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    Britchick
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    A lot of the nasty comments from one member,seem to happen late in the evening,maybe tiredness is the reason?😂😂

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    Step in the right direction ?

    Whitters information is always welcome, your comment above will always invite reaction but you will  always get some comments and any comment like free advertising mean that at least you know someone is reading your post.

    This forum is very tame compared to some in fact even on this post I can see very little if any which should upset anybody.

    I have to say I find some on here are very irritating, exampled by people who say wait and see on Bre***t the more information on that subject the better, I do wish those in the UK and those who voted Bre***t would not post on forum that are intended for expats, but then again they voted for Bre**t so what do they know.

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    You can interpret it like that Tigre but all it does is show I’m a bit more in tune to some of foibles of folk on here than you.

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    Paul, a lot of people on here are saying to wait and see what happens simply because there has been a lot of guess work going on with regards what will actually happen, which is making some more anxious unnecessarily As for wishing that  people who live in the UK would not post on here, well, that would include members on this forum that contribute a lot that help keep this forum up and running, interesting and are well respected.

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    This brexit thing is for me becoming extremely tedious. Listening to to arguements and petty squabbles over speculation and rumour. There are NO FACTS, so why keep bickering over posibilities. It is interesting to read various releases from different sources but they are all dependent on their being a signed and acceptable deal.

    Until that time comes NO ONE knows. There are a few members here who just don’t see eye to eye over brexit and it always seems to become personal and there are others who know exactly what “innocent remark” to come out with to inflame the situation.

    Let us by all means keep up with the latest information and discuss it but keep firmly in mind that everything is still at the proposal stage. To do anything else is just unhelpful.  There are a great many of us here whose future is at stake at this worrying time and watching pointless “infighting” amongst people at a time when we should have a common interest in seeing a favourable outcome no matter which side of the channel you live. A bad deal will benefit no one. :scratch:

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    Yes ‘wise guy, knit picker’….

     

    So buddylux accusing me by saying Yes ‘wise guy, knit picker’…. is fine and not at all rude?  I truly find that an incredibly strange thing to say and believe it is not rude in the circumstances.
    And I truly resent your accuation of “I feel that you are always trying to be better than anyone else on here, that’s my opinion!” as I can’t see how you have come to that conclusion?, I know no one on here, so how can I even try to be better than any of the people on here, I truly don’t believe I am, or that I act in such a way, please show me instances and I’ll see what I can do about it. I will help people if they need assistance and if that  to you means being better, then that is truly sad…

    And all this because I simply asked if Guernsey acted like Jersey in using Southampton for some cases.

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    John P there are lots of facts that are known, you just need to read the press, keep up with official papers and realise that whether out or out with a deal  the EU/UK relationship will not be the same as it is now. So it is not unreasonable to assume things will change for the worst.

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    It was extremely rude.imo.😡

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    I’m just having my Sunday afternoon browse at different posts that I haven’t read for a while and I see that this one, innocently started by whitters with some information thought to be of interest (and indeed it is) has turned into a verbal brawl.

    I know that Brexit (there, I’ve put that word out there yet again!) is, because of it’s very nature, an interminably overworked subject at the moment and I can imagine some can just be heartily sick of hearing and talking about it, which is understandable and I would think those that are would just ignore any posts relating to it.

    It is also, again because of its very nature and the issues it raises, something which can touch nerves and cause differing trains of thought and anxieties, however, being bitchy, rude, or generally unkind to one another won’t help anything. Perhaps it’s because it is such an important issue that will, eventually, have a severe impact on our lives, whether we are in France or in the UK, it gets everyone very twitchy.

    Uncertainty causes anxiousness and as we have, I think, all agreed, there is absolutely nothing that is certain to do with the outcome then I would think anxiety is perfectly understandable, we can still be polite though.

    As far as healthcare is concerned everyone is just quoting their own personal experiences and I’m sure we all have stories to tell, both good and bad, of our own particular findings, yes good to post these things but of no use whatsoever to then try and convince the other that your way is the right way, and theirs is wrong, just accept there are good and bad and think yourself very lucky you found the good.

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    Please tell me apart from speculating ,reading the information given….what choice do we have?we are obliged to wait and see.

    I,ve done all the pro active things….letters to mps …joined groups..

    as Europe and the U.K. Have not yet decided our future …we have to wait and see.

    meanwhile joking about our outcome falls flat with me.

    this is our lives and our future at stake…and we didn’t even have a say…

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    It is a sensitive/ worrying time for both UK expats and some UK residents.

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    I wonder did Buddylux complain about her hospital stay? When my husband was refered to Douarnenez hospital by his GP and was kept waiting 6 hrs I filled in a complaint form ( but then I am fluent in french ) especially as the next day he was taken into intensive care in Quimper .I did  get what I could only say was a grudging apology .However since he has excellent follow up care .

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    Always worth complaining, Marion, especially if a service isn’t up to scratch. :good:

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    It is a sensitive/ worrying time for both UK expats and some UK residents.

    Yes it is which is why perhaps why my patience for one is wearing a bit thin for a certain member that keeps insisting that there are no problems with the NHS when it’s clear people in other parts of the UK are not finding it so and have had terrible experiences, and making supposed ‘jokes’ about chuckle buttons etc. It’s very crass and insensitive. You may find it all innocent but I think there are a fair few on here who also see through it.

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    I wonder did Buddylux complain about her hospital stay? When my husband was refered to Douarnenez hospital by his GP and was kept waiting 6 hrs I filled in a complaint form ( but then I am fluent in french ) especially as the next day he was taken into intensive care in Quimper .I did get what I could only say was a grudging apology .However since he has excellent follow up care .

    I didn’t complain, but I should of, because I had a bill for €1,000 if you please! Then I wasn’t fully covered, but still had to pay a third! This was for one night stay!

    Basically, I was put in a room, I didn’t even know which hospital I was in! I did not have my phone with me either, or shoes on my feet. I was left to hire and lower the back of my bed to sleep, and only had a flimsy sheet over me! Breakfast was disgusting, as was lunch. Awful awful experience. I know the hospital if anyone wants to know, so as to avoid it!

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    Yes, Jazzy, it can be wearing and indeed upsetting, I know it upset me about the insensitive, crass, joke linking Mad cow disease to Brexit voters when my family suffered hardship because of the disease, but one gets over it and carries on. Chin up, dear! :rose:

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    Your hospital bill can be explained fully to you if you ask ,if you don’t get a break down complain.  Breakfast  is the only meal worth eating after all who can much up a roll ,jam and coffee.I think my definition of soup varies from theirs,water stock cube and a small pea and diced carrot  . Granted I don’t like eggs but they should be cracked not squeazed out of a tube .I named and shamed Douarnenez hospital ,come on tell us the name Buddylux

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    Must be something wrong with me I don’t dislike hospital food (in either UK or France) nor plane food, I guess I’m easily pleased!

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    It probably varies from hospital to hospital. :unsure:

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    Probably tigre but I’ve heard people complaining about the food when I’ve had the same, as I said perhaps I’m easily pleased, I must admit if I’m hungry I just need to eat so will eat what I’m given and unless it is completely inedible then I’d say it was fine because if it’s satisfied my hunger then it is. I don’t go in the hospital nor get on a plane (in economy of course!) expecting anything other than basic pre-cooked and packaged food so if it comes up and is surprisingly edible then I’m happy!  :yes:

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    Trying to put a picture on.

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    No complaints in Argentan.

     

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    Some airline food is very nice.  Going back to hospitals, when my husband was in Guingamp for a few days the food wasn’t good, yet when I was in the same hospital as a day patient they served up a lovely lunch. The food in Rennes hospital was good.

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    I’ve been in Dinan hospital and the Poly clinic du Littoral in St Brieuc and each time the food was perfectly ok with the added bonus of I didn’t have to cook it! I luckily quite like instant mashed potato and steamed fish etc though

    Did miss my cuppa’s though, should have took some tea bags in… 😉

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    Yes, I learned that one Jazzy, have always got some green tea bags in my overnight bag! As well as a couple of bananas, cereal bars and some mints and sucky sweets! (I did say I get hungry!)

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    Reality is that when you’re ill, food is not so important.

    best thing I had was a big coffee and a fresh baguette for breakfast…and initially I said no Thankyou!

    worst thing was when they gave me a bottle of water in passing …I had to wait an hour to see a nurse and ask her to open it for me!

    sometimes they are just too hard!

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    I used to look forward to ordering my next days meal in guernsey. So much choice and so good. In this particular French hospital, in the morning, they put down a tray, on which was a quarter of a stale baguette, a tiny sachet of jam and a soup bowl of disgusting black coffee.

    For lunch, was a splat of ‘smash’, 2 pieces of packet ham, that smelt of vinegar (you know how sliced ham doesn’t keep) and some luke warm tinned green beans. Disgraceful!

    1,000€ for that lovely one night stay  :good:

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    Hospital food..

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    Re the above pictures.Coffee in a bowl,I understand,is typically French.Omelette and pasta,seems an odd mix.

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