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  1. While I completely understand the 'sick to the stomach' feeling  people have expressed, I don't understand the surprise/shock. It's not as though this is the first (or last) time someone has been so vile/brutal in acting out either their own demented  'desires'  or 'urges' let alone  those acts done on behalf of an 'organisation' in the not distant past...think about the mutilation of children in Rwanda as a relatively recent example. Things as horrifying/disgusting as this have always happened: we are just exposed to them more these days. There is no massive upturn in this sort of tragic and horrible event, done in this case by someone who appears to have been deranged. We just get to know about it so quickly. What sometimes gets me, is that we gasp with horror at each most recent 'story', and then quickly move along to the next; there are so many to choose from.[:'(]  
  2. I noticed he was a leftie too, albeit when he stated 'I'm a leftie, get used to it...' to about 1,000 reporters as he signed a document on the day of his inauguration. I'm glad no one* had really noted it before. I certainly hadn't but there are those people who think being a 'leftie' indicates something terrible, still.[:-))][;-)]     *barring deranged conspiracy theorists, that is.  
  3. [quote user="josa"]Kick it out or love it - but FGS make some sort of decision - how do some people get through life?[/quote] Josa, did you see the picture of the dog?  [;-)] (I don't want to spoil it for anyone)
  4. I think the word we are looking for is 'HOT'.[:-))]  
  5. [quote user="NormanH"] Of course I will.It shows that I am the only person who has understood the situation . [/quote] I doubt that. I would guess it shows you're the only one posting who views complex personal relationships/situations such as Alma described as some sort of financial contract? 
  6. [quote user="sweet 17"]Wooly and 5-e, with you two, one can literally MDR...[/quote] OMG!!![:'(] Eh well, at least we won't have to listen to you carping on about your chateau....[:P]  
  7. [quote user="Russethouse"] I saw this the the day after it had been televised - sadly the words used were Sarah Palins own ![/quote] (my bold) Yes, and apparently this is the first time an 'impersonator' on SNL have ever done this. The fact that Tina Fey did, and it was so funny, says far more about Sarah Palin than it does about Ms Fey's or the writers' talents.[:'(][:D]  I think that was just on one or two occasions though. It's well worth rooting around for the others, which are more imaginative but still horribly credible.
  8.  [quote user="Kingdingaling"] Or This is a wind-up because everyone loves a moan (negativity) and will get a response! Time this post was put to bed. [/quote] Time you went to bed, matey![:D] You 'got' Sweet17 wrong, in my opinion.[:)] ETA: I 'moan' and am 'negative' - Sweet isn't moany, and doesn't tend to be negative, in my experience, but what do I know? [Www][:D]
  9. [quote user="sweet 17"] Tress, you're right, I should really move not too far away.  We have a lovely doctor and nice friends... Why, have you anywhere specific in mind, Tress? [/quote] Nowhere specific, Sweet, but I do think being near Bordeaux is a big plus, and if you have established friendships and other significant relationships, well, those are big (huge?) 'plusses' too, perhaps more important than the physical location?. I would be very wary of moving far, far away under the circumstances you describe. I think if I was you, and I was generally happy, I'd look around for a more suitable house nearer to 'home'.  Then again, Saintes is such a nice place. It has a really nice 'feel' to it. I feel very comfortable in Saintes in a way I don't feel in Cognac, Pons, or St Jean D'Angely (which are all really nice places to visit).  There's some really nice countryside around Saintes and St Jean (not so much near to Pons). It's nowhere near as pretty overall as Dordogne, but here winter temperatures are milder, and we can get to the sea easily. I like to be able to get to the ocean easily, all year round, and I can.[:D]
  10. Sweets if you're worried about the cold in the winter why are you thinking about Dordogne? It's flipping freezing there!  I know this because I have been there in the winter. I was worried I wouldn't be able to get home, what with all the snow and ice.[:'(] If you don't like your house then I understand you wanting to move, but why not stay in Charente Maritime?
  11. [quote user="Ron Avery"]Driving, Complete French postbag, are these because people are editing posts made two and three years ago?[/quote] Yep.[:)]  
  12. [quote user="woolybanana"]Tressy and Sweet 17, I sent you both dozens but you never replied.[:P][/quote] Well, I can't speak for Sweets...and I won't even speak for myself on this occasion.[:-))][;-)]
  13. I haven't had them for ages - I mean at least a year - even though I subscribed for pm alerts. It's only now the rest of you are catching up with me. Always ahead of the game, me.[:D][:-))][;-)]
  14. [quote user="Lisleoise"]You spelt Bordeaux wrong [:P][/quote] [:D] How did you fix it Chris?  The 'e' does still look a bit different. Will it 'weather' the same as the rest of the sign?
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