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  1. Hi Will,

        it worked for us, we are in the Lot and the 'English speaking branch' (their own words, not mine) is in Rodez which I believe is in the Aveyron so in that case yes, cross border communication worked, they helped us out with a problem that we had at the time with Tiscali.

    good luck & best regards

    Dave

  2. Hi Beryl,

        if your bank is (or will be) Credit Agricole then you can Email the 'English Speaking Branch' using this address it is in Rodez, which I think is the Aveyron and they are very helpful and will contact your local branch for you, it is very useful in the beginning when perhaps your language skills may leave you struggling to fully undertsand.  Good luck.

    [email protected]

    sorry but you will need to copy/cut & paste

    best regards

    Dave

  3. Hi all,

       interesting about your Dad Twinkle, I went to hear Man at the Roundhouse sometime in the 70's, they were very good and had John(?) Cippolina playing with them with these amazing chrome horn speakers (only way I can describe them! I have 'Man - Be Good To Yourself' on my HD if anyone is interested PM me, OK. I read of this site,have searched to see if this has come up before but found no reference so here it is:

    http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/

    it has a 'concert vault (you have to coplete a very simple registration process then you can stream live concert audio from 100's of old concerts by bands as diverse as 'Flock of Sea Gulls' to 'Mother's of Invention' unfortunately Twinkle there is nothing from Man but they are adding to the list. I have posted here because the list includes Muddy Waters and BB King. It is possible to record the audio but you will need some other software that is available here as a trial version (fully working)

    http://www.polderbits.com/download-sound-recorder-uk.htm

    You can read up on Wolfgang but basically he bought a load of archive tapes and has had them remastered for the internet and he maintains that he is broadcasting them as a radio stream and is paying the royalties due for that but some of the Bands are saying that he really needs their permissions others are quite happy that this music has come to light, so there is a row brewing and maybe in the future it may not be free. Go have a listen while you can. You will need to be on a high speed connection I think to stream the audio successfully.[:D]

    best regards

    Dave

  4. Thanks Hoddy,

          yes I remember the smell of all those different varieties.MMmmmm! Would be nice alongside the roasting pig of Verviale's, looks really nice.[:D]

    best regards

    Dave

  5. Nice to have all those old photo's, in the original is it possible to make out the 'insert' or is it perfect? Looks great from here, nice one.[:)]

    best regards

    Dave

  6. No problem,

      Nothing ventured, Nothing gained, I will keep looking around to see if there is a solution, it is always such a shame to lose photographs in that way. Don't discard the disc just yet.

    best regards

    Dave

  7. [IMG]http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g130/dago49/27-04-200316-13-42.jpg[/IMG]

    St Aubin de Nabirat strawberry fete April 2006, all the ladies of the area make a portion(s) of the pastry base and then on the morning of the fete it is assembled and the strawberries are added.

    best regards

    Dave

  8. Hopefully in the right section, not a pet or wildlife so have settled for Frenchlife

     Shot in the Auvergne May 2005.

    [IMG]http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g130/dago49/24-05-200410-10-32Medium.jpg[/IMG]

    "He went that way mate"[:D]

    best regards

    Dave

  9. HI again Jon,

          I was just on the Garmin site and there are several models, have you got a reccomendation, like which models is yours and would you want to change it?

    best regards

    Dave

    By the way I think Big Brother is already here in France, if you have ever noticed as you have driven along the autoroute the big roadside signs that advertise the travel radio station using LED cells or something, well one day as we were plodding along at around 120kph (van) a car flashed by us and on the roadside sign that we were just passing the message changed to 140kph and then a car registration number that was the actual car that had flashed by, since then I have seen the same thing only this time the message was that Reg Number so and so travelling too close, keep your distance. Now how is that done? I am not talking about the signs as you approach the tolls that warn of your speed. Has anyone else ever seen that, or am I going crazy?[:'(]

  10. Jon,

      from what you said about taking your garmin for walks, does that mean it can give location even in the boonies, I ask because when our son came last year in a car equipped with a GPS thing it showed us as in the middle of.....nothing and could only ever suggest driving to the nearest mainroad to relocate the sattelite, or something like that! Sounds like a useful tool.

    best regards

    Dave

  11. Hi WJT,

          sorry to hear that, nothing worse. I had a look around and found this, it is free and who knows may even work. If you decide to try it then I suggest setting a restore point before installing it, this way you can roll back to before the installation if the software causes problems, as I think Fluffy said once, "we are talking Microsoft here" apologies in advance if I have mis-qoted you Fluffy (can't used to that yet) Good luck WJT, if I can find anything else that is of use the I will re-post here.[:)]

    best regards

    Dave

    http://www.topshareware.com/CD-Reader-download-36680.htm

  12. Gary did I make the pic too big, I have seen your post re sizing and have tried...[geek]

    best regards

    Dave

  13. [IMG]http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g130/dago49/Old-Bikes.jpg[/IMG]

    Hopefully you are not going to ask me what these are...well I did say that I like bikes, I didn't say I knew anything about them....[:D]

    This was taken last summer at the Salviac Fete when they had demonstrations of old crafts/machinery at al, a very nice day was had by all.

    best regards

    Dave

  14. Brive are worth watching, they play Montauban at home (I think) on saturday 6th

    http://www.cabrivecorreze.com/

    best regards

    Dave

  15. Thanks for all the advice, I have had a look and may well enrol in a Direct Access 5 day course, I will need to pass a theory test and I just had a free online trial here, I passed with 33 out of 35, maybe you bikers out there should go and have a go. It was quite easy, although the ones I got wrong were 50/50 answers for me.[:D]

    http://www.theory-tests.co.uk/home/

    best regards

    Dave

  16. I know what you mean re: training, a few years ago now I got on my nephews Yamaha Virago to ride it up the lane near his home in Stafford, last time I had ridden anything it was my vespa when I was 16.....well I took off, first in one direction then overcorrected and headed to the other ditch...finally got it in a straight line, all the time my nephew was running up the lane shouting.."don't hurt my bike" Glad that you have recovered well and are not put off by the experience[:)] i was just about to check out a couple of sites for training reccommended by 'bigbear'[;-)] and Tresco when I saw your post, I now think it will be my goal to get the training at least, I have followed some of the rideouts on BobT's web log and I can see there is a lot of fun to be had out there.

    best regards

    Dave

  17. Really nice Christine, you are lucky to have them still[:)]

    best regards

    Dave

  18. Nice pictures peeps[:D]

    best regards

    Dave

  19. Bu**er

    thanks Tresco[:)]

    best regards

    Dave

  20. Hi,

       I know nothing about motorbikes except that I like them a lot, I wanted to buy one of these 'Harley' lookalikes at only 125cc so that I can ride it on my Car license (am I wrong?) My son in the UK who has had big fast bikes says that I will be frustrated with it after about a week but I don't want to use it for tearing up the motorway but just to poodle around the lanes on and polish it and dream that it was a really big bike. I have to add that I was once a mod and had a Vespa SS 180 but never got round to taking my test and I don't think I have the language to pass a test here in France for somethig bigger. I think I sound like a sad old sod[:D]

    best regards

    Dave

  21. [quote user="Ejc"]Thanks for your concern Will - but we've done our homework, I will be working for a french company, paying tax etc  all above board - but will be home based most of the time and over half the team I'm joining are native English speakers - so my business french will at least get a more gentle break in.[/quote]

    good luck Ej, being employed rather than 'self' employed is really the best start that you can have.[:)]

    best regards

    Dave

  22. Hi Yvonne,

    Courrier d'Entreprise à Distribution EXceptionnelle it is used mainly by companies that receive and send out large volumes of mail.

    best regards

    Dave[:)]

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