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by Kate
Fri 02 Aug 2019 20:49
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Staircase
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Staircase

Might be a few people here who could help.
https://anglophone-direct.com/listing-c ... enovation/
Bonne chance
by Kate
Wed 31 Jul 2019 06:35
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Complete Shower Cubicle
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: Complete Shower Cubicle

Do you mean to buy or to fit?
by Kate
Sun 21 Jul 2019 15:27
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Long Term Rentals
Replies: 6
Views: 836

Re: Long Term Rentals

Hello Normat, That is exactly what we did when we moved down here (a long time ago now) :D We rented the property from some people who usually rented out in the summer for 6 weeks, but were happy for a much cheaper long term let as long as we looked after the property. We never looked back and went ...
by Kate
Mon 15 Jul 2019 12:33
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Consumer services
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: Consumer services

This might help although it hasn't been updated for 18 months so some numbers or addresses could be out of date.
https://anglophone-direct.com/consumer-rights-france/
Bonne chance
by Kate
Fri 21 Jun 2019 17:58
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Car Registration advice
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Car Registration advice

BY EMAIL I have tried to register my wifes 2008 car in France, they say I need a CoC even though the conformity number is in section K of the UK registration document, two years ago I registered my 2007 car here and the number in section K was taken as the conformity number, not only has my registra...
by Kate
Fri 21 Jun 2019 06:48
Forum: Welcome to the P-O. Life Forum
Topic: Mail Re-Direction
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: Mail Re-Direction

Hi Pol
Good to hear from you. Hope all is well. Xx
by Kate
Wed 12 Jun 2019 21:38
Forum: Travel
Topic: Automatic Ticket to get through French Tolls
Replies: 7
Views: 449

Re: Automatic Ticket to get through French Tolls

From James

I used my iPad and then reduced the photo using the edit tools. Probably can be done on any smartphone. It’s a pain, but not hard to do
by Kate
Wed 12 Jun 2019 18:14
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: French Wills
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Re: French Wills

From Mandy If they are both not French Nationals they could avoid french succession law and make a will stating they want to go under their country of origin but they would still be liable to french inheritance tax, they could also if they want to go under french law and if they jointly own the prop...
by Kate
Wed 12 Jun 2019 11:29
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: French Wills
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Re: French Wills

and from Eleanor... You can give somebody «jouissance» of the house- that means they don't actually inherit, but can live there freely until death (or whatever is stipulated in the will). That way, if husband dies first, wife will continue living in house until death, at which point the husband's so...
by Kate
Wed 12 Jun 2019 09:24
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: French Wills
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Re: French Wills

Advice from Lisa (Facebook) If he dies first and leaves everything to his wife then he disinherits his son . When his wife dies everything would go to relatives on her side , the step son gets nothing And as there are no children from their marriage it would go to parents, brothers, sisters, nephews...
by Kate
Thu 06 Jun 2019 09:15
Forum: Travel
Topic: Automatic Ticket to get through French Tolls
Replies: 7
Views: 449

Re: Automatic Ticket to get through French Tolls

Here's a bit about it with the pluses and the minuses
https://anglophone-direct.com/bipgo-sli ... nce-spain/
by Kate
Sat 25 May 2019 07:59
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: Spanish lessons wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Spanish lessons wanted

Thanks ShaneR. Will send PM soon.
by Kate
Thu 23 May 2019 20:59
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: Spanish lessons wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Spanish lessons wanted

As far as I know, they closed their doors a long time ago. We are actually looking for somebody to come to the house rather than go to classes, but thanks for the suggestion.
by Kate
Thu 23 May 2019 08:01
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: Spanish lessons wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Spanish lessons wanted

Looking for a recommendation for individual Spanish lessons for beginners.
Grassy arse!
by Kate
Wed 15 May 2019 22:55
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Tax Return
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Tax Return

Anything here to help? https://anglophone-direct.com/its-tax-r ... de-income/
If not, I’m sure you can contact them for some advice.
Bonne chance.
by Kate
Sun 12 May 2019 10:44
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Financial Advisor P.O.
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Financial Advisor P.O.

I don’t think they are all necessarily OK. That is a lot to be gained by recommending certain investments which might not be suitable for a client but bring big commission to an unscrupulous advisor. Blevins have lots of support, controls and backup to ensure that their advisors are followings all t...
by Kate
Fri 10 May 2019 14:55
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Financial Advisor P.O.
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Financial Advisor P.O.

We now use an independent financial advisor because if you don't understand money, you can miss out on a lot. I've always just kept my money in the bank - I can understand that. It's simple and uncomplicated.... tax and pensions, investments, wills and wealth tax go straight over my head! Blevins ar...
by Kate
Fri 10 May 2019 13:31
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Financial Advisor P.O.
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Financial Advisor P.O.

Hello Daphne
Blevins Franks have local advisors who will visit you in your home
https://anglophone-direct.com/listing/b ... -advisers/
by Kate
Tue 07 May 2019 15:33
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Funeral advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: Funeral advice please

I have, sadly, been to a couple, both cremations. The service took place at the crematorium so it doesn’t really answer your question, but I think that like in the UK, usually flowers are sent to the undertaker or taken along to the ceremony, certainly not sent to the persons home. I always think th...
by Kate
Mon 06 May 2019 09:44
Forum: Travel
Topic: Travel from Perpignan airport?
Replies: 0
Views: 137

Travel from Perpignan airport?

We have had a second home in Arles sur Tech since 2005. It would be very helpful if you could advise on current status of onward travel from Perpignan airport. We usually use Bournemouth/ Girona route but have just given Stansted/Perpignan a trial. We did travel on Easter Sunday. We got a taxi to Ga...
by Kate
Wed 01 May 2019 11:11
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Forum quiet
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: Forum quiet

No, we never saw anything offensive about it either, but a couple of complaints about it being racist meant that we had to mention it to Merisin who very kindly agreed to delete it to avoid arguments. :bomb:
by Kate
Mon 29 Apr 2019 07:05
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Reminiscing...
Replies: 11
Views: 673

Re: Reminiscing...

He was Deb. He had à heart of gold and would do anything for anybody.
by Kate
Sun 28 Apr 2019 21:03
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Reminiscing...
Replies: 11
Views: 673

Re: Reminiscing...

Blackduff? Michael McDonald?
by Kate
Sun 21 Apr 2019 08:14
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Port Leucate
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Re: Port Leucate

Haha. Clad in textiles. Great expression. Seriously though, it’s a lovely resort surrounded by some stunning scenery, and the oyster capital of the P-O if you’re an oyster fan.
by Kate
Fri 19 Apr 2019 16:55
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Best PO Reds, whats yours?
Replies: 32
Views: 5157

Re: Best PO Reds, whats yours?

While you're there Tony and Collioure, have you tried Boucabeille?
https://anglophone-direct.com/domaine-boucabeille/
by Kate
Fri 19 Apr 2019 16:52
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Recommention for Automatic Gate Repair
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Recommention for Automatic Gate Repair

Hi Madison,
A few possibilities here who might be able to help you out.
https://anglophone-direct.com/listing-c ... enovation/
Art & Elec for example definitely do automatic gates.
Best of luck.
by Kate
Sat 13 Apr 2019 07:40
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Port Leucate
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Re: Port Leucate

Here’s a little bit more about it.......
https://anglophone-direct.com/worlds-to ... rientales/
by Kate
Thu 11 Apr 2019 19:33
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Broken blind
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: Broken blind

Might be worth checking out with these people. I know they fit blinds.
https://anglophone-direct.com/listing/a ... perpignan/