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by russell
Sat 06 Jul 2019 16:28
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Pubs/Bars in the area that show English Football
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: Pubs/Bars in the area that show English Football

I doubt that there are any bars near Millas that show English football but the French subscription TV channel "CANAL+ Sport" broadcasts live games from the UEFA Champions League, Europa League, Premier League, and others and can be received off air or via the internet.

Russell
by russell
Fri 14 Jun 2019 11:56
Forum: Travel
Topic: Automatic Ticket to get through French Tolls
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Re:French Crit'Air Website

We are trying to get a Crit'Air sticker from the website and need to attach our British Registration Document to the online form as a jpeg of no more than 400kb, but the attachments amount to 3.0mb and 3.1mb. Anyone managed to do this or is there a way to reduce the file size. Thanks for any helpfu...
by russell
Wed 05 Jun 2019 19:47
Forum: Travel
Topic: Automatic Ticket to get through French Tolls
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Automatic Ticket to get through French Tolls

There are a number of suppliers. I got mine from Bip&Go https://www.bipandgo.com/le-telepeage/
It works in Spain as well as France.

They also have a website in English: https://www.bipandgo.com/en/ and will ship the unit to the UK.

Russell
by russell
Sat 18 May 2019 11:46
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Tax Return
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: Tax Return

Madeleine wrote:
Fri 17 May 2019 16:53
That's the number of the foreign form that I quoted below.
Quite, I just thought it might be easier to find knowing the number.

Russell
by russell
Fri 17 May 2019 16:49
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Tax Return
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: Tax Return

Annex 2047

Russell
by russell
Fri 10 May 2019 15:44
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Financial Advisor P.O.
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Financial Advisor P.O.

+1 for Blevins Franks. I have used them in their various incarnations for over 15 years and have always had good service.
Russell
by russell
Thu 02 May 2019 11:33
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Forum quiet
Replies: 9
Views: 618

Re: Forum quiet

Shame! I remember collecting the tokens from my Dad's favourite marmalade in the 1950s and sending off for a badge.

Russell
by russell
Sun 28 Apr 2019 17:55
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Forum quiet
Replies: 9
Views: 618

Re: Forum quiet

Perhaps this forum is quiet as nobody has anything worthwhile to say at present. I think a quiet forum is better than social media such as Facebook that seems to be full of people posting frequent selfies and a running commentary of everything they are doing. Is anyone really interested in that? Rus...
by russell
Sun 21 Apr 2019 16:48
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Is data protection killing the web?
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: Is data protection killing the web?

I've used Firefox for years and find it suits me well. I had a play with Google Chrome a while ago and it works just fine on my laptop (running Linux Mint) but I couldn't see any advantage in changing.

Russell
by russell
Fri 19 Apr 2019 11:51
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Is data protection killing the web?
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: Is data protection killing the web?

Pighunter wrote:
Thu 18 Apr 2019 15:35
I also have an aversion to all the stupid 'targeted' adverts for whatever I have been looking at on the net even after I have bought something.
I find that the Firefox addon "uBlock" does a very good job of removing spurious adverts.

Russell
by russell
Tue 26 Mar 2019 11:25
Forum: Welcome to the P-O. Life Forum
Topic: Carte de séjour
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: Carte de séjour

Florence wrote:
Mon 25 Mar 2019 21:00
Post brexit you will only be allowed to stay for 90 days in any 180 days.
That depends on what form Brexit takes and what is agreed thereafter.

Russell
by russell
Mon 25 Mar 2019 18:11
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Car in France
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Car in France

Last time I bought a car here it was from a dealership and they organised it all. As it is an offence to drive without the carte gris in the vehicle that seems to be the best way.

Russell
by russell
Mon 25 Mar 2019 11:16
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Car in France
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Car in France

Unless things have changed recently, if you own property here there should be no problem. A utility bill or tax d'habitation bill will be sufficient proof of address. Best to ask at the Prefecture though.

Russell
by russell
Mon 25 Mar 2019 10:52
Forum: Welcome to the P-O. Life Forum
Topic: Carte de séjour
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: Carte de séjour

Helen's link should help. For information on cartes de sejour (before Brexit) try this link; http://66.accueil-etrangers.gouv.fr/demande-de-titre-de-sejour/vous-etes-ressortissant-e-de-l-ue/ As I understand it, if you spend more than half the year in France you are considered to be resident here and...
by russell
Sun 24 Feb 2019 10:12
Forum: P-O. Weather Forecast
Topic: Predictions for March and April?
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Re: Predictions for March and April?

Well, in February we've already had maximum temperatures higher than those on average for April so I guess we are likely to have higher temperatures than average. However with global warming kicking in there are likely to be more extreme events :x

Russell
by russell
Thu 24 Jan 2019 09:23
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan airport
Replies: 5
Views: 808

Re: Perpignan airport

Thanks, that's good to know.
Russell
by russell
Thu 06 Dec 2018 09:56
Forum: Discussions
Topic: UK ‘Not Allowed’ to Leave the EU
Replies: 19
Views: 1676

Re: UK ‘Not Allowed’ to Leave the EU

This thread is about the Soviet Union of Europe. That's a bit extreme Graham. The EU is a democratic entity. The biggest problem IMHO is that many members are apathetic and don't bother to take part in the decision making processes. They then blame "The EU" for making decisions that they don't like...
by russell
Wed 05 Dec 2018 10:01
Forum: Health
Topic: Wheelchair wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 595

Re: Wheelchair wanted

Glad you are sorted. I don't know where you are located but we've found that Reha Team in Perpignan are very good for all sorts of accessories for the handicapped. You will be entitled to a new wheelchair every three years if the condition is permanent.

Russell
by russell
Mon 03 Dec 2018 17:01
Forum: Health
Topic: Wheelchair wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 595

Re: Wheelchair wanted

Yes, any pharmacy. They can order one to fit your requirements. If the user has a carte vitale he can get a prescription for the hire from the doctor and the charges will be covered.

Russell
by russell
Mon 03 Dec 2018 16:56
Forum: Health
Topic: OK Cheapish specs.
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: OK Cheapish specs.

martyn94 wrote:
Sun 02 Dec 2018 19:28
I now have to decide whether my face looks more like Cameron Diaz or Jenifer Aniston. Decisions, decisions.....
:shock: :lol:
Russell
by russell
Sun 02 Dec 2018 12:36
Forum: Health
Topic: OK Cheapish specs.
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: OK Cheapish specs.

Looks to be excellent value. Were you able to get any reimbursement from CPAM or mutuel?

Their website is a bit poor at present and they don't offer as many options as established online sellers like https://www.glasses2you.co.uk/ but guess they will expand.

Russell
by russell
Mon 26 Nov 2018 10:49
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: P-O Life Mag
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: P-O Life Mag

Thanks, I'll try the tourist offices.

Russell
by russell
Sun 25 Nov 2018 10:52
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: P-O Life Mag
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: P-O Life Mag

I used to pick up my paper copy at Carrefour Market in Ille-sur-Tet but since it has changed hands they don't seem to distribute it. Is there anywhere else in Ille or perhaps Thuir where I could find it?

Russell
by russell
Wed 24 Oct 2018 10:26
Forum: Welcome to the P-O. Life Forum
Topic: Updated Forum Now On Line. Give it a go...
Replies: 36
Views: 2165

Re: Updated Forum Now On Line. Give it a go...

Just checked on my Android phone and it is much more readable than the old version. Well done.

Russell
by russell
Wed 24 Oct 2018 10:21
Forum: Welcome to the P-O. Life Forum
Topic: Updated Forum Now On Line. Give it a go...
Replies: 36
Views: 2165

Re: Updated Forum Now On Line. Give it a go...

I might be missing something but I don't see any clear indication of which topics have unread posts or is it just my eyesight? FYI I'm viewing the forum on an HP laptop using Firefox running under Linux Mint. Russell P.S. Just spotted it. The blue circle changes to red but is not very visible. Could...
by russell
Tue 16 Oct 2018 10:40
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Changing electricity supplier
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Re: Changing electricity supplier

My gripe is that despite telling them my exact annual consumption, they insisted on asking a whole host of irrelevant questions and then coming up with a supposed monthly consumption that was at least 50€ a month less than it would actually be. Unfortunately they are not used to dealing with cust...
by russell
Wed 03 Oct 2018 11:41
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Applying for carte de sejour
Replies: 8
Views: 868

Re: Carte de Séjour

Can anyone tell me if all applicants have to visit the prefecture in person during the application process? I want to start both mine and my wife's application straight away, but she is currently abroad, looking after her mother. Thanks If you apply now you'll not get an appointment before February...
by russell
Sun 30 Sep 2018 11:20
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: 50 years on.
Replies: 16
Views: 1377

Re: 50 years on.

It’s fifty years, plus a few weeks, since I first entered France, Same here, just over fifty years ago myself and a couple of friends decided to spend the summer vac from university touring Europe. Bought an old banger and a few phrase books for different languages and headed off. Ferry to Calais...
by russell
Wed 19 Sep 2018 11:22
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Any football fans out there
Replies: 4
Views: 1349

mariad wrote:Nope will be watching it via live streaming.
Really, two days after the event - not very live :wink:

Russell