What has pleased you today

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Mr B painted the outside of the cave window before I rolled out of bed and then took me for a super relaxing lunch to one of our fav local restros Brill - shame he has go go back to work on Monday :( or is it :)
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It's raining in one of the sunniest parts of La France so I can watch BSB at Cadwell Park with a clear conscience :D

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Stone me, this subject took some finding.
No matter (well maybe just a bit), today’s performance by England at the Oval was bit special. We got the invincible Smith out for less than a century, which, believe moi, was an achievement and we’ve started the second innings in front. Five day test matches oh brother, they’re summat special.
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Fairly boring drive Eastwards on the D951 for an hour to collect a new gatepost but made more interesting by a number of vintage MGs and Lotus' heading West for Angouleme and the Circuit des Remparts this weekend. We lunched at an amazing little Creperie just outside Tersannes which we highly recommend to anyone in that neck of the woods. Their website is www.vergers-aumaillerie.fr
On the way home we were overtaken by a 4X4 towing a trailer with two vintage sports cars - possibly Alvis, obviously in a hurry to get to Angouleme! (It's Concours on Friday, the tour on Saturday and the races on Sunday). :good: :good: :mrgreen:
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Life - the sun was out and I and Mr B had a lovely day :good:
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A few days ago we returned from a month in England.

The day before we left I managed to lose the keys to the old Scenic on a mission to the local brico 18 km away to get a new lock for shutters to house.

Cue Stress Mode. Over on hour of fruitless searching for keys.

Called OH who came with spare car key in new car. Drove both cars back home. Problem was that spare key electronic lock was faulty and it was impossible to open rear door with it (rendering it unsuitable for second vehicle for tip runs)

Called brico this a.m. to see if the keys had been found. They had. Well pleased.

How long can this last?

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:D The salamander has reappeared in our cellar. It disappeared completely during the summer. Had thought it was through the grille and into the drains for moisture during the canicule but then we had a hail storm recently and the grille was flooded for a few hours so I thought the creature couldn't be there anymore but now it's back.
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Tom wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:01 pm
:D The salamander has reappeared in our cellar. It disappeared completely during the summer. Had thought it was through the grille and into the drains for moisture during the canicule but then we had a hail storm recently and the grille was flooded for a few hours so I thought the creature couldn't be there anymore but now it's back.
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What has pleased me today is finally having the confidence and aural comprehension of French on the phone to take a persons credit card details for a payment, in fact its the second time and I no longer have fear of doing it.

It may not sound like much, I am confident with most things on the phone but a 16 digit number plus expiry date and security code is a challenge when my dyslexic sub-conscious still thinks that 17 is seize and 16 should be dix-six plus always screw up the 70's and 90's, then there is trying to understand a a foreign surname and its spelling.

Its a milestone for me because before I had to send them a lien for paiement and most of them never did and I would have to chase them, the people who ring direct to book and who dont pay are always the no-shows.

This way its paid and I have the card details in the very rare event that a cleaning or damage charge has to be levied, sending then the lien meant I did not get the details.

BTW the forum search function is not working, each time I have used it to search for this thread it says too many words, keep removing them right down to a single word "what" and still no joy.

39 Active threads now Mysty :good:

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Le Démerdeur wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:47 pm
What has pleased me today is finally having the confidence and aural comprehension of French on the phone to take a persons credit card details for a payment, in fact its the second time and I no longer have fear of doing it.

It may not sound like much, I am confident with most things on the phone but a 16 digit number plus expiry date and security code is a challenge when my dyslexic sub-conscious still thinks that 17 is seize and 16 should be dix-six plus always screw up the 70's and 90's, then there is trying to understand a a foreign surname and its spelling.

Its a milestone for me because before I had to send them a lien for paiement and most of them never did and I would have to chase them, the people who ring direct to book and who dont pay are always the no-shows.

This way its paid and I have the card details in the very rare event that a cleaning or damage charge has to be levied, sending then the lien meant I did not get the details.

BTW the forum search function is not working, each time I have used it to search for this thread it says too many words, keep removing them right down to a single word "what" and still no joy.

39 Active threads now Mysty :good:
When we came 32 years ago we were told that talking, understanding on the phone would take at least five years being the hardest, it took longer.

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