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Meanwhile, in France...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    I did not realise your mum lived in France @kibosh ! Where about is she?
  2. sodalime

    sodalime Star commenter

    Near Avignon :)
  3. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

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  4. sodalime

    sodalime Star commenter

    She's originally from Paris. She moved to Avignon via 24 years in Scotland :)

    Anyway, from what she is telling me the petrol situation is not as bad as it was 10 days ago, and mostly all the *patients are now managing to use their cars to drive to appointments etc.
    *She works in the medical profession.
  5. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    Your mother is French? I never knew that!
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  6. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    When did Kibosh become Sodalime? And why does that feel familiar like I knew it already and then forgot it? And oooh French mother.

    I lived in France for four years in the 90s. It was an amazing experience [not I learned no French, cigarettes, beer and bread, that's all I know]. There were protests back then... nothing like this however.
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  7. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Have contacted several of our friends in France. They are not noticing what's going on. One of them lives in Paris! So it must be pretty localised.
  8. Photo51

    Photo51 Established commenter

    I'm in france. Gilet-jaunes are on the roundabouts picketing the hypermarkets in the Dordogne.
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  9. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

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  10. vinnie24

    vinnie24 Lead commenter

  11. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Mrs FW (French, but has lived most of her adult life in the UK) would agree. Political demonstrations are one thing, wanton violence something different.

    FWIW She remembers (as a child) May 1968, and said some of the pictures she has seen are very reminiscent of those days.

    PS Last week a friend in her home city posted a short film of students rioting, tear gas blowing in the wind, police etc. I pointed out that it was actually the street where her old lycée is, so the rioting students were probably from her old school! :eek:
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  12. sodalime

    sodalime Star commenter

    Lan, about 2 years ago i posted for a while as sodalime because MrK and myself had split up and i was feeling a bit uncertain about which way things were going to swing - I PMd quite a few of you to let you know who i was - that may be your familiar memory . . . but alas, the Kibosh username is no longer as I'm locked out of that account and can't remember the email addy I first used to register with TES . . .so it's sodalime from now on in.
  13. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Thanks. Probably is what reminded me
  14. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Interesting how all this can partly be blamed on Brexit.

    Macron cut the taxes for the ultra rich to snaffle some of the UK wealth and it worked... Paris getting more megarich than London for the first time in an age. But to top up the coffers he had to use green excuses like diesel taxes. Result was to penalise the poor rural majority.
  15. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

  16. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

  17. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

  18. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

  19. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    It's not a tank.

    BTW My car has the European flag on its number plate. It's not a tank either (nor actually European, though it was built in Germany!) Having the European Flag doesn't make it part of a European army...
  20. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    No, it's an armoured vehicle as I clearly said.

    1. Probably multiple parts were built in many different countries, it was just assembled in Germany. I thought this was a key concern of the Remain camp.

    2. Does your car help police fire tear gas at protesters and journalists?

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