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by polremy
Tue 06 Dec 2011 20:05
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Ch.5+1 now broadcasting
Replies: 10
Views: 3071

Didn't even look at this thread since it was about technical stuff.
You might have said there were rude limericks on it!!
Would have checked it out earlier.
by polremy
Wed 16 Nov 2011 09:31
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: cheap parcels from UK to France. £11.50 = 30 kg.!!
Replies: 135
Views: 45606

Sue wrote:No Pol, Christmas last year!!!
Ah - sorry.
That's what comes of posting too early! (before I've had my morning coffee I mean - not too early for Christmas)
Think I'll just go back to bed and try again later!
by polremy
Wed 16 Nov 2011 09:16
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: cheap parcels from UK to France. £11.50 = 30 kg.!!
Replies: 135
Views: 45606

Sue wrote:Unfortunately we suffered the same fate. I put our experience down to the close proximity of christmas, but perhaps not!
Close proximity????????
Six weeks yet.
Bah, humbug.
by polremy
Tue 08 Nov 2011 18:12
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: The Punjab - such nice people
Replies: 6
Views: 3420

Blimey - 52 euros for 2 courses and two beers!! I think we got out of France just in time - we certainly couldn't have afforded to eat out at those prices. We are in Tenerife where the two of us ate today overlooking the harbour at Las Galletas - bottle of house chardonnay, olives, papas arrugadas c...
by polremy
Mon 24 Oct 2011 20:17
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: River Stones Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 2467

Why not just go for a little walk..........down by the river!
by polremy
Sun 23 Oct 2011 18:06
Forum: Shopping
Topic: wood burning stove
Replies: 2
Views: 2021

No experience of the one you mentioned but we were very pleased with ours. It came from Cheminee 66, very close to the Asian Centre in Mas Guerido.
Think we paid around 600euros.
Efficient fitting. Felt really sorry for them, climbing up my chimney in July while I swam in the pool.
by polremy
Thu 13 Oct 2011 18:50
Forum: Travel
Topic: French Registered Car
Replies: 14
Views: 5963

That would be brilliant, Edann.
You know where we'll be.!
Off on 1st November.
That goes for anyone on the forum who happens to find themselves on paradise island this winter.
by polremy
Thu 13 Oct 2011 13:37
Forum: Travel
Topic: French Registered Car
Replies: 14
Views: 5963

I'm pretty sure you will have to change over to a UK licence when you reach 70 Edann.
We have found it a minor irritation having a French licence over here anyway. Have come across banks for instance who will only accept a UK licence as proof of identity.
by polremy
Wed 12 Oct 2011 17:04
Forum: Travel
Topic: French Registered Car
Replies: 14
Views: 5963

We went through the whole malarky of changing over to UK plates. It was very stressful at the time. It was difficult to find a sensible quote from a UK insurer. In the end we got insurance from Churchill (who are connected to Direct Line apparently!).They insisted on written proof from our existing ...
by polremy
Mon 10 Oct 2011 22:03
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Tax d'habitation
Replies: 12
Views: 5455

http://www.completefrance.com/cs/forums ... px#2624802

Just seen the above thread on another forum.
by polremy
Mon 10 Oct 2011 19:51
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Tax d'habitation
Replies: 12
Views: 5455

I dont know what the situation is if one partner is under 60 but if both are over 60 you do not pay this tax, also if you are on a low enough income while you may not have to pay anything you will certainly receive a reduction which can be quite substantial. Think you might have got it wrong, lones...
by polremy
Fri 30 Sep 2011 23:44
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Tax Fonciere
Replies: 20
Views: 9709

Slightly off topic here but am so amazed that I just have to tell someone. We sold our Torreilles house in March but realise that we are liable for the whole year's taxes foncieres. Was getting a bit worried that we hadn't received a bill as in past years the final date for payment has always been 1...
by polremy
Mon 19 Sep 2011 23:51
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Harvest 2011
Replies: 16
Views: 12756

maybe :lol: :lol: = 12%
and :lol: :lol: :lol: = 14%

(one makes you happier than the other peut-etre)
by polremy
Sun 10 Jul 2011 20:43
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: VAT
Replies: 7
Views: 3786

Re: Vat

Sue wrote:Why have Arthur11's other postings been perfectly written whilst this is totally uninteligible (sp)
Well, the post title might have the clue!
Maybe he's drinking VAT 69 (if it still exists)
by polremy
Sun 24 Apr 2011 19:31
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: 2nd best restaurant in the world
Replies: 19
Views: 7949

and...of course...I meant deSSert...how could I make such a mistake :lol: did you know that desserts, spelt backwards, is stressed. One thing leads to another.... Come on ,you teachers...what is the name for a word that spells something else backwards? I know a palindrome is something that reads th...
by polremy
Sat 23 Apr 2011 18:02
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Leroy Merlin above ground Pool advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 4543

Hiya. That place in St Hippolyte was near to the water tower and close to a garden centre. I think Allan might have more idea as he is very close to there. Can't believe it has closed. It was like a big builders' yard. Worth another try perhaps. Quite a good reastaurant nearby to make the journey wo...
by polremy
Wed 06 Apr 2011 10:35
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Removals to UK
Replies: 7
Views: 2698

We used Shiply on two different occasions.
Not moving back to England are you, Edann?
by polremy
Tue 29 Mar 2011 13:29
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Decking or any other ideas ?
Replies: 28
Views: 10274

My brother has one of those composite decking thingies. (In England)
It looks fabulous.
It's been in place for about 8 years and, as far as I know, needs no attention at all and looks just the same as the day it was laid.
Mind you, it probably cost a fortune.
by polremy
Mon 28 Mar 2011 11:23
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Decking or any other ideas ?
Replies: 28
Views: 10274

After we had our swimming pool put in we had no money left to pay for surrounding paving. Soooo, we took our little 2cv to a yard in Saint Hippolyte. They weighed the car, we loaded it up with little stones, they weighed it again. We paid them around 10 euros, drove home (slowly) and scattered the s...
by polremy
Sun 27 Mar 2011 17:03
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Andorra
Replies: 17
Views: 7265

From what I've been told it's very similar to Le Perthus - a long street full of shops selling electrical goods and fags cheaply! My parents went there once thinking they could enjoy long mountain walks but it just wasn't possible - they were stranded up a mountain. Suggest your brother meets you so...
by polremy
Fri 25 Mar 2011 12:19
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Roger
Replies: 48
Views: 19221

I can only echo what everyone else has said.
Really sad news.
There aren't many true gentlemen left these days.
by polremy
Sun 20 Mar 2011 23:26
Forum: Travel
Topic: Spelling error on Ryan Air flight ticket
Replies: 16
Views: 10762

I made a booboo once when booking from Perps. The booking ended up with a blank for one of the passengers. Don't know how it happened but I'm sure it was my stupidity. Fortunately I was in Torreilles and only 10 minutes from the airport so I drove over and told them at the Ryanair desk what had happ...
by polremy
Tue 08 Feb 2011 22:04
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: There's a mole loose aboot this hoose
Replies: 15
Views: 6976

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdwLp0co ... 8kVR78hdlk

Yeah, I think it was just me - I used to add the boom boom boom bit
Hope you enjoy it, Thumbers.
Catchy little number to drive you mad.
by polremy
Tue 08 Feb 2011 20:59
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: There's a mole loose aboot this hoose
Replies: 15
Views: 6976

Oh, no.
Basil Brush was only two booms - Boom Boom.
The "I am a mole and I live in a hole" ended with boom - boom boom.
Well, I think it did.
But then of course, I have had a couple of riojas.
by polremy
Tue 08 Feb 2011 20:14
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: There's a mole loose aboot this hoose
Replies: 15
Views: 6976

boom... boom boom boom.
by polremy
Fri 04 Feb 2011 22:53
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Snow Leopard for mac
Replies: 32
Views: 11753

We're fine.
Thanks.
by polremy
Fri 04 Feb 2011 22:17
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Snow Leopard for mac
Replies: 32
Views: 11753

It is really easy, Marguerite
Even I can do it.
I usually get one of their update messages on a Sunday and just click on a button et voila!
by polremy
Sun 30 Jan 2011 19:20
Forum: Health
Topic: visiting in dentist
Replies: 12
Views: 4760

Hiya. He is called M. Joquet I may have got the spelling wrong there. Was never sure if it was Joguet or Joquet. His phone number is 0468345419 He can be found right in the centre of Perps. Pass H & M (just a shop, nothing saucy) on your right and then turn left. On your left you will see a little t...
by polremy
Mon 17 Jan 2011 18:41
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: minimum envelope size for La Poste
Replies: 12
Views: 4950

thumbelina wrote:Last Christmas, some of my cards were only about three inches square and the postmaster at Le Boulou never said anything about the size.

AND I handed them over the counter to him, I didn't just pop them into the pillarbox.
Still thinking in inches, Thumbers?
That surprises me.
by polremy
Mon 17 Jan 2011 18:39
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: ADSL Speeds
Replies: 21
Views: 8568

2.54 here in Chavland.