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by Cornishman
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: French Nationality
Replies: 24
Views: 398
France

French Nationality

I knew an RAF Education officer who had been a submariner before changing services. There was a short period of time between him leaving the Navy and joining the RAF and had been advised to pay his NI stamp during this period. He went to the local unemployment office to find out the practical detail...
by Cornishman
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Non Bike Related Help / Advice - Living / Visiting France/ Health Care.
Topic: CDS (or not) - from the horses mouth
Replies: 16
Views: 300
France

CDS (or not) - from the horses mouth

It may become a bit clearer after next weeks parliamentary vote, but I think if we end up being classed as TCN’s it will be very expensive for non active/ retired expats to stay. The cost of the required “comprehensive medical insurance” for people with existing medical conditions could be a decidi...
by Cornishman
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Non Bike Related Help / Advice - Living / Visiting France/ Health Care.
Topic: CDS (or not) - from the horses mouth
Replies: 16
Views: 300
France

CDS (or not) - from the horses mouth

There's still a bit in there about if its a no deal on 29/3/19, by which time a CdS will cost 270 euros. At the moment its free for EU citizens. I trust the French government a lot more than the UK version, but things could still change if the UK craps on EU citizens in the UK. Are you sure that yo...
by Cornishman
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Bike Related Chat
Topic: motorbike batteries
Replies: 1
Views: 177
France

motorbike batteries

I’ve used this company for both car and motorbike batteries.
https://www.batteryset.com/
by Cornishman
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Members News and Announcements
Topic: The GJ's are planning to block all fuel depots and refineries on tuesday.
Replies: 16
Views: 209
France

The GJ's are planning to block all fuel depots and refineries on tuesday.

I went to my local SuperU this evening and there were huge queues. I went onto the Intermarché and there was nobody there.
by Cornishman
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce Yourselves here
Topic: Newbie in Le Lavandou area
Replies: 7
Views: 61
France

Newbie in Le Lavandou area

ChrisD wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:49 am
Welcome from the Haute Vienne (we look down on people from the Vienne), unfortunately you're a bit far for a quick visit icon_welcom
I drove through Nouic during the week. You should have been there, it was 17 degrees.
by Cornishman
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: New Members Introduce Yourselves here
Topic: Newbie in Le Lavandou area
Replies: 7
Views: 61
France

Newbie in Le Lavandou area

icon_welcom from La Vienne. icon_Hi ya! I used to know Le Lavandou really well, I went there every Easter between 1987 and the late ‘90s to enjoy the good weather and winds for some early season windsurfing.
by Cornishman
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Bike Related Chat
Topic: Bike or vehicle you owned that cost a fortune now
Replies: 17
Views: 209
France

Bike or vehicle you owned that cost a fortune now

There are vehicles that I’ve owned that I wish I had now but the two that stand out are two cars that I didn’t buy. In the early 80’s I went to look at a Lotus Elan for sale in Portsmouth for £800 but decided to stick with my Clan and in the early 2000s I didn’t buy a Porsche 956 in great condition ...