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by Kate
Wed 11 Feb 2009 16:10
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Eucalyptus trees
Replies: 8
Views: 3440

Eucalyptus trees

Can anybody give me any info about the disease that seems to have hit the Eucalyptus trees recently? On a walk this morning, I notice that many of them are dying (although new leaves seem to be coming through too) and I have heard that they have been struck by something nasty this year but I can't s...
by Kate
Wed 11 Feb 2009 14:34
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: our bank and CPAM - advice welcome
Replies: 22
Views: 7950

Have you thought to contact the main office of your branch Sue?
by Kate
Tue 27 Jan 2009 08:11
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Fallen trees and where to get replacements
Replies: 16
Views: 7049

Phew! I'm back after four days with out electricity!! I was contacted last week by a guy who does tree felling, fencing, land clearing, forestry etc. He has recently moved here and has been in forestry in Britain all his life. His contact number is 04 68 87 34 85 and his name is Andrew - really frie...
by Kate
Mon 19 Jan 2009 13:53
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Grandfather clock
Replies: 18
Views: 6634

Merci Pads
It makes me happy to qive you a 'thwack' from time to time - and you know you love it really!!
by Kate
Mon 19 Jan 2009 12:46
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Grandfather clock
Replies: 18
Views: 6634

Hey Mountain Mama! (Whatever happened to John Denver?) PMs are simply private messages for if you wish to communicate just with one person. It means that noone else can know what you've written and you can talk about everybody on the forum behind their backs! :roll: :roll: :lol: If you want to PM so...
by Kate
Mon 19 Jan 2009 12:10
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Grandfather clock
Replies: 18
Views: 6634

Michael - why all the pm-ing?
I don't know who has decided that no names of tradespeople etc should be mentioned on the forum. I certainly don't have any problem with it. What is the point of having something or somebody to recommend if it's all done privately?? :roll:
by Kate
Thu 15 Jan 2009 08:36
Forum: Health
Topic: erysipèle
Replies: 17
Views: 6532

Wow Sue - just been reading up on it - it sounds AWFUL! You poor thing - hope you're back to 100% as soon as possible. I feel really bad about even mentioning having a silly old cold compared to that!!! :oops:
by Kate
Fri 09 Jan 2009 16:22
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: restaurants, help urgently required
Replies: 11
Views: 4103

Hi Mwana
we had quite a good girl's night out at the Chat qui Rit last year, and then went a little further up the road to the night club!!

Actually, I've just taken a look and it wasn't quite last year!! :oops:
http://www.anglophone-direct.com/December-2005?
by Kate
Sat 03 Jan 2009 09:19
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Schola Mediterranea in Argeles / language school
Replies: 1
Views: 1460

No experience with their actual teaching skills or methods but they are very nice and very enthusiastic!
by Kate
Thu 18 Dec 2008 12:08
Forum: Health
Topic: Volunteers wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 2097

Volunteers wanted

I have received an email from someone who has been asked if they know of anyone who would be prepared to support/help out with British cancer suferers in France.
The web site below will give you all the info necessary
www.cancersupportfrance.info
There but for the Grace of God......
by Kate
Sat 06 Dec 2008 16:56
Forum: Shopping
Topic: electric blanket
Replies: 13
Views: 6475

Pretty sure that Expert at Le Boulou will order them for you if they don't have them in. Don't know about price though, even though we find Expert often beats the big places (and is sometimes well above too - depends on the product I suppose)
by Kate
Thu 04 Dec 2008 09:54
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Maison France Confort
Replies: 10
Views: 4921

Good idea Michael
Will see to it this weekend
by Kate
Mon 01 Dec 2008 10:53
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Maison France Confort
Replies: 10
Views: 4921

Maison France Confort

If you are using, or considering using, this building firm for anything at all, do please send an email first to deanofire@ntlworld.com. I do not feel that it is right to post his 'catalogue of catastrophe' with this firm here, but you may well need to be aware of certain 'inadequacies' before you c...
by Kate
Wed 19 Nov 2008 16:20
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Christmas cake and Muscat de Noel
Replies: 3
Views: 1992

Ho ho ho! (just practicing my Santa guffaw!!!)
by Kate
Wed 19 Nov 2008 14:16
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Christmas cake and Muscat de Noel
Replies: 3
Views: 1992

Christmas cake and Muscat de Noel

(posted for a friend) Did you know that the Vin Doux Naturel which comes from the PO is just MADE to drink with Christmas cake, christmas pudding and custard and mince pies? You didn't??? Pop into the Cellier de Trouillas on Thursday 20 November 2008 from 5 pm to see the proof! They are launching th...
by Kate
Thu 30 Oct 2008 12:52
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: tax refund on insulation
Replies: 0
Views: 1341

tax refund on insulation

Under section 7 on the personal déclaration revenus (charges ouvrant droit à réduction ou à crédit d’impôt), a tax refund is available for residents of France for insulation projects. Gill, a P-O Life reader tells us "..... it might be worth mentioning in P.O. Life and/or on the website. I can give ...
by Kate
Thu 23 Oct 2008 13:14
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Tracey at Leroy Marlin
Replies: 13
Views: 6074

You can reach Tracey on 04 68 85 77 13 Thursday is her day off though!
by Kate
Tue 21 Oct 2008 11:45
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Handyman
Replies: 11
Views: 5008

I don't have a problem with it. I will not put people who are not registered in PO Life, nor in the site directory, as I don't think it's fair on people who pay the (very high) charges that france imposes on small businesses but if people want to put their own details on the forum, that's fine. Do b...
by Kate
Mon 20 Oct 2008 22:26
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Roussillon Vins Primeurs
Replies: 28
Views: 8851

polremy wrote: Erm, were you meant to buy it? I thought it was my free aperitif! I would never buy an overpriced vin primeur Thanks for that little insight. I'm so glad I didn't exhibit. I know the organisers are looking for ways to discourage visitors with that kind of attitude. If they are trying...
by Kate
Mon 13 Oct 2008 13:42
Forum: Travel
Topic: Checking points for speeding
Replies: 27
Views: 9067

by Kate
Sat 04 Oct 2008 08:47
Forum: Travel
Topic: Hi Vis
Replies: 37
Views: 10821

Lots of gendarme controles on the route back from Perps yesterday. I got stopped at Pollestres - no papers asked for - just wanted to see my vest - haven't been asked that by a boy since primary school!!
by Kate
Thu 02 Oct 2008 17:37
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Help on invoice dispute
Replies: 4
Views: 2655

Hi JC and welcome Here's a copy paste of a recent article in P-O Life. Hope it's useful Steps to take before considering legal action ….. 1 Send your complaint to the trader by registered letter (lettre recommandée) with proof of receipt. Make sure that you keep personal copies of all correspondence...
by Kate
Sat 27 Sep 2008 16:58
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Refugee camp
Replies: 18
Views: 8116

There's an article in the next P-O Life (still languishing at the printer's but ready hopefully by next week) about this but some of the 'high'lights.... Camp Joffre opened in 1938 and closed in 1970. Its history is horrific. Refugees from the Spanish Civil War, Jews and Gipsies joined other “undesi...
by Kate
Tue 23 Sep 2008 08:59
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: TIP , RIB ??
Replies: 10
Views: 7236

Here is the French Life article from the last P-O Life which might be useful Chris Whether you are resident in France, buying a second home or intending to relocate in the future, life will be much easier if you have a French bank account, particularly if you are hoping to take out a loan or mortgag...
by Kate
Mon 22 Sep 2008 18:32
Forum: Travel
Topic: lyon exupery airport
Replies: 9
Views: 3415

Bon voyage!
Have a great holiday/wedding!
by Kate
Sun 21 Sep 2008 09:47
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Maçon
Replies: 4
Views: 2277

There's a new plasterer advertising on the site and in P-O life - a lady! How fantastic to see traditionally male dominated areas like this being covered by the fairer sex! Call me sexist if you wish (am ah bovvad) but i do think that most ladies in these kind of jobs take more pride in their work! ...
by Kate
Sun 14 Sep 2008 13:52
Forum: Travel
Topic: Off airport parking, Barcelona
Replies: 7
Views: 4631

Last time I flew from Barcelona, it cost me 110€ for 6 days parking plus of course petrol and tolls, well over 200€ for the lot. Now I always take the train from Figuères (or Perpignan as Helen suggested) A taxi from the main Barcelona station Sants to El Prat airport is around 20€ + luggage supplem...
by Kate
Mon 01 Sep 2008 22:22
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: what kind of wine are you?
Replies: 17
Views: 6649

Arrgghh - Chardonnay - me too!!
by Kate
Sun 31 Aug 2008 11:31
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Electric Window Shutters
Replies: 5
Views: 2747

Oh and don't forget to ask for discount.
He advertises in P-O Life and will give 5% discount to readers - not a fortune but better than a poke in the eye with a pointed stick!
by Kate
Sun 31 Aug 2008 10:13
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Electric Window Shutters
Replies: 5
Views: 2747

Hi Anthea I would definitely recommend Torredemer in Céret (they will come to Saint Cyp no problem) as I know them personally and they are very conscientious and straight forward. I know a couple of people from the forum who have had Yves work for them and have been very satisfied Details Torredemer...