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by Helen
Sun 24 Mar 2019 12:35
Forum: Welcome to the P-O. Life Forum
Topic: Carte de séjour
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Carte de séjour

Where do you pay your income tax? France or UK? This article spells out (at the moment! - not post Brexit) what should happen if you spend more than half a year in France https://www.blevinsfranks.com/news/blevinsfranks/article/france-residence-tax-implications My understanding is that unless you've...
by Helen
Fri 15 Mar 2019 12:33
Forum: Airport Transport
Topic: A long shot
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: A long shot

Sounds fun! I guess it depends on how much money they want to spend/save and whether they want access to cars during the stay. If the latter they could just hire cars at the airport. At the other end of the spectrum they could all do the entire journey to Argeles by public transport - or taxis from ...
by Helen
Thu 31 Jan 2019 14:16
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Let's Eat France
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: Let's Eat France

Bat curry ? That's one I've still to find.... Given that so much of the content comes from a TV series I went looking on YouTube to see if M. Gaudrycould be seen in action. Et voila... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOnft18iEzY He's a man who definitely who enjoys his food and the facts around it.
by Helen
Mon 28 Jan 2019 12:59
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Let's Eat France
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: Let's Eat France

I have ordered my copy,
Sus, have you got it yet?

I love dipping in to it at random.
by Helen
Sat 19 Jan 2019 20:17
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Vehicle Registration Costs for Imported Cars
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Vehicle Registration Costs for Imported Cars

I've no experience of having done this, but out of curiosity I thought I'd see if your costs were at all likely. It appears they might be right - if the car you're bringing in is new. This might be helpful to you: https://www.french-property.com/guides/france/driving-in-france/vehicle-registration-t...
by Helen
Wed 16 Jan 2019 22:36
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Let's Eat France
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Let's Eat France

Let's Eat France was on one of those top 10 foodie book lists of 2018. There were rave reviews, so I sent off for it. Curiously there were references to the weight of the book - all explained when it arrived. It's a 3 kg tome - so you can combine weight-lifting whilst indulging in a veritable potpo...
by Helen
Fri 14 Dec 2018 17:27
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Crucial Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: Crucial Issue

I'm not sure who is going to top the leader board.... but I'd be very surprised if Ashley wasn't at the bottom of it!
by Helen
Sun 09 Dec 2018 10:38
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: TV5Monde
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: TV5Monde

It's a while since I watched TV5 via the TV, but took a look at the website just now. On the top menu (the horizontal white one), click on TV This produces a drop down menu which gives you some good options - being able to select programmes as catchup, the tv guide, and the 'reception' tab will take...
by Helen
Tue 06 Nov 2018 21:31
Forum: Welcome to the P-O. Life Forum
Topic: new member
Replies: 5
Views: 2579

Re: new member

Hi Reina,

welcome to the forum!

As someone who's full-time move to the PO has been held back by family needs back in Scotland, I confess to being envious of those who've made the move.

Sounds like 13 years here has been good to you! Have you got any tips on how best to integrate?
by Helen
Fri 26 Oct 2018 10:42
Forum: Welcome to the P-O. Life Forum
Topic: Updated Forum Now On Line. Give it a go...
Replies: 36
Views: 1442

Re: Updated Forum Now On Line. Give it a go...

Has anything happened to improve the Search function (particularly as regards posts predating the update)? Remembering the problem before the update, when much historical data seemed to have been lost, I decided to try a few searches. It's certainly accessing posts made way back in time - scary to ...
by Helen
Thu 25 Oct 2018 12:53
Forum: Welcome to the P-O. Life Forum
Topic: Updated Forum Now On Line. Give it a go...
Replies: 36
Views: 1442

Re: Updated Forum Now On Line. Give it a go...

But I also meant to add that I seem to intermittently lose some of the options from the Quick Links Drop Down menu - both on iPad and macbook. Sometimes they're all there, and sometimes they're not - only the last four options show i.e. from Active Posts downwards. Or do you have to be logged in to ...
by Helen
Thu 25 Oct 2018 12:48
Forum: Welcome to the P-O. Life Forum
Topic: Updated Forum Now On Line. Give it a go...
Replies: 36
Views: 1442

Re: Updated Forum Now On Line. Give it a go...

On my very old iPad 2 the display looks like this in portrait..... but even in landscape it includes more of the forum than either of the images above
by Helen
Tue 23 Oct 2018 16:36
Forum: Welcome to the P-O. Life Forum
Topic: Updated Forum Now On Line. Give it a go...
Replies: 36
Views: 1442

Re: UPDATED FORUM NOW ON LINE. GIVE IT A GO.

I've just taken a look on my phone (android) - it looks great. Very easy to read... The alternating use of the coloured background really helps separate one post from another. And the grey background to a 'quote' is a nice touch too.

In fact, I think I prefer the phone!
by Helen
Tue 23 Oct 2018 10:37
Forum: Welcome to the P-O. Life Forum
Topic: Updated Forum Now On Line. Give it a go...
Replies: 36
Views: 1442

Re: UPDATED FORUM NOW ON LINE. GIVE IT A GO.

I use an 11in macbook and the font size was huge - as was the top banner, pretty much as Allan describes above. But having clicked the zoom out facility in Safari several times, I managed to shrink the text size - and, on returning, the size reduction was remembered. So was pleased with that as it w...