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  1. On 8/28/2021 at 12:02 PM, Daphne said:

    They all sound lovely!  I especially like the fact that reading between the lines, a lot of local recipes have been exchanged from different parts of Europe.  If I had been part of it, one lucky recipient would have been making something out of cabbage and/or salt cod!


    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 😀

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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%


  4. @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.

  5. @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.

  6. 23 hours ago, Beantree said:

    That's bad luck with the test and trace Mullethunter. Good news with the second dose advance though.

    Seems this Delta variant is causing problems all over the place. Russia was mentioned on our news, with cases tripling in a week, 90% being Delta. Also mentioned was the UK now going on our red list, which will be a blow somewhat for the tourist industry, but they are having a boom in some areas with French visitors who don't want to risk going abroad.

    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.

  7. @Suzana I to live in France in Lot et Garonne and have also found that the vets are not chicken friendly however one of mine has recently had a limp and I spoke to the vet and although he wouldn’t see her he recommended a quarter of an aspirin every 24 hours I put it in a raspberry and she eats it all. She is still limping around but not as bad and I wonder now if she has just got used to limping as she runs for corn

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  8. 4 hours ago, Cat tails said:

    Well I’m from 1987, so no use moving to the UK now! 😂

    I feel old now, I am old enough to be your mum😕

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  9. I would have loved to join but just checked out the postage and customs situation and for me to send a package under 500g is €16 which includes duty but it is still all up in the air for charges receiving a parcel from outside the EU and the delivery companies are on the majority still perusing a €25 import price even if items have the custom forms stating value and gift. Just seems to be a way for them to make money.

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  10. 2 hours ago, mullethunter said:

    They have been talking about that here and have said that yes, you’re A LOT more likely to have a blood clot as a result of having Covid than you are from having any of the vaccines.

    Thanks Mullethunter, I did have a quick look earlier and it seems you are much more likely to get a blood clot if you have Covid. I found the following article/report.



  11. I wonder what the statistics are for blood clots in people who have Covid, is it higher than the rate of those from the vaccine.

    My second vaccine is booked for 1st July at the same pharmacy @Beantree


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