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by Pighunter
Sat 22 Jun 2019 19:18
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Car Registration advice
Replies: 2
Views: 4119

Re: Car Registration advice

Both cars I registered here needed COCs before I could get the CT.

These can be obtained from the manufacturer at a reasonable cost, in the case of Jeep anyway.
by Pighunter
Sat 20 Apr 2019 16:24
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Is data protection killing the web?
Replies: 5
Views: 5126

Re: Is data protection killing the web?

Thanks Russell,

I have never tried using Firefox, is it better than Google?

Excuse my ignorance, I can get a faulty chainsaw or motorcycle running in minutes but IT is something else!
by Pighunter
Thu 18 Apr 2019 15:35
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Is data protection killing the web?
Replies: 5
Views: 5126

Re: Is data protection killing the web?

Absolutely - I'm sure it's just trying to wear us down to turn on cookies if like me you have them turned off. I also have an aversion to all the stupid 'targeted' adverts for whatever I have been looking at on the net even after I have bought something. Privacy and better experience my backside, it...
by Pighunter
Thu 21 Feb 2019 11:08
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Another scam warning
Replies: 0
Views: 4154

Another scam warning

Just to let everyone know, I had a call this morning saying that a Company had received a letter in my name marked private and confidential addressed to the wrong place and asking me to call 08 99 34 28 37 quoting a reference number that they gave me to arrange for it to be forwarded. The call came ...
by Pighunter
Tue 23 Oct 2018 17:22
Forum: Welcome to the P-O. Life Forum
Topic: Updated Forum Now On Line. Give it a go...
Replies: 36
Views: 12629

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

Where do we now find 'view posts since last visit?'

Or how can we see when there are new posts?
by Pighunter
Tue 21 Aug 2018 10:29
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Photovoltaic / solar panels
Replies: 8
Views: 5331

Tusk tusk tusk
by Pighunter
Mon 20 Aug 2018 09:46
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Photovoltaic / solar panels
Replies: 8
Views: 5331

The own use system just feeds into the general supply and is used by whatever is running at the time, with any excess going back to EDF. At this time of year I have the pool pump running from 8am to 9pm, this pumps 25 cubic metres per hour and so uses quite a lot of electricity and obviously it pays...
by Pighunter
Sun 19 Aug 2018 10:37
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Photovoltaic / solar panels
Replies: 8
Views: 5331

OK here is my experience of solar panels. I wouldn’t say that I was scammed but there are many elements that were unsatisfactory, so I would urge extreme caution to anyone embarking on this. Most importantly don’t rely on what the salesman tells you, get written replies to your questions as M.Co...
by Pighunter
Thu 16 Aug 2018 12:32
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Photovoltaic / solar panels
Replies: 8
Views: 5331

I can enlighten you with my experiences but this will take some time to put together.

I have some other things that need to be addressed first and of course the hunting season has now started, so please bear with me and I will let you have chapter and verse shortly.
by Pighunter
Thu 11 Jan 2018 16:37
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Best PO Reds, whats yours?
Replies: 33
Views: 21334

Domaine Treloar's 'Le Secret' does it for me every time.

Not wishing to make Santiago's head swell but I love the stuff, and many clients have asked how they can get their hands on some having tasted it at mine.
by Pighunter
Tue 21 Nov 2017 09:46
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Andorra
Replies: 13
Views: 9122

I went in February this year to visit my cousin and her family who were there skiing.

As with most places where snow is commonplace the roads were very clear and there were no problems whatsoever.

I would imagine it will be fine when you mention.
by Pighunter
Mon 13 Nov 2017 11:06
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Problems with hunting?
Replies: 31
Views: 12751

Responding in reverse order: Game meat can only be sold into the food chain if it has been lab tested due to the parasites which can be found in it. The majority is consumed by hunters or given away to friends, old peoples homes etc It should be frozen for a minimum of 6 months and well cooked, not ...
by Pighunter
Fri 10 Nov 2017 13:54
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Problems with hunting?
Replies: 31
Views: 12751

Shooting stag in garden - ridiculous and deserves to be condemned unless for purely humane purposes. Mushroom picking generally illegal, especially on an industrial scale, but everyone does it. Cold and bored yes, sometimes I wonder what I am doing out there especially when the Tramontane is blowing...
by Pighunter
Fri 10 Nov 2017 12:24
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Problems with hunting?
Replies: 31
Views: 12751

Really the only way to find out is to ask the owners/neighbours, the latter are probably better as they are more likely to give you an honest answer rather than tell you what you want to hear. Warning, do not be precious about your land here, this is not the UK where the landowner is God and all inc...
by Pighunter
Fri 10 Nov 2017 10:15
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Problems with hunting?
Replies: 31
Views: 12751

'What are we to make of this?' 'As in any walk of life there are those who respect the rules and those who don't' Controls by the Guarde Chasse (hunting police) are becoming increasingly frequent and hopefully will reduce or preferably eliminate those who flaunt the rules. Naturally it is the few tr...
by Pighunter
Fri 10 Nov 2017 09:57
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Problems with hunting?
Replies: 31
Views: 12751

Something I forgot to mention - these days most hunters are connected by walkie talkie on driven days (these were illegal for years due to use by poachers) so the participants will always send out a warning should there be walkers, riders or anything requiring special attention.
by Pighunter
Fri 10 Nov 2017 09:22
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Problems with hunting?
Replies: 31
Views: 12751

Yes, hunting rights here are normally automatically granted to L'Association Communale de Chasse Agréée (ACCA) 150 metres from a property. The process to stop hunting is long and torturous, the hunters pay millions in damages to farmers each year for crop damage and if you stop hunting on your lan...
by Pighunter
Thu 26 Oct 2017 12:26
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Warn me about the downside of moving to France
Replies: 55
Views: 19850

The irritations mentioned by others are of course all relevant here. My pet hate is the lack of consumerism, the way big companies treat their customers as a nuisance and there seem to be two sets of standards. If you are a day late paying a bill you are charged interest and/or penalties by them, bu...
by Pighunter
Fri 25 Aug 2017 09:37
Forum: Travel
Topic: police checks Figueres
Replies: 10
Views: 3636

The short piste of about 2 km can be negotiated carefully in a car. You can either head for Macanet/Coustouges from the Figueres road and turn right just before Macanet to La Vajol or from La Jonquera there is a big road that goes there from one of the many roundabouts. I am not sure about the signp...
by Pighunter
Mon 21 Aug 2017 19:16
Forum: Travel
Topic: police checks Figueres
Replies: 10
Views: 3636

I passed through today in the 4x4. Went through St Laurent/Coustouges to Figueres and planned to come back through La Jonquera/Perthus but traffic was very heavy into La Jonquera so came back via La Vajol/Las Illas on the short piste. We were stopped at 2 controls but on those roads not surprisingly...
by Pighunter
Tue 15 Aug 2017 09:53
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Sanglier Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 7619

Just some old bore....
by Pighunter
Sun 13 Aug 2017 07:29
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Sanglier Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 7619

Hunting rights belong to the property owner within 150 metres of his house but they can only be shot during the season (which starts on Tuesday in many places locally) unless special permission is obtained and by a licensed hunter from your local ACCA. A lot depends on the situation and safety aroun...
by Pighunter
Wed 08 Feb 2017 09:28
Forum: Health
Topic: Eye tests in Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 7145

OK thanks, it seems the system is a mess!
by Pighunter
Wed 01 Feb 2017 14:45
Forum: Health
Topic: Eye tests in Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 7145

Eye tests in Spain

I just phoned the eye clinic in Ceret to arrange a test and was told that the earliest they could see me is at the end of September which is no use at all. I am sure I read on here a long time ago about eye tests in Spain, where I am also sure that it would be much cheaper, both in terms of the test...
by Pighunter
Mon 05 Dec 2016 09:38
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Car mechanic (brakes)
Replies: 5
Views: 2455

Glad that worked out, I have always found him very good and in fact one of my cars is there this morning!
by Pighunter
Thu 01 Dec 2016 06:59
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Car mechanic (brakes)
Replies: 5
Views: 2455

Christophe Busi at La Cabanasse, on the left past LIDL heading towards Pont De Reynes.

Great work and very reasonable.
by Pighunter
Wed 21 Sep 2016 17:15
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Sangliers
Replies: 9
Views: 7960

Yes they are everywhere at the moment. The usual tally in Reynes is 100-110 per year. Last year it was 235 and most of the neighbouring teams shot twice as many as usual. Having interbred with the domestic pigs in Spain which are left to roam free, they are now having 2 litters per year instead of o...
by Pighunter
Mon 24 Aug 2015 11:08
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Watch and key fob Batteries
Replies: 10
Views: 8697

I buy all my batteries in Spain as they are 1/3 the price. Mercadona etc stock most types.
by Pighunter
Tue 28 Jul 2015 14:37
Forum: Pets
Topic: Leishmaniasis Vaccine
Replies: 5
Views: 6578

My vet in Amelie, Clinique du Montalba, does the vaccination at cost price around €150 for the first course. Bullet tested negative for LM in spite of having lived rough in the woods for at least a month before he arrived at my place and as we are regularly out in the woods he is vaccinated and regu...
by Pighunter
Sun 07 Jun 2015 16:00
Forum: Travel
Topic: Rentals
Replies: 14
Views: 6432

I am quite often booked to capacity or near capacity, although I have had families of 4 and a regular client who comes on her own with her dog. I get some enquiries from people wanting a place for 4 or 6 asking for discounts - if you want somewhere smaller go and find it! Also people visiting Amelie...