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by Webdoc
Sun 14 Jan 2018 16:21
Forum: Travel
Topic: Ryanair bagage
Replies: 8
Views: 6917

I did once bag 8 flights on Ryanair for a penny each. No extra fees - just an 8 pence charge on my credit card. I just wish M O'L didn't treat everyone with such contempt. Mind you, it's almost certainly that personality trait that makes his business such a success. I would rather fly with him than ...
by Webdoc
Fri 12 Jan 2018 18:36
Forum: Travel
Topic: Ryanair bagage
Replies: 8
Views: 6917

My observation of both Ryanair and Easyjet is that they avoid putting "soft" luggage in the hold (backpacks etc.) presumably for fear that fragile contents may be damaged. They're also not allowed to separate you from your medication if it's in your hand luggage.
by Webdoc
Sun 07 Jan 2018 12:03
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Best PO Reds, whats yours?
Replies: 33
Views: 21927

Perhaps what we are really talking about and what I'm finding is a disconnect between price and quality/drinkability? Blind tastings eliminate feelings of anticipation or expectation and often produce surprises. Lidl has been listed amongst the best reds, whites and pinks, and the highest regarded ...
by Webdoc
Thu 14 Dec 2017 17:37
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: English Catholic Mass in the Alberes Parish April 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 5740

Re: Hello Everyone

Allan wrote:Yet you can’t even get capitalisation or grammar right in a 2 line post.
Not even getting her own name right! That's an achievement.
by Webdoc
Fri 08 Dec 2017 03:42
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: Red Letter Days
Replies: 11
Views: 16158

Re: Red Letter Days

Allan wrote:In the UK there is a company called Red Letter Days that sells experiences as gifts.

Does anyone know of any similar organisation here?
You mean French Letter Days?
by Webdoc
Mon 20 Nov 2017 17:15
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Do the French just fish for peace and quiet?
Replies: 21
Views: 10276

The safest way, apparently, to view sharks is from within a cage. Or not.......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz4bPQmqUrM

(Watch to the end.)
by Webdoc
Fri 10 Nov 2017 20:50
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Problems with hunting?
Replies: 31
Views: 13140

Cats are just doing what Mother Nature intended. They're not intentionally cruel, they're just top of the food chain. Few people hate Simba even though he occasionally eats Bambi. Cats are just smaller, and more numerous.
by Webdoc
Sun 05 Nov 2017 21:00
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Warn me about the downside of moving to France
Replies: 55
Views: 20449

Sorry to be a bore and repeat myself but there's a huge premium weather-wise of being near the Med, especially in the winter.

There's a good web page here to compare the weather of two towns - try Foix and Ceret:

http://www.meteofrance.com/climat/comparateur
by Webdoc
Sat 04 Nov 2017 17:26
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Warn me about the downside of moving to France
Replies: 55
Views: 20449

Corinna’s position is, so far, entirely hypothetical: One significant hypothetical aspect is that she doesn't have experience of living here and doesn't know if she'd like it. The members of this forum are, almost by definition, the select bunch who love it here. Although the financial aspects ar...
by Webdoc
Mon 30 Oct 2017 23:53
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Catalonia
Replies: 2
Views: 4974

I do feel sorry for them. So utterly convinced are they that their cause is just and their argument 100% correct that they think one EU country will offer them asylum from another. That seems highly improbable to me. They wanted to break away from Spain and will end up breaking Catalonia in two. As ...
by Webdoc
Mon 30 Oct 2017 13:50
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Cyclists and pedestrian crossings
Replies: 4
Views: 5233

Knowing the way these things often go, I suspect the culpability for any accident would depend on whether the cyclist was French or an incomer!
by Webdoc
Sun 29 Oct 2017 15:18
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: how long can you stay in your second home at any one time?
Replies: 4
Views: 5723

Re: how long can you stay in your second home at any one tim

As regards healthcare, an EHIC will get you patched up in France enough to get you home to the UK. If in truth you are really living mostly in France, you would probably be breaking the rules. By using a UK EHIC card you are saying "I am eligible for NHS treatment in the UK and am claiming healthca...
by Webdoc
Sat 28 Oct 2017 14:28
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Do the French just fish for peace and quiet?
Replies: 21
Views: 10276

I used exactly same lures etc, as I do in the British Isles , Nothing caught in the PO areas above Plenty in British Isles Down here you have to rub garlic on the hook. Not quite the same I know but at one time the world record carp was caught at the Lac de Villeneuve de la Raho where huge monsters...
by Webdoc
Mon 23 Oct 2017 22:30
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Warn me about the downside of moving to France
Replies: 55
Views: 20449

As to your question which part of France we want to move to: it is the p.o., Ariege or Pyrenee midi. Being close to the Mediterranean means we have much milder winters than the midi Pyrenees with many hot days until the sun goes down. Much more pleasant to live in, and cheaper heating bills too. Th...
by Webdoc
Sun 22 Oct 2017 22:52
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: advice on draining electric water emersion
Replies: 19
Views: 9184

Oh, and there will be a drain underneath the tank, otherwise you could never change it as it would weight a ton. It's probably tucked round the back because you only need it every 30 years or so.
by Webdoc
Sun 22 Oct 2017 22:48
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: advice on draining electric water emersion
Replies: 19
Views: 9184

The only reason I can possibility imagine to drain the tank in winter is to prevent freezing and consequent bursting over a prolonged cold period. In this region, and in a block of flats where others may be occupied and heated over winter, the risk is miniscule. I remember from O-level geography tha...
by Webdoc
Mon 16 Oct 2017 09:48
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: How good is the internet connection
Replies: 26
Views: 11446

Someone told me the other day that the English Orange helpline was for technical issues only and not billing enquiries. I went to the Orange shop in person to arrange installation and, despite my moderate French, it all went very smoothly. It was helped by the fact that I knew how the conversation w...
by Webdoc
Sun 15 Oct 2017 19:19
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Therapist
Replies: 15
Views: 8686

Kate - you know I don't drink too much. With my shakes I spill most of it!
by Webdoc
Sun 15 Oct 2017 19:17
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: How good is the internet connection
Replies: 26
Views: 11446

I get 12+MB in Palalda which I believe is the national average. Mind you, as the village is twinned with the Marie Celeste mine might well be the only connection in town.
by Webdoc
Sun 15 Oct 2017 19:13
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: "Next up" means something ?
Replies: 10
Views: 6938

I think ludox wants SOMETHING up generation.

Perhaps Coming up generation, or Growing up generation? Neither are great. If it's just something for a pub quiz it might do, but if it's for something more important (like the permanent name for a band) a bit more thought might be needed.
by Webdoc
Sun 15 Oct 2017 15:18
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Therapist
Replies: 15
Views: 8686

by Webdoc
Thu 12 Oct 2017 18:47
Forum: Travel
Topic: Transport from airport
Replies: 17
Views: 5195

Gus admits that he is not omniscient. Me neither: but at least I am prepared to make a fool of myself in public. This discussion is not about you making a fool of yourself. It's about the feeling held by many that snarky responses to postings sours the tone of the forum and inhibits others from joi...
by Webdoc
Thu 12 Oct 2017 06:46
Forum: Travel
Topic: Transport from airport
Replies: 17
Views: 5195

martyn94 wrote:But what on earth is the “airport transport sectionâ€￾, and where would you find it?
It is here - http://forum.anglophone-direct.com/forum68.php - and you are a frequent poster in that corner of the Forum.

(Please note the complete absence of unnecessary "snarkiness" in this reply to a daft enquiry.)
by Webdoc
Sat 07 Oct 2017 14:46
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: A tip to lose weight
Replies: 12
Views: 6858

Re: A tip to lose weight

So what did you do? Phone Dominos? Many years ago daughter number 2 brought a friend home from school for tea. My wife discovered that the cupboard was unexpectedly bare so suggested ordering a Dominoes. Our charming little guest said "I'm not allowed Dominoes. Dad says they're full of crap." On se...
by Webdoc
Tue 26 Sep 2017 20:01
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Interview with a striking lorry driver
Replies: 3
Views: 5357

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 I thought EVERYONE was with the Resistance - but who drove t...
by Webdoc
Tue 26 Sep 2017 13:50
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Interview with a striking lorry driver
Replies: 3
Views: 5357

Interview with a striking lorry driver

"We also have an exception when it comes to retirement. We don't retire five years early, we have a five-year paid holiday before retirement. And that's been overturned, but why should we lose this benefit?" Difficult to argue with that logic! https://www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/Interview-w...
by Webdoc
Wed 20 Sep 2017 01:21
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Canet Aquarium
Replies: 36
Views: 16186

It used to be popular but perhaps the tide has turned?
by Webdoc
Fri 15 Sep 2017 15:21
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Shopping next door
Replies: 5
Views: 6138

I think he means that Marshall Law will be imposed if the Catalans press ahead with the independence referendum.
by Webdoc
Thu 14 Sep 2017 17:24
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Coffee morning
Replies: 17
Views: 9915

Gus Morris wrote:Amelie les Bains which is not a million miles away from you.
Not a million miles as the crow flies (or eagle perhaps, over the top of the Canigou) but about TWO million miles if you drive. And at the end of that white-knuckle experience it'll be a brandy you want, not coffee!