Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.

Sorry to hear that. I remember you being very generous with a drinks bill at the Paris meetup a few years ago. Happy to buy you some drinks if you do make it (maybe a lucky horse :-)).

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.
by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Sun Jul 7th, 2013 at 02:38:12 PM EST
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It's not as if we're worrying how to feed the children or ourselves and it's largely a consequence of Sam starting up her own practice so it's not even externally imposed, so sorry isn't really necessary: thanks anyway. It's just a pain in the ass for the duration. I could really do with a trip to civilisation though. Sitting in the provinces is only partly offset by the net.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon Jul 8th, 2013 at 04:22:46 AM EST
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Feeding the children. I had told Elder Daughter I was cutting off her allowance for the summer, I expected her to get a job, any job. She got a good one, then it fell through at the last minute (bastards, she had turned other work down in the meantime) so now she's scrounging for hours of menial work.

So I may have to give her some money, not budgeted, which will be a strain... Oh well, middle class lifestyle choices. She can live for free at my place if she wants.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Mon Jul 8th, 2013 at 06:23:48 AM EST
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An important life lesson: Your job offer is not real enough to turn down other offers until you have a binding contract.

This is one most of us need to learn the hard way.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Jul 8th, 2013 at 01:13:44 PM EST
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