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Re: Ladies (or is it women), is this true about France do you think?

I guess it's true about Helen's France.
But I don't think Helen's world is my world, so it's not surprising that her France isn't my France.
"No food delivery shops within a 20 mile radius" and that was one of the things that struck her most. What can you say.
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Re: Ladies (or is it women), is this true about France do you think?

I would love a good delivery service. I used to order via Asda and Sainsbury's in days long past in life living in UK.

Just doesn't happen here, but hey, were in France and life is very different.

Reminds me of UK life some 30 years ago.
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Re: Ladies (or is it women), is this true about France do you think?

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The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell
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Re: Ladies (or is it women), is this true about France do you think?

So, Norman, I followed your links. I'm not sure what they were linking TO..a centre commercial and a Casino supermarket. OK...neither appear to do deliveries. I'm not sure it's a thing outside possibly Paris and other large conurbations. "Drive" is a thing, but ordering your groceries and going to pick them up yourself doesn't really constitute delivery...
"Food delivery" has other possible connotations. Like Deliveroo bringing your tea..a sort of millennials meals on wheels but with a much more extensive menu andwithout the lingering smell of cabbage.
Here in Hades we have deliveries from any or all of the major supermarkets. Indeed, if you play your cards right, they're even free. And it's not just the pizza palace or the Chinese or Indian takeaway that will drive over with your dinner.
So, yes, if you're living in a comparatively rural area in France and haven't planned, prepared or researched your move: like, for example, if you are the spouse or partner of a person who moves at relatively short notice for their job, I can understand why you'd be surprised to find that things you've been used to at home don't necessarily exist elsewhere.
On the other hand, the Daily Mail could interview Stephen Hawking and make him out to have the IQ of an amoeba. Their readership would have problems identifying with anything more intellectually challenging. I suspect even Helen Skelton was somewhat surprised to find out she was that thick.
Don't want to end up a cartoon in a cartoon graveyard.
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Re: Ladies (or is it women), is this true about France do you think?

The SuperU in Masseube, 10km from where we lived in the Gers started to offer home delivery last year.
The Gers was also the first dept. in France to have highspeed internet cables laid.
So there!
Missing it already Sad [:(]

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Re: Ladies (or is it women), is this true about France do you think?

I think that what is most rareis the specific combination of being able to order online and delivery.
For some reason France seems to have gone overboard for "Drive" which I have never really seen the point of.
On the other hand in medium-sized towns (I am talking of Béziers  of course) Casino will deliver what you have bought in the shop, free over €50, and the out-of-own Géant Casino does offer delivery of online orders.
So of course do Picard which was one of the shops in that commercial centre in my link.
In the village Carrefour will deliver what you have bought in the shop, but there is no doubt that this sort of thing is much less developed.

As with many things in France it is more of a personal service and depends on the shopkeeper.

One local couscous restaurant advertised that they were going to start takeaways.
I ordered and when he turned up with it it was still in the collection of pots and pans in  which it had been cooked. He asked me if I could let him have them Big Smile [:D] back the next day

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell
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Re: Ladies (or is it women), is this true about France do you think?

Canet-Plage is not exactly the back of beyond.  Maybe a little quiet in the winter (I have been there then) as all seaside places are, but certainly neither far from civilisation or food!  I don't mind Helen Skelton, but her voice does irritate me.  Most likely journalist licence ...

Judith
ex W1, via 47 and 11 and now [just] in 34, equidistant from Carcassonne, Narbonne and Béziers, where I hope we'll finally stay!!

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Re: Ladies (or is it women), is this true about France do you think?

 Judith wrote:
........  I don't mind Helen Skelton, but her voice does irritate me. .......


Lucky you! That and her pixie face get really up my nez!

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

H. L. Mencken 1880 - 1956

Some may not like his views, but what a prediction!
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