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Forum: France
Yesterday, 7:19 am
Replies: 38
Views: 843
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: French values

On a lighter note, I raised a smile at the KJMW comment addressed to ET, "if I were to say to you I think your wife is as ugly as sin!
I may be wrong, but somehow I doubt very much that ETrash has a...
Forum: France
Oct 17th 2020, 1:47 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Electricity tariff without a standing charge?

Welcome aboard! And I just love your forum name!
I can't answer your precise question, but check out these links which may help:-

https://www.fournisseurs-electricite.com/en/tariffs...
Forum: The Lounge
Oct 15th 2020, 5:00 pm
Replies: 26,566
Views: 1,613,759
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: What made you smile today? Part III

This made me smile today. With somebody else's........

Translation: Used dentures (17 meals only). As new, very little use, belonged to my mother-in-law (non-smoker), beautiful enamel, make an...
Forum: The Lounge
Oct 15th 2020, 4:49 pm
Replies: 26,566
Views: 1,613,759
Posted By Tweedpipe

Forum: France
Oct 14th 2020, 7:21 am
Replies: 51
Views: 2,281
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Hello or should I say bonjour !

@Kazz4662, further to my few helpful comments in post #5, I too wish you the best of luck and will keep fingers crossed that all goes well.
I'm sure you will have other questions as soon as you...
Forum: France
Oct 13th 2020, 7:32 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 2,281
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Hello or should I say bonjour !

You mention that you've been planning a move to France for over a year, so it's surprising that only now you are querying terms like inactive and FOM. These are fundamental issues (and there are so...
Forum: France
Oct 13th 2020, 11:04 am
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Highly recommended tv

Here's a link to a brief summary of this sad, true life drama in English.
https://www.en24news.com/2020/10/is-the-iacono-affair-series-true-to-the-true-story.html
Forum: France
Oct 13th 2020, 11:00 am
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Highly recommended tv

Yes I agree, Grand Hotel left a bit to be desired.
In Le Mensonge, the reason for the young lad's fabricated story unfolds in the last episode. The alarming thing was, he loved his grandfather who...
Forum: France
Oct 12th 2020, 10:08 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Home schooling to be banned in France

I'll have to quizz Mme TP to spell out exactly what are these 'French values'. I'll bet she has a sudden loss of memory........:p
Forum: France
Oct 12th 2020, 10:00 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By Tweedpipe

Highly recommended tv

We've just watched the last episode of the France2 tv mini-series 'Le Mensonge'. Brilliant, & well worth watching, especially anyone particularly interested in the French judiciary system, truly...
Forum: France
Oct 11th 2020, 4:07 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 468
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: CGT and Solidarity Tax

Do your research. Your eventual experience and feed-back could assist others.
Forum: France
Oct 10th 2020, 10:13 am
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Brexit changes

Thanks for this.
My understanding is in the event of a no-deal exit, after the transition period we'll still probably have to change our blue passports for a red non-EU version. And my last one...
Forum: France
Oct 10th 2020, 10:05 am
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Home schooling to be banned in France

Good info DMU. I note that the penalties for non compliance after a second inspection are fairly steep.
Put's me off of going back to nightschool! :p
Forum: France
Oct 10th 2020, 9:54 am
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Perpignan - good place to live?

Welcome to the forum!
Just a few words about Perpignan. I've lost count of the number of times I've driven through, and even when in no particular hurry heading further south, I've never really been...
Forum: Cyprus
Oct 8th 2020, 8:31 am
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Hello from Paphos

Just looking in from the French forum (which is generally a hive of activity compared to the Cyprus forum). Not sure why there are so few posters here, although I would guess that huge numbers of...
Forum: France
Oct 7th 2020, 4:57 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 371
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Parking in Calais

Although there"s certainly some wise advise here about searching one's unattended car before driving back to UK, it immediately raised a huge smlie as I was reminded of the classic episode when...
Forum: France
Oct 3rd 2020, 4:54 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Home schooling to be banned in France

This is all rather interesting.
Actually I listened to Macron's speech yesterday which motivated this significant change in education, notably the fight against separatism, and also listened to the...
Forum: France
Sep 29th 2020, 7:55 am
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Fountain pens in primaire today?

Nice. :)
I thought Rotring did some sort of universal compass kit including a ruling pen tip. Agreed, not the same though as attaching a real Rotring iso/rapido type graphic pen.
Forum: India
Sep 28th 2020, 4:59 pm
Replies: 274
Views: 9,184
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Inglorious Empire

Thank you for a very interesting article. I'll be sending of copy of that to my son for sure, who in spite of being mainly educated in France, comes across as being as English as Basil Fawlty or a...
Forum: France
Sep 28th 2020, 12:17 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Fountain pens in primaire today?

I couldn't agree more! Lamy's are one of the best kept secrets of classic, inexpensive, good quality fountain pens. The Lamy Safari can often be found for less than 20euros, a true bargain. Ditto the...
Forum: France
Sep 28th 2020, 6:33 am
Replies: 39
Views: 1,769
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Moving To France - LOTS of Questions

Elvina, if you are still reading these posts.........
Many here have given you invaluable advise. I have little more to offer.
Could you (when convenient) please feed back your experiences, which...
Forum: France
Sep 21st 2020, 5:10 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By Tweedpipe

Fountain pens in primaire today?

As I'm really out of touch with French school related rules, could someone pls advise if the use of a fountain pen is still mandatory in french primary schools. Does it still form part of the school...
Forum: France
Sep 16th 2020, 4:14 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,847
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Moving to France

ET & DMU,
Thank you for your feedback on posts #19, 20, 21.
Forum: The Lab
Sep 13th 2020, 3:33 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Nostalgia corner- The 20 greatest home computers

No. I asked on a specialist forum and was advised to contact a car-repair bodyshop and get the worst parts sand blasted. But eventually just bit the bullet and got stuck in using emery cloth and a...
Forum: The Lab
Sep 13th 2020, 11:27 am
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Nostalgia corner- The 20 greatest home computers

This Mac 512k (Sept 1984 - April 1986) almost brought a tear to my eye, and for good reason.
I was given one four years ago, and unfortunately like many vintage components, someone had left the...
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