Sunday, 4 January 2015

Here and There: Banks I

 Above, one of four banks in the small Australian town where I grew up. It's in a prime location, on the main intersection in town. 
Below, one of two banks in Preuilly, on the market place. Curiously, it rarely seems to be open and I hardly ever see anyone in there.
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A la cuisine hier: Roast beef sarnies.

Roast turkey leg with savoury bread pudding (based on Ken's description of the stuffing he made for Christmas).

9 comments:

  1. C&E: LOL. It stands for National Australia Bank. I've never had an account with them.

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  2. Ken: British slang for sandwiches.

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  3. What's the origin? In America, we might call them sammiches -- baby talk.

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  4. I'm not surprised the bank is empty. One of the big differences we notice between banks in the UK and ones in France, is that even when the bank has a cashier available, which in itself is a rare occurrence, you are expected to use the self service tills to obtain or bank money.

    NAB might be a better name for a French bank!

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  5. Ken: No idea. I suspect fairly recent because I don't recall hearing it before we moved to the UK.

    Gaynor: Our French bank always has someone on reception. You are expected to use the self service for getting money out, but that's a security thing. All the cash is behind a secure door and the person overseeing the cash is locked in (to the point that staff on the outside either ring them up or slip a note under the door if they want to communicate). I always pay money in at reception, and if I want a large quantity of cash I request it from the receptionist. They then load a special card and I use that rather than my own bank card. I do that so as not to go over my bank card limits on withdrawals.

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  6. Hi Susan,
    Thanks for that information. We bank at the CA in Preuilly but generally withdraw our maximum allowed with the bank card.

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  7. Gaynor: That's our bank too.

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