It could be a #pingcall, in which you are connected to an international hotline which charges just for connecting, along with high per-minute fees for as long as they can keep you talking. Caller ID will look as if the call is coming from 01, 02, 04 etc instead of the expensive 0 899. These charges will show up on your bill as premium services. (surtaxée.)

With winter settling in and Christmas fast approaching, I’m planning to send some money to family overseas. But I’m worried that I might lose money with all that’s happening with currency values at the moment. How can I make sure I get the best rates and transfer at the right time?

Clios, Méganes and Twingos – most stolen and vandalised

According to the association “40 millions drivers”‘s 3rd annual survey, the cars most stolen and vandalised in the department are the Renault Clio 1 (phase 2), the Megane 2 (coupé cabriolet) and the Twingo.

The affair between the elegant girl from Tallinn and Estonian Eric had, unsurprisingly, come to naught and the love-less, opera-singing soldier man continued to appear at odd intervals at Arthur and Jo’s house to dig out the odd tree root or two.

November 1st La Toussaint (All Saints Day) – festival of the dead. Halloween (31st October) and Toussaint (1st November) in France All Saint’s Day (la Toussaint), was originally created by the Catholic Church to honour…

Grape Harvest Cake
Inspired by a recipe from ‘Patricia Wells at Home in Provence,’ a book that has had shelf space in my library for many years, this recipe is just as appropriate in our very own ‘Sud de France’, the Pyrénées-Orientales.

with Simon Bridges In the latest of his reports on local golf courses, Simon Bridges visited Castello Pitch & Putt near Figueras.   Castello Pitch and Putt golf course is tucked away a corner of…

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