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by dsd
Fri 09 Aug 2019 16:09
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Pharmacy in Spain
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Pharmacy in Spain

Thank you Kenny but I just went to Figueras yesterday where there are 3 pharmacies on the map but in fact 8 or 9 once you get there! Visited 8 of them to get what I was asked to, due to stock problems. They indeed have no qualms about selling prescription medecine without a prescription, if that inf...
by dsd
Wed 07 Aug 2019 10:51
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Pharmacy in Spain
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Pharmacy in Spain

Thank you for the reply. I know the one you're taking about but as she wants several packets, I was hoping to find a bigger one with more stock. I suppose I can always ask them to order more. Must admit I don't really want to go to Figueras
by dsd
Wed 07 Aug 2019 09:36
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Pharmacy in Spain
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Pharmacy in Spain

Hi can anyone tell me the whereabouts of a fairly large pharmacy in Spain, not too far from the border if possible, please? My step-mother has asked me to get her some HRT without prescription; she lived in Spain until recently and assures me that the pharmacies in the south used to sell it to her, ...
by dsd
Tue 25 Sep 2018 12:11
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: TV Mucho
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

Gus, when I said Catch up, I was talking about TV Catch up, which never actually offered said catch up! To my relief, when I logged on at 10pm, it offered me UK channels immediately. Unfortunately, as Helen says, it was a longer episode than usual so my free hour wasn't enough! I have taken a 1 mont...
by dsd
Sun 23 Sep 2018 17:59
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: TV Mucho
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

TV Mucho

I have registered with TVMucho to have the 1 hour free a day in order to watch the last episode of Bodyguard tonight, as TV Catchup no longer works from France. The screen offers me all the French channels. Can anyone help by telling me how to get to the English channels please? Catchup directs you ...
by dsd
Sun 26 Aug 2018 13:34
Forum: Pets
Topic: Words of command in French
Replies: 15
Views: 1962

'They'? I thought you were only adopting one dog; how many have you ended up with? For the commands, I have never heard a French person say 'au lit', to their dog, at least! They would say 'dans ton panier/file dans ton panier/à ta place'. The last one implies that the dog knows his 'place' is his ...
by dsd
Tue 07 Aug 2018 22:58
Forum: Pets
Topic: Words of command in French
Replies: 15
Views: 1962

It's one of those useful, depends on context expressions. Basically it can mean: get out of the way/off you go/go away
by dsd
Tue 07 Aug 2018 17:23
Forum: Pets
Topic: Pony sitter
Replies: 0
Views: 600

Pony sitter

I have 2 old ponies, 33 and 34 years old, who need feeding 3 times a day. In addition, their feed needs to be pre-soaked as they are missing a lot of their chewing teeth! I give breakfast, put lunch to soak, give lunch, put dinner to soak etc I am looking for someone in the St Genis/Palau/Brouilla a...
by dsd
Tue 07 Aug 2018 17:10
Forum: Pets
Topic: Words of command in French
Replies: 15
Views: 1962

The basic commands are: assis, couché, (viens) ici, pas bouger/reste, stop, donne (for an object), donne la patte (paw), au pied (heel) and of course the most important maybe with a young dog: non! It all dépends what the previous owners taught her, perhaps not much? While you're training her, hav...
by dsd
Tue 12 Jun 2018 17:28
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Typically 'English' present
Replies: 6
Views: 1284

Thank you all for your suggestions. I agree it's a bit late but we only heard she was retiring last week and colleagues were slow about contributing money. I thought of Prime and a book on Cornwall (I remember her telling me about a boyfriend she had in Falmouth) but got voted down by the others. A ...
by dsd
Mon 11 Jun 2018 22:30
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Typically 'English' present
Replies: 6
Views: 1284

Ok thanks; good idea as a top-up present but I would ideally like something she could keep longer. Budget around 80Euros
by dsd
Mon 11 Jun 2018 19:23
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Typically 'English' present
Replies: 6
Views: 1284

Typically 'English' present

One of my fellow English teachers is retiring and we need a present for her for Friday! I wanted to get her something typically English as she spent a year there many years ago and still remembers her time there fondly. Any ideas? Either the actual present or where I could go to find one? Many thank...
by dsd
Wed 09 May 2018 17:41
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Diesel cars in France
Replies: 8
Views: 1726

I heard on the radio today that over the last year petrol prices have gone up 6% and diesel 12%. Under pressure from the ecologists, the government's aim is indeed to align the prices and, if it wouldn't cause such uproar from transport companies etc, would prefer to make diesel more expensive than ...
by dsd
Wed 21 Mar 2018 14:52
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Strikes
Replies: 8
Views: 2046

The best bet would be to fly to Gerona, if you can sort out the last leg from there to here. We're so lucky in times of strike to have Spain so close; it's saved me hassle loads of times. English school holidays start this weekend so 'summer' flights are mainly starting next week
Good luck!
by dsd
Sat 13 Jan 2018 14:48
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Best PO Reds, whats yours?
Replies: 32
Views: 5157

Les Pierres Plates, Terrassous, as recommended to me by the Director of the Cave in Argelès. Around 10E a bottle. I have often bought it for other people and everyone has loved it
by dsd
Sun 17 Dec 2017 14:10
Forum: Pets
Topic: Car grill to fit a VW Touran
Replies: 3
Views: 1239

Hi, How is she getting on, apart from wanting to learn to drive and what's her name? If you haven't found a grill, you can get sort of safety belts which attach to the normal seat belt or even just attach her lead in the same way. This only works if she accepts being tied up, of course A quick and c...
by dsd
Wed 06 Dec 2017 11:02
Forum: Pets
Topic: Dog Crate
Replies: 2
Views: 885

Hi,
I've got a big one you can borrow. 1m20 long and about 70/75cm high. I live in St Genis but could meet you say at Intermarché car park in Argelès Thursday or Friday late afternoon.

Send me a pm if you would like to use it
by dsd
Thu 26 Oct 2017 13:05
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: free VPN
Replies: 9
Views: 3129

I've done some research and found out the VPN claimed by Opera is in fact only a proxy and not really safe. I'd already heard about NordVPN, then I went to a site called vpnmentor and they confirmed it was good for what I want. There's a special deal where you get 2 years for 66.84 Euros. Just passi...
by dsd
Wed 25 Oct 2017 22:17
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: free VPN
Replies: 9
Views: 3129

Jethro, have you used the free Opera VPN now and are you happy with it? I have been downloading series for about 15 years, no films or music, using Utorrent without using a VPN, despite the warnings and have finally received an email warning from Hadopi (Haute Autorité pour la diffusion des oeuvres...
by dsd
Tue 24 Oct 2017 12:59
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Warn me about the downside of moving to France
Replies: 55
Views: 10077

Maybe not; I've had more than one pupil ask me "Comment dit-on 'stop' en anglais?"
by dsd
Sun 22 Oct 2017 17:39
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Electric bikes
Replies: 12
Views: 2796

You must have already thought of what I'm about to say, but if you don't want to do the hills, you could put the bike in the back of the car or on a bracket outside and then drive to a nice place where you want to go cycying. Or you could even take it on the train with you, to Argelès, for example,...
by dsd
Mon 02 Oct 2017 08:48
Forum: Pets
Topic: Horse Mayday
Replies: 4
Views: 1640

The title is Horse Mayday but if was a plane, it would have crashed by now: I sent you a pm on Saturday and still have no reply. I am willing to go up there with food and water, what I need to desinfect his cuts and a camera to take photos. Then, further action can be taken. I had all weekend but no...
by dsd
Tue 26 Sep 2017 19:51
Forum: Pets
Topic: Dog vaccinations and worming
Replies: 21
Views: 7214

You need to check the particular vaccine to see if it is indeed valid for 3 years - most are. However, since vaccination with the cost of a consult is every vet's bread and butter, they systematically fill in the boxes in the passport with the date of the vaccination and 'valid til' one year later. ...
by dsd
Tue 26 Sep 2017 19:37
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Interview with a striking lorry driver
Replies: 3
Views: 1355

The reason the SNCF workers got great conditions (further on in the article), as told to me by one of them, (I do know another man for whom this was the case and he spent 2 years in Dachau), is that they were very active in the Resistance, and also very organised concerning unions. One of my neighbo...
by dsd
Tue 29 Aug 2017 21:18
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Boxwood moth
Replies: 4
Views: 1602

Thanks for the info. I haven't seen any caterpillars or moths but my young boxwood has the same problem; I thought it was because the dog had peed on them and killed them! I only have 3 left of the original 7 bought
by dsd
Fri 25 Aug 2017 19:13
Forum: Travel
Topic: police checks Figueres
Replies: 10
Views: 3123

http://anglophone-direct.com/maureillas-las-illas-and-over-the-col-de-manrella-to-la-vajol/ Thanks Kate. I had forgotten the article but have dug out the paper version from my PO Life archives; I keep them, firstly because I plan to do all the walks one day! and secondly, they're great for guests, ...
by dsd
Fri 25 Aug 2017 10:57
Forum: Travel
Topic: police checks Figueres
Replies: 10
Views: 3123

Thank you for the info; I was kicking myself yesterday for not looking into that route before I left
by dsd
Thu 24 Aug 2017 19:47
Forum: Travel
Topic: police checks Figueres
Replies: 10
Views: 3123

I passed through today in the 4x4. Went through St Laurent/Coustouges to Figueres and planned to come back through La Jonquera/Perthus but traffic was very heavy into La Jonquera so came back via La Vajol/Las Illas on the short piste. We were stopped at 2 controls but on those roads not surprisingl...
by dsd
Sat 12 Aug 2017 09:31
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Anyone good with tractors or know someone who is?
Replies: 7
Views: 2367

Hi Tia, I'm in St Genis des Fontaines. Spoke to a local agricultural worker yesterday (the one who ran it dry!) and he says he'll come with their mechanic, but no details as to when. I'll contact him again on Monday and depending on the result, I would be very grateful indeed for your husband's help...
by dsd
Thu 10 Aug 2017 10:08
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Anyone good with tractors or know someone who is?
Replies: 7
Views: 2367

Thank you so much for the offer but I'm not sure I would be capable of doing it: I'm really not mechanically-minded at all. I found something on Youtube, showing how to do it but on a much more recent model. They said it took 2 people, one to crank the engine and the other to work their way down the...