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by Owens88
Tue 12 Nov 2019 17:29
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Seeking Long term rental Immediately--near Maureillas
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Seeking Long term rental Immediately--near Maureillas

We have a well maintained apartment on edge of Vernet les Bains. Configuerable as 2/3 beds and 1/2 receptions etc. but the key feature is 45 sq metres of terrace with great views. see www.Goodviews.co.uk and feel free to ask questions. Central Heating throughout. Relatively new Ballon for hot water ...
by Owens88
Tue 12 Nov 2019 17:22
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Small house or appartment
Replies: 3
Views: 860

Re: Small house or appartment

Hi we have one in Vernet les Bains. A very 'liveable' apartment with 2/3 bedrooms and 1/2 reception rooms depending on how you configure it. The Key feature is the fantastic views yet without being really out in the sticks. The apartment is part of a Co-prop and in large peaceful grounds. This has t...
by Owens88
Mon 16 Sep 2019 18:42
Forum: Pets
Topic: Travelling to P-O with cat
Replies: 6
Views: 741

Re: Travelling to P-O with cat

Thank you.

Sorry for my delay.
I used to get emails alerting me to messages and notifications

John
by Owens88
Mon 16 Sep 2019 18:38
Forum: Brexit
Topic: Is nobody interested in Brexit?
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: Is nobody interested in Brexit?

OK. How about this? A poll. Which is most likely, in your view, NOT necessarily your view. 1) Managed 'no-deal' on Oct 31 2) Massaged 'May-deal' before Oct 31 3) Extension + New deal of any kind Treat it more like a lottery than politics, if they are not actually the same. John P.s. I recommend read...
by Owens88
Fri 10 May 2019 14:04
Forum: Pets
Topic: Travelling to P-O with cat
Replies: 6
Views: 741

Re: Travelling to P-O with cat

Thanks.
We have always had Rescue Cats. This one actually adopted us.

John
by Owens88
Fri 10 May 2019 14:03
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.
Replies: 245
Views: 97633

Re: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.

Hi Ted and Jemima I don' doubt it. But as many can and will drive, and there is a causal cycle between flight availability and flights taken, I just wondered whether there was something deeper. My own opinion is that there are too many airports in this region and to have one coastal one plus one int...
by Owens88
Tue 07 May 2019 18:39
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.
Replies: 245
Views: 97633

Re: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.

Hi Dmitri We were sat in Carcassone airport the other day and wondered why Carcassone has more flights than Perpignan? My fundamentalist approach suggested that Carcassone attracts from 360 degrees and a wide catchment. Whereas Perpignan has sea to one side and Spain on another. Any other clues? p.s...
by Owens88
Tue 07 May 2019 18:32
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Vernet les Bains
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

Re: Vernet les Bains

Update.
It has got livelier.
The Indian restaurant has improved IMHO.
The Casino is a nice place for a Cocktail etc. without gambling. Nice ''club' atmosphere. Weird opening hours.
I will try the food at next visit.

J
by Owens88
Tue 07 May 2019 18:26
Forum: Pets
Topic: Travelling to P-O with cat
Replies: 6
Views: 741

Travelling to P-O with cat

Hi. I seek advice on getting a cat from UK (Midlands) with cat. Please Exclude advice on vaccinations and passports. We and our vet will deal with whatever piece of guesswork applies when we do it, if ! I mean the real practicalities Car/Train/Plane /Post ? CAR: She is happy in short journeys in the...
by Owens88
Tue 07 May 2019 18:12
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Long Term Rentals
Replies: 7
Views: 1610

Re: Long Term Rentals

I am looking for a source of advice on long term rentals in France ---- the pros/cons/legalities for the landlords
by Owens88
Tue 07 May 2019 18:07
Forum: Travel
Topic: Importing a UK car into France
Replies: 1
Views: 383

Re: Importing a UK car into France

Did you get any help?
Seems like a quite coherent and relevant question.
J
by Owens88
Sun 10 Feb 2019 13:01
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Long Term Rentals
Replies: 7
Views: 1610

Long Term Rentals

Hi I am looking for a source of advice on the pros/cons/legalities of long term rentals . Tourists or locals. I have searched, here and elsewhere, but not found it - unusually for us. We have a property in Vernet les Bains that is big enough to live in. 92.5 sqm plus terraces plus Cave and Garage, i...
by Owens88
Sun 10 Feb 2019 12:39
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Longer rentals
Replies: 3
Views: 767

Re: Longer rentals

Hi
Yes we would be interested in knowing the pro's and cons.
Please.
Regards
John
www.goodviews.co.uk
by Owens88
Fri 12 Oct 2018 02:06
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Changing electricity supplier
Replies: 6
Views: 858

Thanks
Our Syndic occasionally offers a group discount but I struggle with confirmation that it is beneficial.
by Owens88
Fri 12 Oct 2018 01:59
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Vernet les Bains
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

We use it in Spring/Summer and if somebody was enterprising enough to do day trips for skiing then the winter would have more attractions.
by Owens88
Mon 08 Oct 2018 11:32
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Vernet les Bains
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

It is not too bad in Winter. My wife bought our place partly for the view and partly because the village still has life in February.
by Owens88
Sat 18 Aug 2018 22:38
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: National Joke Day
Replies: 4
Views: 674

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by Owens88
Mon 28 May 2018 19:10
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: clic clac uk to France
Replies: 7
Views: 1301

Have you tried Shiply?

J
by Owens88
Fri 25 May 2018 21:18
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: Jennifer Aniston plays Lesbian in First Ladies NETFLIX Film
Replies: 13
Views: 2573

It is a bit sad that the reporting concentrates on sexuality and not the plot (if there is one ).
by Owens88
Tue 15 May 2018 11:08
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Diesel cars in France
Replies: 8
Views: 1851

Half an hour after posting I realised that Cows produce Methane not CO2, but as the consequence is the same I didn't correct it. Soz. :)
by Owens88
Thu 10 May 2018 11:36
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Diesel cars in France
Replies: 8
Views: 1851

I wonder about any real 'joined up' thinking by the powers that be. CO2 pollution is massively contributed to by cows farting and ships and lorries moving stuff around the world. NOX emissions are most deadly in Cities by a date in the near future most cars will be electric or hybrids. etc So the sh...
by Owens88
Wed 02 May 2018 00:51
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: The Windrush Scandal
Replies: 9
Views: 1711

Allan, if we had a 'Hostile' environment towards large scale tax underpayers then perhaps we wouldn't need to be so austere and have to create a 'challenging;' environment for NHS workers and customers, DWP clients.... The truth is that the Home Office civil servants responded to the tenor of the po...
by Owens88
Tue 01 May 2018 12:34
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: The Windrush Scandal
Replies: 9
Views: 1711

Rudd resigned because she lied/was mistaken about the targets and misled the House. The underlying scandal is that the culture had been dialled up to 'Hostile' and the civil servants stopped using their heads about their role and responded to the targets not the actual law.
by Owens88
Mon 30 Apr 2018 13:16
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Downpipe protector
Replies: 22
Views: 4649

I thought that the French weren't bothered too much about downpipes , or their continuity.
by Owens88
Sat 07 Apr 2018 18:11
Forum: Welcome to the P-O. Life Forum
Topic: The forum thinks that it’s still on winter time
Replies: 10
Views: 2063

I noticed that the board itself is free software, and the supplier offers free updates, so I suppose that the cost of 1000 euros is to pay somebody to do the update. Although I know that every change causes problems but I would have thought that is a viable student (college level not Uni level) proj...
by Owens88
Mon 19 Mar 2018 14:30
Forum: Travel
Topic: Renewing Controlle Technique
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

Thanks all. I was guilty of expecting a period wherein the original date could be preserved, as in the UK.

However if we lose a month out of 24 for our own convenience so be it.

J
by Owens88
Sun 18 Mar 2018 23:55
Forum: Travel
Topic: Renewing Controlle Technique
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

Renewing Controlle Technique

Hi Sorry for this as I usually try and solve things with my own searching. I need to renew my CT before 2nd Jun, I think as that is what the sticker on the windscreen says. However I cannot find explicit instructions as to 'how long before?' . It is truly a holiday car ( and I may have been too hone...
by Owens88
Thu 15 Mar 2018 13:54
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: A few words for second home owners
Replies: 6
Views: 1734

martyn94 wrote:
Santiago wrote:I thought this was going to be about the increase in tax habitation on second homes.
Oh come on! Get your priorities right.
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by Owens88
Wed 07 Mar 2018 00:08
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: A nice cuppa
Replies: 46
Views: 7010

I have no doubt of the outcome of a blind tasting of Heinz vs. Cross and Blackmans Beans but what about pre-2010 Heinz vs. post 2016 Heinz ?