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    bubbles1
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    Oh So true Tasha :D ;D


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    alittlebitfrench
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    @bubbles1 wrote:

    (sorry ALBF!)

    .Unless of course you live in Dordogningham.

    IT IS DORDOGINESHIRE IF YOU PLEASE

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    I think it really depends in which part of Dordognebury you come from and how long you have lived there. Some might say Dordoginshire, others might say Dordogningham. Some newcomers may still call it Dogdogne.


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    Others: Doingdogs or Dogsdoings


    http://niftyone.wordpress.com/ 'Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience deceptive, judgement difficult'. Aphorisms Hippocrates
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    wafty
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    In Auchan last week I picked up two 600gm blocks of Wyke Farm Cheddar at 7€ a block. It wasn’t Brits buying it all.


    Waiting, waiting..............

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    bubbles1
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    Me, Ived been here for ages and I call it the Dordogne. Others refer it to as Dordogneshire; I think this is appropriate as it is like a “Shire” as in Hobbitland, cause lots of Brits have their own little “burrow” which includes heaps of land, just they are on top of the earth instead of under it. :D


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    tasha
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    @alittlebitfrench wrote:

    I think it really depends in which part of Dordognebury you come from and how long you have lived there. Some might say Dordoginshire, others might say Dordogningham. Some newcomers may still call it Dogdogne.

    But am I wrong in remembering that you’ve never even been there alotmorenglishthanfrench? :lol:


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    alittlebitfrench
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    @tasha wrote:

    @alittlebitfrench wrote:

    I think it really depends in which part of Dordognebury you come from and how long you have lived there. Some might say Dordoginshire, others might say Dordogningham. Some newcomers may still call it Dogdogne.

    But am I wrong in remembering that you’ve never even been there alotmorenglishthanfrench? :lol:

    I havent. I am making it up as I go along..

    Enjoy your pub lunch tomorrow.


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    tasha
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    Some of us are aware of that AlotmoreenglishthanfrenchbutI’minitforthewindup.

    Mine’s a Golden Hare if you’re buying! :lol:


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    chaletcat
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    Thought that part of Normandie was Domfrontshire


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    nifty
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    @tasha wrote:

    Some of us are aware of that AlotmoreenglishthanfrenchbutI’minitforthewindup.

    Mine’s a Golden Hare if you’re buying! :lol:

    Shelah will have a Coq du Rod Laver and mine is a Harelem Stinger .


    http://niftyone.wordpress.com/ 'Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience deceptive, judgement difficult'. Aphorisms Hippocrates
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    mangetout
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    So glad I started this thread. It’s been fascinating to hear everyone’s views. I think it upholds my fear that things are getting a bit ‘anti foreigner’ in France, but I very much hope it’s a passing phase. I love it here and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else now. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to respond to my thread.


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    Tricia
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    Going off on another tack:
    I buy the local paper 2 or 3 times a week, and there’s always about a page of businesses which have had a Redressement Judiciaire, and another page of Liquidations. And that’s just for the Gers.
    Things are obviously very bad here business-wise, and seem to be getting worse. At times like this the locals are more likely to turn on the incomers, especially if they seem to be more economically secure than they are.


    Tricia

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    Chanceux
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    “juglans wrote:
    In france cheddar is a foreign object and treated as an alien.

    It would be fitting then for me to change my name to Cheddar :lol::lol:

    You are so so right though, what about the look of fear, shock and disgust when you offer someone something even when its French made or bought, the shaking of the head and muttering Non! Non! Non! Non! Non!

    I almost expect them to self destruct :lol::lol:


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    @tricia wrote:

    Going off on another tack:
    I buy the local paper 2 or 3 times a week, and there’s always about a page of businesses which have had a Redressement Judiciaire, and another page of Liquidations. And that’s just for the Gers.
    Things are obviously very bad here business-wise, and seem to be getting worse. At times like this the locals are more likely to turn on the incomers, especially if they seem to be more economically secure than they are.

    Not sure whether to answer this quote or the quote of Chancer first!!

    Anyway, tricia I have a very good friend who has over the last 12 years run and built up a reasonable bar/resto, nothing fancy but nonetheless a potentially a good business, they had a really good year a couple of years ago the following even better, this year things started to drop off a bit and they have struggled to keep up with the RSI payments, this year they have just been advised of the RSI payments for this coming year, they are even higher this year simply because they had a good time 2 years ago. They can’t see a way forward for the 2 or three first months of the next year without going into arrears so they have made the decision to call it a day. They are now just so bitter about the whole business system here in france, a natural reaction of course, but they do have a point, they could have done things in a different way, but they followed the advice of their accountant and now realise that his advice was so so wrong, so as you say, they are now lashing out at all and sundry, but, then again they have not been open to thinking for themselves believing implicitly the accountants advice! I’ve been telling them for 4 years that he was a twat they now agree with me!, what I don’t understand is (if I have understood correctly) they have been declaring their accounts for tax purposes based on the last year, yet the RSI are working for the year before that so the accountant should have been able to give them a forecast for 2014 at the beginning of this year but no, they have just 2 months notice where this is going. The big laugh is after a meeting with him he announced that as they were well below the ‘plafond’ for VAT they could de register, they could have done that 3 years ago!! possibly have never really needed to be Vat registered! so yes he (not so much she) have turned very aggressive but against the system or those milking the system!


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    @chancer wrote:

    “juglans wrote:
    In france cheddar is a foreign object and treated as an alien.

    It would be fitting then for me to change my name to Cheddar :lol::lol:

    You are so so right though, what about the look of fear, shock and disgust when you offer someone something even when its French made or bought, the shaking of the head and muttering Non! Non! Non! Non! Non!

    I almost expect them to self destruct :lol: :lol:[/quote]

    Can’t find Juglans post re cheddar but I have found my new found friends very flexible towards english food and especially cheddar, force them into trying it and they suddenly find everything uk is not that bad!! I once had a surprise 50th birthday party BBQ as most were french it needed a cheese course I found a 6 month old piece of blue stilton in the fridge (it was melting:-o) and a bit of cheddar (a bit younger!) they were beside themselves at the stilton!! not a scrap left (I wouldn’t have given it to my dogs) but it went down a storm


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