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  1. @beantree look at this website https://www.economie.gouv.fr/particuliers/prime-renovation-energetique
  2. @Beantree apparently there are a lot of grants available for making homes more eco and economical to run, from January it is all being placed under one hat with dedicated advisors, my friend who is a hand holder has said that she will run us all through the options when published which I will happily share with you. Did you benefit from the €1 insulation the government offered? We have a 11kw pellet burner in the lounge which heats the house 120m but as Daphne says once you turn it off the temperature starts to drop however we did purchase the wifi option which means we can turn the fire on so the house is warm when we get home.
  3. We’ve had meals with friends but only friends that we trust completely. Enjoy your meal.
  4. Had mine last week @Beantreevery well organised and in and out in 20 mins - 15 or those were sitting after the jab. However friends have been struggling to book but I think appointments are becoming more readily available. It is scary that the numbers are rising quickly everywhere.
  5. So jealous of everyone, I loved making and then waiting for my Omlet swap maybe next year. All I have to look forward to parcel wise is a bottle of brake fluid 😂 which should arrive today and no I’m not being lazy ordering for delivery but trying to limit shop visits. Enjoy the swap everyone and I look forward to seeing the makes this year.
  6. @Beantreethe speech was leaked overnight and I took the chance early this morning to book my booster 5 months after my last, managed to get an appointment for the 8th December. Since the speech Doctolib site has crashed with demand, so I am so pleased I took the chance however had it not been announced I would have rescheduled for early January.
  7. For the life of me I can’t remember if Omlet have a January sale does anyone know? I have a friend looking at buying and they have an offer for Black Friday but she has asked if it’s better to wait until the January sales.
  8. It is common in the Mk1 cube. Make sure the cube is absolutely level also there should be rubber grommets in the holes at the end of the roof grooves make sure these aren’t blocked as this allows water to drain.
  9. I would join in if it were a set fee but there is no telling what it could be as it just seems to be plucked out of thin air, I have read that some people are paying in excess of €35 for a parcel which has a declaration for a minimal value but others are paying less for something with a declared value of €100+. I will look forward to seeing everyone’s makes
  10. It’s a nightmare, as you say pot luck on who is checking items coming in. I had to take a delivery for a customer who had ordered an air conditioning unit from the UK and the driver wouldn’t pass it over until I’d paid €265 in customs and taxes. My customer ordered it from the UK as he didn’t speak French and it was easier not sure he’ll be doing that again any time soon.
  11. I would have loved to have joined but delivery companies and La Poste are still charging import duties even if parcels are marked gift or the value is low, it’s a bit hit and miss and not at all consistent. I recently asked Cinnamon where she ordered her wool and she told me to keep my order under a certain amount and you won’t get charged so I did but got hit with customs charges whereas she didn’t so I think it all depends on the delivery company's. Cant wait to look at everyone’s makes.
  12. Salt cod is very popular here, not a fan myself. Fingers crossed Luvvie it’s just a cold. OH was chopping a bush and has been stung under his eye by an Asian Hornet, he looks like I’ve given him a right hook but honest gov I didn’t 😀
  13. Sorry I was out last night getting my fish and chip fix - not usual French cuisine however a small cafe does it once a month locally and we are like moths to a light. So this morning I opened my envelope, inside were 2 beautifully laminated recipes, someone has obviously been spying on me and knows that most of my recipe books also contain remnants of ingredients😂. I have a fruit loaf recipe and a chocolate orange scone one, I’m going to make the fruit loaf later as I have the ingredients however we can’t buy Terry’s chocolate oranges her so will have to look for an orange chocolate substitution which shouldn’t be difficult as the French love sweet foods. Thank you so much and I look forward to baking later.
  14. You’re the organiser so the choice is yours, however I think we are waiting to hear if Mullethunter has received hers.
  15. No bank holiday here but can struggle to get some UK ingredients.
  16. Are we all going to try and make them over the weekend and post pictures? Hopefully I can get all the ingredients needed 😄
  17. I had the rabbit vaccine mixamadoses, 1st Astra Zeneca and 2nd Pfizer 😅
  18. I beg to differ @Beantree. The total % vaccinated with all required doses 2 days ago was 37.1%. 34.71 million have received at least 1 dose of vaccine the population of france is 67.4 million so 51.5%
  19. @Beantree when our clients arrive we won’t see them for at least 10 days giving us a sort of quarantine period. Just had another storm, sadly I lost part of my greengage first year since we have been here 5hat it has had a decent amount of fruit last year I had 2 fruits, the tree is mature and about 6m tall. We will do a round and check clients gardens tomorrow and usually we find a tree down here or there and swimming pools full of leaves and twigs. Hopefully you are unscathed as they have been quite ferocious in the last 24 hours but we needed them to break the humidity.
  20. @Beantreeat the moment you can enter France from the Uk with a double vaccination and Pcr test no quarantine required. Quarantine only required if you enter without vaccine and this is only allowed for exceptional circumstances.
  21. I’ve not seen anything about the UK being placed on the red list in France where did you hear this @Beantree. I’ve looked at all the news sites and no mention. Just interested as a lot of our clients are due to arrive in the next couple of weeks and trying to arrange my diary to ensure their gardens are tip top on the day of arrival eg. Grass freshly cut and swimming pools sparkling.

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