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by francovendee
19 Feb 2020, 8:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Safety Standards Post Brexit
Replies: 42
Views: 1296

Re: Safety Standards Post Brexit

Here's the view of a leading Brexiter and Cabinet Minister. Jacob Rees-Mogg said regulations that were “good enough for India” could be good enough for the UK – arguing that the UK could go “a very long way” to rolling back high EU standards. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-sa...
by francovendee
19 Feb 2020, 8:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is this forum unrepresentative?
Replies: 105
Views: 2667

Re: Is this forum unrepresentative?

The Brexit thread has been active since Sept 2016 and in that time I'm pretty sure the majority of posts have been from people who voted to remain. This means, A few very prolific remain posters who'll not stop. Leave voters got fed up and stopped posting ( with one or two notable exceptions, you k...
by francovendee
18 Feb 2020, 9:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is this forum unrepresentative?
Replies: 105
Views: 2667

Re: Is this forum unrepresentative?

brynpoeth wrote:My poll asking how many cycles members own shows that many own nine or more
I suspect that many forum memb€r$ are relatively rich

That or all their money goes on their addiction. :lol:
by francovendee
16 Feb 2020, 6:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Favourite spots in Western France
Replies: 26
Views: 657

Re: Favourite spots in Western France

Ray wrote:Well worth camping at Camping Municipal de la Citadelle in Blaye, on the Garonne estuary not far north of Bordeaux. You pitch inside the walls of the citadel itself, a short walk from the nice little port of Blaye.

That's a very good choice, lovely spot for a camp site and not too expensive.
by francovendee
16 Feb 2020, 1:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)
Replies: 166
Views: 13493

Re: Transgender athletes (and related stuff)

As previously posted; "And now the freedom to say that some Transgender people are cheats in sport and to discuss the issue of men and women pretending to be a different gender can be upheld in law ? From the Telegraph today; (Actually yesterday). "Police compared to Stasi and Gestapo by ...
by francovendee
14 Feb 2020, 1:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Safety Standards Post Brexit
Replies: 42
Views: 1296

Re: Safety Standards Post Brexit

Tangled Metal wrote:Inferior as in doesn't do the job you want them to do as well as expected.

You often don't know until you've bought them.
by francovendee
12 Feb 2020, 5:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flying.. why? why not?
Replies: 55
Views: 1353

Re: Flying.. why? why not?

It's a vital service to get to one's holiday home. :twisted: There isn't a 'sneer' emoticon on this forum, but I've done my best! Touché! I have to admit that buying the house in SW France was one of my many mistakes - I had the inheritance from my late mother, and was wondering what to do with it ...
by francovendee
12 Feb 2020, 5:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Velodysee - Baggage transporting?
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Velodysee - Baggage transporting?

I've never heard of anything like that, maybe others know more.
by francovendee
11 Feb 2020, 8:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Nelson Mandela
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Nelson Mandela

reohn2 wrote:We need a thousand of his calibre,most major heads of state today couldn't lace his boots.

Miss read your post to couldn't lick his boots :lol:
by francovendee
11 Feb 2020, 8:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flying.. why? why not?
Replies: 55
Views: 1353

Re: Flying.. why? why not?

I hate airports, not the flying. Getting from France to the UK with one of the budget airlines can cost as little as 20 euros return. Taking the car the ferry costs around 200 euros out of season for the car and two passengers. I usually fly, it's cheaper and cuts out the 5 hour drive to the port. I...
by francovendee
10 Feb 2020, 7:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Marmalade
Replies: 28
Views: 617

Re: Marmalade

Hello all, I'm so very pleased that there are other cyclists out there who are so well preserved. Whilst posting I forgot about our cherries, and we also get a fruit that looks like a small damson but is called an 'epine'. It comes on a nasty, spikey, tree; one an absolute pig to prune but worth ha...
by francovendee
9 Feb 2020, 10:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Developers- New Housing
Replies: 61
Views: 1448

Re: Developers- New Housing

I'm assuming you're talking about new towns? Maybe along the lines of Basingstoke, Milton Keynes?
There is more available space to do this in the north but employment and housing go together.
Maybe my view is a Southerner's but definitely too many people in the South of the UK.
by francovendee
9 Feb 2020, 9:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Marmalade
Replies: 28
Views: 617

Re: Marmalade

A friend here has a large cherry tree that fruits beautifully but he gets very few to eat as the birds have defeated all his efforts to stop them stealing the fruit. If that's his only problem, he's lucky. At least bird damage can be seen when you pick the cherries. Infestation by the cherry fruit ...
by francovendee
9 Feb 2020, 9:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Developers- New Housing
Replies: 61
Views: 1448

Re: Developers- New Housing

The need for housing is causing lots of people to be resentful when a developer puts in a whole load of houses near their property. I can't see any other way unless we build upwards and that's been tried and largely failed. My home, before moving to France, was in the market town of Romsey. We loved...
by francovendee
9 Feb 2020, 8:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Marmalade
Replies: 28
Views: 617

Re: Marmalade

Hello all, I'm so very pleased that there are other cyclists out there who are so well preserved. Whilst posting I forgot about our cherries, and we also get a fruit that looks like a small damson but is called an 'epine'. It comes on a nasty, spikey, tree; one an absolute pig to prune but worth ha...