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just john

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  1. Would it be more to her taste with a spoonful of Creme de cassis?[:D], though I prefer Mure with Kir royal.
  2. [quote user="crossy67"]  they end up in the sink.   [/quote] in the sink! in the sink!! I don't beeelieve it!!!
  3. They will struggle to achieve much of a success rate to live based on their religion, What happened to consent forms on entering hospital?
  4. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bargain-gite-holiday-in-France-any-week-in-July-/190694299476?pt=UK_Tickets_Travel_Accommodation_ET&hash=item2c66441754    
  5. [quote user="Chancer"] And now I know where to go to find them!!! [/quote] Avignon, or Ile de la Barthelasse peut etre?[Www]
  6. [quote user="woolybanana"] OK, I don't like her. She makes me cringe. And when she starts slagging off women who stay at home for a few years to bring up their kids,  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/cherie-blair-attacks-yummy-mummies-who-choose-children-over-careers-7869160.html [/quote] Perhaps you could recommend she visits the doctor in Glasgow . . . Woman goes to the Doctor in Glasgae, worried about WB's irritation with her. The Doc asks: "What's the problem, Morag?" The woman says: "Weeell Doctor Cameron, I dinae know what to do. Every time ma WB comes home, he's irritable." The Doctor says: "Aye, well... I have a real good cure for that. When WB arrives home irritable, just take a wee glass of water and start swishing it in your mouth. Just swish and swish but don't swallow it until he goes to bed and is sound asleep." Two weeks later she comes back to the doctor looking fresh and reborn. She says: "Doctor that was brilliant! Evrae time WB came home irritable, I swished with water. I swished an' swished, and he didnae get irritable once! Tell me Doc...wha's the secret? How's the water do that?" The Doctor says: "Morag hen, it's really nae big secret. The water does bugger all - it's keeping your mouth shut that does the trick..."
  7. [quote user="NormanH"]I rather prefer Dylan Thomas Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.  [/quote] Good choice Normy, this was one of the readings at my wifes funeral . . . I'm sure you'll all be aware of John Donne's poem No man is an island, Entire of itself. Each is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. As well as if a promontory were. As well as if a manner of thine own Or of thine friend's were. Each man's death diminishes me, For I am involved in mankind. Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.  
  8. [quote user="Russethouse"]  On the other hand I can't say I'm that I'm that impressed with Cameron myself............[8-)][/quote] C'mon RH give the boy his due, he's still wet behind the ears, still time to come good, and he's at least too good to be mentioned in the same sentence as the Balls of Balls [+o(]  
  9. [quote user="NormanH"] Surely what offends one person may amuse another. [/quote] Quite So Normy, [quote user="NormanH"] I suffer more than most from insults because of my views which tend to be different from those of many posters, but I never take offence.  [/quote] Not too paranoid then[:)] [quote user="NormanH"]  In fact am often amused by the feebleness of the efforts.[:)] [/quote] Damned with faint praise . . .  
  10. Isn't that Carrefour's biggest loss leader?
  11. I had problems with a stihl, the one everyone advised 'must have', UK main agent service didn't cure the starting and running problem and by that time I was en France, so the local guy checked it over, pointed out a few things the main service had not done and returned it 'fine'; unfortunately it wasn't, exactly the same and I needed it so returned it to the local guy who tried again, this time a miniscule perforation was found in the diaphragm and replaced. Subsequently started and ran fine, in reality these things have a cause and can ultimately be rectified when recognised. Incidentally the local guy used a 'Go', not necessarily the best. but as he put it, cheap enough to buy two.
  12. [quote user="Chancer"] I do miss the forum of old.[/quote] I find it best not to bite if my humour is a bit put out, or take a dram and rejoin the fray. The forum has become a bit like pasteurised milk, safer perhaps, but not particularly palatable and not preferred by so many; without the many missing characters and those pushing the envelope, bordering on boring, Come the revolution![:D]  
  13. I can confirm that they offer a 10% discount to over 60's on phone bookings only, though for us after the first trip we found Newhaven was a nightie to get to and from, so back to Portsmouth.
  14. [quote user="sweet 17"] Wouldn't you know, TQ, I have a property between Angoulême and Bordeaux (one hour to each place and one hour to the estuary) and, although not yet on the market, have been thinking about it now it's summer and there is a lot of grass to cut! [/quote] Don't forget Sweet's; bun in the oven, coffee pot on, fresh flowers on the table[Www]  
  15. Good choice![8-|] though I'd advise nearer the former than the latter, 16 beautiful (affordable) Charente; any particular reason to upsticks?  
  16. [quote user="cooperlola"] people who could not or would not delegate any responsibility, for fear that the person who followed them would either make a mess of it, or encroach upon their little bit of turf. [/quote] Human nature realistically, especially in the old monopolies, Civil service, LEA, the list goes on . . . [quote user="cooperlola"]   If we want businesses to grow, thrive and change, then we need new blood mixed with the old. [/quote] Absolutely, though I would have included the word competent in there somewhere, and unlikely to slot young new bloods into majority of posts vacated by retirees surely? [quote user="cooperlola"]  the departments I ran in my working life have not collapsed in a heap because I left.  If you leave a job and take knowlege with you without imparting it to those who work for you, then that reflects badly on you, imho, not on those you leave behind. [/quote] Ahh, would that it were possible to replace competent knowledgeable people with the young bloods straight out of college, usually there is a less productive period inbetween that being possible . . .
  17. [quote user="cooperlola"]  bonkers to pay young people dole money so that old f*rts can stay in their jobs for a bit longer.    [/quote] From experience one does not necessarily follow the other, the old f*rt may be the most pedantic old job's worth that you think you'll be pleased to see the back of, but at the end of the day his work is satisfactorily done; when he finally shuffles orft, a few interviews with bright young things later you realise the depth of ability and experience is missing even in the most arrogant graduate, despite their opinion that they can single handedly replace him (and you for that matter) just doesn't happen; even after optimistically taking them on you discover that they need years of training and experience. Once around this block leads the employer avoiding retraining programmes they can't afford; searching around for the experienced people who are already safely esconced somewhere. Young guys still unemployed and waiting to find the elusive company able to train and take the long term view, but that cycle has already been broken. Except of course flipping burgers at maccy d's . . .  
  18. Yesterday at Portland Bill the sea was boiling, and looked ominous, if not as spectacular as the Mail's, at least. . . I was there![8-|] [IMG]http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh166/classic69_72/PortlandBillboilingsea2.jpg[/IMG]
  19. I wonder if her maj will take up Hula after Grace Jones at the Concert - Bizarre[:D]  
  20. [quote user="Christine Animal"] or zis   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBVbW4700uE   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8MzQxz3PYQ  made your link live Frederick (I hope).   [/quote] [:D][:D][:P][:D][:P][:D][:D][:P][:D][:P]
  21. [quote user="pouyade"]Sebo - we have 3 all working well at 25, 20 and 10 years old respectively, with regular tlc obviously. Spare parts v easy to get - brushes, filters etc - and easy to fit. Pouyade[/quote] I second that, my Sebo is a mere 12 years old and still going strong with no tlc required, recommended as the one to have by  johnlewis.Sebo  
  22. [quote user="Rose"][quote user="just john "]Gosh! Kitty & Rose posting! Almost like old times ;-)[/quote] ahhh - have you missed us [:D] (p.s. thanks Britgirl) [/quote] Certainly have, stuck in the UK trying to finish an over-running project, all work and not much play, can't wait to get to a few musical soiree's en France  in or out of a street party!
  23. Amongst the projects lying around, last year I had a couple of trees felled ready to mature, one oak, and one Walnut, I have a couple of (american) books on building garden furniture but not immediately to hand [:)], anyway lots on t'internet, heres one - http://www.buildeazy.com/park-bench-imp-1.html good luck[:D]  
  24. [quote user="You can call me Betty"] NOT ONE could identify or name any of the following: David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Ed Milliband, Boris Johnson, Ken Livingstone, The 3 main UK political parties. Incidentally, these are not holiday home owners here in the UK, they're permanent residents with jobs who pay UK taxes. They're also ALL very fluent in English. [/quote] Need to know basis[:P]
  25. Gosh! Kitty & Rose posting! Almost like old times ;-)
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