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2 hours ago, eggsarascal said:

When you're not in one, you're in the other.

That's why you should marry identical twins.

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Who did you buy it from, been wanting a Demo in one of them and not getting anywhere with dealers 
I ended up going direct to multitel in the UK. Never got a demo but managed to go to a mate in Manchester who has one and have a go/look/play.

Greg Moore is the guy you want to get hold of.
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On 24/12/2019 at 19:31, Ty Korrigan said:

Just got back from the UK with

24 blocks of cheddar, 12 tins of beans, 34 x 200g bars of Dairy milk and 2 large jars of marmite.

A man has needs you know...

 Stuart

 

The dairy milk and marmite I can understand, but the cheese and beans? Do they not have baked beans in France? And the cheese? I thought France was supposed to be the mecca of cheese

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There is nothing remotely like mature cheddar to be found in France.

I have a weakness for a warm baguette with Cheddar and Branston.

Beans have disappeared from most supermarket shelves pre-brexit and besides they were almost €2 a tin.

Lidl and Aldi sometimes carry similar in glass jars but I've not found them recently.

Marmite, Dairy Milk, ginger biscuits of all kinds, comfort foods.

  Stuart

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Just went to see one of my closest friends who bought me a Christmas present. A nice tree for my garden.

 

I did ask him if I’ve ever done anything wrong in the past to hurt his feelings...

 

 

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It was a few weeks before Christmas, but I bought myself a Touareg V10 TDI. I've wanted one for almost a decade and I finally have one. It's a one owner vehicle, full VW history and I'm hoping it doesn't bite me in the ass on repairs. In the mean time, it's incredibly comfortable and goes like a train. 

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42 minutes ago, Steve Bullman said:

Why is that?

 

Less demand or interest in British foods as the country falls out of favour.

Many resident Brits are leaving France.

Brexit means they now require a residency card.

To obtain one they need to register with the tax office.

Thousands of Brits have been living under the radar for years, not paying French taxes yet taking advantage of Frances superior health system as E.U residents. Many working on the black, running gites, taking payment in sterling and doing cash jobs on the side. 

All of this now comes to an end with Brexit.

As a non-European resident in France, you need to pay into the system if you want to use the system.

Healthcare, schooling, social aid etc will no longer be freely available unless you are registered in the system.

Many ex-pats actually voted for Brexit without understanding the implications.

Pre-brexit has seen a mass of people registering as self employed here hoping that will help with residency.

Think of Priti Patel and her minimum income proposals for immigrants.

At the moment the income required is very low, far less than the minimum wage. However if Le Pen becomes President then this will likely change.

Only the better off Brits will be able to afford to stay and pay for their health care especially with the poor exchange rate.

I quoted at a property recently.

It was up for sale at €88k and went for €44k

People just abandoning their French retirement dream.

I probably strayed well off subject.

 Apologies

   Stuart

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Ty Korrigan said:

There is nothing remotely like mature cheddar to be found in France.

I have a weakness for a warm baguette with Cheddar and Branston.

Beans have disappeared from most supermarket shelves pre-brexit and besides they were almost €2 a tin.

Lidl and Aldi sometimes carry similar in glass jars but I've not found them recently.

Marmite, Dairy Milk, ginger biscuits of all kinds, comfort foods.

  Stuart

We buy cheddar every week from the local supermarket.

This stuff, not in the Foreign foods section, regular cheese counter.

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1 hour ago, Mick Dempsey said:

We buy cheddar every week from the local supermarket.

This stuff, not in the Foreign foods section, regular cheese counter.

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Lucky old Dempsey!

Exactly the same as I buy.

I have seen Seriously Strong and Whyke Farms very occasionally in wee 150g packs at €15+ per/kg but now I have a 6month supply for rather less.

   Stuart

 

 

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