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Forum: France
May 20th 2022, 8:51 am
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Mobile 'sans engagement' questions

With ref to Jon-Bxi comment, "I remember a time when you could go into a tabac and buy a cheap BIC phone €20 with €10 credit no registering etc."
Oh indeed, things have certainly changed in France...
Forum: France
May 19th 2022, 4:44 am
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Heat wave - early May

Yes, you're right on water shortage alerts, which is unusual for so early in the year. Was reading THIS...
Forum: France
May 18th 2022, 1:24 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: French Tax return time

We had nothing particularly complex like foreign dividends or tax credits, and French Insurance Vie tend to sort themselves out.
Nevertheless we both found the on-line declaration a real pain in the...
Forum: France
May 18th 2022, 1:12 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Tweedpipe

Heat wave - early May

How are you all coping with this exceptional early May heatwave?
We're fairly familiar here with night temperatures in their 20's and above in midsummer, but I can't recall anything similar this...
Forum: France
May 16th 2022, 2:47 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Passport Renewal

Did you receive your old cancelled passport?
Mine was received today 16May, i.e. 2 months after sending it on 15March.
Forum: France
May 14th 2022, 9:40 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: French Tax return time

That's very useful. Thank you!
Forum: France
May 13th 2022, 9:02 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 314
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Carte de séjour as proof of identity

As we're on the subject of banks and security, here's a little tale that may be of interest to some.
A very short while ago I was looking for a particular object on LeBonCoin. Found what I wanted,...
Forum: France
May 13th 2022, 7:34 am
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: French Tax return time

Thanks for the feedback, some of which did help.
Regarding G_J_B's query, I confer with ET's observations. Our local office also has a single reception desk where one would normally request to see...
Forum: France
May 12th 2022, 10:29 am
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By Tweedpipe

French Tax return time

Now we're into May it's that time of year again to spend several hours puzzling over what figures go exactly where. We are not newcomers to doing this but wish to clarify one simple point. (Ours will...
Forum: France
May 8th 2022, 7:26 am
Replies: 19
Views: 505
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Garden services

Forget the 'lines'. Oh to be spanked by a wicked witch with her magic wand.;)
Forum: France
May 7th 2022, 6:32 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 505
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Garden services

Isn't it interesting how a gardening thread can rapidly turn into one involving cars?
With ref to one of your retained jobs proofreading for the MG Car Club's monthly magazine, I can probably dig...
Forum: France
May 6th 2022, 1:49 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 505
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Garden services

@tBazzer70,
If I was a gardener I'd triple my rates for any BMW owner, and x10 for a convertible...... ;)
With maybe 90% discounts for 2CV/ deux-chevaux owners. :p
Forum: France
May 6th 2022, 1:30 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 505
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Garden services

20€/hr seems a reasonable rate.
Recently we contacted another gardener, as good, reliable ones are very difficult to find, and last week 2 arrived for the task in hand. I keep the grass cut...
Forum: The Lounge
May 2nd 2022, 1:35 pm
Replies: 28,685
Views: 1,802,384
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: What made you smile today? Part III

The brilliant slip-up made by the BBC Breakfast on Saturday news reader when she accidentally announced that Boris Johnson had "just spent his first night in prison."
On reading that, I was just...
Forum: The Lounge
May 2nd 2022, 1:08 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 901
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Eurovision?

We'll forgive you for having forgotten to add the 'tongue-in-cheek' or 'sarcasm' smiley to your post.:sneaky: That song will certainly get voted a fair number of points. I'm no great fan of the...
Forum: France
May 2nd 2022, 9:05 am
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Communicating in French with hospital staff

DMU, how did the hip op go? Or are you still awaiting the 'big' day?
Forum: Italy
May 2nd 2022, 8:18 am
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: A Wonderful Site!

Yep, getting on for 6 years already. Time certainly flies enjoying oneself on these forums.:)
Incidently that 'Lady Carden' to whom he officially dedicated the Concerto on the front cover, we(Bevs)...
Forum: France
May 2nd 2022, 7:54 am
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By Tweedpipe

Carte Vitale scam

Last week my wife received an SMS with the heading 'Assurance Maladie', advising (in French) that the new Carte Vitale was available and to complete a form in order to renew the card rapidly via:...
Forum: Italy
Apr 30th 2022, 5:28 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By Tweedpipe

A Wonderful Site!

What a wondeful site B.E is, and especially this Italian forum, together with assistance from BEVS.

Back in 2016...
Forum: The Lab
Apr 30th 2022, 8:50 am
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: For those using Mozilla FireFox

Shaky in what sense? Fortunately I've never had a problem - been using it for years and totally satisfied. In fact I even never use Safari which is Apple's default browser.
Forum: The Lounge
Apr 30th 2022, 7:42 am
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Blast From The Past

Cissie & Ada
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVLtJxBqtSA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjVQOjBPJ_o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTWxwjEnkeY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjVQOjBPJ_o)
Forum: The Lounge
Apr 30th 2022, 7:34 am
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Blast From The Past

A dead ringer for H.M.....:p
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3j-Zv-cDVQ

Ooh you are awful.....but I like you!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVpS4kJ8ZOg
Forum: The Lab
Apr 29th 2022, 5:52 am
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: For those using Mozilla FireFox

You mean you've accessed their webcam remotely.........?
I think I'll quickly change out of these flimsy, Lolita-like pajamas just in case.:sneaky:
Forum: France
Apr 28th 2022, 8:52 am
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Passport Renewal

Fwiw, we like to make a trip to Andorra twice a year for short weekend breaks, which is a 3.5hr drive with a leisurely stop-off for lunch. We plan a 3 day stopover there next month which is what...
Forum: France
Apr 28th 2022, 8:12 am
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Tweedpipe

Re: Passport Renewal

Please let us know when it's received and the time taken since passport application/acceptance, as that could assist others who have still-valid visas in their 'cancelled' passports.
For those who...
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