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mousjoos



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 19 3:39 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

It goes back further than Macron

Ty Gwyn



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 19 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mousjoos wrote:
It goes back further than Macron


Could you elaborate on that and the issue`s as over here it seems its Macron and his Tory policies are the problem.

mousjoos



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 19 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How long have you got?

Shan



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 19 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Could go back as far as Louis XVI....

mousjoos



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 19 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Most folks here work for the SMIC which is a sort of minimum wage...that's most manual jobs, shop assisstants etc, who are mostly "unqualified".

The main grievance for example with the Gilets Jaunes (not to be confused with the nutjob Yellow Vests in UK) was/is the rising cost of living / subsisting, compared to wages of the majority of workers.

Coluche famously joked about the "end of the month" being the 4th (or 5th...whatever)...that is to say that payday being the 1st (if you're lucky,) by the 4th, your money's gone.

Many French believe the real culprit to be the introduction of the Euro; at which point, prices increased almost overnight, by all accounts.
These same people experienced a better standard of living then, than now.

Macron's part appears to be that he is making life "easier" for the rich, & even harder for the poor.

It's a long & reasonably uncomplicated subject...but I'm not sure the internet is big enough to accommodate a post giving full details.

Ty Gwyn



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 19 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That is the way I have read it,and I agree they are nut jobs over here,

What happened in last weekends protests,did the army retaliate against protestors?

mousjoos



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 19 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A week or so ago, a news presenter admitted for the first time that the GJ's had been infiltrated by extremists, of both the left & the right.
Weeks earlier, a spokesperson for the police authority said that they "recognised" certain known activists...but just let them carry on smashing stuff, presumably to undermine the otherwise peaceful protests; & to influence public opinion away from the GJ's.

Unfortunately, it's escalated & folks are losing patience.
In the last few days, they've started to implicate the GJ's in the rise of road deaths, due to damaged speed cameras...ths is of course, utter bollocks as they stated in the same news report that people were still using their phones whilst driving, & that the certain of the roads were accidents blackspots.

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
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Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 19 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

back on topic....

Id just like to share my first SERIOUS review of my book - by Charles Dowding no less.


“Lorraine’s book has that most valuable ingredient, her own successful experience: she and her partner have mastered many aspects of smallholding. The book explains and interweaves them to help you see what is realistically possible, the skills you need and where this can lead you.”

Im so chuffed I cant tell you.

Buy the book here... http://shop.posthousepublishing.com/The-Sustainable-Smallholders-Handbook

Shan



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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 19 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well done Lorraine.

Lorrainelovesplants



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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 19 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thank you. BigBarn are publishing excerpts monthly on their website blog. Hopefully will do ok.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 19 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well done a good review is always nice but especially so when it leads to sales etc etc .

Lorrainelovesplants



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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 19 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

After dithering for a couple of months, Ive now finally got my arse in gear and am writing my second non-fiction book. No title yet, but on how to do rural living in France - a sort of rework of the first book but for English speakers in France. So - an even smaller niche market.

I must start my bonkbuster soon, or Ill be dirt poor.

sean
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 19 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lorrainelovesplants wrote:
After dithering for a couple of months, Ive now finally got my arse in gear and am writing my second non-fiction book. No title yet, but on how to do rural living in France - a sort of rework of the first book but for English speakers in France. So - an even smaller niche market.

I must start my bonkbuster soon, or Ill be dirt poor.


Is the third one going to be 'Finding a House in the Dordogne if You're Called Lorraine'?

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 19 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    


Lorrainelovesplants



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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 19 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nah, definately a bonkbuster.

Sort of 50 shades of Grey meets Debbie does Dallas meets The Stud... Ha ha ha.

Honestly, Id be mortified if anyone I knew read anything like this tht I wrote! Id never be able to look my kids in the eye again.

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