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Everything posted by NickP

  1. I will ignore your sneering comment, after all it's just a cheap shot. Get back in your barrel.
  2. For me because after 52 years of marriage I trust my wife, an ex tutor Nurse more than someone in a pharmacy.
  3. I had my 5th Co-vid jab and flue jab the same day, a couple of weeks ago. My wife just asked a local Pharmacy and they gave me and her an appointment. Hers was only flue as I have a child bride. πŸ₯° Normally we collect the flue jab and my wife a retired nurse does the necessary not only for me but often our friends and neighbours. We wore masks at our appointment out of respect for the Nurse.
  4. I'm not or ever have been a Liz Truss fan but, I'm appalled by the vitriolic attacks by the British Media, I think they have forced her into very unwise decisions, and the support from some of the members of her own party who obviously believed the propaganda didn't help. I wonder who next they will continue to heap their hate on in a bid to increase their ever decreasing circulation figures.
  5. " Sorry I don't do social media" Ah OK, so what is this forum then? Personally, I never said I'm an Instagram fan, in fact I don't use it at all, so I'm sorry I can't enlighten you, but why would I? I was just asking for facts instead of maybe's or might be.
  6. "Allegedly, perhaps not" any chance of real facts?
  7. A French cheese factory has exploded: All that is left is De Brie
  8. No other country in the world does pageantry with style as well as the British, The Scots have put on a fantastic show and it ain't over yet.
  9. While I agree with the bag of sugar quote, we've lived quiet happily with 100ft of river bank at the end of our garden for 18 years. Each too his own I suppose.
  10. My wife received her letter yesterday, its in two parts, first one, you photo-copy your UK licence, both sides and attach the copies to the letter, this you keep to show the police if they ask for them. Second one, you send back along with your original UK licence. Its alleged you then wait a long time for your French permis. πŸ˜„
  11. We have just filled up with Diesel at 1.68 a litre at a Total garage on our way back from Le Mans, down the road in SuperU it was 1.98 I've been checking for heating oil a we need to top up for the winter, but so far no drop in price since yesterday. Last time we filled up in October 2021 it was 1.105 a litre, at the minute they are quoting 1.60 a litre
  12. Aldi always seems very chaotic in France so we tend to use Lild which is excellent. In the UK we find Aldi has a better range of products.
  13. It does seem that in France you are more likely to be randomly breathalysed than the UK. In the UK you usually have to be committing a traffic offense , where as in France they can just stop anybody for no reason at all. I've been stopped and breathalysed in France 3 times, all negative. I'm a bit paranoid about driving and drinking, in fact when we get invited to friends etc. for a BBQ or drinks, I always take a couple of my own non alcohol beers. P.S I've never been breathalysed in the UK.
  14. Everything has been terrible apart from black currants and red currants, no plumbs, Mirabelles, very few cherries, grapes are very small and looking a bit greyish. Cox apples are very small, Bramleys are smaller than usual and getting chewed to death by wasps etc. I've spent well on Coca-cola traps but although they are getting plenty of insects, it looks as though they can't keep up with the onslaught. Oh Toms and chillies are doing OK as they get watered, about the only thing that does as the well has dried up. No veggies at all this year ground is too hard to dig.
  15. For UK retirees like us with S1 forms the UK pays France for our health care. Friends of ours who are in the house selling market say lot's of Brits are moving back to the UK. All brits who owned houses or lived in France pre-Brexit and take up residence get a CDS if they apply for one. Second home owners have no right to a CDS, they can stay longer than the 90/180 with a visa. Incidentally the ETIAS scheme for the Schengen area has been delayed till November 2023
  16. Bad wild-fire in Lavardin in the Loir et Cher 40 hectares burnt out, some people evacuated from their homes, fortunately nobody suffered any injuries or burns and no houses damaged. We are 6 or 7 kilometres from them and everywhere is like a tinder box. when I walk over what is left of the grass in our garden it crunches and sounds like walking on snow. Take care people .
  17. I just tried to add a post in leisure, congratulating the wonderful England women's football team. You cant select which topic you wish to use. Are the powers to be German by any chance? πŸ˜‚
  18. Sad that the forum is in a bit of a mess at the moment, lets hope they sort out.
  19. So sensible of you. Why oh why, do people rush on the first weekend of school holidays to head for the tunnel or Dover? OK this year was a little worse as the French border control were I think, playing games. What the French should realise is, that the holiday makers help pay their wages and help the French economy. Still it's madness to try to travel on these weekends.
  20. I guess that it's Mr Macron. Although I'm I'm not sure what stp has to do with it? Urban dictionary: stp, stand to pee. 😊 😊
  21. Sad to hear this, as I think a those of us who are left are fearing this could happen. Unfortunately, most of the older generation don't do Facebook. It would be a crying shame if this site did stop as over the years as you said, it has been very helpful and even great fun at times, e.g. Grumpy Norman in his barrel. So how about starting one Lehaut if the worst should happen, if you do I'd follow it. I hope that thought doesn't put you off. 😊☺️
  22. I think you should take a look at your own head ware my friend. Dear oh dear.
  23. Sounds like normal social media fare, the drop out could be for a variety of reasons. Are you setting up a list if so please inform us of our status according to you. πŸ˜ƒ πŸ˜ƒ
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