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by 123sologne
Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: jets and the jetstream
Replies: 22
Views: 4685

Re: jets and the jetstream

Well I don't know if the weather will improve or not, but right now is 16 degrees C on a 13th July in Central France and I have never seen so much rain at this time of year!! I just cannot believe I told my husband that the weather would be better in France... We moved there end of March and we prob...
by 123sologne
Thu May 03, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Wood burning cooking heating hot water stove
Replies: 12
Views: 7327

Re: Wood burning cooking heating hot water stove

Hi Delineator, Welcome to the forum! We have the same idea than you, but in France this time and we are finding everything we look at way too expensive for our pockets... And looking for a second hand wood burner with heating water facilities in France is proving an absolute headache, so I doubt we ...
by 123sologne
Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Interesting News from Holland
Replies: 32
Views: 2374

Re: Interesting News from Holland

Well I must say I do everything in reverse... I always look at things, sniff them and use them. Only if it looks or smells funny will I even look at any dates. And the only time I had food poisoning in the last 41 years is when I ate some shell fish in a restaurant...
by 123sologne
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Moving country to be self sufficient
Replies: 62
Views: 14386

Re: Moving country to be self sufficient

Many thanks everybody for the various solutions for the car insurance. I will discuss this with Mr hubby and we will see what is our best option for now and for later. At least it looks like there are a few solutions. We will have to see which one is the cheapest and the most practical for us. :icon...
by 123sologne
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Moving country to be self sufficient
Replies: 62
Views: 14386

Re: Moving country to be self sufficient

But they'll know the moment he opens his mouth :lol: - your problem (and mine when I don't understand something in England) is that the 'natives' look at you as if you have been on Mars because you speak like them so you do have to keep on muttering about "I've been out of the country.......". :mrg...
by 123sologne
Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Moving country to be self sufficient
Replies: 62
Views: 14386

Re: Moving country to be self sufficient

Yeah, I think you got it spot on... I feel a tad inadequate at the moment and I know I will have to explain to every single pen-pusher down there that I have not lived in France for 20 years so they need to explain to me how it works.... Otherwise they will probably think I am taking the mickey.... ...
by 123sologne
Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:39 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Moving country to be self sufficient
Replies: 62
Views: 14386

Re: Moving country to be self sufficient

Not sleeping well, so here I am checking this post at 2.30 am.... Many thanks, MMM and Riff Raff. We have a redirection on our mail for the next 3 months after we leave on 23rd March, so maybe that would at least cover us for the next 3 months with our UK insurance as my husband thinks (the insuranc...
by 123sologne
Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Moving country to be self sufficient
Replies: 62
Views: 14386

Re: Moving country to be self sufficient

Well, this our turn to go, finally... It has been a long time since I posted here as we have been so busy with our little lives. I re-read my post from 2010 about us moving back to France and planning to do it in 2012... Well actually we brought the all thing forward to 2011 and put the house for sa...
by 123sologne
Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: I've finally got my book published!
Replies: 8
Views: 2099

Re: I've finally got my book published!

Well done for getting published! I am sure it was not easy...
I have the current issue with my dad who falls pretty much once a week, so I may be doing some shopping...
by 123sologne
Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Just to say hello and introduce myself.
Replies: 8
Views: 1341

Re: Just to say hello and introduce myself.

Hi Goldie,
Welcome to Ish :iconbiggrin:
Do you already know which part of France you want to go to?
by 123sologne
Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Need a hug
Replies: 35
Views: 3085

Re: Need a hug

What is this guy on? You are certainly better off without him.... Enjoy your glass of wine and the all bottle if you feel like it and get a few more :hugish: from me too
by 123sologne
Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: So Long and Thanks For All The Fish.....
Replies: 27
Views: 2998

Re: So Long and Thanks For All The Fish.....

You finally got there! Well done you! Have a very good trip :iconbiggrin: :wave:
I envy you so much! But soon I hope it will be our turn...
by 123sologne
Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Ground Source heating systems - working for you?
Replies: 2
Views: 1600

Re: Ground Source heating systems - working for you?

Hi Richard,
Hubby and I are looking into this for when we move to France. Not much I can say at this point, but based on what we saw online, it does work in Sweden, so I suspect it should work in Scotland. After that, for the details, hopefully someone who has done it here can tell you more.
by 123sologne
Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:13 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Food prices to double
Replies: 48
Views: 7032

Re: Food prices to double

I seem to remember reading somewhere that the western world wastes enough food each year to feed the rest of the world. So in theory, we could all slim down and that might go some way towards balancing out population growth - but easier said than done! Quite right, maybe then the past date on fruit...
by 123sologne
Fri May 27, 2011 5:28 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Inspect your broccoli carefully, before eating...I didn't =)
Replies: 16
Views: 1749

Re: Inspect your broccoli carefully, before eating...I didn'

Couple of years ago,while staying at the outlaws in Emiglia Romagna (where by the grace of God we will be in 3 weeks) i picked several pounds of plums,and excitedely emersed them in several bottles of Vodka.Two weeks later dozens of maggots (locally known as 'baygies ' had floated to the top.I scoo...