BREXIT and its fall out - This is proving to be a much more complex process than the Brexiteers ever imagined when they were saying that 250MillionGDP per week would be brought back and put into the NHS (and the day after the Referendum, Iain Duncan-Smith immediately back-tracked on this topic and nobody seems to have seen where all this money is being placed) and persuading many citizens in the UK to fear a continuing future in the EU. It is now that the realities of Brexit are surfacing - increased prices in the shops, loss of labour in service industries, agriculture and tourism, lack of freedom to travel for business, leisure and education. In short, the UK public has been hoodwinked and very badly let down. Unfortunately, Brexit, it is such a complicated matter that the details can be challenging to read and understand even with a masters degree so what hope is there for those who do not have the time or inclination to study so many reports, data and reporting from the EU and UK Parliament on the terrible lack of progress which seems to be the case since 'negotiations (read posturing)' began. Too many people do not have time to really study what is going on; just reading the hyped up stories in the press and media which often are slanted. There is a very long, arduous road to travel but for those of we UK citizens who have chosen to live outside the UK in other EU countries, we need to keep in touch with our last MP in the UK (no matter how long ago) and pressure him/her to hear our views in the hopes it will not fall on deaf ears and ensure those of us who moved country in good faith (i.e. before the Referendum) have all our current rights preserved.
Oh woe. Last evening saw the last episode of Last Tango in Halifax. I have watched every one of all 3 series and loved it all Perhaps this last series was a litlle contrived but extremely well written and acted all the same. Hope we get more perhaps early next year? Being a Yorkshireite I enjoyed my fix of moors, millstone grit and eh by hecks. I know that the locations weren't always where they were supposed to be but the backdrop was authentic. I wouldn't go back there but always good to re-fuel memories. Thank you BBC for an excellent production
Senior citizens should be sent to prison. They would have access to a daily shower, constant CCTV in case something happens, three square meals a day, visits to the library, a computer, television, a gym, resident doctors and free medication. Criminals, on the other hand, should be sentenced to OAP residences, where they would be treated to fairly cold meals, two showers per week, lights-out at 07:00h pm, and charged a monthly rent of € 4,000 for a much smaller room. It is disgraceful beyond words that we treat our criminals so much better than our parents.
We fly into Toulouse twice a year and stay at our house near Axat for two months each time. I have heard that it is possible to rent long term parking access in Toulouse for about 300 euros annually. That way we could park a car there and access it each time we fly in. Has anyone heard of this extra long term parking arrangement, and if so where can I find out more? Thanks.
I KNOW this may seem naive, and 'yes' of course before moving to France I need to rent in the area I'm thinking of etc. etc.....BUT, online research can narrow down options re. our criteria and travel/rent etc. in various places reduces what is left to buy with..... I speak French fluently by the way; have lived in several countries (so do not expect 'little England') and know parts of Languedoc Rousillon well-esp. Ceret, which is too expensive alas. SO, could any kind soul/s please give me the low down on living in Limousin? House prices seem much cheaper there, which makes me wonder why.... Merci infiniment!!!
Hi Allwith the vast experience and knowledge out there can you help ?Whats the best option for travel from Barcelone airport to Figueras ? Cost , difficulty and reliability ?And is it advisable with 2 young kids or just too hard to really consider unless you are absolutely forced ?Any and all advice greatly appreciated Thank you
Hi, looking for a 2 bed house with a garden for my son, his wife, 2 kids & 2 dogs in Ardeche /Drome area, long term, unfurnishedNot sure if this forum goes up that far but....max rent 600€ a month (which we can guarantee)please reply by mail (not regular visitor to this page)Thanks
Hi there, I'm moving to Gripp in the French Pyrenees in June and am looking for someone who wants to share the van hire and drive back to the UK or someone we could hire with a van to drive there with my partner and I plus my possessions and cat and then drive back on their own. I'd need a van that could hold at least 12 sqm as I have some pieces of furniture as well as clothes etc. Gripp is near Tarbes and Banieres, also about 40 min's drive from Lourdes, 1.5 hours from Toulouse or Biarritz If you can help please contact me a.s.a.p. We'd like to set off some time in the week commencing 11th June but are flexible. Many thanks :O)
Hello there,I'm considering moving back to Australia, and want to send some of my stuff back (not much) cheaply to save on overweight baggage costs. Does anyone know of any companies that do this? Maybe freight companies. Or some other way to achieve this. I am in Limoux.
We really want to go to Northern Spain for a couple of days soon but have no idea where to go! We would ideally like to visit somewhere coastal but not high rise etc... and have tapas in the evening! Also some cheap shopping would be great. Please let me know if you have any recommendations... Thanks!
Most stray cat associations and refuges in France are fully occupied helping to alleviate feline suffering. I wonder if you could help us, here in Poitou Charente, by supporting our petition asking for approval by Local Government of Trap-Neuter-Release as the only means of humanely reducing stray cat numbers. If just one Department in France, out of 95, adopts TNR, then a door will be open to the rest of France. Our petition is entitled 'HELP FRANCE BECOME A CAT-FRIENDLY COUNTRY' which we will present to Madame President of the Conseil General of Charente Maritime - Department 17 - France. You can click on the link to our website - http://www.la-protection-des-chats.com - and sign the petition there or you can go direct to the petition by clicking on - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/help-make-France-a-cat-friendly-country. You will doing a great service for stray cats in France - thank you.