Emily

  • Emily commented on the post, Your number’s up 3 months ago

    Tee hee! I can imagine the anxiety caused by the lost bracelet. Did you get the licence?

  • Emily commented on the post, Your number’s up 3 months ago

    Goodness. They deducted 150€?!?!?! Lordy.

  • Emily commented on the post, Your number’s up 3 months ago

    A very wise move, may I say… at least your friend had a decent excuse. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Here’s the thing. Back in early March, we went on a skiing holiday. Well, Eadred and the girls skied, whilst I wept at the top of the slopes. Anyway, we were à la montagne, and I provided enough of a sideshow to […]

  • Emily commented on the post, A family affair 3 months, 1 week ago

    Oh yes, they had a ball! Bless them. They want to do it again. I calmed down after a few stiff gins, too! #PoCoLo

  • Emily commented on the post, A family affair 3 months, 1 week ago

    Hi. Thanks for stopping by! Yes, and the differences keep coming. Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

  • Emily commented on the post, A family affair 3 months, 1 week ago

    Yes, it is a little daunting. But I was so proud to see them going off as independent people. I guess I feel we’re going our job ok if they are beginning to be able to spread their wings (safely – argh!). Thanks […]

  • Emily commented on the post, A family affair 4 months, 1 week ago

    It’s weird isn’t it? What on earth has persuaded us all to be this way? thanks for reading. Happy holidays!

  • Emily commented on the post, A family affair 4 months, 1 week ago

    Tee hee. Yes, it’s hard to be without them but we love the fact that they are developing independent relationships with the adults in their family. I think it helps them grow, and it certainly beats the centre […]

  • Emily commented on the post, A family affair 4 months, 1 week ago

    I think it’s very interesting that Canadians also have this idea about imposition… it’s nonsense really and it comes just as much from me as from anyone else, but still we have it.
    Thank you for stopping by.

  • Last week I popped into the village to run a few errands. Well, it should have been a pop, but in the event it was more of a crawl. My own children still at school, I had forgotten that many French private schools […]

  • Thanks for stopping by! And yes, it seems bonkers…

  • Yes, Macron was a happy moment! Thanks for stopping by.

  • Well, quite.

  • Thanks for reading. I don’t think I have quite worked it out. ARGHARGHARGH.

  • I agree that this is a complicated landscape. My point is that it is stupid that the self-employed should pay proportionally more per head than the employed and, I guess, by extension, that working people who are […]

  • Emily commented on the post, Enterprising spirit 5 months ago

    And AEs pay less than individuals set up as companies who aren’t allowed to be AEs. Too complicated by far!!!

  • Emily commented on the post, Enterprising spirit 5 months ago

    Precisely. The inability to call a tax a tax is quite astonishing. And yes, I am also paying several times over for my healthcare – via Eadred and via regular employment… And I am perfectly happy to pay a […]

  • Emily commented on the post, Enterprising spirit 5 months ago

    Yes, you are right, Frank. Teaching should not be paid in classroom hours because it’s impossible to do well without loads of prep… But yes, there is your pension…

  • Emily commented on the post, Enterprising spirit 5 months ago

    That’s it: I want to pay my share, and I am happy that we should pay more as a family if we earn more. However, paying more just because I am self-employed is really rather frustrating. And we can afford it, […]

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