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  1. Hence the medical advice to notify DVLA and not drive until after treatment, (though no licence is required for disabled scooters as far as I'm aware, so presumably no need to notify DVLA in that instance, but I always give scooters a wide berth just in case[:D])
  2. Not the best way to follow on internet but refuse to pay those people at Sky (those people just suck all the juice out of things) Go Jense! What a great start to the season :-)
  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hzxjNiOdaI and the longer version . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfM6nRVBvGs [:P]
  4. forgot to mention the important bit, that you should notify DVLA when diagnosed and not drive . . .
  5. OSAS (Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome) is more common than many realise, typically an overweight, middle aged, male snorer, (not always, nor me I hasten add, though I have witnessed it[:)]) symptoms, are that breathing stops for short spells when asleep, relaxed throat muscles cause an obstruction to the airflow in the throat lasting for periods of 10-20 seconds. General measures are to lose weight and stop drinking alcohol 6hrs before bed . . .  easy to say[:D]
  6. [quote user="Val_2"]  stupid health and safety regs[/quote] Some rules beggar belief, an some are there to be broken (en france . . . ignored)
  7. [quote user="cooperlola"] I'm a country girl and always will be.   I guess once I can't drive any more I'll end up in a town. [/quote] Having previously read this thread, these two comments keep coming back to me, I too was a country boy, teenage years walking misty mornings in country lanes and summer afternoons on hilltops, all changed as soon as I could drive and towns earnt me my living but took away the peace I remember, part of the reason for spending my leisure and retirement in rural France; but it is the car (or rarely the bike) that has enabled this for me, and of course with the cost of fuel or being unable to drive that will remove the more rural locations and send me back to a town, albeit a smaller one next time.[8-|]
  8. You don't need to apologise for going on Val 2, although my experience was in UK, it was just after our normal trip to France so I for one was interested in your detail, it is strange just how far the effects ripple out to the wider family.
  9. [quote user="cooperlola"] Sadly, Norman, the Mulsanne Straight is definately a "voie publique".[:)][/quote]   Bien, alors qui est d'empêcher quelqu'un d'épandage des cendres?[Www]
  10. [quote user="Pommier"]I read somewhere that burial is more eco friendly than cremation. Is that true? I think I'd prefer one of those woodland burials where you're buried in a cardboard coffin with a tree planted on top, but are there such things in France, and are they dearer than the cheapest send-off? (and is cremation still the cheapest?) [/quote] Having lost both my wife and daughter to Cancer, I have witnessed the trauma that having to write a will that you know will be enacted within a few months can cause, so mine is done. As for the funerals well they were mostly for the people left behind and I believe they should have the most say, but if it were down to me; . . .  so there I am in my willow casket with the JCB booked to dig out the hole for the pear tree on my own foreign field in France (assuming he can get deep enough through the limestone that is a few feet below the soil[Www]). . . is this possible, what arrangements are required for a burial on your own land? ps I do like the idea of having the coffin placed at 45degrees to enable me to continue to enjoy the view[8-|]
  11. Everything will be alright in the end, and, if it is not alright, then it is not the end - The best exotic marigold hotel
  12. Exciting stuff, makes one glad to be British eh! err sorry, - european . . . Emanuele[:)]
  13. I could be opening a bag of worms but . . . Man or Muppet[:D]
  14. I like my cake and eat it, so spring and summer in rural France suits me fine, it is a bit shut in the winter though when the comfort of an English town calls [;-)] edit: FFS, the comments have more sense than the articles[:P]  
  15. Reasonably safe perhaps since 'Dog' doesn't seem to be around[Www]
  16. A great site Normy, I loved the panorama treatment, and it looks a lovely spot to be, certainly a reason to be cheerful, it's a wonderful life eh . . . and it reminded me of this rosy poem. Leisure - W. H. Davies WHAT is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare?— No time to stand beneath the boughs, And stare as long as sheep and cows: No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass: No time to see, in broad daylight, Streams full of stars, like skies at night: No time to turn at Beauty's glance, And watch her feet, how they can dance: No time to wait till her mouth can Enrich that smile her eyes began? A poor life this if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.
  17. [quote user="britgirl"] 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 [/quote] Could have been worse, I do cabins only now on overnight crossings, on a previous trip, cabins were fully booked and we booked sleeper seats, only to discover that they are not actually reserved, but on a first come served basis. Consequently, first on board dumped a coat and bag in the 'best[blink]' seats; nonetheless we found a couple and started to snooze only to be woken at bar closing time when a few drunks returned to find their 'reservations' cancelled and started to rip each others lungs out, (in polite language, actual used was much more of a capital oath). - Wife sat on the floor, head on seat, trembling, no-one got back to sleep. Despite several blokes trying to halt the altercation, it ran until they were exhausted, and despite the adage that women are better at stopping fights, none attempted to. edit (nor did any of the staff, who disappeared )[:@]
  18. [quote user="Chancer"] any more than does daring to have a libido at an age where for others it is but a memory makes someone guilty.[/quote] Are you're speaking for yourself Chance?, otherwise an ageist  besmirchment for others approaching the third age . . .[6]
  19. BLONDE SICK LEAVE : 'I won't be able to come to work today!!!'   Brigitte calls into work and says, 'Chantal, I won't be able to come to work today, I feel really sick . Got headache, stomach ache and legs hurt, I can't come to work.' The boss Chantal says, 'You know something, Brigitte, I really need you today. When I feel sick like you do, I go to my husband and tell him I feel like Sex. That makes everything better before I go to work. You try that.' Two hours later Brigitte calls again. 'I do what you say and I feel great. I be at work soon......... You got a really nice house and husband!!!  
  20. Pricey for perfection perhaps, but through the programme and possibly others, the origins of the perfection is presented [:P]
  21. Dogs look up to us, cats look down on us, pigs treat us as equals . . . Winston [:)]
  22. [quote user="cooperlola"][quote user="Théière"] Bumped into her twice? [;-)] [/quote]And bisous-ed me four times (a la Sarthe!) Band was on form so a good evening was had by all. Great to see you and BG, John, hope you got home safe.  We did - just. I think the guy in the Audi whose nose we nealy knocked off might have had heart failure though.[Www]  The thaw is beginning but sadly we had a dusting of snow which has frozen in some places so I can't safely get out today as we're a bit remote here.  Looking good for Ascot on Saturday, though. [/quote] We could have bumped again but for your date with Colonel Sanders [Www] No problem getting home listening to the new CD, except for the biddy's doing 40 in a 60 limit; isn't it annoying how the BMW's sit on the crown wondering about their rear wheel drive grip, until you overtake the line and then they are on a god given mission to thrash past you; we came back via the coast and lovely it was too.[:)]
  23. No need for double posts, if only the delete button worked.
  24. Enjoyed the concert, and bumped into Coops looking good, gave her a hug and bisous (as you do)[:D]
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