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  Topic: New facebook group
keithatbeaugut

Replies: 8
Views: 10938
PostForum: Downsizing abroad   Posted: Sat Dec 01, 07 3:43 pm   Subject: New facebook group
Keith, can we have a sign-post to your group on Facebook? I've looked and can't find it!
Vanessa

Try this link.

Nothing really happened yet as I have been busy with a couple of ongoing website ...
  Topic: New facebook group
keithatbeaugut

Replies: 8
Views: 10938
PostForum: Downsizing abroad   Posted: Fri Oct 26, 07 1:06 pm   Subject: New facebook group
Yello

My understanding of the current statistics is that one in three families who relocate out of the UK - not just to France but also to Spain, Australia, New Zealand and so on - return within tw ...
  Topic: Fruit & Veg dehydrator
keithatbeaugut

Replies: 18
Views: 28520
PostForum: Downsizing abroad   Posted: Tue Oct 23, 07 3:38 pm   Subject: Fruit & Veg dehydrator
You make a good point Ken, and your questions are valid. I really shan't know until the book arrives - hopefully that will be quite soon.

In fact I shall check with Amazon now!

Keith
  Topic: New facebook group
keithatbeaugut

Replies: 8
Views: 10938
PostForum: Downsizing abroad   Posted: Tue Oct 23, 07 3:35 pm   Subject: New facebook group
Hello BahamaMama. I hope you can make the move and don't think you will regret it. The only comment I would make is to do your homework first. Many couples move to France and Spain and find things the ...
  Topic: New facebook group
keithatbeaugut

Replies: 8
Views: 10938
PostForum: Downsizing abroad   Posted: Tue Oct 23, 07 2:16 pm   Subject: New facebook group
I have been persuaded to join facebook and have started a group called Brits in France. Intended as a discussion and self-help area for any and all issues faced by UK expatriates in France, entry to t ...
  Topic: selling on ebay
keithatbeaugut

Replies: 13
Views: 4926
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Sun Oct 21, 07 7:52 pm   Subject: selling on ebay
Well - I have both bought and sold a large number of things through eBay and I have yet to have a problem. EBay with PayPal provides a safe environment provided common sense precautions are taken. For ...
  Topic: hoax or real
keithatbeaugut

Replies: 16
Views: 6377
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Sun Oct 21, 07 2:11 pm   Subject: hoax or real
Bookmark http://hoaxbusters.ciac.org/ - they are all listed there.

If you look at the header data for incoming emails you can usually see whether they have come from the claimed address or not.
  Topic: Fruit & Veg dehydrator
keithatbeaugut

Replies: 18
Views: 28520
PostForum: Downsizing abroad   Posted: Sun Oct 21, 07 2:02 pm   Subject: Fruit & Veg dehydrator
I'm thinking that if I make it to a sufficiently high quality I shall be able to experiment and explore options.

That's the plan anyway.

According to my neighbour, who has lived next door for ne ...
  Topic: Fruit & Veg dehydrator
keithatbeaugut

Replies: 18
Views: 28520
PostForum: Downsizing abroad   Posted: Sat Oct 20, 07 12:45 pm   Subject: Fruit & Veg dehydrator
Thanks Ken. I'm finding myself torn between something that works well and looks good, and would not be out of place on the terrace, and something that works well but not necessarily on open view. The ...
  Topic: Fruit & Veg dehydrator
keithatbeaugut

Replies: 18
Views: 28520
PostForum: Downsizing abroad   Posted: Sat Oct 20, 07 11:16 am   Subject: Fruit & Veg dehydrator
Actually our climate here doesn't differ too much from yours, being 2000 feet up in the Massif Central and only 60 Kms north of and thus affected by the volcano chain.

Still, the indications are ...
  Topic: Fruit & Veg dehydrator
keithatbeaugut

Replies: 18
Views: 28520
PostForum: Downsizing abroad   Posted: Sat Oct 20, 07 7:29 am   Subject: Fruit & Veg dehydrator
Thanks for that. I want to make something that looks good in addition to performing well.

The book being pushed looks as though it will help me to do that and, as I can get it from Amazon UK deliv ...
  Topic: Fruit & Veg dehydrator
keithatbeaugut

Replies: 18
Views: 28520
PostForum: Downsizing abroad   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 07 5:05 pm   Subject: Fruit & Veg dehydrator
Thanks marigold. I found that one, but the most useful part ends up offering to sell a book with loads of plans in. There is some good advice though, so I shall probably put it on the list after the f ...
  Topic: Fruit & Veg dehydrator
keithatbeaugut

Replies: 18
Views: 28520
PostForum: Downsizing abroad   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 07 3:58 pm   Subject: Fruit & Veg dehydrator
We should (please) be producing quite a lot of fruit and veg next year, much of which we should like to dehydrate - ideally without the help of EDF.

Does anyone have plans for constructing a good s ...
  Topic: Is this going too far, legal enforcement of blind web access
keithatbeaugut

Replies: 31
Views: 9663
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 07 11:48 am   Subject: Is this going too far, legal enforcement of blind web access
One solution may to develop a parallel site with the same information but without the whistles and bells. This can be accessed automatically if a text browser or screenreader is detected and could use ...
  Topic: Welcome - Introduce Yourself
keithatbeaugut

Replies: 61
Views: 749907
PostForum: Downsizing abroad   Posted: Sun Oct 14, 07 11:40 am   Subject: Keith & Clare in central France
We are Keith and Clare, and had been planning to retire to France when I hit 60 (in 2009). Towards the end of 2005 I was made redundant, so took early retirement and set about finding a new home.

W ...
 
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