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by Franksgranny
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Food and drink
Topic: Recycling Nespresso pods
Replies: 32
Views: 344

Re: Recycling Nespresso pods

I don't drink coffee but Mr FG is addicted , we have a dolce gusto machine, I did look into refilling the pods, it can be done according to some Amazon sellers but from memory the kit was really expensive so I decided not to bother, perhaps eventually as more people become interested they'll get che...
by Franksgranny
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Lidl cordless vac.
Replies: 30
Views: 548

Re: Lidl cordless vac.

I own three cordless vacs, a dyson which I bought first, an upright Bosch and a VAX. My experience of all vacuum cleaners not just these, is that they're brilliant at first then go downhill. The dyson lasted the best, I've just bought a cheapo replacement battery from eBay and that appears to be wor...
by Franksgranny
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Food and drink
Topic: Cheese. What is your favourite?
Replies: 52
Views: 572

Re: Cheese. What is your favourite?

Stilton from Colston Bassett, crumbly Lancashire from Bury market.
by Franksgranny
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Television, Internet & IT, Phones
Topic: WiFi for holiday home owners.
Replies: 13
Views: 650

Re: WiFi for holiday home owners.

Odd discussion. Most of the main French operators offer 4G routers now - it being 2019 and all.... Had mine for 2 years - brilliant, and nice to have dumped the landline altogether. No contract easy to cancel - why on earth would you use UK stuff in France? I must be missing something...... As you ...
by Franksgranny
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: The Café
Topic: What happens when someone dies?
Replies: 11
Views: 228

What happens when someone dies?

I'm wondering what will happen to my holiday home when I die, I'm a UK resident, do I have to make some special provision for my French house?
by Franksgranny
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: The Café
Topic: Complet? Or perhaps not
Replies: 14
Views: 294

Complet? Or perhaps not

Many are the problems confronting the part time visitor to France. This week I've had quite a difficulty getting a meal, then it occurred to me it's happened before, and perhaps there's yet another nuance of life here I'm getting wrong. It happens like this, I turn up at a restaurant about 12-12.30 ...
by Franksgranny
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: The Snug
Topic: French guests and their friends
Replies: 78
Views: 1673

Re: French guests and their friends

I'm back from my short break now and feel much better. No need for apologies although greatfully received, I can be a bit blunt myself at times, didn't quite know how to do pm thing that's why I'm posting here, last remark on this subject though, I'm paying 60 euros for cleaning, should the host rea...
by Franksgranny
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: The Snug
Topic: French guests and their friends
Replies: 78
Views: 1673

Re: French guests and their friends

Well Simonflys what happened to the "friendly" part of this forum, I thought I was politely just sharing my experience, not asking for unsolicited and aggressive responses. I admit in an unguarded moment I made a mistake with the booking and I have to live with that, yes I have heard of PayPal, I m ...
by Franksgranny
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: The Snug
Topic: French guests and their friends
Replies: 78
Views: 1673

Re: French guests and their friends

I can understand how annoying this must be for all the gite owners out there, but I'm commenting from a customer point of view. Tomorrow I'm going to a rental property for four nights, it sleeps six people, I'm paying the full rate for that although we are only a couple, if I notify the owner in goo...
by Franksgranny
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: The Garden Centre.
Topic: Solar lights in the garden
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Solar lights in the garden

Not strictly a garden topic but here goes. I love solar lights in my garden. The problem is price is not a guide to quality, I've bought really expensive ones from posh garden centre in UK only to find they filled with water at the first storm, and were all sealed up so couldn't empty so that was th...