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  1. I am also guilty of not having made my wishes known, and I should know better. Having to second guess what the OH wanted was a bit of a minefield. So for me, It'll have to be the simplest box, 'cos I'll be cremated.  I'll leave a choice of songs/readings that have some meaning to my children. I don't want any ostentatious floral tributes. I'd like to have the same number of single blooms as I have children and grandchildren. (Donations always welcome to the RNLI). Followed by a picnic either by the sea, or green field. Best go and do some writing before it's too late.[:D]
  2. I think I would be very wary about importing 'English' foods to France. There are some companys who are able to deliver UK food from major suppliers at a very competative price. I have to admit I never used them so cannot vouch for them, but I do know of people who have bulk buyed to offset the cost of delivery. When I have seen 'English food' I have not bought anything as. the price seemed to be too expensive. I tended to rely on Family and Friends, or adapted my palate to suit my new life. Sorry to be negative, but fore-warned is fore-armed.  
  3. Me to nectarine. Just googled and can't believe they were formed in 1965!!! Where have the years gone. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehJNw-T3gpo
  4. 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.    
  5. Thanks for the info. Let shredding begin.[:D]
  6. I'm having a massive turn out and have discovered Utility Bills/Bank Statements  etc relating from the time we bought our house in 2002 until I sold it in 2008 and returned to the UK. Before I get 'shredder-happy' how long do I need to keep them. Many thanks.
  7. [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]
  8. 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/
  9. Such fun designing a kitchen, but so many variables. [:-))] I know you said you wanted to get rid of your cooker, but what will you replace it with. Have you thought of a built in oven at waist height. Three of my  houses have had kitchens with these, and whilst they took up space, it saved having to bend down to take things in and out of the oven. Would definately have an induction hob. Lidl and Aldi often have small portable ones on promo at about 35 euros. You could buy one and see how you get on with it, before splashing out a large one. (TBH I very rarely use more than 2 rings at any one time, as I have a steamer etc.) One of the mistakes I made in my present kitchen was to have a plate rack in one of the wall units. If it could have been fitted behind a door it would have been perfect. As it is it's a dust trap, and very hard to clean between the slats.[:(] Look forward to your progress reports.[:)]
  10. 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]
  11. 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]  
  12. [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]
  13. 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.  
  14. 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(]
  15. 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.  
  16. [:P] OMG     PSML [:$][:$] (Just waiting for my mum and her bar of carbolic soap!!!)[+o(]
  17. 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.[:-))]
  18. '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                          
  19. 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.
  20. [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.
  21. [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
  22. Used to love 'bopping' to this. [:D] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5Z6sNCMvhc Edit; Ooops, internet so slow I posted twice.[8-|]
  23. Used to love 'bopping' to this. [:D] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5Z6sNCMvhc
  24. Not really a Christmas song, but the sentiments are there. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pWDp-cbKX4&feature=related
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