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by TOM AND BARB
Sat 28 Sep 2019 00:15
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Reclaimed building materials, tiles etc
Replies: 0
Views: 8415

Reclaimed building materials, tiles etc

Hi< Does anyone know of any places selling reclaimed , destockage or end of line building materials, tiles etc. There used to be a place in Perpignan where we bought a load of tiles at great prices for job lots. I forget the name of the place but It had a dirty great , blue , statue of liberty outsi...
by TOM AND BARB
Wed 08 Aug 2018 14:52
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: English speaking notaire recomendations
Replies: 5
Views: 5037

English speaking notaire recomendations

Hello,

We are based in the Alberes area.

Can anyone please recommend a notaire that speaks good English ?

Argeles/Collioure, to Le Boulou, Elne triangle sort of area.

Many thanks
by TOM AND BARB
Tue 11 Apr 2017 11:26
Forum: Travel
Topic: Argeles Train Station
Replies: 3
Views: 2083

Argeles Train Station

Hi, Can anyone please tell me if there are taxi's at Argeles Train station to meet arriving trains. We fly Bristol - Beziers on the Ryanair flight on 19th April and then aim to catch the train to Argeles arriving approx 7pm and may need a taxi from Argeles to Sorede. Can anyone please advise. Thanks
by TOM AND BARB
Thu 04 Feb 2016 14:59
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Mini or micro Digger hire
Replies: 1
Views: 1487

Mini or micro Digger hire

Hello, Does anyone have any knowledge or contacts/friends that have a mini digger for hire/loan. The smaller the better. It would probably be needed for a couple of weeks because it would be stop start work, done in stages rather than 2 weeks of digging. Based near Sorede but have a trailer and coul...
by TOM AND BARB
Thu 22 Oct 2015 13:49
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Holiday home internet
Replies: 3
Views: 2143

Holiday home internet

Hello, Can anyone please advise if any phone/broadband providers offer monthly internet with the ability to pause internet access when not required so that there are only charges for the months that the connection is enabled. I believe Orange.Fr used to do such a deal. Does anyone have any personal ...
by TOM AND BARB
Thu 15 Oct 2015 17:22
Forum: Airport Transport
Topic: Airport lift
Replies: 0
Views: 4972

Airport lift

Hello,

Gonna give this another go.

Lift needed for 2 people from Gerona airport off Bristol flight Friday 30th October ( Arrival 16.00 ) to anywhere between Le Boulou and Argeles or general vicinity.

Anyone going that general direction, please let me know. ?

Many thanks
by TOM AND BARB
Tue 25 Aug 2015 18:16
Forum: Airport Transport
Topic: Gerona Airport 6th Sept
Replies: 0
Views: 1541

Gerona Airport 6th Sept

Hi all,

Anyone going to Gerona Airport with room for 2 from The Alberes area ?

Flights at 4.30pm.

Thanks
by TOM AND BARB
Thu 15 Jan 2015 17:45
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 7365

Insurance

Couple of questions : 1. Is the property going to be insured as your main home or as a secondary holiday home. 2. If its a holiday home, it is possible to insure in the UK with UK holiday home specialists. We do this as we prefer to have policies in English and should we have any claims be able to c...
by TOM AND BARB
Thu 15 Jan 2015 13:35
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: UK Santander bank account
Replies: 4
Views: 8433

UK Santander bank account

Hello, Hoping someone will know the answer to this : Apparently anyone with a UK Santander account can draw money out of a Spanish ATM up to 350 euros per day with no charge because Santander is a Spanish bank and make this special concession to its UK customers. Q : Has anyone done this ? Q : What ...
by TOM AND BARB
Mon 22 Dec 2014 02:01
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Taxe Foncieres 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 10028

Taxe Foncieres 2014

Hi Sue and Paul, Going to the office in Argeles may be a bit difficult as we are in the UK. Have taken Tia's advice and have sent a cheque for the original amount ( minus the fine ) along with a copy of my original email by recorded post from the UK so they have to sign for it. Not sure why they bot...
by TOM AND BARB
Tue 16 Dec 2014 12:33
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Taxe Foncieres 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 10028

Taxe Foncieres 2014

Just a quick update. I have sent an email to the email address on the Taxe fonciere invoice. This was 2 days ago. 1. As it an official government email address , should I have had an automatic receipt response. ? 2. Is is reasonable to expect a response by now. (48 hours ) I don't want the matter dr...
by TOM AND BARB
Mon 15 Dec 2014 03:21
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Taxe Foncieres 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 10028

Taxe Foncieres 2014

ok guys---being ever the optimist and with the aid of Google translate, I have have sent off an email to explain the situation.

Hopefully it will reach someone who is understanding and in the festive spirit and will consider my case favourably.

Will update on what happens.
by TOM AND BARB
Sun 14 Dec 2014 15:36
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Taxe Foncieres 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 10028

Taxe Foncieres 2014

Hi both, Thank you for your replies. The standard letters don't seem apply to us Kate so without a lot of changes I may have to consider having one translated to be able to send. Montgolfiere----I think you are probably correct as no previous payment request arrived in October but the Taxe d'habitat...
by TOM AND BARB
Sat 13 Dec 2014 13:36
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Taxe Foncieres 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 10028

Taxe Foncieres 2014

Does anyone know if the Taxe Foncieres notifications went out late this year. ? We have just received our notification.The envelope was dated 6th Dec and the deadline for payment was 18th November. ie : the notification was sent almost 3 weeks after the deadline. Add to this the time it takes for th...
by TOM AND BARB
Thu 26 Sep 2013 16:53
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Banking help please
Replies: 0
Views: 1694

Banking help please

Hello all, I have a problem with BNP Paribas - Argeles branch where my account is based since 2006 and has a carte bleu included within the account. I cant remember the last time I tried to use it until recently it was refused and it was pointed out to me in the shop that it had expired in 2009. It ...
by TOM AND BARB
Mon 05 Aug 2013 14:09
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Property Insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 4220

Property Insurance

Hello, If anyone is UK based and has a holiday property in 66 and use a UK based Insurance firm can they please recommend. It appears there are not that many and they tend to be quite expensive and seem to increase premiums year on year when no claims have been made. This only applies to UK based In...
by TOM AND BARB
Fri 21 Jun 2013 14:05
Forum: Travel
Topic: Car hire
Replies: 6
Views: 3055

Car hire

One thing to consider when booking a hire car in Europe is that very few of the economy companies allow cross border travel unless there is further add on insurance for each day of cover.This is normally 7-10 euros per day so if you have a week in a different country to that which you hired in this ...
by TOM AND BARB
Thu 11 Apr 2013 01:37
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: French / English student communicating by skype
Replies: 0
Views: 1803

French / English student communicating by skype

Sorry if this post is incorrectly located on the forum but there doesn't seem to be a category that suits. ok----my 17 year old son is looking for a male of a similar age with interests in football, rugby, road cycling, music etc to converse with over Skype with the intention of both parties having ...
by TOM AND BARB
Thu 01 Nov 2012 00:29
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Auchan discounts
Replies: 4
Views: 2771

Auchan discounts

Hello,

Visited Auchan today.

They seem to operate special offers that are linked to an Auchan account.

eg 50 % off but its crediited to an account and unless you have an account you dont qualify for the discount.

Can someone please expalin how this works.

Thanks
by TOM AND BARB
Fri 07 Sep 2012 11:47
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Wi fi
Replies: 14
Views: 4745

wifi

Crescendo Restaurant/Cafe attached to renamed INTERMARCHE, Argeles near Weldom Brico and Macdonalds on same Commercial site both offer free WiFi access.

Ok as long as you dont want to print anything off ( Ryanair tickets etc )



:D
by TOM AND BARB
Wed 29 Feb 2012 22:59
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Floods in Sorède
Replies: 25
Views: 12579

VH -- sorede floods

Hi Blackduff

Thanks very much for the updates.Its much appreciated.Am visiting during UK Easter hols so will get to find out then ---but in the meantime if there any further developments please do post them.

Thanks again

T&B
by TOM AND BARB
Sat 07 Jan 2012 23:03
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Floods in Sorède
Replies: 25
Views: 12579

LVH floods

Hello Jethro, Thanks very much for the updates, As we one of the many 'maison secondaire' owners in LVH we to have no influence even though we pay full Taxe Habitation and Fonciere. We hope that now that the French government has agreed to provide some funding that the repairs are actually carried o...
by TOM AND BARB
Thu 05 Jan 2012 01:58
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Prepaid Euro card offer.
Replies: 15
Views: 10235

euro prepaid card

Hi, I think maybe the point of the original post of being lost. The discussion has centered on Ryanair flights rather than on a useful card for general use throughout Europe that has really competitive conversion rates and can be loaded online whilst travelling throughout Europe. It was the best car...
by TOM AND BARB
Wed 04 Jan 2012 19:51
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Prepaid Euro card offer.
Replies: 15
Views: 10235

Prepaid Euro card offer

Hi, Below is the extract taken from the Fairfx page with the link. Please try again with the voucher code to see if that works for you. We'll also waive the normal account opening fee of £9.95* for all of your referrals PLUS give them an extra £2.50 if they load more than £250 in their first transac...
by TOM AND BARB
Wed 04 Jan 2012 13:38
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Prepaid Euro card offer.
Replies: 15
Views: 10235

Prepaid Euro card offer.

Hi all I use a company called Fairfx for money transfers to a prepaid card. I find it very easy and convenient to load the card online from UK or when abroad. Martin Lewis recommends them.They give excellent exchange rates and very good service. Currently they are offering the card FREE ( normally £...
by TOM AND BARB
Tue 03 Jan 2012 21:10
Forum: Travel
Topic: French / English Car Insurance.
Replies: 10
Views: 4211

Car Ins

Have now moved my insurance to SAGA who offer 365 day euro cover.

The other company I was advocating have now raised their premiums considerably so SAGA were offering an extra 10% discount for new business so went with them.

Try them online.
by TOM AND BARB
Sat 24 Dec 2011 23:59
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Floods in Sorède
Replies: 25
Views: 12579

Sorede floods

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL

NADOLIG LLAWEN A BLWYDDYN NEWYDD DDA

T & B
by TOM AND BARB
Sat 24 Dec 2011 23:44
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Floods in Sorède
Replies: 25
Views: 12579

sorede flood

Hi blackduff, thanks for the update.Fortunately I have no insurance claim to make. I was just concerned about the roads, bridges,power,drains,water connections etc and if work had started to repair things or if they are likely to be started in the middle of the Summer holiday period-----if at all !!...
by TOM AND BARB
Sat 24 Dec 2011 17:40
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Floods in Sorède
Replies: 25
Views: 12579

Sorede and VH floods

Hi,

Can someone please update me on the Vallee Heureuse and Sorede situation with regards to repairs to infrastructure.
Have the drains,roads,bridges,electrics, telephone/broadband etc all been repaired or are delays and temporary patch jobs in operation ?

Thanks

T&B
by TOM AND BARB
Sat 12 Nov 2011 22:57
Forum: Travel
Topic: French / English Car Insurance.
Replies: 10
Views: 4211

car insurance

Hi all, As stated previously.My car spends quite a bit of time in Spain at Gerona airport plus any day trip into Spain with the car technically breaks any 6 month continuous stay in France.I travel into Spain fairly frequently during my visits. As my car is only on the continent 6-7 months in total ...