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Forum: France
Sep 9th 2012, 2:05 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 8,192
Posted By White-ishRose

Re: Plasterer wanted

I know an Aussie plasterer/electrician/carpenter in Lyon. PM me if you want more details. He's great - transformed one of our barns into a fabulous room a few years ago...
Forum: France
Sep 9th 2012, 1:29 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,782
Posted By White-ishRose

Re: Any ex UK Electricians here?

which region are you hoping to find work in?
Sep 9th 2012, 1:20 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,391
Posted By White-ishRose

Re: A year and 10 days...

shhh, please keep that one quiet! I am currently owner of a green 4x4. Not a good thing as an Englisher in France right now. mercifully (:unsure:) it broke down in Paris on my way down to the Rhone...
Forum: France
Sep 3rd 2012, 4:57 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 4,086
Posted By White-ishRose

Re: Want to move to Paris soon - need advice!

yes, you're right, it is my personal opinion, but adds to the balance of a discussion, don't you think? It might be deemed to be misleading if everyone thought France was God's gift to the human...
Forum: France
Sep 2nd 2012, 12:23 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,457
Posted By White-ishRose

Re: Whipping cream?

it doesn't exist, however, if you look at the fat content matiere grasse on the label of creme fluide, the higher the percentage the more likely it is to whip. It doesn't whip to a firm cream, but...
Forum: France
Sep 2nd 2012, 12:17 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 4,086
Posted By White-ishRose

Re: Want to move to Paris soon - need advice!

Don't do it. Not worth the hassle. Fab country to visit. Nightmare to live in. The grass isn't any greener...
Sep 2nd 2012, 12:09 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,406
Posted By White-ishRose

Re: Going to England with Pets

I have a very nervous labx who is terrified of her own shadow. Took her from France to US with Air France and (long story) but she was in a right mess when she finally arrived stateside. Brought...
Sep 2nd 2012, 9:52 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,391
Posted By White-ishRose

A year and 10 days...

hey, I was so busy in my new (re-found) life that I forgot my anniversary of returning. I did, however, remember the anniversary of leaving Europe to go to the US, that was exactly 25 months ago! ...
Forum: The Lounge
Mar 11th 2012, 7:17 pm
Replies: 1,512
Views: 132,799
Posted By White-ishRose

Re: Pets Corner get your pics out :)

...sitting here being inspired by Crufts, thought I would share my little poppets with you - this is the closest they are going to get to Crufts!
Forum: The Lounge
Mar 9th 2012, 6:56 pm
Replies: 26,621
Views: 1,617,460
Posted By White-ishRose

Re: What made you smile today? Part III

not sure, in retrospect, I could be happy anywhere else! You don't know 'til you try, and I've tried two. Neither a patch on being home:thumbsup:
Forum: The Lounge
Mar 9th 2012, 6:38 pm
Replies: 26,621
Views: 1,617,460
Posted By White-ishRose

Re: What made you smile today? Part III

...the same thing that has made me smile every day since August last year - just being back in England! I've been through some pretty tough times, but I only have to look outside and that's enough...
Forum: Back Home
Oct 5th 2011, 4:23 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 11,944
Posted By White-ishRose

Re: The first week back

...great isn't it! :thumbsup:

I'm so aware of how much the Brits complain about everything - if only they knew what the grass is really like on the other side...!

I am still unemployed and...
Forum: Back Home
Oct 2nd 2011, 7:26 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 11,944
Posted By White-ishRose

Re: The first week back

great wasn't it? I am currently just a bit north of Malvern. Next week looks to be bad, though... :thumbdown:
Forum: Back Home
Oct 2nd 2011, 6:31 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 11,944
Posted By White-ishRose

Re: The first week back

I always check both dogs over when they come in from walks, one has short hair the other much longer, and as yet I have found none to remove (yes, I have the tick unscrewer - unscrew...
Forum: Back Home
Sep 20th 2011, 4:24 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 11,944
Posted By White-ishRose

Re: The first week back

Here's #16 - (a doggy thing, so not relevant to most folk) it is wonderful knowing that after a good walk through woodland, when you stroke the dog and find a little lump, the worst it is likely to...
Forum: Back Home
Sep 15th 2011, 9:06 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 11,944
Posted By White-ishRose

Re: The first week back

Now I'm sure this happens in other parts of the world, but I don't much remember, maybe it is 'the green green grass of home' but my#15 delight is walking out onto cool wet dew-laden soft grass in...
Forum: Back Home
Sep 8th 2011, 6:49 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 11,944
Posted By White-ishRose

Re: The first week back

I found some Bramleys this morning and whilst on a walk this afternoon found lots of big juicy blackberries. I spoke nicely to the chickens outside my window and had apple and blackberry crumble...
Forum: Back Home
Sep 7th 2011, 6:50 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 11,944
Posted By White-ishRose

Re: The first week back

Ok so, strictly speaking it is no longer my first week, but continuing the thread, my #14 good thing about being back is: BEER!

I can't believe it has taken me so long to get my first pint down...
Forum: Back Home
Sep 4th 2011, 4:11 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 11,944
Posted By White-ishRose

Re: The first week back

Yes, you're right about those three too, but I was lucky enough towork
On a farm where I made 'proper' cheese and there was a wood fired oven
where fabulous bread was baked, so I wasn' subjected...
Forum: Back Home
Sep 4th 2011, 7:19 am
Replies: 55
Views: 11,944
Posted By White-ishRose

Re: The first week back

OK, here's today's positive. This may only be a relevant positive when moving from the US.

#14. the price on the ticket is the price you pay. No sales tax added at the till!
Forum: Back Home
Sep 2nd 2011, 12:31 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 11,944
Posted By White-ishRose

Re: The first week back

Ooh yes - made with Bramley apples - must go and hunt some down!

Today my #13 in my list of things that ard good about being home is not culinary - it is the Robin. Not the quirky 3 wheeled car,...
Forum: Back Home
Aug 31st 2011, 8:00 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 11,944
Posted By White-ishRose

Re: The first week back

Don't be scared... I've been away 7 years and being back is a real breath of fresh air!

Oh, today I'm adding #12 - egg custard tarts
Aug 31st 2011, 7:51 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 365
Posted By White-ishRose

French dog microchips

I have just arrived back and am wondering what to about the 'puces ectroniques' in the dogs. Do I contact the scc in order to register the change of address (do they recognise UK addresses for...
Forum: Back Home
Aug 30th 2011, 7:14 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 11,944
Posted By White-ishRose

The first week back

Apart from having no job, car or house, I have a phone so can tell you all my first impressions. All positive except the weather (but at least no earthquakes or hurricanes).

This is the top of my...
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By White-ishRose

Hi honeys, I'm home...

Just in case any of you Lot were wondering, I'm back in Ol' Blighty. I guess I don't belong in the US section any more; banished to the Rovers Return I think...

... no job, house or car, but at...
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