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Have you heard Kingfisher who own B&Q and Screwfix in the UK have acquired a 68% stake in MrBricolage. As they already own Castorama and Brico Depot in France the deal will have to be aproved.  Sir Ian Cheshire, chief executive, has said that, if approved, the deal would "add a third, complementary strong business alongside Kingfisher's existing two successful brands in France."
What do you think MrBricolage could do better? send your thoughts and those of your friends and i will forward on to CEO Sir Ian and lets see if he likes any of them.

Yes, it is a bit of a worry that an aircraft can disappear, I wonder who is paying for all of the search missions? The individual countries? Malaysian Airline's insurance policy? As planes fly across the ocean maybe they need to put camera feeds out on the internet and people who are bored could sign up to check for debris.  Imagine they find something, then there will be a few years of research into currents to work out where it actually crashed. Or did it land somewhere....?


So a Spanish-born Prime Minister and Mayor of Paris, is that just coincidental? Anne Hidalgo now Mrs Mayor of Paris beat Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet aka NKM who is a jolly well-connected lady, even her brother is one of the founders of  and apparently she is related to Lucrezia Borgia. With her political family having Polish roots it would appear French politics is heading in the same direction as the British premier league with its lack of home grown players.




It could just be the internet and the fact now that lots of previously remote and unconnected villages have ADSL, but when I arrived in France in July 2001 the communications landscape was completely different. 

There were lots of Brits in the region, living completely different lives from those they had known in the UK, myself included.  It was quite a culture-shock moving from inner city London to a small French village and I guess my need to network led me to the idea of the Aude Flyer.  It began in 200?  as a short email listing some of the events I had found were happening in the area that people who had newly arrived might not be aware of.  I met people, not via the internet but by hearing an English accent and chatting to people in the old fashioned way at a supermarket check-out, the airport or a car-park.

Many villages now have a small groups of foreigners and these in one way or another, have helped make shifts in a society that previously had little communication with people from other villages, let alone from another country.  People have come together with like-minded people and more importantly with local people, ideas have been shared, and in a small some way the cultural and social landscape of rural France has changed.  There are now British people who have become part of the local councils as mayors or team members.

Obviously I’m not saying this is all a result of the Aude and Ariege Flyer (whose database is almost 3500 people) but being a founding part of the networks of flyers, emails, posters and events that get communicated amongst the British community in France, we must have made a difference.




You can understand the power of the Flyer when you consider that it is six months younger than Facebook, the first Flyer was sent out on the 6th of October 2004 and Facebook was started on the 4th of February the same year, clearly I have a bit to catch up in the next few months.



Elections are clearly the subject that has been the major talking point, here is a contribution from a valued reader.

See you at Toques?




The elections in the small French villages have been and gone.  The ‘vague bleu’ has spread over the rest of the country and the ‘vague marine’ is set to make an impact yet again.  The elections in the towns where there is a political bent, I think I understand, but those in villages (like mine – not Routier by the way) where there is no opposition, they don’t seem exactly democratic.  I may be wrong, I’m new here.

The mayoral candidate chooses a team of people who will work as his or her council.  The names of the people on that team become ‘la liste’ and this is the people for whom you vote on polling day.  You cross out the names of the people who you do not want to vote for.  You can vote or not for as many of the list as you like.  The person who would be mayor has an ‘understanding’ or perhaps a gentleman’s agreement with the rest of the team that they will vote for him when the time comes.  Interestingly here, third from the bottom in the popularity poll, was the person who would be mayor.

Six days later the team votes and ta da! the person who put the list together, one of the least popular people on the list, becomes mayor.  How is that democracy?  None of the villagers actually get to vote for the mayor!

I have no idea of his politics as apparently in small villages with a low population count that isn’t relevant especially when you vote for just one team anyway.  So imagine my surprise this morning when the mayor’s wife told me she had put a note in my post box about Le Pen.  I did a bit of a double-take, thinking ‘Oh now, I know what his politics are’, and said ‘What Le Pen the politician?’ and she looked at my oddly, spread her hands apart and said ‘no the bread’.  I haven’t laughed so much in ages.  Accents eh? 





I am sure you will be happy to know that the gentleman who had disapeared did turn up in the UK safe and sound.


Lets  hope the rain keeps away for Toques et Clochers and just in case you werent aware there is a new route from Beziers to Bremen starting next week, yes its cuddly Ryanair.




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Proposed UK Pension Changes






The UK Budget for 2014 took the financial services industry by surprise. As details of the proposals were unveiled, it became obvious that we were hearing some of the best kept secrets (for a long time) of a government’s plans. Banking secrecy may be dead, but the UK government had managed to build a wall of secrecy around itself before the budget was made public.




So after “A-Day Pensions Simplification” in 2006, now we have another major reform proposed for “Freedom and Choice in Pensions”. I have seen a few reforms during my working life and as I get closer to pension age myself, I am thinking that this might be the last time that I have to get to grips with yet another. But who am I fooling except myself. Pensions is a political football that the politicians will kick around and of course, keep moving the goalposts.


The full version of this article can be found on our website at and without getting into too much of the technical detail, the bottom line of the reform is that people will have more choice about how and when they can take their benefits from certain types of pension funds. For those funds that qualify, from April 2015, people over the age 55 will be able to take all of the pension pot as a cash sum and there are transitional arrangements in place between now and then. The minimum age at which you can take benefits will progressively change from age 55 to 57 by 2028 and then be linked to future State Pension Age increases.


Generally, the UK pension reform is a welcome improvement, which will provide flexibility that will allow people to make their own according to their own individual circumstances. For those wishing to make the transition from full employment to full retirement over a number of years - which has become more important due to the increase in the State Pension Age - the reforms will be of enormous benefit.


Now before you all rush out and cash in those pension pots, a certain amount of caution is needed. It would be disastrous to cash in all your private pensions now, spend all the money and then find that you have to live on just your State pension for the rest of your life. As with all big financial decisions, it is very important to get advice. Whether you chose to take that advice or not is up to you. For some people it will be the right thing to do, but for others, it will definitely not be.



What does it mean for French residents?


Under the terms of the Double Taxation Treaty (DTT) between the UK and France, pensions of the type that we are discussing here (let’s call them Money Purchase Plans, or MPP for short) are liable for French income tax and not UK tax, when paid to the French resident. Therefore, providing that person has been granted relief from UK income tax - after making application under the terms of the DTT - in theory, they should be able to receive their MPP pension pot without the deduction of UK tax. There may be some practical difficulties that prevent the UK pension scheme from actually paying the amount to you without a tax deduction and if so, you would need to claim the UK tax back from HMRC.


In France, there will be a tax liability and depending upon your situation, there is the possibility that this could be at advantageous rate, compared to receiving regular payments of pension income from the MPP fund. However, if you were to cash in the MPP funds, the monies would then be within your estate for French inheritance purposes, unless sheltered within assurance vie. The monies would also count within your assets for wealth tax purposes.


Even so, there may be cases where it is appropriate to take the MPP benefits in cash, for example, if the MPP fund is too small for lifetime annuity purchase or drawdown through a Self-Invested Pension Plan (SIPP) or a Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS). However, every case will be different and must be looked at on its own merits.


On a final point, there are already tax rules in place in the UK regarding non-residents and ‘flexible drawdown’. The proposed reform is, in effect, ‘flexible drawdown without the Minimum Income Requirement’ (at least from 2015) and so it is reasonable to assume that at least the same tax rules will apply. If so, this could have implications - either when taking the payment or when returning to the UK - if you have not had a sufficient period of UK non-residence. Again, it would be wise to seek advice before making an expensive mistake.



Client Seminars


We are now taking bookings for our Spring Client Seminars – Le Tour de Finance. There is no charge for any of our seminars and the speakers’ presentations are followed by a buffet lunch/refreshments.


The dates for the local events are:


  •          21st May - Hotel La Villa Duflot, 66000 Perpignan
    •          21st May - Hotel Abbaye École de Sorèze, 81540 Sorèze
    •          22nd May - Côté Mas, 34530 Montagnac
    •          23rd May – Montpellier Massane Golf & Spa Hotel, 34670 Baillargues
    • All events take place from 10.30 am to 2.00 pm with the exception of Sorèze, which takes place from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm, with registration and coffee from 10.00 am / 5.30 pm. The seminars are always very popular and so early booking is recommended.



    If you are affected by the UK pension reform and would like to have a confidential discussion about this, or you would like to attend one of the seminars, please contact me or by e-mail at or by telephone on 04 68 20 30 17.


    The above outline is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute advice or a recommendation from The Spectrum IFA Group to take any particular action on the subject of investment of financial assets or the mitigation of taxes.


    The Spectrum IFA Group advisers do not charge any fees directly to clients for their time or for advice given, as can be seen from our Client Charter at


    Daphne Foulkes

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    If you feel like this in the mornings (and the evenings and any time in between!), you could be ‘fuzzed up'.




    READ ON!




    The ‘FUZZ’ is a term coined by anatomist Gil Hedley in order to explain the role of fascia in our bodies – it’s more fun and a lot easier to understand than boring old textbooks!


    Fuzz is found between layers of tissue in the body wherever there is potential for movement (pretty much everywhere) and coats the white shiny sliding surfaces of your musculature.


    Each night when you go to sleep, the interfaces between your muscles grow fuzz – so that stiff feeling you get when you get out of bed in the mornings is literally the solidifying of your tissues.

    When you wake up and stretch, the movement causes the fuzz to ‘melt’ (really more to hydrate and liquefy thereby becoming smooth and unrestricted.).


    If you get a slight injury (your shoulder for example), due to the pain that often accompanies this, you become ‘afraid’ to move your shoulder. You go to bed, the fuzz gets laid down as normal – but the next day you still don’t feel like moving your shoulder, so the fuzz doesn’t get broken down as normal.

    One nights fuzz becomes two, becomes a week, a month and now the fuzz fibres start intertwining and all of a sudden you have thicker fibres formed – your shoulder is now restricted in it’s movement (possibly causing pain elsewhere now as your body tries to adapt).

    This can also happen with ageing and the fuzz can cause tissues to cry out for restoration of fluidity.


    So, what can you do about it?

    MOVE !!!


    1. Make yourself an ‘active person’. This doesn’t mean ‘exercise’, it just means putting your body through ranges of motion that it was designed for. For example, we don’t do much on a daily basis that calls for us to put our arms above our heads (an important movement for the health of the shoulder joint) – so, whilst waiting for that kettle to boil, just gently windmill your arms a few times, it takes seconds. Imagine the fuzz breaking down as you do it!



    Massage introduces movement manually in order to release tissues that have become ‘fuzzed over’ (through lack of movement whether due to injury or age).

    It also breaks the cycle of fuzz build - up that can result in restricted movement.

    Far from being a ‘pampering luxury’,  this type of massage is a vital tool in your wellness, pain management and health maintenance.




    Adapted from a transcript from Gil Hedley’s ‘THE FUZZ SPEECH’ – To see the speech in full (5 mins), Google Gil Hedley Fuzz Speech to see this on You Tube, it’s fun to watch!



    Pat Penny - Health and Fitness Specialist / Massage Therapist








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    Tech talk





    Windows XP – RIP 2001 to 2013 - 3 reasons you must upgrade now.



    Why do you really need to change from Windows XP to Windows 7 or 8.


    XP was great, and many users still love the operating system, but it’s more than a decade old. At the rate technology evolves, that makes Windows XP a near-relic. Although it may still appear to work fine, the mantra of “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” doesn’t really apply to Windows XP. It’s broken in many ways, and when Microsoft officially stops supporting it next April, it really will be broken.


    All users of XP will now be getting messages from Microsoft appearing on their screen telling them that support will finish next month. You should NOT ignore these warnings!


    If you still need convincing, these three reasons should do the trick.


    1. Productivity


    Windows XP seems productive enough, it runs the applications you need, it checks email, it surfs the Web. But when you take a closer look though, the newer versions of Windows have features that help you work more efficiently.


    The Aero Snap feature makes moving and organizing windows simple, it makes maximizing, minimizing, and organizing windows as simple as dragging them to the edge of the display. You can drag up to maximize, drag down to minimize, and drag to the left or right to snap the window to the respective half of the display.


    Windows 8 has another feature that can save you even more time. File History is similar to the Time Machine backup function in Mac OS X. It scans your files every hour and stores copies of the incremental changes over time backup everything up automatically.


    Another timesaver in Windows 8 is Automatic Maintenance. Managing the little things that keep your PC tuned and optimized—like defragmenting your storage, antimalware scans, updating the operating system, and performing diagnostic tests, automatically while you sleep.


    2. New technology


    Using an operating system that’s more than a decade old can also paint you into a corner when it comes to the peripherals and devices you can use with it. As new technologies are developed, they’re generally engineered with the latest operating systems in mind, and unlikely to be supported on Windows XP.


    USB 3.0 is a prime example. Most USB 3.0 devices will still work with Windows XP because they’re backward-compatible. However, they will fall back to USB 2.0 and transfer data at about one-tenth of the speed of USB 3.0. Even USB 3.0 is getting long in the tooth and will be replaced by USB 3.1 next year a technology that Windows XP will not be able to take advantage of.


    After April whether you’re looking at wireless printers, Bluetooth keyboards, or 4K monitors, it will be challenging if not impossible to find drivers and support to make new technologies work with Windows XP.


    3. Security


    This is the big one. Windows XP is inherently insecure, and when Microsoft stops supporting the venerable OS in April, your PC will be virtually defenceless.


    Just last week, Microsoft released a security advisory warning users about a zero-day vulnerability in Windows XP. The flaw is reportedly being actively exploited in the wild, but it doesn’t affect the newer versions of Windows.


    Security experts believe that cybercriminals may already be hoarding Windows XP flaws, waiting hungrily for the expiration of Microsoft support. At that point, there will be no more Patch Tuesday security bulletins, and no patches or updates from Microsoft to address critical security concerns in Windows XP. It will be open season for the hackers.


    Windows XP SP3 has a malware infection rate nearly three times that of Windows 7, and a whopping 12 times greater than Windows 8. Windows XP systems are more likely to be compromised than ones running newer versions of Windows, the effects of the compromise are typically more insidious, and eradicating the threat and resolving a malware incident might well be impossible after April.


    It was great fun, but...


    Windows XP was a really great operating system. It was arguably the single best version in the history of the operating system. Windows 7 is a worthy successor to the Windows XP legacy, though, and Windows 8.1 is a good operating system as well (if you can get past the awful new interface). Also, by clinging to Windows XP, you’re missing out on new features and technologies that could help you work more efficiently and simplify your life. Even if that doesn’t sway you, though, the reality is that Windows XP is going to be a security nightmare when support ends, and continuing to use it will be impractical—if not impossible.


    If you are not ready to change your computer but want to replace XP then it might be worth considering Ubuntu or Mint Linux. Both these systems offer an easy replacement to Windows XP and have everything a basic users needs, Internet, Email, Word processor etc. They are not Windows compatible and will not run Windows software but they are perfectly usable and run very well on older less powerful computers.


    If your computer is still running Windows XP then there is a very good chance its more than 8 years old, you cannot upgrade such an old computer to run Windows 7 or 8, even a computer that is 4 years old will struggle without having more RAM and maybe a larger hard drive fitted. In most cases it does not make economical sense to upgrade an old computer, 100 euros for the Windows license, 30 to 60 euros for the extra RAM and then the labour to completely reinstall the OS and all the software (around 3 to 4 hours), you are at least a two thirds the way towards the costs of a new computer.


    Windows XP – 2001

    Windows Vista – 2007

    Windows 7 – 2009

    Windows 8 – 2013


    Please do not confuse Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office they are two completely different products and not related to each other. Many computers did come with Office installed as an added extra, although Microsoft have discontinued older versions of Office (2000, Office XP and 2003) there is no risk in running Office 2003, 2007, 2010 or 2013. Some older version will not run under Windows 8 (office 2010 and 2013 are the only one’s recommended.)


    If you need help or have any questions about your computer please give me a call or send me an email for FREE advice. or Telephone 05 61 60 84 23.

    Bruce Taylor.





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    Some spring flowering shrubs will have finished flowering by now and immediately after flowering is the time to prune them, the new growth that they make this year will be the shoots that bear next spring's flowers.  Many people like to cut back foliage on daffodils and other spring bulbs once they have flowered for a more tidy appearance; but remember that the foliage is regenerating the bulbs so leave it intact for at least six or seven weeks.  One garden pest that is starting to be around at the m

    oment is the lily beetle - a red beetle about 5/6mm in length that can destry all the foliage on your lily plants unless you act quickly; if you spot lily beetle use an appropriate insecticide.

    Many of us think of buddleias as being summer flowering shrubs but there are a number of buddleia species which flower in the spring.  One of the best is Buddleia officinalis which is in flower at the moment.  It is an evergreen or semi evergreen shrub that can grow to about 2m or more high with a spread of about 1,5m and has lovely, scented pink flowers which, like most buddleias, are a magnet for butterflies and other insects.  It likes full sun. 

    Many of you will be aware that during our advertised opening hours we are not exactly swamped with visitors and more and more of our sales are for specific projects and orders  ....  so, we are going to restrict our regular opening times to one weekend a month but will still always be available at any time for you to come and visit the garden, talk plants by appointment - just email or phone to organise a time.  Regular opening times for the next few months will be  11/12/13 April, 9/10/11 May, 6/7/8 June, after that we will review how things have gone.  In addition our annual open weekend will be Sat 31st May and Sun 1st June, put it in your diaries now!  Remember too that we are always happy to organise guided visits of the garden here for groups.

    For any garden queries do get in touch with Gill Pound ( 04 68 78 43 81 or ). La Petite Pépinière de Caunes 21, av de la Montagne Noire (route de Citou) 11160 Caunes-Minervois.

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    Bonjour Steve,

    On a recent trip back to our UK house we decided to fly out to Italy for a holiday so looked for some travel insurance.  This is not easy as it would appear that the UK insurance companies will not insure non-residents but there are internet companies who will providing you are not falling to pieces medically.  One point that arose from this is a discussion between my wife and I about whether we should actually be insured to travel back to England from France, something we have never bothered with since becoming French residents.  Part of this discussion centred around the question of repatriation.  If one of us died while in England the surviving partner and family wouldn’t necessarily want the body taken back to France so where do we stand on that?  Can a body of a non-resident be buried in a foreign country or are we forced to be sent back to France?  Maybe some of your readers have had the same discussion and know the answer to this question?  


    Terry Huson




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    Salut Steve.

    Thought you might like an update from La Palme, Aude. 6 new 1.20m dishes have been installed in this area and 4 are working beautifully, all channels back in, including 5 and 5USA. Of the other two,one is getting a different LNB than the one installed as the reception tends to drift and the last needs the very old cabling replaced but that had been anticipated.
    Go easy.


    Dear Aude & Ariege Flyer. On Saturday 19th April I and my friend Alison are giving a concert of 60's pop & rock at Bar de Minervois, Siran from 8 pm to 11 pm. I wondered if you could mention it in your What's On section. - Thank you - Ken Goatham




    Hi Steve, 

    hope all is well with you. could you tell me where we mortals that have lost our UK fix of tv, where we can get 1mtere and or bigger dishes please

    Kind regards




    Hi Steve,

    Madness were quoted on  local radio as saying there had never been a deal done to play at Carcassonne in the first place. I think it's on their website.

    cheers, Ed






    Steve - You might find this entertaining. I pay my taxes on-line, very promptly. This is what happens.

    I didn't receive my 2014 notice of assessment for Taxe d'Habitation. I was fined for non-payment and got a refund of the fine when I complained. Now I find a debit on my bank account of x,xxx euros with a reference that includes DRFIP ALSACE ET DU BAS-RHIN and rows of  meaningless numbers. I have never heard of them and I have no idea what it is for but go online to see if it is this year's first instalment of Impôt sur le Revenu. Nothing listed. So I write to my bank, online. No reply. So I ring my bank. The nice young lady says I may not have got a reply because the person who replies is on holiday (this is internet banking, HSBC Paris!!). She suggests I ring DRFIP in Alsace, but would see if she could find anything meanwhile. I go online and find DRFIP Alsace and their email address so I send them an email.  They reply within minutes (mine must have been one of their first emails) - "La direction des finances publiques du Bas Rhin gère les mouvements bancaires liés aux contrats de prélèvements des impôts (impôt sur le revenu et impôts locaux) pour les 3/4 du territoire français". It would have been nice if they had told us. I then go online today to look again at my impôts and it is a new website and it shows everything, including another assessment that I did not receive. The assessment AVIS D'ACCOMPTE 2014 gives the amount, x,xxx euros and the latest payment date as 17th Feb. Good job I had set up automatic payments. Pity they can't get round to making their systems work.

    Chris Sweeten




    Some vide greniers and foires!
    Please check before setting off
    They also have a sister site where you can giveaway stuff or find stuff others are giving
    Its all recycling - you know it makes sense!
    If there are two in the same town on the same day, it could be a duplicate on the site or a second event
    Black = Aude - Brown = Ariege


    Vendredi 4 avril 2014


    Samedi 5 avril 2014





    Port Leucate 

    Mazères  bourse de printemps

    Saverdun  vide-Greniers


    Dimanche 6 avril 2014





















    Saint-Couat-d'Aude vide Dressing

    Saint-Pierre-la-Mer  Vide grenier association "les chats errants"

    Villegailhenc  vide-Grenier des Ecoles

    Vinassan  vide greniers

    Cadarcet  Vide grenier de Cadarcet

    Mazères  vide grenier mensuel

    Mazères  bourse de printemps

    Mirepoix  vide grenier organisé par le C LUB DE FOOTBALL

    Pamiers  Marché et puces et à la brocantes

    Saint-Jean-de-Verges  VIDE GRENIERS

    Saint-Lizier  marché aux Puces, de la cave au grenier

    Saverdun  bourse aux vêtements et matériel de puericulture







    Samedi 12 avril 2014

    Coursan  vide grenier


    Narbonne  vide grenier de st estauche

    Trèbes Vide-grenier-Bourse à l'enfance de l'Ecole des Floralies

    Montgailhard  Vide dressing

    Saverdun  vide-Greniers

    Dimanche 13 avril 2014


    Armissan  vide grenier du Comité des Fêtes


    Cenne-Monestiès Grand déballage de printemps organisé par l'assoc. Ste Marie

    Coursan  vide grenier

    Fleury d'aude  vide greniers

    Gruissan  VIDE GRENIER

    Leucate  vide Grenier du Rugby

    Montréal  vide Grenier des Ecoles de Montréal

    Narbonne  vide grenier de st estauche

    Narbonne  brocante & collection

    Rieux-Minervois  bourse de l'arme ancienne et antiquites militaires

    Souilhe  VIDE GRENIER DES MAINS VERTES Ecole de souilhe

    Trausse-Minervois  vide grenier - bourse aux vetements

    Villeneuve-Minervois  vide-grenier / vide-jardin de l'école

    Foix  Vide-grenier AMBCL

    Montgailhard  Vide poussette

    Pamiers  Marché et puces et à la brocantes





     What's On


    TOQUES ET CLOCHERS 12/13 April Toureilles

    HOLIDAY ON ICE 21 to 23 March Zenith Toulouse

    METRONOMY 25 April Zenith Toulouse

    JELLO BIAFRA & THE GSM 29 April Bikini Toulouse

    ARTISTES A SUIVRE 29 May to June 6, Haute Vallee

    NINE INCH NAILS 1 June Zenith Toulouse


    SEASICK STEVE,  UB 40 8 July Argeles sur mer

    KEZIAH JONES, PHOENIX,  LILY ALLEN 9 July Argeles sur mer 


    EELS 11th July Bikini Toulouse

    ELTON JOHN 15 July Carcassonne Festival

    LANA DEL REY 17 July Carcassonne Festival

    JOE SATRIANI + CHICAGO 19 July Carcassonne Festival

    FRANZ FERDINAND 20 July Carcassonne Festival

    MASSIVE ATTACK 24 July Carcassonne Festival

    THE JACKSONS 25 July Carcassonne Festival

    VANESSA PARADIS 28 July Carcassonne Festival

    JAMES BLUNT 30 July Carcassonne Festival

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    Someone had to remind me,

    so I'm reminding you, too.

    Don't laugh.... It is all true!

    Perks of reaching 50

    or being over 60

    And heading towards

    70 or beyond!


    Kidnappers are not very

    interested in you.


    In a hostage situation,

    you are likely to be released first.


    No one expects you to run --



    People call at 9 PM (or 9 A M) and ask,

    'Did I wake you?


    People no longer view you

    as a hypochondriac.


    There is nothing left

    to learn the hard way.


    Things you buy now

    won't wear out.


    You can eat

    supper at 4 PM.


    You can live without sex

    but not your glasses.


    You get into heated arguments

    about pension plans.


    You no longer think of

    speed limits as a challenge.


    You quit trying to hold

    your stomach in no matter

    who walks into the room.


    You sing along

    with elevator music.


    Your eyes won't get

    much worse.


    Your investment in health insurance

    is finally beginning to pay off.


    Your joints are more accurate

    meteorologists than the

    national weather service.


    Your secrets are safe with your

    friends because they can't

    remember them either.


    Your supply of brain cells is finally

    down to a manageable size.


    You can't remember

    who sent you this list.

    And you notice these

    are all in big print for

    your convenience.

    Forward this to everyone

    you can remember

    right now!


    Never, NEVER, NEVER,

    under any circumstances,

    take a sleeping pill, and

    a laxative on the same night!














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    The following prices are for one insertion in the Flyer email news letter unless otherwise stated




    Give away items


    1 image and 25 words, plus contact details

    All items for sale inc Motor vehicles, boats, caravans & trailers

    25 €

    1 image and 25 words, plus contact details in 3 editions




    Property for sale - land, houses, businesses

    50 €

    up to 8 images and 500 words, plus contact details - your own property web page linked to the "Property Page" section of the Flyer for 13 editions

    Large Display Advert - Corporate


    Finished artwork to be 756 pixels by 200 pixels landscape or 378 pixels by 400 pixels portrait

    Standard Display Advert - Corporate


    Finished artwork to be 378 pixels by 200 pixels landscape

    Large Display Advert - Small Companies and Sole Traders (at my discretion)


    Finished artwork to be 756 pixels by 200 pixels landscape or 378 pixels by 400 pixels portrait

    Standard Display Advert - Small Companies and Sole Traders (at my discretion)

    25 €

    Finished artwork to be 378 pixels by 200 pixels landscape

    What's on feature advert

    35 €

    Finished artwork to be 378 pixels by 515 pixels portrait

    information about advertising rates and specifications.
    informations sur les tarifs publicitaires et specifications.
    Send details to of your advert to Steve Hedges.
    Please note all text (unless in a finished advert) should be Plain Text,

    Finished adverts should be submitted in jpeg format 378 pixels wide

    Email your text, pictures and contact information to