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Old 31 January 2011, 14:55   #221
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Mme. Reynaud at the end house to flush the bath simultaneously to reach it, you'd be rounding up volunteers to try it....
We tend to empty our bath not flush it round these parts. I'm not sure what bathroom appliance you bathe in, in your neck of the woods (or indeed what else you use your bath for).

And I think it's a nice gesture of Mme Reynaud to have a wash before our arrival. She did smell a bit last time I visited
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We tend to empty our bath not flush it round these parts.
I wasn't referring to your parts, but Mme. Reynauds.

French plumbing has always left me cold...
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Old 31 January 2011, 15:37   #223
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I wasn't referring to your parts, but Mme. Reynauds.

French plumbing has always left me cold...
I think you mean Mere Poulard; her emporia and hotel prop up Mont St. Michel. Little known facts: The omelette was invented at MStM and the cheapest omelette at Mere Poulard's omelettry is 18 euros.
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Anyway, great news: My E-Tec had its three-year service today and the oil alarm problem was found to be a faulty sensor which GT Marine replaced free of charge. No more conking out five miles south of Chausey for me.
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Little known facts: The omelette was invented at MStM and the cheapest omelette at Mere Poulard's omelettry is 18 euros.
Interesting. Another little know fact: A bloke who used to work for me (from Nantes) sworn that his Granny invented the Beurré blanc sauce. Who knows? He taught me how to make it (tip, use ice) and I must say, it's a bit nice
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Anyway, great news: My E-Tec had its three-year service today
How were your spark plugs after three years? Srsly?
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How were your spark plugs after three years? Srsly?
I didn't ask, but I had them changed last winter so they were presumably ok. The guy said there were no real problems apart from the oill sensor and that the motor was in good nick.
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Huh, if it could only be reached on a tide that required the sun, moon and Jupiter in alignment, a stiff onshore wind and Mme. Reynaud at the end house to flush the bath simultaneously to reach it, you'd be rounding up volunteers to try it....
I think he meant that access is tidal and via a lock that opens on the whim of the Frenchman operating it.
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via a lock that opens on the whim of the Frenchman operating it.
Aren't all ecluses in France operated on that basis?
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