We went to Carhaix Plouguer again today and thank goodness our Orange Live Box had finally been delivered to our collection point at the local launderette. We’ve formed quite an attachment to the place. That should mean a working phone and Internet. Mobile internet is very patchy and way too expensive for my liking.
So what have I learned? If a delivery in France says five days, it means seven working days. Don’t count that day, they won’t deliver it that day, then count five working days, not including all the days the deliveries don’t deliver and all the days the launderette doesn’t open. Oh, in France, if something is open Saturdays then it’ll be closed Mondays. We got it in the end. Lesson #1 be patient, if the French say they’ll do it, they’ll do it.
Second thing I’ve learned today, shops don’t have toilets. A massive inconvenience if you have IBS, didn’t even get into Mr Bricolage today. Instead, I remembered a Mac-Do nearby, they have toilets and free wi-fi. Lesson #2 never go shopping unless I’ve fasted just in case I need to **** as you can never rely on finding a toilet. On the other hand, Mac-Do always have a clean toilet. Mind you, the Mc Flurry was €4 and is a quid at home! But we got as much wi-if as we could and I got my money’s worth out of the toilet.
Next lesson, I found Ti- recup in Carhaix. A massive recycling centre. If you go to the dechetterie/recycling centre and dispose of anything, if it’s too good to throw away, it goes to Ti-recup. Furniture costs around €30 for big items, and I bought a lamp for €4 and a casserole dish for 50 centimes. I shall go each time I’m passing as I’m sure I’ll find useful things there for very little cost. The lampshade is a bit stained on one side, but I’ll just turn that side to the wall and no one will know.
Lesson #3, the French are really good at recycling.
Just another picture of the recycling centre.
My last lesson I’ve learned that I already know anyway, I’m not a food snob and I love a plate of homemade chips.
Love Froogs xxxx