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by polremy
Sun 03 Oct 2010 22:11
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: Patrick O'Brian
Replies: 9
Views: 5692

Re: Patrick O'Brian

[ Russ!! Now he sounds like a cheesy pianist. Are you thinking of Mr Conway of that ilk,by any chance,Pol. We are showing our age if we can remember him. Wasn't one of his hits "Sidesaddle" ? Erm - on second thoughts - now you come to mention it he was years before my time and I heard his name from...
by polremy
Sun 03 Oct 2010 13:51
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: Patrick O'Brian
Replies: 9
Views: 5692

Re: Patrick O'Brian

[ go arn, go arn, go arn. i had never heard of him. ! Sorry to be such a philistine,but I'm in the same camp as PR here. I'd never heard of the guy. He sounds like he should play second row for Munster or London Irish....... But ,on the wider point that Thumbs raises,it's certainly the case that th...
by polremy
Sat 02 Oct 2010 22:44
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: Patrick O'Brian
Replies: 9
Views: 5692

Re: Patrick O'Brian

Is buried in the new cemetery of Collioure, in which town he lived most of his prolific life.I go there yearly to put a flower on the grave of a man who has given so much pleasure to so many readers all over the world. Translator of Simone de Beauvoir, biographer of Picasso, but above all, a suprem...
by polremy
Wed 29 Sep 2010 13:18
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Snow Leopard for mac
Replies: 32
Views: 11745

Oh bugger! I have just installed Snow Leopard and find there is no printer driver available for my Lexmark Z515 here in Baho. For just about every other Lexmark in the known universe, yes, but not for the Z515. :roll: I had terrible trouble trying to get my new Epson Photo PX650 to talk to my mac o...
by polremy
Mon 27 Sep 2010 10:40
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Spanish Restaurants in Girona and around
Replies: 6
Views: 2655

Thanks for that, Santiago.
Too late for this season since we are off to England soon but will save those details - sounds really good.
Have a brother who is a Springsteen fanatic (even called one of his sons Bruce) so he would love to visit that first one next time he's staying with us.
by polremy
Thu 23 Sep 2010 20:52
Forum: Health
Topic: Visiting a Dr in UK
Replies: 22
Views: 7790

Sue's right.
I have read all about it - just forgot.
by polremy
Thu 23 Sep 2010 19:32
Forum: Health
Topic: Anyone know anything about Physiotherapists
Replies: 18
Views: 7120

Mr. PR has spent some close up and personal time with this really nice Kine in our village. However, he got a prescription from the local doc (we are in the system) Maybe your best bet would be to pay to see a doctor (21 euros) and ask for a prescription which would give you 10 (in Mr PR's case) vis...
by polremy
Thu 23 Sep 2010 19:26
Forum: Health
Topic: Visiting a Dr in UK
Replies: 22
Views: 7790

AAAAAgh. I remember seeing that now.
Sorry, CB.
Never listen to anything I say in future.
It's just that ours is still current and we haven't had to go through UK yet.
by polremy
Thu 23 Sep 2010 15:10
Forum: Health
Topic: Visiting a Dr in UK
Replies: 22
Views: 7790

collioure_bee wrote:I have a carte vital but never used it. Does that mean I am fully in the system here? I'm not signed on at any drs.
you have a card. you have a number.
yep - you're in the system.
you're just healthy!!!!!
or scared of doctors.
by polremy
Thu 23 Sep 2010 13:30
Forum: Health
Topic: Visiting a Dr in UK
Replies: 22
Views: 7790

Re: Visiting a Dr in UK

What's the score on that? I may have to go see one while I am in UK. Am I allowed to? I don't think I signed off from my old one, and as it's not unusual for me not to visit once in five years he won't suspect anything. If I am signed off because my mrs got too thorough can I still go see one? If y...
by polremy
Thu 23 Sep 2010 12:59
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: trying to sell an apartment
Replies: 4
Views: 3197

Have you tried putting the property on to the Boncoin website?
It's free so nothing lost!
It could be that you agent has done that already.
by polremy
Tue 21 Sep 2010 17:15
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Rip-off Banks
Replies: 18
Views: 8478

Strangely enough, John, my bank does send me monthly statemets - and they're free!
Would have thought it cost them more that offering me online facility.
by polremy
Tue 21 Sep 2010 12:11
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Rip-off Banks
Replies: 18
Views: 8478

Re: Rip-off banks

I've just been charged 13 euros for a bank transfer in euros from a bank in Belgium! That really is a ripoff. I can't understand why transfers in the same currency should incur charges simply because they are between different countries. Thought the thinking behind the Common Market was meant to do...
by polremy
Tue 21 Sep 2010 10:57
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Rip-off Banks
Replies: 18
Views: 8478

Well, I suppose you would say that we don't have a full service. Used to have a hole in the wall card but they wanted money for it so I cancelled. Tried online banking but they wanted money for that too so I cancelled it after the initial free 3 months. Don't have their credit card either. Managed t...
by polremy
Tue 21 Sep 2010 10:49
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Losing internet connection
Replies: 12
Views: 4054

Thanks, everyone.
Was feeling a bit sorry for myself yesterday and was waiting for important news too.
by polremy
Mon 20 Sep 2010 20:06
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Losing internet connection
Replies: 12
Views: 4054

Losing internet connection

Ours went off for no reason this afternoon. Well, I presume it was for no reason - Mr. PR was using the computer at the time so I blame him. It was off for four hours. In that time I tried phoning Orange on 3900 but just couldn't get anywhere. All sorts of messages and numbers were quoted and my min...
by polremy
Mon 20 Sep 2010 20:00
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Rip-off Banks
Replies: 18
Views: 8478

We pay NO charges to our French bank.
It's not easy to organise but it is possible if you're determined!
by polremy
Fri 17 Sep 2010 14:45
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Flour weevils
Replies: 8
Views: 13903

No ideas, sorry. But this happened to me once. I bought flour from the little corner shop and there were these crawly things in it the first time I opened it. I took it straight back to the shop. Little man just shrugged. Can't remember if he gave me my money back. Can't believe I would have wanted ...
by polremy
Wed 15 Sep 2010 22:09
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Can Vicens, St Jean Pla des Corts
Replies: 5
Views: 2538

I like tapas....I like Phil Collins too... but I can't dance, I can't talk, the only thing about me is the way I walk... Not sure if that was Sue or Paul. However, I have seen both of you walk and, to be honest, there was nothing memorable. Sorry. Must get together soon by the way! Tempus fugit and...
by polremy
Tue 14 Sep 2010 13:20
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: cheap parcels from UK to France. £11.50 = 30 kg.!!
Replies: 135
Views: 45575

Just so you can all relax once more! Percy finally arrived this morning exactly 14 days after leaving England. A bit dirty and bedraggled but all in one piece, having toured Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Germany and France. £11.75 is a jolly good price for a two week rail europe ticket, n'est-ce...
by polremy
Tue 14 Sep 2010 13:16
Forum: Shopping
Topic: new number plates
Replies: 7
Views: 3184

Weren't you asking about a reliable garagiste, mand?
why not go to the one recommended by people on here, introduce yourself as a newcomer in the are, ask if they service your model of car and just happen to mention that you need numberplates fitted.
might get a good deal that way.
by polremy
Mon 13 Sep 2010 22:03
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: cheap parcels from UK to France. £11.50 = 30 kg.!!
Replies: 135
Views: 45575

Apparently Percy is now on his way to Lyon!!!!!!!!!

I hope that's Lyon, France.
by polremy
Mon 13 Sep 2010 22:01
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: perps to gerona
Replies: 5
Views: 3023

Prices seem to vary depending on whether you want to change trains at Port Bou or go for the direct one from Perpignan to Girona. One seems to be about 10 Euros - the other is about 31 Here's the link anyway with some dates I entered just to get an idea of costs. It needed Girona (ES) to work. I li...
by polremy
Mon 13 Sep 2010 20:29
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: perps to gerona
Replies: 5
Views: 3023

Hi polremy :) This is easier http://www.tgv-europe.com/en/home/ Cheers Sav :) I tried that website, Sav, with the spelling: Girona and it worked. Got the timetable - the train leaves 10 minutes before our bus would arrive at the station!! Could I manage to find the price of a ticket? Non - message ...
by polremy
Mon 13 Sep 2010 19:41
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: perps to gerona
Replies: 5
Views: 3023

perps to gerona

Thought the fancyman might prefer a bit of history stuff in Gerona. How the hell do you manage to book a train ticket? SNCF won't recognise Gerone!! We could get a Frogbus from the Gare SNCF (50euros for the two of us return) but then would have to get yet another bus to the centre of Gerona. Just w...
by polremy
Mon 13 Sep 2010 11:27
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: PC problem ....
Replies: 14
Views: 7319

Re: Computers

Robert Ferrieux wrote:Why don't you all get MACs? Never any problem, no viruses, no hiccups, no tantrums, no sulking.
I have a MAC OS X 10 6 4 Snow Leopard which goes like lightning…
RF.

:D:D:D
Exactement, Robert.
I have the same and really appreciate the speed of mine whenever I have to use a different machine.
by polremy
Sat 11 Sep 2010 18:04
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: cheap parcels from UK to France. £11.50 = 30 kg.!!
Replies: 135
Views: 45575

thumbelina wrote:Blimey!

Hope he's not heading for the Reeperbahn, otherwise you'll never get him here! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Is that the Grim Reeperbahn?
by polremy
Sat 11 Sep 2010 17:58
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: cheap parcels from UK to France. £11.50 = 30 kg.!!
Replies: 135
Views: 45575

Nope.
Looks as if Percy is making a weekend of it in Hamburg.
by polremy
Sat 11 Sep 2010 10:52
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Garage service Argeles Sur Mer
Replies: 8
Views: 3260

We are with Generali here. They gave us insurance straightaway even though we were still on British plates and had no written confirmation of our no claims history in UK. They took our word for it trusted us. Must have an honest face I suppose.
by polremy
Fri 10 Sep 2010 18:43
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: cheap parcels from UK to France. £11.50 = 30 kg.!!
Replies: 135
Views: 45575

Hey, cause for cautious optimism.
Tracking now says: Consolidation scan: Hamburg.
Come to me, baby!!