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  1. [quote user="sweet 17"]Yes, indeed, what is it about these pimply youths that mature women (who should know better) find so fascinating?

    Perhaps there is something about the age of 19 but I can't, for the life of me, think what is is?[/quote]

    I couldn't possibly comment [Www] except to say stamina and control spring to mind [;-)]

  2. Just when a woman thinks she's brought her family up she becomes a grandparent and it starts all over again. [:)]
    Finding a new retirement home which is an incentive for all the family to visit with easy links and where grandchildren find a specially happy place to be for more than a day or two, is simple in a small seaside town (like Weymouth); whether for a day out or all Summer Hol.[:D]
  3. For me, it's where I feel content.

    I was always the more practical, and the 'Roses around the door' did not appeal. When we bought our home in France, we went against the 'norm' because we chose a more modern house (built in the early 90's).  We had viewed many 'desirable' properties, (fairly inexpensive, but the renovation costs.....) but they did not inspire . I loved the fact that it was fairly isolated, but within  walking distance of the local village. It wasn't huge, but plenty big enough  to be able to have friends/family to stay, without falling over each other. More importantly, we were able to live without having to worry to much about bills etc.

    A change of personal circumstances meant I wanted to return to the U.K. If I could have I'd have brought my  French house with me. 

    When looking for my new home, I used certain criteria, and one of them was being able to have a cup of tea in a sunny back garden.. Sometimes it's the most simple things that make the differance.


  4. Hi virginia.c,

    Short answer is I don't have a visa card. I rang Mastercard (telephone number on the back of the card) this morning, and explained the problems I had last week. They needed confirmation of the transactions I had tried  to make before the 'stop' on the cards were removed. Having just been shopping all's well

    La Panthere Rose,

    Due to change in personal circumstances I've only had my cards for a short time, and have used them frequently in the U.K. for large amonuts. I've never had them rejected before. I always pay off the full amont owing every month, so there was never any question of being over the agreed limit. At the time I phoned, I was unaware that others were also having problems.

    I suppose it is re-assuring that they are keeping an eye on the transactions, even if it can be embarrassing.[geek]

  5. And therein Dave21478  lies a problem. Most men seem to crave a size 0 woman i.e for most skin and bones.  The reality is that we have had children and are not ashamed of that, At least you know what you're getting. By the time YOU have taken off the toupee, false teeth, and allowed your 'six pack' to return to it's normal position, who cares?  Beauty (male and female) is skin deep,  in the eye of the beholder. [:$]


  6. As far as I am aware the ALD will only cover you for the specific problem for which it was issued. i.e if the ALD is for  diabetes, and you break a leg it  may not be covered  100%  for the fracture, because they may not be directly linked. You may need a top-up  insurance to cover this.

    I hope that some-one will correct me on this.

    Clair where are you??


    Who ever said that life was simple


    Edit: Sincere apologies to Nickel who did a fantastic job

  7. As it's the 1st August, I thought I'd cook according to the weather, rather than the season. [8-)].  It's cold and very wet so I'm going more for comfort food. Asparagus followed by lamb shanks, mash and veg, and I can't decide on dessert,  maybe treacle sponge pudding and custard.

  8. Just John, many a true word spoken in jest!

    Travelling from Plymouth to Roscoff just over a week ago, I was asked (told) whether I objected to being 'frisked' by ferryport security personnel.( Not a problem for me, but I'd have preferred a George Clooney look-a-like. )The reason given was that they had to search a percentage of cars and drivers. We also had to declare we were not carrying anything of a 'hazarous' or dangerous nature.

    On the return journey no checks were made at all. 


    Edit.  If it makes travelling safer, then I don't have any problems with any checks made. 

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