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  1. 17 minutes ago, anotherbanana said:

    If this measure is held up it is most likely to be the Catholic Right which remains opposed to any such measure and will use all their behind the scenes power to block it.

    Well they would, wouldn't they, after all it is an obscure organisation whose leader refers to gay men as 'faggots'.

    When I catch a glimpse of the Grim ReaperđŸ§™â€â™‚ïž on the horizon, I'll be on the first plane to Switzerland, knocking, not on heaven's door but, that of Dignitas. ⌛

  2. There is no history on here pre 23rd August 2004, the date a change of software was released, resulting in the loss of all previous posts and membership details.

    I did find this on Archant (previous owners/publishers)on Wikipedia:

    Consumer magazine publisher Market Link Publishing, now Archant Specialist, based in Essex was acquired by ECNG for £5 million in autumn 1999. Its titles now include Photography Monthly, Professional Photographer, Pilot, Sport Diver, Complete France, which sponsors a once popular, but failing French forum, French Property News, Living France, and France Property Shop. It also sponsors The France Show at Olympia and The French Property Exhibitions in London and Yorkshire

  3. 21 hours ago, betise said:

    I notice that you made no reference to how you would finance the deal.

    We informed the agent during our first visit to the property as to how we intended to fund the purchase. Cash, with no requirement for our present home to be sold or the necessity to acquire loans.

    Maybe I'm missing something here. The email contact with the agent was Une Offre d'Achat. The offer was accepted with this reply:

    The Names and Addresses of the 3 sellers. It was an Inheritance

    Ci-aprĂšs "le Vendeur",

    Déclare accepter sans réserve, purement et simplement, l'offre d'achat qui m'a été transmise par l'Agence FT
    Department and City location pour les biens situĂ©s Address of property to be purchased au prix de €in text and figures. Le montant des honoraires Ă  la charge du VENDEUR est de €in text and figures.
    Je reconnais que cette offre, comme son acceptation, ont été négociées par l'Agence, exploitée par la société Foncia
    Transaction France , titulaire d'un mandat de négociation

    No mention of funding was included in either correspondence.

    Any Clause Suspensive we wanted to be included would then be accepted or rejected by the sellers. If they are accepted, (we didn't request any)they would have been included within the Compromis de Vente along with a clause setting out the funding of the purchase etc, etc and signed.

    Within the Acte de Vente the following clause was included


    L’ACQUEREUR dĂ©clare avoir effectuĂ© le paiement du prix et des frais au moyen de ses fonds personnels.


  4. On 13/03/2024 at 14:24, Edel said:

    I'm just wondering if it's possible to negotiate/agree the price initially ourselves before getting a notaire involved)?

    Last Wednesday we signed an Acte de Vente for an appartment we intend to downsize too in the next couple of years.

    We originally made a verbal offer to the agent which was rejected and the sellers propsed a higher offer price which we rejected. The following day the agent accepted our original offer on behalf of the sellers and requested the offer to be made in writing. We declined the request to use the sellers notaire.

    This is an edited copy of the offer we made via email.

    Objet: offre d’achat au prix concernant un bien immobilier situĂ© à RĂ©sidence.... Full address.

    Madame, Monsieur,

    Nous souhaitons faire une offre d'achat pour RĂ©sidence ....Full address

    Les acquéreurs:

    Monsieur Full name, résidant à Full address, né Date andPlace of birth.

    Madame Full name, résidant à Full address, née Date and Place of birth.

    s’engagent Ă  acheter le bien immobilier dont les caractĂ©ristiques sont les suivantes :

    Appartement (avec terrace,garage et cellier)

    Full address


    xxx mÂČ, type x

    Notre offre d’achat s’élĂšve au prix de €xxxxxxx, offre text euros . ConformĂ©ment Ă  l’article 1583 du Code civil, le vendeur et l’acheteur sont rĂ©ciproquement engagĂ©s lorsqu’il y a un accord entre les deux parties sur la chose et le prix.

    Le prix mentionnĂ© dans cette offre vous sera versĂ© lors de la signature, chez le notaire, de l’acte authentique de vente.

    Dans l’attente d’une rĂ©ponse positive de votre part, nous vous prions, Madame, Monsieur, d’agrĂ©er l’expression de nos sentiments distinguĂ©s.

    Monsieur Full name et Madame Full name.

    The reason we included the terrace as a separate, independent plot was because the original purchasers/owners at the construction stage purchased the two top floor plots but only had an apartment constructed on one plot and the 2nd plot was constructed as a terrace but still retains its individual plot number.

    Do your research and your homework. Good Luck.

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  5. 2 hours ago, Le martin-pĂȘcheur said:

    The ubiquitous courgette

    Me too. Along with its fruit vegetable lookalike - Cucumber. đŸ€Ź

    I can feast on cauliflower florrets (with white sauce and cheese topping) but I only indulge in broccoli stems.

  6. An interesting and informative post.

    Interesting in so much that I was unaware of the existence of Wallace and these dual-purpose artefacts (looks and serving a usefulness). Certainly something to visit if in a nearby location.

    Informative by dispelling a 50+ year anomaly, for me, of the term "Wallace Collection".  You see, I always assumed that the name could be solely attributed to a 1960s band from Belgium who attained a certain amount of success throughout Europe during that 'pop' era.

    Perhaps some of you of a certain age here will recollect this number they performed.




  7. I would suggest that you glean your information from a wider source than some 'Brit Forum'. This is not just a French agricultural issue but a European one, Holland, Germany, Romania, Ukraine,UK and soon to be global.

    It is basically driven by four issues. The madness of climate change 'green issues', unfavourable subsidies, low return to cost ratio and over population of the world. To not support the farming dilemma is sheer insanity, and who would want to be a farmer anyway? It's a no-brainer.

    Reports are saying that Paris's food stock is down to 3 days.

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  8. 4 hours ago, Lori said:

    Nah, old, white men have been running the U.S. since the dawn of time.

    Why do I get an inclination, Barack Obama would give you an argument? He was, after all, only 47. 😉

  9. I use Firefox and following a connection 'timeout' it will report to your screen if a site you are attempting to access is operational. It checks and reports on your computer's capability to access the internet, the location and connection status you have with the server you are being routed through, and the operational status of the site you are attempting to access.

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  10. 3 hours ago, DaveLister said:

    Which SCD star choreographed the music video for Tina Turner's single Private Dancer?

    I'll pass on that one.

    However, remaining on the question topic, and more my cupa't, who featured on guitar on that Tina Turner track?

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