All I was trying to convey is that if the tester reports one fault, which is then fixed, don't assume everyting is OK. I plugged in to a mains supply in a French barn this year. The tester reported no earth. I found and fixed that. When the earth fault was fixed the tester then reported live and neutral reversed so I plugged my changeover lead in. My 3-light tester won't show a polarity reverse until there is a working earth. A year old? Yes but I didn't find and solve the problems until this year.
A few years ago we lent our caravan to my in-laws. They had recently given up caravanning owing to advancing years so I towed our caravan to Serenity for their holiday. If I remember right, most of the pitches are sloping to a greater or lesser degree. When I arrived to pitch up it had been raining heavily and the site was marked with muddy furrows by those who think slippery conditions demand a bootfull of throttle. Lovely part of the world and we all had a splendid lunch at the Badger Hounds pub opposite when I retrieved our caravan.
I got a DART tag last year and it just opens the barriers like the French Autoroute system. 10 mile queue to get across the QE bridge at Easter though - and the tag must have saved me 4 or 5 seconds when I got to the pay plaza
Just be aware that Lumias on Windows Phone 8 will need a licence buying for them if you want route planning and traffic abroad. Mine was £13.49 last month. Mrs H used Here Drive as her main navigation aid on her trip to France last year with the Lad (aged 16). It was excellent. For Mrs H to say that about a bit of tech. means a great deal.
Windows Phone 7 users of Here Drive get route planning abroad included.
Geoff, sorry to disagree but I don't think that's right any more.
As I understand it, there's a 17 euro fine for using the old 2-window parking disk. You now need a blue disc with one window because the parking time varies from place to place. As the OP quotes;
"... you need to display the time of your arrival in the parking spot by turning a wheel on this blue disk and put the disk clearly visible in the car on the dashboard top, so that it can be seen through the windscreen. There is no standard time limit for parking. Sometimes it's TWO HOURS sometimes THREE, sometimes LESS. You'll need to check before you leave the car."
I used a new blue disc last year when we borrowed the bro-in-law's car for a trip out. As I would prefer my own, I've ordered one of these;