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Old 23.06.2011, 21:04
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The French authorities??? oh no!!!! I'll be on meds of Pastis, Camembert, leaches and garlic before I can say "sacred blue"
Believe me, if it's the French treating you, you have much more to worry about...

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Old 23.06.2011, 21:25
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The French authorities??? oh no!!!! I'll be on meds of Pastis, Camembert, leaches and garlic before I can say "sacred blue"
Ah, but there again I love Pastis.........
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Ah, but there again I love Pastis.........
Actually so do I

I got a bottle from the coop with a bottle of scotch ( for hot toddies ) medicinal of course on the way back from the chemist's
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Actually so do I

I got a bottle from the coop with a bottle of scotch ( for hot toddies ) medicinal of course on the way back from the chemist's
The two bottles were cheaper than the crap from the chemist (I assume!)
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Old 23.06.2011, 21:36
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The two bottles were cheaper than the crap from the chemist (I assume!)
LOL!!!!! EXACTLY RIGHT!!!!!

ooooooooh! That's given me something ELSE to be grumpy and moan about! Genius! LOL
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LOL!!!!! EXACTLY RIGHT!!!!!

ooooooooh! That's given me something ELSE to be grumpy and moan about! Genius! LOL
Glad to be of assistance!
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Ah, but there again I love Pastis.........
Pastis was of course invented in Switzerland in the Val-de-Travers.

Pernod

Main article: Pernod Fils
  • 1797 - Henri-Louis Pernod opened his first absinthe distillery in Switzerland.
  • 1805 – Maison Pernod Fils (simply known as Pernod Fils) was founded in Pontarlier, Franche-Comté in eastern France by Henri-Louis Pernod, a French distiller of Francophone Swiss origin, and started the production of the anise-flavored liquor known as absinthe.
  • 1850 - Henri-Louis Pernod died.
  • 1871 – Distillerie Hémard was founded near Paris.
  • 1872 – Société Pernod Père & Fils opened in Avignon.
  • 1915 – Production and consumption of absinthe was prohibited in France. Most companies looked for alternatives and begin producing pastis instead.
  • 1926 – All 3 distilleries merged to form Les Établissements Pernod.
  • 1951 – Pastis 51, was launched.
  • 1965 – Takeover of Distillerie Rousseau, Laurens et Moureaux, producer of the Suze liquor since 1889.
[edit] Ricard

  • 1932 – Ricard, which soon became France's favourite long drink, was founded in Marseille by Paul Ricard.
  • 1940 – Production of pastis was prohibited by the Vichy regime.
  • 1944 – Production of pastis became legal again.
  • 1968 – Paul Ricard retired; his son Patrick became CEO in 1978.
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Pastis was of course invented in Switzerland in the Val-de-Travers.

Pernod

Main article: Pernod Fils
  • 1797 - Henri-Louis Pernod opened his first absinthe distillery in Switzerland.
  • 1805 – Maison Pernod Fils (simply known as Pernod Fils) was founded in Pontarlier, Franche-Comté in eastern France by Henri-Louis Pernod, a French distiller of Francophone Swiss origin, and started the production of the anise-flavored liquor known as absinthe.
  • 1850 - Henri-Louis Pernod died.
  • 1871 – Distillerie Hémard was founded near Paris.
  • 1872 – Société Pernod Père & Fils opened in Avignon.
  • 1915 – Production and consumption of absinthe was prohibited in France. Most companies looked for alternatives and begin producing pastis instead.
  • 1926 – All 3 distilleries merged to form Les Établissements Pernod.
  • 1951 – Pastis 51, was launched.
  • 1965 – Takeover of Distillerie Rousseau, Laurens et Moureaux, producer of the Suze liquor since 1889.
[edit] Ricard

  • 1932 – Ricard, which soon became France's favourite long drink, was founded in Marseille by Paul Ricard.
  • 1940 – Production of pastis was prohibited by the Vichy regime.
  • 1944 – Production of pastis became legal again.
  • 1968 – Paul Ricard retired; his son Patrick became CEO in 1978.
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2011 - 9pm could be time for me to interview my bottle
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Had the day off to today so thought I'd have a nice long lie in with my girlfriend. Woke up to the sound of a marching band warming up. It was fairly bright outside so figured it must be late morning. Checked and rechecked my watch, 5.55am.

They stopped soon after but it was bloody annoying.
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this old classic needs resurrecting


I know EXACTLY how she feels!!!
had the same experience not at all long ago!!!
but of course I have a lot of sympathy for man colds...
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Old 24.06.2011, 00:39
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Fireworks,

I hate them!

it is noisy, it stinks, it is a bird killer and it leave waste everywhere. In Canada you can't buy them. It has to be use by professionals and I think it is really cleaver.

Every years you have huge amount of injured in the hospital because of fireworks. Some lose hands, eyes, etc..

Leave it to professionals who'll make ONE real good show and basta!

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Fireworks,

In Canada you can't buy them. It has to be use by professionals and I think it is really cleaver.
Same in California..
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Old 24.06.2011, 00:53
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Same in California..
not in Switzerland...
here you can buy them, take them to pieces, fill the contents in little glass bottles, add a fuse and you have a lethal weapon... mwahahahahaha!!!
done so in our youth... that was something the grown ups were grumpy about...
understandable in retrospective...
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Old 24.06.2011, 01:08
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Every years you have huge amount of injured in the hospital because of fireworks. Some lose hands, eyes, etc..

Leave it to professionals who'll make ONE real good show and basta!

The folks who injure themselves with fireworks are the same ones who need warning labels on forks and knives. In my pre-teen years the money I earned that wasn't spent on models and tools went to fireworks. Lots and lots of fireworks.
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Fireworks,

I hate them!

it is noisy, it stinks, it is a bird killer and it leave waste everywhere. In Canada you can't buy them. It has to be use by professionals and I think it is really cleaver.

Every years you have huge amount of injured in the hospital because of fireworks. Some lose hands, eyes, etc..

Leave it to professionals who'll make ONE real good show and basta!

This is too negative. I still remember 1st August 1958. Uncle Bill from Marshall/Texas and his wife were in Zurich with our parents, but my brother and me were with Grandmother in Schaffhausen. She already before, at least twice, had procured some fireworks (her preferred hobby for more than 6 decades) and in the morning sent us to the local drugstore and in the afternoon to LVS (LebensmittelVerein Schaffhausen, a predecessor of Coop) for more purchases, so that we had a nice arsenal. In the evening, Grandmom took the supplies up from the cellar, my brother was chief fireworker, Grandmum the supervisor, and I was assistant ! I don't know how many rockets we sent up, but it most have been at least 50 . I only learnt much later by chance that people around there even years after spoke about "those fireworks of Mrs Sa.... and her grandsons" Grandmom for half the evening was on her way between the cellar and the launching-site (our local Baikonur ! )
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In Switzerland it is just the first of August, and maybe 1 day before and after. In the UK - with Eid, Navrati, Diwali, etc and 5th November- the result was about 3 months of non-stop fireworks. A nightmare for anybody with young kids and for those with dogs, like mine, who are terrified of fireworks and shake for hours, trying to hide inside your jumper (she is 43 kg) - etc. The worst thing was that many illegal fireworks were sold - not the pretty ones, but the loudest possible- which would make the house and ground shake - for night after night. At least here I know it is limited, so I'll go to France for a few days on around 1st of August.

Absolutely agree with NIL - leave it up to the professionals to organise fantastic displays and basta. Try to work in casualty around 5th November in UK, and you'll feel the same. I was once in Paris on 14th of July- and kids were lighting fireworks into the crowd from bottles - the bottles having been drunk first by the budding fireworks artists - a most terrifying experience!
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In Switzerland it is just the first of August, and maybe 1 day before and after. In the UK - with Eid, Navrati, Diwali, etc and 5th November- the result was about 3 months of non-stop fireworks. A nightmare for anybody with young kids and for those with dogs, like mine, who are terrified of fireworks and shake for hours, trying to hide inside your jumper (she is 43 kg) - etc. The worst thing was that many illegal fireworks were sold - not the pretty ones, but the loudest possible- which would make the house and ground shake - for night after night. At least here I know it is limited, so I'll go to France for a few days on around 1st of August.

Absolutely agree with NIL - leave it up to the professionals to organise fantastic displays and basta. Try to work in casualty around 5th November in UK, and you'll feel the same. I was once in Paris on 14th of July- and kids were lighting fireworks into the crowd from bottles - the bottles having been drunk first by the budding fireworks artists - a most terrifying experience!
And those smart asses are transforming the ''inoffensive'' fireworks into an artisanal bomb by replacing the inside with small broken glasses....

Dangerous weapon indeed
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Ah! Leicester!





Such happy memories!
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Judge, jury and jexecutioner being acceptable however....?
Nooooo,

Hers applies only on Fat people! Only them deserve it and don't deserve respect.
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