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Rose (& Greyman)

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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.


  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

  3. 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.
  4. [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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.
  10. 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.

  11. [quote user="idun"]All I can say is be careful. This needs to be 'right'. It isn't as if this accountant will be paying your social security charges etc in France if there is a problem.


    No but any decent accountant will carry Professional Indemnity Insurance and be properly qualified and far better taking advice from them than a forum. [:)]

  12. idun's last line is exactly right. Firstly, do NOT rely on your UK accountant to organise your affairs unless they can guarantee you they have French tax knowledge. Secondly, do not just carry on as you are and then work out your tax in retrospect - the odds are you will have a very large shock.

    PM me if you want some more detailed info. I am away for a couple of days but I can point you in the right direction.

  13. My head still spins with all this internet TV stuff but I find it interesting. I wonder if Mr Clair could explain in very simple terms how that works ? Do I take it he just bought the £10 box from Now TV (Sky I think), signed up for a VPN (which one worked ?), entered those VPN details into the Now TV box settings, loaded the Plex service onto the box (?) then off you go surfing geo-locked services ? Oviously paying where needed.

    Or have I missed something ? I'm always nervous about buying all the kit and finding I need something really techie to make it work.

  14. It's useful to see these changes in one place. It's like a whole body scan where you can see all the illnesses in one picture.

    I'm with Chancer on the 24 hour change. These people really are the most stupid single-celled lifeforms ever given charge of a supposedly developed nation. So three people on 16 hour contracts will now become two. Two employees who want to job share will do that how ? 35 divided by 2 = 24 ?? When we ran a business staff used to ask for fewer hours, it suited them and we were happy to do it. We agree a work pattern to suit us all without having some moron impose a limit on it. Mindblowing.

  15. As the deadline for filing UK tax returns is approaching can I raise an

    issue that I have come across increasingly during this year.


    non-residents who file their own UK tax returns who have been in receipt

    of income with tax deducted in UK but which is strictly taxable

    in France complete their UK tax return as if they are still UK

    residents, omitting the non-residents pages. I have read many threads on

    forums from posters almost bragging about how they have tricked the

    online filing system to accept a non-UK postcode and don't bother with

    the NR pages.

    What they don't realise is that in the case of many

    pensions and bank interest any tax deducted would be recovered in full

    if they completed the returns correctly. During this year I have helped a

    number of clients make claims going back up to three years recovering

    thousands of pounds in tax. In all cases they were totally unaware of

    the situation.

    It seems a shame to me that many pensioners who are short of cash unwittingly give too much income tax to the UK Treasury.
  16. [quote user="NormanH"]At least parsnips gets it right unlike the Correction.



    That's so true Norman. I for one would pay for a guide produced by parsnips and he is happy to delve into the more difficult areas which the above rag avoids. I have been very impressed with his in-depth knowledge so freely given.

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