyball in her schooldays!
  11. The best tune ever on bbc radio ?
  12. [quote user="Christine Animal"]My computer will never let me get Telegraph links and I don't understand why.  I'll have to try to find the article another way, if I haven't committed suicide by then!   [/quote] Perhaps ,your computer has been blessed from above !
  13. [quote user="Loiseau"]My 2x great-grandfather married his first cousin, and they produced 16 children. Might explain my 20 fingers and 20 toes I suppose.... Angela [/quote] One finger ,one thumb ,one arm, one leg , keep moving !
  14. The majority of Brits when deciding to sell their French house ,value it using the “wrong method”. Initial property cost (A) plus renovation costs (B) plus a small profit to cover investment/inflation.(C) A plus B and C = Valuation What one paid for the property plus what has been spent on improvements is irrelevant when marketing ! It only becomes relevant after you have collected and transferred the dosh back in to pounds! A useful barometer is knowing what similar properties have sold for in your own region A useless barometer is looking at what price other similar properties are currently listed
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  16. Hi Clairus, your initial post asked lots of questions which forum members answered giving it their best shot. Now you have opened up ( possibly because you did not like the genuine replies ) and elaborated on you strong French connections which ,I am sure has surprised a lot of  the contributors to this thread Surely your French relatives/connections are better placed to answer your questions? Kind regards, Leo
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    [quote user="Dave&Olive"]Hi Ok                     Remember you only have untill the end of the month to paint your tree trunks white ..after this you will have to ait untill November    Dave         Leo wrote, You missed a wee bit at the bottom Dave!
  18. I think these beautiful words written by Shel Silverstien and sung by Dr Hook might "fit the bill" I can't turn back time for you, and make you sweet sixteen again I can't turn your barren fields to green again And I won't sit around and talk of how things might have been again No I can't turn back time and make you young again I can't turn back time and make you young
  19. Hi Rob Roy, would your friends like to be in Calvados,Normandy. Perhaps on their way home ? Havea look at www.vianormandy.com Kind regards, Leo
  20. Lack of the polite "I am very sorry " statement at the point of sale is disappointing ,however at least the staff are being sincere when their body language indicates they don't "give a turd! " and honesty is probably better than bullshat!
  21. [quote user="idun"]Brittany bland? From Brest to St Malo via the coast is just about my favourite bit of France.   Remember the winters could well be a lot lot colder further south, even though the summers can be hot. [/quote] Beautiful to look at and wonderful to drive around in the summer for a week or two, rural France can still be bland and boring if you lived there for 52 weeks of the year!
  22. Hi Pachapapa, I read your post with interest and , I searched in wikipedia for more info which I have posted here. Main article: Holy Week in Seville Middle-aged woman wearing the mantilla on Holy Thursday. Seville arguably holds some of the most elaborate processions for Holy Week. The tradition dates from Counter Reformation times, or even earlier. The "Semana Santa de Sevilla" is notable for featuring the procession of "pasos", lifelike painted wooden sculptures of individual scenes of the events that happened between Jesus' entry in Jerusalem and his burial, or images of the Virgin Mary showing restained grief for the torture and killing of her son. Some of the images are artistic masterworks of great antiquity. These "pasos" (which usually weigh over a metric ton) are physically carried on the neck of costaleros (literally "sack men", for their distinctive -and functional- headdress). The "costaleros" (from 24 to 48) are hidden inside the platform of the "paso", so it seems to walk alone. Historically dock workers were hired to carry the "pasos". From 1973 onward, that task has been universally taken over by the members of the confraternities who organize each procession.
  23. [quote user="Racerbear02"]Can anyone advise what is the legal position regarding these in France please?  I am talking about push bikes which have auxiliary electric motors to ease hill climbing etc. Do they need to be registered? Do they need to be insured? Do you have to wear a motorcycle, or indeed any, safety helmet? Any other regulations?  or are they totally illegal? [/quote] 1. no 2. no 3. no 4. no
  24. [quote user="Mpprh"]Hi sorry to hijack the forum but I hope you can help me. I'm trying to organise a reunion for the 1963 intake at Morecambe Grammar School. The details are here : http://www.mgs1970.com under Reunion. If you are from MGS, or know people from MGS, we would be delighted to know about them. Regards Peter[/quote] Peter , there may be a few  people who went to this school in 1963 who now don't live in England and , you expect them to live in France and to boot , look in on this forum. Your optimism is bizarre! or naive, Kind regards, Leo
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