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  1. It's so strange to see so many names I recognise after all these years.

    for those who want to see Twinks sing... here's a link to a tribute they did at the end of last year.

    I'm currently walking in the Picos and I played it a full volume yesterday for the mountains and the birds to hear.

    https://youtu.be/Vd4t1mSqMoE

  2. Hello folks

    Firstly... this is Rose and not Greyman... my login won't work and no matter what I do I can't login.

    Second I have some very sad news... some of you will remember our beautiful welsh songbird Twinkle. We became friends through this forum and when I moved to France in 2007, friends in real life too.

    Sadly I learned yesterday that she died. I wasn't surprised as I knew she was ill... she messaged me a little while ago to say that it wasn't looking good. Nonetheless I was stunned. She was far to young and fabulous to die.

    My heart is heavy but I know that she is now singing with the angels... sharing her beautiful voice in heaven.

    I know that many of you were virtual friends. I'm sorry to return with such sad news

    Rose
  3. [quote user="alittlebitfrench"]Never read one book to be honest. Prefer my X Box.[/quote]

    We'd never have guessed.
  4. But that's exactly what has been happening. Many sleazy, over-entitled men in positions of power have been using that power to dictate that women concede to their sleaze in order to have their careers advanced/not be destroyed. Society as a whole has suffered from that.

    So blind, similarly over-entitled women like Deneuve are pushing their simpering views on to women who simply want to be treated fairly and advance on their merit.

    It's not really a difficult concept but I can see why a certain type of man or woman wouldn't want to see it advanced.
  5. You must have met most of the nearly 10,000 Brits who live in Dordogne. That's quite some feat for someone who has only driven through the departement on a tour !

  6. [quote user="alittlebitfrench"]Patf

    Coffee vans, ice cream vans and milk floats are not going to work in France to be fair. Just being kind.

    I do have a fab 'food' van idea that would work very well both in France and the UK !![/quote]

    Utter tosh (as usual). I have a good friend (French) who runs a cookie van with his son. They have a good business. He restarted it last year after having run it successfully around Paris a few decades ago. He is imaginative and entrepreneurial about finding new markets. No reason at all this couldn't be applied to ice cream etc. In fact thinking about it I see ice cream vans at local night markets.

    Of course this is the Dordogne so probably more worldly than the fantasy lands you inhabit.

  7. The correct way, if you are UK tax resident, is to ignore the French calculation rules and declare the rental profit using UK rules i.e. gross rental income less allowable costs under UK law. This does not permit amortisation. You can then take a credit for any French tax paid on this source.

    This may result in UK tax payable but that's life. The treaty only eliminates double taxation not all taxation.

  8. OK that's good to know it's not just a scam to collect data ! I'll assume this is managed by fontionnaires then and will move with the pace of a snail.

  9. errr... get a divorce lawyer seems the obvious best advice ! Perhaps you also need one who has a partner who does employment law. I don't think a forum is the place to sort this out.

    If you don't pay the French taxes they will just take it from your account and eventually probably seize the house.

  10. I haven't updated for a while but I think many members are following Rose's blog. If you're not you might be interested to know she has now passed the 700km mark and is less than 70km from Santiago and the finish line. It looks like she will get her compostella and book her place in heaven. I hope she sends me a postcard.

  11. Hi Kitty, I have PM'd you the blog link.

    I can report that Rose has now marched past the 500km mark and is doing really well. She has had some adventures and interesting and enlightening experiences. If all goes well she will have finished in 2 weeks time. I'm sure she will report back on her trip then.

  12. Well, Rose is on her way. We walked from the monastery at Roncevalles at 6am on Saturday

    and walked together for the first day. After some concern about her

    boots I left her in a windswept Spanish hamlet and headed home. She has

    walked another 17km today and has secured a top bunk ! She is very

    determined and I'm proud of her.
  13. Hamas fire rockets knowingly from civilian populated areas, targetted at civilians. Israeli army fire shells and missiles into known civilain areas and opress the population of Gaza.

    In the battle for scumminess there is no clear winner here just civilians caught literally in the crossfire of politicians who can't resolve it. Take the political posturing out of it (as always) and sit a normal Israeli family in a room with a normal Palestinian family and they will respect each other as human beings.

  14. Have to say I don't understand how this can be a problem. There is a massive industry moving most of the world's freight by this means and you're in one of the UK's biggest ports. A quick Google search on container freight Uk to France threw up loads of sites.

    Have you tried UKHaulier.co.uk and similar sites too ?

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