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Clôtures électriques

Posted on October 17th, 2011

Sangliers or wild boar, can devastate gardens.  They root for tasty taupes et vers, moles and earthworms, in damp ground.  The owners of this house may regret not having an electric fence…….      

Bureaucracy knows best

Posted on October 13th, 2011

I cannot be who I think I am. I am someone else. For no obvious reason my account with internet provider Orange France is in the name of one Gilles Pommereau. When I visit the website of orange.fr my browser defaults to Pommereau’s page, with his emails and my bills, addressed to his email address, yet beginning “Dear Monsieur Ryan”.  Several times I have told Orange that I know who I am, and I’m pretty comfortable that way, but they know best. They billed me and shipped a television decoder which never arrived. Calling telephone support is pointless. You are not even asked to wait – a recorded message tells you to call back. And they don’t seem to offer an email address. After…