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  1. I'm fed up. Might as well do another job on the old house. Been watching Young Montalbano on BBC i player. Sex, subtitles,red herrings, Italian sunshine, Fiat cars. Sod the virus?
  2. Went past the local Vac Centre yesterday (Sat)- locked closed! Got thinking this must be because one age/special group has finished early. Seams a waste of resources. No security around that I could see. This set up serves about 9 surgeries. Good for a breakin? Staff/helpers must have gone home! What pandemic? Being wedged (no, it doesn't hurt Vicar) between our home on the edge of Dartmoor national park and the SW coast, we await the "off "signal with real trepidation. We will be going the other way as we haven't seen the sons families for over a year now. The Zoom "smiley face
  3. Not on now. Loadsa houses. Our friends have a house on "Runway Road". The road name shows imagination, not!
  4. Well done BF. I see that UX (a buzz word for User Experience) is at last catching on. Long overdue. Son No. 2 is doing a course at Glasgow on UX to support his business. Keep it clean and clear and no Covid warnings please. Stu
  5. Off subject but- Been using uBlock origins running with MS Edge since Edge came out. Works a treat. A great "must have" Stu
  6. Quote- Brittany Ferries head of communications, Nigel Wanncott, said new bookings for summer 2021 are already 50% down on pre-Covid years, and those who have booked in advance are starting to cancel. “We’ve already written off spring. Now people who have booked for summer are beginning to wobble – it’s not an exodus yet but we are worried. A disastrous summer where people are discouraged from travelling would put us in a serious situation.” ---------------------------------- I'm absolutely staggered that the above was released to the public. What did it achieve? Mostly speculati
  7. 21/12/20 BBC posted that France not accepting UK lorries now due to C19 and BF saying they are "consolidating " services now. Any news on the Caen -Portsmouth service just after xmas? Have friends who braved a quick visit to their place in Finistere and will be travelling back before we are ex European on the 1st. Thought it might be nice to give them a heads up on any amendments to their return crossing chances. Where is the best place to look for an inflatable boat along the French coast going north bound. Might be useful for them! HNY! Stu
  8. Trying to get away from "travel insurance" and looking to get "medical cover" only in France for up to 5 trips a year. Does anyone do such a thing? I really don't want to get coverage for loosing a £13 mobile phone or losing my luggage in transit (its in the car!) and as far as cancellation delays- I just take the next available ferry! Simple medical insurance cover doesn't seem to exist. I want a "get me better policy with a "ship me back in a box" as an extra benefit! I also dont want a long conditions/omissions/restrictions pile of bumf to read. Toddle pip, Now wash yo
  9. Now go and wash your hands for 20 seconds and save the NHS! Stu
  10. Yep. Same here- early morning depart- 18 mins to Milbay. Cuppa, catch up on sleep. Wake for lunch, shower and bish bosh Roscoff then on the road. 1 hr 45m to door. How we laughed at the those worn out retirees who had slogged down from upt' north who started out overnight to the port then a mere 6 hours driving to their home in Fr. All gone now, except the closeness of Plymouth and who knows if thats still viable for BF. Back again to GB .Not altered for a predeparture shop at Le Clerc and the 1500 sailing, thank God. Still the little Armorique will be back. The Pont is far too big f
  11. What shocked me when watching Michael Palins travels was the realisation that I regularly visited most of his places before him in the 1970's. It was nice to see the thunder boxes used on the old Dows in the Gulf again. Beer in hand at the Old Dubai Calton Hotel watching the steady stream from the aft toilet facilities. Oh for the 1970's queues at Indian airports and railway stations. Nostalgia is not what it used to be!
  12. My Latanoprost drops have a small percentage of Timolol. Does that make a difference to the storage once opened? Mine says fridge not required after opening.
  13. Not just "take" but have the prescription translated into Spanish and French with a tel number of your GP if the dispenser wants to talk to a medic. It also helps to have a precis of any medical problems you have. Carry it in a bag or purse on your person. I'm always amazed how few people know what drugs they are taking rather than "yes, I'm under the Doctor".
  14. Not so funny really. You awake from a deep sleep, grab and try to correctly fit fire fighting gear in the middle of night, then make good decisions that maybe are life changing. Rapid fuel for the brain and body.
  15. Morning, Nice to hear from someone who sets their own agenda rather than slavishly follow instructions from politicians. Good on you mate. Bank holiday coming up so lets pray for bad weather and hopefully the rush down here in Devon to lick an ice cream on a crowded beach will not happen. When the shops opened down here the rush was awful.
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