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Front Page / Re: The downsides of exercise.
« Last post by aron on Mon 30-Apr-2018 | 21:13PM »
I suppose another down side is having to spend time buying just the right named outfit, with matching shoes ( named also ) and the latest thingitty jig equipment that you have to stick on your arm, to tell you how far you have run, walked, jogged,  and not forgetting those ultra smart latest things to stick in your ears.

You've gotta look smart and trendy on the journey !
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Front Page / Re: The downsides of exercise.
« Last post by Vulpecula on Mon 30-Apr-2018 | 20:11PM »
What I love is the way that, in the gym car park, arriving members drive round and round trying to get a space just 20 yards closer to the entrance than the next space.

They then walk the few yards to the entrance, go in, and presumably try to walk the treadmill or the cross-trainer to death for the next hour or so.    ;D
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Front Page / Re: Why The French Don't Like Us Very Much
« Last post by Orac on Fri 13-Apr-2018 | 09:21AM »
Ah! - My house is almost certainly amongst the thousand most southerly in the whole of France and I have more French friends than British friends there.
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Front Page / Re: Why The French Don't Like Us Very Much
« Last post by Vulpecula on Fri 13-Apr-2018 | 08:03AM »
Not as individuals, no . . . . . . but as a nation? Definitely!

Where I live (when I'm in France) I'm within sight of the Spanish border and the French love us because we're not Spanish. Needless to say, the Spanish love us because we're not French! As for the Andorrans just round the corner, they love anyone with money to spend. :chuckle:
That's exactly my experience (of Andorra (and also of France and the French). I'm in France most years as my father lives there in the summer. The French like the English, but there's a centuries-old competitiveness between the nations. There's a bit more needle from the Northern French than those in the South perhaps, unsurprisingly.

I think that as a nation, we have rather more in common with the Germans, really.
 
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Front Page / Re: Why The French Don't Like Us Very Much
« Last post by Orac on Fri 13-Apr-2018 | 06:32AM »
But it's like most non-Dutch think Holland and The Netherlands are the same thing; the French, along with most other nationalities, think Great Britain and the United Kingdom are the same thing and that Scotland is a part of England anyway. :chuckle:
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Front Page / Re: Why The French Don't Like Us Very Much
« Last post by jock364 on Fri 13-Apr-2018 | 00:17AM »
The Scots and the French have always got on well - even today. It's an English problem.
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Front Page / Re: Why The French Don't Like Us Very Much
« Last post by Orac on Thu 12-Apr-2018 | 23:31PM »
Not as individuals, no . . . . . . but as a nation? Definitely!

Where I live (when I'm in France) I'm within sight of the Spanish border and the French love us because we're not Spanish. Needless to say, the Spanish love us because we're not French! As for the Andorrans just round the corner, they love anyone with money to spend. :chuckle:
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Front Page / Re: Why The French Don't Like Us Very Much
« Last post by Vulpecula on Sun 08-Apr-2018 | 16:38PM »
Part of my ancestry is French, I don't think they look down on the Brits, although this CRAZY Brexit has really screwed things up. :?:
Do you think the French will like us any the less after we leave the European Union?
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Front Page / Re: Why The French Don't Like Us Very Much
« Last post by Lila1410 on Sun 08-Apr-2018 | 16:19PM »
that's great heh - guest comes on and gets us all talking!!

daft old duffer was a member http://www.fiftyplusforum.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=14602.msg475099#msg475099

As I understand it only became a guest when leaving.  And so did dinnerlaydee.
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Front Page / Re: Why The French Don't Like Us Very Much
« Last post by BlueRose50 on Sun 08-Apr-2018 | 14:48PM »
Part of my ancestry is French, I don't think they look down on the Brits, although this CRAZY Brexit has really screwed things up. :?:
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