by alldown • Wed 01 Feb 2012 14:18
Sorry for the confusion I really shouldn't try and make sense at 3 in the morning just because I cannot sleep I gave totaly the wrong info it is not the amount of blood tests but the test itself I have copied what it says on the DEFRA news page to avoid further confusion aplogies again Gill "All pet...
by alldown • Wed 01 Feb 2012 04:02
Good news but I would like to point out to Dave that I think the last rabid dog was in the 60s in the UK a dachshund called Fritz got onto Caterham common and the army had to shoot all the wildlife. I believe that rabies was brought into Britain just after the 14-18 war when soldiers returned with h...
by alldown • Wed 09 Nov 2011 20:17
I have posted this on a previous thread some time ago but thought I would warn people again Beware of local meanings to what appear harmless words :oops: I once told a neighbour that he was being a taquin after looking up tease in my very large french/english dictionary. He and his wife were in fits...
by alldown • Wed 31 Aug 2011 17:20
Chicken wire was first suggested by me on this thread in 2008 See I am right sometimes (not often)
PS it shows how sad I am a went back ober the thread to find the first postings
by alldown • Fri 26 Aug 2011 04:34
Hi Kate We have 2 "sorts of kitchens" in our French house One is the utility room kitted out with the cheapest range from "Howdens" UK that can be bought and the other is a better quality range again from Howdens. If you buy from the UK I think (and it is only my opinion) you will get something of q...
by alldown • Fri 26 Aug 2011 03:00
"Answering" these posts has been a "rewarding" stimulation for my tired old brain. I think my " answer " this time will be WEIRD Very weird as when I first typed it I used "as habit" i after e except after c and then, when I saw it, recognised that it is one of the exceptions to the crazy rules of ...
by alldown • Fri 19 Aug 2011 04:58
Is it not near the time that Dave started this site??.
I think it was in August 2004. I joined about a year later and it seems to have become like Topsy It just growed and growed.
Any thoughts to how (or if) it has changed, grown, developed?
by alldown • Fri 15 Jul 2011 02:42
Google waspinator (sp) the company that sell this sell "red top fly catchers" Believe me the fly catchers work catching up to 20000 flies in a season. The waspinators are shaped like a wasp nest Wasps are supposed to have their own territory and once a nest has beeen established other wasps will not...
by alldown • Sat 26 Feb 2011 04:27
Not something to brag about to your neighbours but I believe there are more English cheeses than there are French
I know our French neighbour (well into her 90s) was amazed at having nibbles with us and tasting English cheese for the first time
by alldown • Mon 21 Feb 2011 02:38
Update on Devil Dog Although we call her Anya her KC name is Courageous Cutie. Well she certainly lives up to that! She no longer yelps at night (it only lasted a couple of nights)but she is a very funny nightmare. She stalks our 2 year old Westie then jumps on her and hangs onto her upper lip/muzzl...
by alldown • Mon 31 Jan 2011 05:16
Puppy now bought. Echo has not welcomed Anya and we had all forgotten just how much puppies yelp all night. Hence me being up a this time. Debating whether to a)take puppy back b)let Echo shut puppy up (blood bath methinks) c)drop puppy in nearest canal or d)put up with it until puppy works out that...