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  1. [quote user="alittlebitfrench"]Who are you ?[/quote] Does anyone really know?
  2. Patf "It never worked for me, so that's why if I want to quote I do copy and paste instead." Looks like that's the answer for me :)
  3. [quote user="nomoss"]I'm still wondering what other kinds of clock there are besides time clocks? n.b. see OP [/quote] I saw a doomsday clock the other day - apparently it's two minutes to midnight!
  4. [quote user="alittlebitfrench"]I don't understand why the quoting function works for some and not others. Do you just press quote and that is it ?[/quote] Does quoting work for me? Just testing . . . It looks OK in the preview. Edit - but not in the post. :(
  5. [quote user="Judith"]As per previous post, many thanks all - now done, correctly. For future reference, can anyone tell me what I should say in French for government pensions, those that are exempt from tax. I said pension d'état - is that right?? Thanks. [/quote] Hi, it will depend on the source of the pension, e.g. teacher, civil service, fire, police, military etc. So for example fire brigade would be "pension pompier", civil service "pension service publique" etc. Pension d'etat may be interpreted as OAP which IS taxable in France.
  6. We were here during the storm of winter 1999. Power was off for 2 weeks and we weren't able to get out of the village for 6 days. Needless to say we are now very much more prepared for power cuts, being snowed-in, etc. etc. We have a good supply of batteries, including solar rechargers, LED lamps, tinned food stocks, water, and wine of course :)
  7. We used the lhdplace in Basingstoke 10 years ago - they were very helpful.
  8. Or it may be the Eurozone that becomes the basket-case - according to one of the original architects of the Euro http://uk.businessinsider.com/otmar-issing-analysis-on-future-of-euro-ecb-house-of-cards-will-collapse-2016-10
  9. The cost is 8% of your RFR after the deduction of the allowance (~9600) so if you have other income apart from your pension this would be included. Have a look on your last tax form (Avis) to find your RFR, then you can do an exact calculation. Also, get quotes for top-up insurances. Full private healthcare CAN work out cheaper than PUMA + Top-up, depending on your income and circumstances.
  10. Have done the transfer, which was quick and easy, but not yet had the time to decide how/where to invest as I am still ploughing through the options on their website.
  11. Going through a similar process and have come up against the same problem. I eventually decided to transfer one pot to the Hargreaves Lansdowne Vantage SIPP which can be managed online and HL allow transfers for non-UK residents (some other providers do not)
  12. Thanks JohnFB and Lehaut - I now know a bit better what I'm looking at. I have the laptops on surge protectors, but I think an APC UPS would be good to support the satellite internet box and wifi router.
  13. Thanks for the replies. I have now discovered that APC is a brand of UPS - but a search on Amazon comes up with a vast array of possibilities of widely differing costs and complexities. Which model would be best for a satellite box, wifi router and a couple of laptops?
  14. "Lehaut" - what UPS boxes do you use? We have the same problem here in Orne and are looking at possible solutions
  15. "It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything." Joseph Stalin
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