I've just had an e-mail from Cards for Charity who suggest that our listeners might want to buy cards and support good causes. We don't know this organisation but whether you use them or not perhaps we should all be thinking about those less fortunate than ourselves. Anyway, here is the message they sent to Expatsradio so that you can judge for yourselves:
Does anyone have suggestions for the best Christmas fairs to attend in Europe? I've been asked several times but apart from a couple I've visited, I have no idea which ones are worth your time and travel to get to. I guess there are those with big processions and others where you get to walk around food stalls and get ideas for presents and the Christmas decorations. All ideas very welcome.
I've been asked if I can remind everyone that apart for entering our competitions, which you all are thank you, we also need to think about requests for our music shows as these are made in advance. If you'd like to send a greeting all you have to do is use the contact link on any page of the website and tell what you'd like us to play for you and in whose show. We'll make sure you get in and make someone's Christmas!
I can't remember when we last had such odd topics being sent to us. For example, how many of you have had blue honey...a phone bill in the millions or a request for a job interview from the CIA? That's the kind of start it's been.
Yes, Expatsradio contributors have been at it again with a wide variety of topics for next week here on your favourite station. We've also been promised some more offers for you including signed copies of new books. We shall be talking to Tim Gorringe and Martin Adams about the rise of the free magazine both in the UK and abroad. They run the highly successful e themagazine in Sussex which reaches over 20,000 homes every two months and is planning to expand even farther.
We welcome Penny of Penny's recipes to Expatsradio.com where she will be bringing us new ideas from her kitchen. This time she is making mincemeat following two recipes. Join her here every week on Thursdays.
It's October already and our German gardener Erika tells us more about what you can still plant in your garden for winter growth. She also talks about saving your own seeds and how they will grow better the second season.
Today we are looking at frozen pensions from Jim Tilley in Australia, winter fuel payments and voting rights for expats from Brian Cave in France. These topics are of major concern to all expats and we hope you will contact us with your opinions.
On Monday we shall be speaking to Brian Cave of http://pensionersdebout.blogspot.com/ about the lack of representation in the UK for British citizens living abroad. As always, your opinions are highly valued so please do talk to us and send us your questions. You can contact us via the contact link on every page of the Expatsradio.com website.
I don't know about you but I'm quite shocked to hear that payments to pensioners who are also expats may be limited becaue they live abroad. If you are living away and would like to tell us how the rules from the UK government are affecting you we'd be pleased to hear from you.
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