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  1. Once again will look forward to your blog.. happy trekking...
  2. It's been so hot and sultry in 'old blighty' that I might just have to take your advice. [:)]
  3. Crikey, that's something you could do without.

     Out of interest what period of time does this cover.

    The only reason I'm asking is because I seem to recall having to pay about 300 euros per tri-mester to URSAFF. (Declared in-actif and not in receipt of S1 etc). I don't recall the exact details as it was nearly 5 years ago, and since then I've returned to the UK.

  4. R.I.P. lovely lady. The world is now a sadder place.
  5. I'm totally stunned by your latest update.

    My thoughts and prayers  are with you both.

     

  6. And a hug from me as well.

     

    Coops will be soon be squashed with all the hugs.[:D]

     

    Hope to see her back on line soon.

     

  7. I always knew there was a reason I never posted much on this forum.[:(]

     

    After reading the reviews, I now know why.[:D]

     

     

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B004FTGJUW/ref=cm_cr_pr_btm_helpful?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0

     

     

    Edit: Have put a better link on.

  8. [quote user="Russethouse"]Wasn't there a food festival cancelled a couple of weeks ago in the same area?[/quote]

     

    The Weymouth Seafood Festival had to be cancelled recently because of severe flooding.[:(]

     

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4418228/Car-park-in-Weymouth-floods-ahead-of-Olympic-sailing-events.html

     

    Never rains but it pours!!.

  9. Good tip Chancer.

     

    Weymouth is a very hard water area and to be honest the bubbles were just not performing [:(]

     

    Once normality has returned and I don't have to do a 2 mile detour to get to Lidl I'll give it a try.[:D]

     

  10. Not long after we got married, the OH discovered that he had an allergic reaction when wearing his wedding ring, so he took it off, but continued to wear his 'engagement' ring for another 33 years.

    38 years on I''m still wearing my wedding ring on my left hand, and will continue to do so.

     I didn't want, or choose to end my marriage.  Death raised its ugly head.[:(]

     

    That's probably the differance in peoples' attitudes to disposing of rings.

  11. The weather here is so awful, that I can think of only one thing to say: [:(] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3GqaQkhuYw

     

     

  12. [quote user="PaulT"][quote user="just john "]

    [quote user="andyh4"]I wonder what would have been the reaction here if they had sent a single car and there had been something amiss.[/quote]

    I'd like to think that ain intelligent single police car would have guided and stopped the coach off the motorway, then requested the passengers to report anyone seeing any smoke on board, perhaps having the discovered the cigarette, allowed everyone on their way with the minimum of inconvenience;
    or are we to assume guilty til proven innocent and every twat's report of smoke is a bomb scare[:P]

     

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    Perhaps if there had been a bomb it would have done less damage on a closed motorway than off the motorway where houses and the public might be present.

    Wonder if the power that be also decided that they could show a forceful reaction to deter terrorists

    [/quote]

     

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing. They were damned if they did, and damned if they didn't.

  13. I take it that's a resounding NOOOOooooooooooooooo.[:P]
  14. [quote user="sweet 17"]

    LOL, JJ....how'd I arrange to have a bun in the oven at my age?[:D]

     

    [/quote]

    Sweet by name, Sweet by nature.

    You cheat and use a breadmaker.[:P]

  15. [quote user="Rose"][quote user="idun"]

    I wish I could sing.

    [/quote]

    I can sing [:$]
    [/quote]

    Oui oui oui.[I]

    Yes Rose you really can sing.[:D]

  16. Val 2, having just gone through the stress of the 2007 French Health reforms, I didn't have the Ooomph left in me to do battle with insurance companies. I do agree it's not fair that I am perceived to be more of a risk. That's the differance between the two countries. One insures the car, the other the driver(s)

    RH, I didn't have insurance in my own right, just a named driver on the OH's UK policy. I did get some no claims bonus, but tbh I can't remember how much. Things became more complicated because I had just returned to the UK, and wasn't working.

  17. That's one of the things I do miss about France. It's the car and not the driver that's insured.[:D]

    Here in Blighty I have to pay extra because I'm a widow. [:(]

  18. Well somebody must be desperate. A pair has just been sold on e-bay for £15.05 plus £2.00 p&p.

    [I]Think I'll add it to my Christmas wish list.

  19. [quote user="Russethouse"]

    As far as I can remember so far she has orders from Liberty's, John Lewis and ASO TV so I guess there is a market at this price mark.

     

    Personally I just love the young lad who is working at the factory because he wants to set an example of work to his baby, which considering neither of his parents ever had a job must be laudable. (he is so skinny that I suspect every  cook feels like offering him a decent meal)

     

    Likewise the young guy who was thrilled to spend money he had earned himself and had not been given as a benefit or handout.......

    [/quote]

    I am somewhat reluctant to discuss 'ladies intimate apparel' on an open forum[:$][:$], but I would buy at least one pair for all the reasons that RH has mentioned.

    Like her or loath her, at least Mary Portas is trying to do something for both the UK industry and unemployed youngsters.

  20. Unfortuantly I found myself in this position nearly 5 years ago when I had to deal with my late husbands accounts etc.

    Luckily he had printed off details of all the various accounts (both financial and personal), he used, and beside each one was the first and last digits of the passwords needed. As he only used 4 or 5 passwords (which I knew) it was relatively easy to access the account.

    One idea would be to have these with the will.

     

     

     

     

  21. Thanks to techies and the Mods patience, no more white blank bits. everything seems to be ok.[:)][:)]

    I can live with the lavender.

  22. Way hay !!! [:D]

    Up and running. No more blank white spaces.

    Thankyou techies,  and mods (for your patience)

  23. Whooo-Hooooo!!!.[:D]

    Have just signed in via my old link, although I had to get a new password via my e-mail account. [:(].

     I've bookmarked the page which now takes me straight to the forum page.

    I still have the large white gap at the top, so hopefully the techies will soon get that sorted. [I]

    Not too keen on the black script on the blue background tho.

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