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by Kate
Sat 25 Jul 2009 16:18
Forum: Health
Topic: Dentist
Replies: 8
Views: 3728

Yes, would recommend Jacque Respaut
3 rue Citadelle 66740 LAROQUE DES ALBERES - Phone: 04 68 89 30 98
He hasnt hurt me (yet - and I am a real big baby where dentists are concerned) and speaks excellent English if you need it.
by Kate
Thu 23 Jul 2009 18:23
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: somewhere new and nice for dinner
Replies: 22
Views: 7851

Falgos is up past Saint Laurent de Cerdans http://www.anglophone-direct.com/Chill-out-at-Domaine-de-Falgos You'd have to stay the night tho unless you wanted to have a teetotal birthday and an hour's drive home down winding mountain roads. Like I said, don't know what the food is actually like but l...
by Kate
Wed 22 Jul 2009 18:35
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: somewhere new and nice for dinner
Replies: 22
Views: 7851

Or there is also the Auberge du Cellier at Montner which is supposed to be very good, expensive, very good cuisine I'm told (I'm no connaisseur I'm afraid - gimme a good steak and chips any time!) OR why not book yourselves in for a night at Falgos and do the steam, sauna jacuzzi, beauty treatment t...
by Kate
Wed 22 Jul 2009 08:39
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: somewhere new and nice for dinner
Replies: 22
Views: 7851

Have you tried Les Cluses Mwana, on the Le Perthus road? There's nothing alternative about it, I must admit, but it's quite smart for round here. Good service, nice grub.....
by Kate
Wed 15 Jul 2009 15:31
Forum: Travel
Topic: Gerona Car hire no supplement to France ?
Replies: 19
Views: 8192

I know this is going to sound like a really silly question (similar to someone who asked me recently why the region was called the Pyrenées-Orientales!) but how do they know if you bring your car to France? Does it beep or cut out if you try and cross the border :roll: or are you just talking from a...
by Kate
Sun 12 Jul 2009 15:44
Forum: Travel
Topic: passport .....again
Replies: 3
Views: 2128

Yes, it is definitely Britain, not France
by Kate
Sun 12 Jul 2009 12:06
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Walnut chocolate brownies and fruit scones
Replies: 12
Views: 3800

sorry i advertised the fact we were there
Quite the opposite - you must always post when and where you have a stall. It would be scandalous to deprive people of the chance to taste such yummy looking (and you did say calorie free didnt you?) cakes!
by Kate
Sat 11 Jul 2009 19:19
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Walnut chocolate brownies and fruit scones
Replies: 12
Views: 3800

Ah brill Thumbs - picnic on the beach?? :D
by Kate
Sat 11 Jul 2009 18:49
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Walnut chocolate brownies and fruit scones
Replies: 12
Views: 3800

Oh yummy. All my favourites! You're going to have to ditch your luggage Sav when you come over to Argelès in August and fill the case with cakes I'm afraid! :twisted:
by Kate
Wed 08 Jul 2009 08:31
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Auchan, We want our money back
Replies: 98
Views: 32161

I take on board what everyone says about 'supermarkets sell food etc etc' I don't agree. I think that if somebody is selling you something they should take on the responsibility of ensuring it works properly, whether it's a computer from a supermarket or a lamb chop from an electrical shop! I recen...
by Kate
Tue 07 Jul 2009 18:14
Forum: Weather Information
Topic: Weather Information
Replies: 311
Views: 117619

Wow! I'd love to send that into the French news and say that our Savnav knows what he's talking about better than them - and you do! You've been pretty spot on with the weather most days. Incroyable!! Babelfish can be quite good for a gist translation on a simple article but it can also give you tot...
by Kate
Tue 07 Jul 2009 17:35
Forum: Weather Information
Topic: Weather Information
Replies: 311
Views: 117619

Sorry. My fault for rushing it. It should have read 'for this time of year' Here is the actual article from La Clau online but as you can see I summarised it to death!! Un phénomène de canicule, selon la définition considérant trois jours consécutifs de grosses chaleurs nocturnes et diurnes, apparaî...
by Kate
Sat 04 Jul 2009 13:43
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Where to find great seafood platters by the coast?
Replies: 16
Views: 6788

Some friends have just been recommended a new restaurant in Port Vendres though I havent tried it myself. They (the restaurant) have promised a free apero for PO Life readers and their parillades royale de poisson is apparently excellent - an assortment of fresh fish…… dorade, loup, shellfish, accor...
by Kate
Sat 27 Jun 2009 15:29
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Warning
Replies: 4
Views: 2285

Warning

A DIFFUSER LARGEMENT .... ! ! ! Bonjour, ce message pour vous faire partager mon expérience toute fraîche d'hier et vous éviter quelques désagréments..... Dans la journée le "service facturation d'EDF" a essayé de nous contacter à notre domicile. Le soir venu, je téléphone à EDF (le numéro se trouve...
by Kate
Wed 17 Jun 2009 12:09
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Le Chaudron Magique, Céret
Replies: 4
Views: 2879

Le Chaudron Magique, Céret

Received by email Céret has traditionally been well served by restaurants. The classy newcomer, Le Chaudron Magique, just a short stroll down Rue St Ferréol from the heart of the town, is a really mouth-watering addition. Don’t be put off by the rather daunting entrance corridor. Within yards, you’...
by Kate
Thu 04 Jun 2009 17:47
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Which pool?
Replies: 12
Views: 4579

Europiscine have changed ownership again - don't seem particualrly nice this time. I would recommend Coral next to the Champion near Sorede. My husband works with him all the time and he is very good at what he does, very pro and his prices, both for building of pools and for products, are no worse ...
by Kate
Fri 22 May 2009 15:08
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Michelin Star restaurants
Replies: 90
Views: 24221

Karen, why not try Las Papallonas, Argeles Port. The guy trained with Gordon Ramsey and by all accounts his language is just as colourful but with a French accent! :lol: Americans like colour don't they??! :wink:
by Kate
Mon 18 May 2009 09:24
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Telephone ideas
Replies: 14
Views: 5555

Average of 50 per day! I answer the ones I can and throw the rest open to the knowledge base! :lol: :lol:
by Kate
Sun 17 May 2009 18:19
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Telephone ideas
Replies: 14
Views: 5555

Telephone ideas

Received by email Our apartment in Port Vendres has a physical telephone line that we have not yet activated. To date, we use an Orange mobile for calls within France and visit Internet Points to access the Net. As we now plan to be more in PV and less here in Norway, we are considering changing to...
by Kate
Sat 16 May 2009 08:40
Forum: Travel
Topic: Taxi from station
Replies: 2
Views: 1750

Taxi from station

received by email
Please can you advise if it is easy to get a taxi at Perpignan station heading for Argeles, or would you say that it is advisable to book one in advance.
Many thanks
by Kate
Fri 15 May 2009 08:30
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Las Papallonas ,Argeles Port
Replies: 14
Views: 5736

This restaurant has also said they will offer a complimentary cocktail to all P-O Life/Anglophone-direct readerts so don't forget to ask for it if you go!
by Kate
Mon 11 May 2009 14:56
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Snakes in the PO
Replies: 14
Views: 5352

As well as those links, our Roger is an absolute expert on all things slimy and yeuchy. If you see it again, take a photo. I'm sure he'll be able to give you all the details about it - species, name, address, mother's maiden name, eye colour....... :roll: (no seriously, he is genuinely very knowlege...
by Kate
Sun 10 May 2009 18:31
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: wifi in St Cyprien?
Replies: 3
Views: 2516

wifi in St Cyprien?

(received by email) Its a while since I posed a question to the Anglophone community and thought I would contact you first. I want to find out more about internet connections. There is a wifi connection advertised for St Cyprien and I wondered if anyone has had any experience of it and could give m...
by Kate
Sun 10 May 2009 13:27
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Paint stroke markers info please
Replies: 3
Views: 2780

Not really cos I still dont know what the blue paint strokes represent but very interesting nevetheless. we have often had problems in following or interpreting the yellow markings so I'm glad that I am not the only one. Thanks Chris and Roger.
by Kate
Sun 10 May 2009 12:11
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: La Poste
Replies: 1
Views: 1814

You should be able to arrange it via this site Ruby, which also has an English version
www.laposte.fr.
Bonne chance
by Kate
Sun 10 May 2009 10:22
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Paint stroke markers info please
Replies: 3
Views: 2780

Paint stroke markers info please

Can anybody tell me the meaning of the blue triangle marker on trees, paths etc. I (think I) know that.... Yellow paint stroke - short walk (petite randonnée) Red and yellow paint stroke - cross country (Tour de Pays) Red and white paint stroke - long walks (grande randonnée) orange circle - horse-r...
by Kate
Sat 09 May 2009 17:42
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: English speaking hairdresser
Replies: 1
Views: 1732

English speaking hairdresser

My apologies to the lady who asked me if I knew an english speaking hairdresser for her elderly mum. I have lost your email in the bowels of my inbox so just hope you read the forum. The only one that I know is in Le Boulou, a little further down from and opposite the newsagent on the road heading f...
by Kate
Sat 09 May 2009 08:36
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Insurance cancelleation
Replies: 3
Views: 2614

This notice also has to be sent by registered letter by many insurance companies, or they will not accept it.
by Kate
Sun 03 May 2009 19:40
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Paying in a cheque
Replies: 12
Views: 4383

Been to Leeds (and back) and spent the past few days being incredibly busy achieving nothing. Frightening really!! I wonder if we should bring back a French language forum and put on it advice such as this, plus example letters to send to ask for info (eg I found this that I posted on the site ages ...
by Kate
Sun 03 May 2009 19:14
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Paying in a cheque
Replies: 12
Views: 4383

'coordonnées' are usually your contact details. For eg, you might hear a phone message saying 'Laissez vos coordonnées et je vous rapellerai' (leave your contact details and I will call you back) or be asked to fill in your 'coordonnées' on a form. 'Coordonnees bancaires' would of course be bank acc...