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  1. In that Café the kitchen is open to view and you can speak to Sandrine as she is cooking. I am sure it is home cooked food. Don't assume that Brakes and other suppliers delivering means that they are serving meals completely pre-prepared by those firms, although that is a possibility. Sometimes the restaurateur is buying in ingredients or things such as Ice-cream https://www.krill.fr/trouver-votre-distributeur/sobraques-distribution/ D
  2. 15€... each day there is just the one dish. My point is that it shows Traditional French FOOD
  3. 1) "Raft" to mean 'a range' as in "A raft of measures' 2) "Ramp up" to mean 'increase' as in "Security will be ramped up"
  4. This week's menu in a local café gives a pretty good idea of what I think of as French FOOD, as opposed to the diet of what is largely NON-French muck described in a previous post..
  5. That soiunds like quite an achievement, but I don't really understand the aim. Why is a second router needed? I can switch my VPN off or on as required
  6. Château Milhau - Petit Béret Route de Cazedarnes 34620 PUISSERGUIER Le Petit Béret France Just outside the town on the way to St Chinian
  7. Will see if I am refused too
  8. I have been through the process of registering to vote and received
  9. And his successor as Minister for Education sends her children to a private Catholic school, citing the fact that there was no cover for missing teachers, and her children meet a better class of friends in the private system https://www.liberation.fr/societe/education/enfants-doudea-castera-scolarises-dans-le-prive-cest-lecole-qui-se-fout-de-la-charite-20240112_EF5H2S5UVVBVNPFDPZKDMHT2D4/
  10. I have just started the process but they want the uk Passport number and my old address and post code. So far no nI Number and it accepted the date I left the UK which is 28 years ago. Haven't finished yet as I have to look out the passport, but will report back
  11. I was replying to the original question, not to the "drift" 😉
  12. I would feel obliged to vote as I have 'banged on' about this for years...
  13. Or a with a bit more 'edge'
  14. MP has given you the main link you need for the "régime générale" so normally that should be enough ....but You may also have paid into other "régimes" depending on the work you did. I also have https://www.agirc-arrco.fr and https://www.ircantec.retraites.fr
  15. I enjoy this site https://www.meteoblue.com/en/weather/week/béziers_france_3032833 That is for my town, but you can set it to anywhere in 'location' On "weather maps' there is a good menu on the left in which you can choose things. I find the 'radar' option with EU 2 hour interesting
  16. This is a ridiculous question: it is difficult to defines "French" food since there is such a large range of regional dishes; and personal taste affects the idea of 'rating'. In this area there are strong influences from Catalan/Spanish and Italian cooking, and hints of North Africa in some of the seasoning. There are restaurants serving everything from Vegan dishes to ribs of beef; seafood platters with oysters, raw mussels 'bulots' and whole crab; and traditional fare such as "Pot au feu", seasonal soups (potiron in October, or "vélouté de champignons " more recently since we finally had a little rain so there were some mushrooms).
  17. In an amusing post by Margaret Attwood: https://margaretatwood.substack.com/p/the-french-revvie-part-1-the-movies
  18. I too have been with them from the beginning in one of my barrels. At the other one I have had Free since the beginning. Both have served me well, though I get a slightly cheaper deal with Free. With Sosh you get access to the Online Tv stations of Orange
  19. Yet again hi-jacking a topic and diverting it to seek attention. Once pointed out it is easy to spot, so why not try something else?
  20. My North African friends use 'bled' in both a pejorative and ironic sense. 'Je vais passer mes vacance au bled' is not totally negative for example.
  21. From the Ministry of the Economy (Bercy); and valid all year round: https://www.economie.gouv.fr/achats-fin-annee-conseils-consommateurs-black-friday-noel?xtor=ES-39-[BI_343_20231121]-20231121-[https://www.economie.gouv.fr/achats-fin-annee-conseils-consommateurs-black-friday-noel]
  22. I hate to think of cleaning the toothbrush after
  23. NormanH


    There are some good recipe ideas on the site I linked to , menthe
  24. https://www.economie.gouv.fr/particuliers Lots of useful and official information on a wide range of topics
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