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  1. mdewfr

    mdewfr Read Only Funster

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    Hello
    Awaiting delivery of my secondhand Pilote Aventura A660 ACG.
    First venture into the world of Motorhome ownership or Camping Car as the anti-anglicised French call them.
    Really looking forward to taking the kids (8 &6) all over this land and other land including blighty of course.

    If anyone requires any assistance in French, or the French way of doing things (expat living near Paris for 23 years) don't hesitate to contact me.

    I'll be taking delivery of my vehicle in 3 weeks, so am now shopping for accessories.
    Recommendations on must haves and must not haves appreciated.

    What I really would like to know is what is the best way of making tea and toast.
    Electric (autonomy taken into account) and gas suggestions welcome.

    Au revoir
    Mike
     
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    Hello and Welcome to France. I'm an ex ex-pat.

    Tea---gas kettle (ikea do one ) toast, grill if van has one, failing that a dry skillet/square frying pan. I carried a sandwich toaster and used that on EHU for toast, bagels and sandwiches---no good for warming croissants tho.
     
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    Hello :welc:

    We have a hob top toaster similar to the one in Chris' link and it makes great toast.
     
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    Hi from Devon
    Yorkshire tea-bag boiling water milk ..sorted.

    Low watt toaster runs off inverter or ehu ..sorted

    Works for us.
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    Hello from Kent :welc:
     
  7. yodeli

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    Salut!

    ...Et bienvenue sur le site!

    Tu parles Français comment ? passable? assez bien? bien? très bien? super bien? comme un français?
    I do my best in English but there' one thing I can't really cope with, as probably any foreign person when it comes to a foreign language .... feeling the slight difference between 2 words... one you can say, and the other one... well you'd better watch out who you talking to!!
    I'm trying to make the difference between the rude words at the moment LOL! May be you could help!

    As for helping in French well a little bit of help now and then..... if you can really do it of course. Your view as an expat might make the difference!
    Peter (Stcyr) is a perfect bilingual English/French

    Amicalement

    Frankie;):cool:
     
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    Harry's sliced white (or indeed, brown) bread for toast - baguette, boule etc just go as hard as charcoal. But we have an Anglicised Pilote Reference with a full cooker - so don't need a gadget to make it! Pilote actually sell a range for Brits!
     
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    After 23 years in France you are still drinking tea and eating toast? Well done that man, don't let them assimilate you!

    And of course welcome and thrice welcome if you stump up the requisite number of Euros to join!

    This picture below is from my road atlas, it may be a tad out of date but I prefer it that way...

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    have fun and join in.
     
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    Je laisse les autres decide la niveau de ma français. Je sais que avec chaque phrase que sors de ma bouche ou de mon clavier ils auraient les fautes de grammaire ou d'orthographe, none of us perfect.
    Tant que les gens arrive a me comprends....
    Vous etes de quel coin?
     
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    AH the good old days.
    William the Conqueror's descendants came back to see the old folks back home for a hundred years or so....
    Whenever we get our French friends over for a barbecue, I ask them how they like their meat..."a point" or Joan of Arc
     
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    Moi, je suis aussi ex-ex-pat. J'ai passe plusieurs annees dans l'Haute Gironde, pres de Blaye. Bienvenu au site!
     
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    Bjr je connais Blaye, il y a des vignobles sympa par la.
    vous etes toujours en France?
     
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    What this Forum is missing is a button along the top of the page with a little Union Jack on it. If there was one I could click it and get the English version. :)
     
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    Hi & welcome

    Mel & Lieve
     
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    Ok ...(y) ! Just one thing , on a forum you say TU not VOUS when talking in French.
    Let's say you can only improve....;)
    As you can see on clicking on my avatar (or anyone else's who has fill in the introduction form) I am from South West, Balma is the name of the little town I live in and it's very close to Toulouse.

    Enjoy the forum!

    Amicalement

    Frankie:)
     
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