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by PaddyFrog
Sat 20 Sep 2008 16:29
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Save the cork oaks!!
Replies: 15
Views: 6764

Gippo's are everywhere !!!!! Careful please, that is racist terminology. Colin by definition they are not a sole race, There are Irish/ Romanian/ Indian/ and numerous others sects! thus one cannot be accused of making racist comments against multiple nationalities. The only ones I have ever met wer...
by PaddyFrog
Fri 19 Sep 2008 21:50
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Save the cork oaks!!
Replies: 15
Views: 6764

Gippo's are everywhere !!!!!
by PaddyFrog
Thu 18 Sep 2008 15:14
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Maçon
Replies: 4
Views: 2194

Carmen have sent you a PM
by PaddyFrog
Tue 16 Sep 2008 23:57
Forum: Travel
Topic: french travel agents
Replies: 17
Views: 6183

mwana wrote:Also on some sites they are still offering XL holidays!! Mwana
That would be reasonable as XL in Europe is still operating, it is XL UK that crashed the other companies are viable.
by PaddyFrog
Tue 16 Sep 2008 15:36
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Harvest has begun
Replies: 20
Views: 6999

If you are hedge fund your yield is zero!!!

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by PaddyFrog
Mon 15 Sep 2008 14:03
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: what are you drinking?
Replies: 5
Views: 2339

I cannot believe the Daily Whale when it says "This is indicative of a wider problem in France " What part of France not the LR. The Vignerons here are beyond reproach!! But I think it very telling reading the report and not the excerpt the Daily Whale published. The vast impurities the Aussies and ...
by PaddyFrog
Mon 15 Sep 2008 02:54
Forum: Travel
Topic: Is your UK driving licence expiring?
Replies: 57
Views: 16775

Re UK driving licences: The problem originally arose because of the DVLC insistence that a Brit Licence had to have a current UK address and that it cannot have a overseas address. Therefore if you move abroad, your Brit licence will not then be valid. End of story!!!!!! But the European legislation...
by PaddyFrog
Sat 13 Sep 2008 20:02
Forum: Travel
Topic: Is your UK driving licence expiring?
Replies: 57
Views: 16775

Tiffany,
If you get done by the boys in blue and you are a resident, you are obliged to change to a frog licence so that you can have your points deducted.

you also do not have to have renew at 70 if you have a French one.
by PaddyFrog
Fri 12 Sep 2008 22:26
Forum: Shopping
Topic: ROCA Toilet seats
Replies: 6
Views: 7205

Re: ROCA toilet seats

Rose wrote:Do they come with a spring? If so I need one. My husband never puts the toilet seat down.
Lets not fall out Rose.


How many woman put the seat up into the correct position ?????



NONE
by PaddyFrog
Fri 12 Sep 2008 22:05
Forum: Travel
Topic: Is your UK driving licence expiring?
Replies: 57
Views: 16775

Mrs H, you cannot get a UK licence on a French address. You would have to use the address of a friend or obliging relative in the UK. /quote] That is not actually true, after intervention by the EU, the UK has had to accept the last address in the UK. UK citizens have a right to renew their licence...
by PaddyFrog
Fri 12 Sep 2008 21:55
Forum: Shopping
Topic: ROCA Toilet seats
Replies: 6
Views: 7205

You do not say where you are but. these deliver .

www.bathroomsuppliesonline.com/roca-sen ... -1934.html - 46k -
by PaddyFrog
Fri 12 Sep 2008 16:43
Forum: Travel
Topic: Is your UK driving licence expiring?
Replies: 57
Views: 16775

opas wrote: get it done before you forget.
Get what done?????
I am sure it was important.

I wrote it on my hand, then I washed them.

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by PaddyFrog
Thu 11 Sep 2008 22:04
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Stupid bank!
Replies: 25
Views: 7594

Normally, with services like Credit Cards the Banks will forward it, If asked to the nearest branch, where you will be able to pick the new one up and sign any documents needed. My MIL by Coincidence has her Bank at Calais, when she was staying with us many years ago, She arranged for our Bank in Pr...
by PaddyFrog
Thu 11 Sep 2008 09:04
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Harvest has begun
Replies: 20
Views: 6999

opas wrote::roll: You are only jealous that you couldn`t ride the Donkey :lol: :lol:
I have ridden a few donkeys over the years!!!!!!
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by PaddyFrog
Wed 10 Sep 2008 22:39
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Harvest has begun
Replies: 20
Views: 6999

I understand that the yield depends on the Tractor Driver, If he is "Crap" then the yield will be similar. Get a good tractor driver seems to be the priority!!!!!! But according to the emission on FR3 tonight a Burro is best, but seeing some of the drivers nowdays they are as intelligent as Burro's....
by PaddyFrog
Fri 29 Aug 2008 00:29
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Save the vines
Replies: 38
Views: 14083

The average person here buys and enjoys normal local wines for everyday drinking and for an occasion may extend to a expensive quality one. But so-called " boutique" wine is beyond the pocket of most French residents, it can only be aimed at Brits or others who do not have the quality and variety th...
by PaddyFrog
Tue 26 Aug 2008 13:49
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Save the vines
Replies: 38
Views: 14083

Re: saving the vines

The thing that I don't like about this vine-pull scheme is that there is no plan to protect the landscape or plan for the future of the region's agriculture. Each landowner can dig up the vines he doesn't want and get the handout. There is no government scheme to protect the best vineyards or to en...
by PaddyFrog
Fri 22 Aug 2008 19:30
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Save the vines
Replies: 38
Views: 14083

I'm buying 2 extra hectares of vines this year. All old vines including the oldest Syrah in the commune and two blocks planted in 1955. Jonathan you must be paying more for the hectacres to him than the EU would have paid him to destroy the excess vines, currently €7,000 per hectare. When the EU ar...
by PaddyFrog
Thu 21 Aug 2008 09:38
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: UK wines??
Replies: 41
Views: 14134

No wonder Wine is good for you!! You get the Anti Toxins from the Grapes! Calcium from the Bones! Omega 3 From the fish! Iodine from the Crabs! http://bestsmileys.com/drinking/11.gif What a Miracle Product, the more you use the better looking the people around you look!!!!! Luvly :lol: :lol: :lol: :...
by PaddyFrog
Sun 17 Aug 2008 19:40
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Intermarche Returns...
Replies: 20
Views: 8080

Johnny, the most you can expect is a credit note. There was nothing faulty with the goods. Intermarché is an umbrella organisation where each store is Independent. I took some Ballast and cement back to Brico and got a 2 month Credit note. You could try the Group Head quarters they may intercede. He...
by PaddyFrog
Sun 17 Aug 2008 13:55
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: tasting Languedoc wines
Replies: 8
Views: 4466

Lucky he wasn't advertising Restaurant meals!!
Roosted ones.

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by PaddyFrog
Sat 16 Aug 2008 22:46
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Wine tasting
Replies: 10
Views: 4751

Roger O wrote:Yes Sir! Hope you don't eat crayfish with your wine in Scotland!

Their wine comes in drams Roger!!

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by PaddyFrog
Thu 07 Aug 2008 17:27
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: House with Termites
Replies: 3
Views: 2111

Jonathan, here is an article on the subjects which concern you: John Marshall FRICS MRAC As you may already have discovered, you have to be licensed in France to practice many trades and professions. This is not to give the bureaucracy more work, but to protect us, the consumers. My favourites , whi...
by PaddyFrog
Sat 02 Aug 2008 11:15
Forum: Travel
Topic: Overzealous Police
Replies: 18
Views: 6915

Re: yellow jackes

polremy wrote: And, by the way, our jackets are orange.
I read somewhere recently that this is still OK.
It is if your are worker on BR/SNCF etc
Saturn Orange is used normally only on the Railways.

Maybe if you are changing a flat on a bougie.

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by PaddyFrog
Mon 28 Jul 2008 23:36
Forum: Travel
Topic: MOTOR CYCLE DRIVING LICENCE
Replies: 7
Views: 3066

Mike AXA tend to be OK, Find the nearest office to you and see what they suggest.
by PaddyFrog
Mon 28 Jul 2008 23:30
Forum: Shopping
Topic: awnings
Replies: 4
Views: 2116

No probs I knew what you meant.
Incidently its called a "Store" here in France.
by PaddyFrog
Mon 28 Jul 2008 11:42
Forum: Shopping
Topic: awnings
Replies: 4
Views: 2116

molliesassy, No bloke ever breaks anything its just wear and tear!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Its most likely a Mitjavila awning as their head office is here. RN9 KM7 ZI BP99, Rivesaltes, 66600. Its on the left hand side of the RN 9 on your way to the Motorway.( Follow signs to Rivesaltes, und...
by PaddyFrog
Sat 26 Jul 2008 22:45
Forum: Travel
Topic: MOTOR CYCLE DRIVING LICENCE
Replies: 7
Views: 3066

Mike, EU licences have the same availability within any country of the Union except where a State gives an Age allowance to drive Moto's or other exemption within their territory. For example in France a child driving a scooter or Conduit Assisted is only available with the hexagon. Incidently if yo...
by PaddyFrog
Fri 25 Jul 2008 15:20
Forum: Travel
Topic: Legal Tyre Tread Law in France
Replies: 14
Views: 13166

Re: Tyre tread law

I think my point may have been lost? Yes, the tyre change did me a favour in recognising that the spare had a low tread, but my point is that I have seen no information regarding the law difference... I see lots about, fluorescent jackets, red triangles and the like, but nothing about tyre tread?Re...
by PaddyFrog
Fri 25 Jul 2008 12:50
Forum: Travel
Topic: Legal Tyre Tread Law in France
Replies: 14
Views: 13166

Malcom,
The UK limit is virtually bald tyres even 2.mm is chancing your life in a sudden downpour.

Driving from the UK to the South of France with barely legal tyres is insane not just for you but the other Road users.
Incidently the measurements are the minimum depth across 3/4 of the tyre