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  1. Whilst it may seem like torture there are some ferry companies that offer the 'ultimate' night time snooze.[:D] Depart from Newhaven at 23.00 arrive at Dieppe 4.00. No chance of a lie in as they sail back from Dieppe at 5.30.[blink] I know which I'd rather have.    
  2. [quote user="Chancer"] Adds to the provenance surely! What would the E-bay listing say?!! I suppose that I have myself to blame for the resurgence in bottom related postings [;-)] [/quote]   One careful owner?  [Www]
  3. I had the same problem a few years ago. Translating word for word made no sense at all.[:(] Hope this helps. http://chezplum.com/french-knitting-dictionnary/
  4. As Pierre Ambroise Francois Choderios de LaClos (1741-1803). said it in his 1782 book Les Liasons Dangereuses: "La vengeance est un plat qui se mange froid." Revenge is a dessert best served cold.[kiss][kiss]
  5. Congratulations. Have you decided on a 'moniker' When my daughter gave us the good news in 2006 we were obviously over the moon. There was only one proviso, and that was that the names we wanted to called had to be differant to those already used in the family. I became Nana France and the OH  Grampy. I'm now Nana and have 4 grandchildren to keep me under control. My CV now reads making sandcastles, paddling in the sea, and crabbing.[:D]  
  6. [IMG]http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t374/Val_Watts/random/7dwarvesmenopause.jpg[/IMG] That's one for every day of the week. Which one will I be today? [:P]
  7. Just a thought. What ever the reasons are for AWT taking goods without paying for them, must surely have been made easier by going through a 'self-service' till. I personally hate these things and prefer to use tills where I can interact with the member of staff. It would be interesting to know how much more stock has been lost since these were introduced.  
  8. Never smoked as I hate the smell of stale tobacco. As for being sexy? Don't think so, bit like kissing an ash tray[+o(]
  9. A man with a bald head and a wooden leg is invited to a Christmas fancy dress party.   He doesn't know what to wear to hide his head and his wooden leg, so he writes to a fancy dress company to explain his  problem. A few days later he receives a parcel with a note:  Dear Sir,  Please find enclosed a Pirate's outfit. The spotted handkerchief will cover your bald head and with your wooden  leg you will be just right as a Pirate. The man is offended that the outfit emphasizes his disability, so he writes a letter of complaint..   A week passes and he receives another parcel and note:  Dear Sir,  Sorry about the previous parcel. Please find enclosed a monk's habit. The long robe will cover your wooden leg and  with your bald head you will really look the part.  The man is really incandescent with rage now, because the company  has gone from emphasizing his wooden leg to drawing attention to his bald head. So he writes a really strong letter of complaint.   A few days later he gets a very small parcel from the company with the accompanying letter:  Dear Sir,  Please find enclosed a tin of Golden Syrup.  We suggest you pour the tin of Golden Syrup over your bald head, let it harden, then stick your wooden leg up your a**e  and go as a toffee apple.  
  10. [:P] OMG     PSML [:$][:$] (Just waiting for my mum and her bar of carbolic soap!!!)[+o(]
  11. Ummm !! Sweets, sounds Yummy. Sometimes there are 'comfort' foods that cannot be improved on. Whenever I'm in France I always hope that 'confit de canard ' is on the menu. If nothing else takes my fancy, then (hopefully) that is the one dish that cannot be ruined.[:D] Idun, Corned beef always used to be in the cupboard as a stop gap, but having seen the price of it lately, it seems to be a luxury item.[:-))]
  12. 'Nellie the Elephant' is also suitable, and may be easier to remember. (It is for me )[:D] http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/dec/15/songs-to-counter-cardiac-arrest                          
  13. Happy New Year to all. For those in  the U.K  2 hours and counting. For my friends in France 3 hours [:D] Hope 2012 fulfills all your wishes.
  14. [quote user="sweet 17"]I wouldn't give the designated driver more than a thimbleful at most [:)][/quote] Definately not for the faint-hearted. I've tried both Calvados and Poire William, and can only liken it to paint stripper.[+o(] On a positive note, both are useful in cooking, especially with pork in a creme fraiche sauce.
  15. [quote user="Benjamin"]Humph!   [:@] No English language button I see.  [:P] [/quote]   If you're in the U.K. this is the link.[geek] http://www.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/xchg/SID-F56AB34D-458955EB/lidl_uk/hs.xsl/index.htm
  16. Used to love 'bopping' to this. [:D] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5Z6sNCMvhc Edit; Ooops, internet so slow I posted twice.[8-|]
  17. Used to love 'bopping' to this. [:D] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5Z6sNCMvhc
  18. Not really a Christmas song, but the sentiments are there. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pWDp-cbKX4&feature=related
  19. Hope your turkey is oven ready.[Www] http://www.completefrance.com/cs/forums/2643155/ShowPost.aspx
  20. Hoki, so(le) is there a batter plaice to go?[:D][:D]  
  21. Not for the faint hearted[:D] A man walks into a pharmacy and wanders up and down the aisles. The sales girl notices him and asks him if she can help him. He answers that he is looking for a box of tampons for his wife.   She directs him to the correct aisle.   A few minutes later he deposits a huge bag of cottonwool balls and a ball of string on the counter.   She looks at him confused, and says,  Sir I thought you were looking for some tampons for your wife?'   He answers 'You see it's like this. Yesterday I sent my wife to the store to get me a packet of cigarettes, and she came back with a tin of tobacco and some rolloing papers, cause it's soooooo much cheaper. So I figure if I have to roll my own...... so does she'[:-))]
  22. How does the old adage go? "Don't do as I did, do as I say"   [:$]   [:D]  
  23. I cheated and bought it. (As long as it's not quiche, omelette or boiled it's fine)
  24. I think it depends which ferry you're on. Haven't travelled with BF for a few years.I last travelled with LD lines and everything (perfumes, confectionary etc) was in one shop.
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