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by Brij
Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Moving to France?
Replies: 7
Views: 726

Re: Moving to France?

Are you looking at buying through an agency? They will be able to inform you of any protocol. I found this good article in the Times : http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/money/reader_guides/article4007950.ece which might be helpful. You will also need to announce your arrival with your local authority...
by Brij
Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How do you cope with ignorant people?
Replies: 29
Views: 2564

Re: How do you cope with ignorant people?

I point out to them (and remind myself) that somebody has to save the world - why on Earth shouldn't that someone be me? That's also the technique I use on kids who don't understand why they shouldn't waste things ("you don't want to be the hero that saves the world?"). But then I'm one of those "it...
by Brij
Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Moving to France?
Replies: 7
Views: 726

Re: Moving to France?

Are you all of British nationality? For people, it is fairly simple - especially if none of you are drawing a state pension. You can probably google up all the necessary advice pretty sharpish. Are you going to buy or rent? You will need to look up the paperwork to open a French bank account, that i...
by Brij
Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Today I am disapointed with humanity.
Replies: 15
Views: 1035

Re: Today I am disapointed with humanity.

Sorry Gert! :(

Agree with Fee Fairy - even if there's just a small chance it will make their life difficult when they try to sell them, it's worth it
by Brij
Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: hubby awkward with meals help please
Replies: 26
Views: 3284

Re: hubby awkward with meals help please

Have you tried rice, quinoa, couscous, tapioca and things like that? They can replace potatoes in a meal, and don't have too strong a flavour. Don't take the comments too personally Mary, everyone is just trying to help in their own way, and it can be hard to interpret things written on a board like...
by Brij
Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Reporting spam
Topic: a225824014
Replies: 1
Views: 545

a225824014

You might have already got this one, but they're leaving alot of spam about :roll:
by Brij
Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: hubby awkward with meals help please
Replies: 26
Views: 3284

Re: hubby awkward with meals help please

I would like to add a sensitive point here... Firstly, we are only assuming that Mary and her OH's health issues are food-related here. The lady has recognised that they have an unhealthy diet and has asked for our advice :thumbleft: Let's not get too judgemental. However I do partly agree that you ...
by Brij
Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:48 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: immune boosters?
Replies: 8
Views: 2538

Re: immune boosters?

I always depend on echinacea myself when I know I'm about to be prone to getting poorly. It can be found in most big pharmacies, and there will be instructions on the pack. It's normally something you take for a couple of weeks as a booster, then stop so it doesn't lose its efficacity, but I would i...
by Brij
Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: August Photo Competition
Replies: 58
Views: 6585

Re: August Photo Competition

Image

Not entirely sure I've uploaded this right, and I'm no photographer, but this is where I'm living for now =o)

This is the Seine, we're in a house right next to it, and in this direction it flows towards Paris.
by Brij
Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: homes forums???
Replies: 7
Views: 694

Re: homes forums???

And thanks Brij, you have me wondering about all those wooden tubs??? They are more like little trays and pen pots. One of the local supermarkets sells them for a few euros, so I got a whole bunch and a few tubes of acrylic, and I'm painting them up and sticking glitter and stuff all over them :che...
by Brij
Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What are your favorite NON-selfsufficentish books?
Replies: 17
Views: 2057

Re: What are your favorite NON-selfsufficentish books?

Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Gabriel Garcia Marquez never fail to please, but also...

The God of Small Things - Arundati Roy
On Beauty - Zadie Smith
Sea of Poppies - Amitav Ghosh
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
by Brij
Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: homes forums???
Replies: 7
Views: 694

Re: homes forums???

:cheers: Love the felt tubs! So cute! Unfortunately I can't patronise you as I have a massive collection of wooden tubs waiting to be painted for my own use
by Brij
Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I sooooo want to be debt free, and we're sooooo nearly there
Replies: 16
Views: 1569

Re: I sooooo want to be debt free, and we're sooooo nearly there

Whoops, maths was never my strong point! :lol:

A little over 2 months... That's only a sixth of what you've already done.

Go go go!

:lol:
by Brij
Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I sooooo want to be debt free, and we're sooooo nearly there
Replies: 16
Views: 1569

Re: I sooooo want to be debt free, and we're sooooo nearly there

At that rate, you'll be clear in a little over 3 months! Go go go!!!!

:cheers: