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living in France & still working in London

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Back After A While

[font="Arial"]Hello folks Not had a chance to blog for a long while as we have been up to our eyes in getting our B&B ready for the summer season, and still 2 more weeks of work to go before the current phase is finished. The weather in SW France has been strange so far this year, the winter was very long and it was not until April that any warmer weather made it to our area around Cognac. The summer has been a real mixed bag with vicious hail storms as we moved from Spring to summer da

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A Lovely Weekend.....

[font="Arial"][size=3]Well after a horrible week of weather in the UK it was great to be able to see the sun again. Some folks in the north of the UK had between 10 and 20cms of snow where as in London we just had 4 days of dreary rain and cloud. It was lovely to touch down in bright sunshine at Limoges airport on Friday morning after having got up at 4:30am to catch the 8:00am flight out of Stansted. Not so nice this morning to be delayed by 2 hours following a protest at Stansted airport wh

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With So Many Jobs Being Lost In London Why Is There No Space On The Trains

[font="Arial"]I can't help wondering...... if thousands of people in London are loosing their jobs at the moment... why can't you notice it if you are in and around the City of London. Have ALL the jobs been lost in Canary Warf? my job never takes me there so I would not know. My train is just as full as it ever was, the 6:19 from Lee to Charing Cross is so full you cannot read a newspaper, you still cannot get on a tube in rush hour unless you live close to the end of a line and the huge com

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We Survived The Birthday Party....

This weekend was the weekend of my daughter's sixth birthday and we had the obligatory bithrday party on Saturday afternoon, she was actually six on Friday. It is one thing looking after ten 6 year olds in your own language but trying to control 10 six year olds in a foreign language, at least for me, was hard work, languages do not come naturally to me, even English at times deserts me. Luckily for me my wife is an excellent French speaker and managed to keep control for the three hours of th

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Will The Obama Bubble Be Burst By The State Of The Economy

I've seen so much support for Obama both before and after the election, though when people ask me what I think I am really not sure. The USA was in need of a change of direction, and he was the only option, after two terms of Bush & Co. But what sort of a USA are we going to get now, with a world in recession, I for one am not going to make any predictions one way or the other. Obama could become a great world leader or things could all go horribly wrong the USA. To be honest it would n

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Mistakes, I've Made A Few, But This Was A Big One...

I have to come clean here and admit to the howler of a mistake I made last week. It is probably one of your worst nightmares, next to loosing your passport in a foreign country. I flew back to the UK last Monday from my home in France as usual with no problems went to work and then at the end of the day headed back to S.E. London for a well earned early night. However when I got to the front door of the house I could not find the keys, and then the sudden horror dawned on me that they could

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So Did You See Any Snow...

I thought I would be on to a winner this week with a pretty high chance of seeing snow, but alas not. On Tuesday I had to go to Harrogate and due to a bit of poor planning on my part I had to go there and back in a day, so at 6:00am I set off from S E London, then got called into the office just as I was passing it, so was delayed by 2 hours, so much for getting clear of London by 7:00am. So, having paid the congestion charge which I was trying to avoid by setting off early, I headed off from

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The Last Warm Weekend Of 2008?

Hello one and all Back again in Blighty after a fabulous weekend at home in the Charente, wall to wall sunshine and temps around 22 degrees once the sun climbed high enough. The start and end of the day are chilly and we have had our first frost. We still managed to have lunch outside in shorts & tee shirts and it is wonderful walking and cycling weather. Pity then at the moment I have to be inside carry on with the building work, but needs must as they say. I did mange to get outside t

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Found My Way Into My Own Blog....

Well after setting up a blog, having been a member for nearly 3 years and not previously discovered the blogging area I'd thought I'd give it a go. My main browse is Internet Explorer 6 and that does strange things to the text entry box, so having downloaded Firefox I am finally in business. So who am I, as I have said I have been a member of NW since 2005, when I first joined I was commuting between London and Rotterdam, and now I am commuting between South West France and London. My famil

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