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  1. A friend gave me a couple of plant-lets from her compost heap earlier this year...

    After a few tense weeks (will they, won't they grow?) they spread across the garden like triffids.

    [IMG]http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q296/clair46/20181024-pumpkins_zpsaptgayj1.jpg[/IMG]

    We have 4 cats here... Do cats eat pumpkin?
  2. In case you didn't know...

    Le passage à l'heure d'hiver se déroulera dans la nuit du samedi 27 au dimanche 28 octobre 2018. À 3 heures du matin, il sera 2 heures.

    or, as Google says...

    The transition to winter time will take place on the night of Saturday 27 to Sunday, October 28, 2018. At 3 o'clock in the morning, it will be 2 o'clock.

    Source: https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/actualites/A12932
  3. awww... You're all too kind!

    I will pop in more often. Promise.

    Edit: I'll ignore the comment above! ;)

  4. I'll have a slice for you now.

    Do you prefer with or without fatty spread?

  5. Hey WoolyB!

    I made a banana loaf yesterday and thought of you.. ;)

  6. Mediapart is a wholly independent information site, funded only by subscriptions (no advertising). It is available in French, English and Spanish.

    For its 10th anniversary, there is 10-month subscription for €10 (Paypal / Bank card)

    To subscribe to the offer, use this link:

    https://www.mediapart.fr/offre-speciale/semaine-anniversaire

    If you're interested, the site is free to read/visit this weekend:

    https://www.mediapart.fr/

    Edit:

    More info about Mediapart:

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/16/how-pioneering-mediapart-has-set-the-french-news-agenda

  7. We have a Samsung Smart TV too, and the Netflix app is pre-loaded and listed with all the other 'Video' apps (I access it with the Smart Hub button on the remote, then the Samsung Apps (pale green), scroll to Categories/Videos).

    This might help.

    We install our TV with a UK postcode. This offers a different set of apps than those available under a 'France' set-up, and brings up the UK TV apps like BBC iPlayer, ITV etc...

    These UK apps rely on the internet feed being in the UK, so we have to pretend we're not in this country to access the services (The forum rules mean I can't go into details about this here.)

    Netflix France has to abide by the French regulations  and I think it's something like 36 months before a cinema release can be shown on TV, which means that the films that are listed tend to be older, unless they are produced by Netflix and go straight to streaming, bypassing the big screens altogether.

    As far as TV series are concerned, there are fewer 'seasons' available to watch as the more recent episodes are contracted to certain channels (usually Canal). I could watch on all 3 seasons of (for instance) Luther on Netflix UK, but only 2 seasons on Netflix France.

    On the other hand, Outlander is on Netflix France and Belgium, but not on Netflix UK, as the series is (was?) an Amazon exclusive in the UK.

  8. [quote user="lindal1000"]Trump is a narcissist. His entire raison d'etre is to protect his fragile ego. That is all he cares about whatever he says. At the moment he feels great..he has just won the best prize in the world and he has probably never felt better. [/quote]

    Too true!

    I can easily imagine him flicking through the TV channels, watching the protests and saying "Look! Look! Everyone's talking about me!"

    [+o(]

  9. The good news is that ISIS will be crushed within 30 days of Drumpf being sworn in (He has a tremendous plan. The best plan.) and the construction industry will be making a killing in the South.

    [Www]

  10. [quote user="mint"]Clair, I know why you are en deuil 8 Nov 16.

    I'd join you except that I am too shocked to feel anything.

    [/quote]

    Ah, mint! [:'(]

    I drove out and walked around the shops today, my phone in my hand  to check my shopping list (got to keep on topic!) as if everything was like it was yesterday, or last week or last month, but I felt I was in a daze, not really with it, in mental shock...

    I remember having that same odd, detached feeling after a car crash...

  11. [quote user="pomme"]If you go to Settings | Data usage (mobile) and scroll down you can see what each app is using. Click on an app in that list and scroll down and you can then restrict app background data - which is what I have done for Google Services and for Maps (amongst other apps).[/quote]

    Done! Thank you [:)]

    The various settings, global and individual, are a mystery, coming as they do with all sorts of "Warning" panels... and I am not interested enough to want to find out for myself. So the tip is much appreciated [:)]

  12. [quote user="AnOther"]All relative I suppose but hard to categorise 50mB of data as 'massive' by any measure, you could blow that and more on a single web page or an email[/quote]

    True, 50Mb is not a huge number, but it is a big increase considering that my usual data usage seldom exceeds 10MB! [blink]

  13. I have to compromise...

    I use Google Keep for my shopping lists and reminders, as it syncs across all devices. When I am shopping at Leclerc/Lidl etc, I can pull up the list on my phone, knowing it is up to date.

    I would have to remember to sync it before leaving home![:D]

  14. In case it happens to someone else...

    Mr Clair and I each have a smartphone with a basic "€2 a month" Free mobile contract, as the phones are mainly in case of emergency and for the odd SMS...

    Last week, Mr Clair noticed his data limit (set by Free at 50MB a month) had been exceeded. There had been no web surfing or downloading, or anything else to justify a sudden and unusual increase in data usage.

    The actual breakdown of the data usage (listed in the phone settings) showed that 'Google Services' were to blame for the problem.

    Looking for an explanation, Mr Clair found out that recent changes made by Google to some Google Maps features may be the cause of the massive increase in data usage.

    These features are on by default and this page (https://unop.uk/on-google-maps-geotagging-and-privacy/) explains what is happening and how to prevent it.

    As our phones are Android-based (Google-owned), the Google Maps app cannot be removed from the phone. Unfortunately.[6] If I could, I would.

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