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by GrahamC
Sun 13 Oct 2019 13:37
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Electrician
Replies: 3
Views: 2864

Re: Electrician

Rob Morley is good, but he’s often very busy.
by GrahamC
Sun 13 Oct 2019 13:36
Forum: Travel
Topic: Ryanair BHX to PGN Route Cancelled??
Replies: 3
Views: 3115

Re: Ryanair BHX to PGN Route Cancelled??

Update,

Yes, the new schedule is finally up. That’ll be a relief for some of us. Slight change from last year. The new days are Tuesdays and Sundays.
by GrahamC
Mon 07 Oct 2019 17:44
Forum: Travel
Topic: Ryanair BHX to PGN Route Cancelled??
Replies: 3
Views: 3115

Ryanair BHX to PGN Route Cancelled??

We can’t find any reference in Ryanair’s schedule for next summer for flights between Birmingham and Perpignan.

Are they withdrawing the route? Has anyone seen or heard anything about this?
by GrahamC
Wed 20 Mar 2019 21:47
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Effects of Brexit in P.-O.
Replies: 16
Views: 4276

Re: Effects of Brexit in P.-O.

OK, I’bite. I love living in Europe but I voted for Brexit. I voted that way in the full knowledge that it would make my life much more difficult. My wife did the same, also with her eyes wide open. But, for me at least, defending the UK first, and hopefully the rest of Europe next, from a newly eme...
by GrahamC
Mon 07 Jan 2019 18:39
Forum: Discussions
Topic: UK ‘Not Allowed’ to Leave the EU
Replies: 19
Views: 4112

Re: UK ‘Not Allowed’ to Leave the EU

Can you point to any reliable source of news that says anything even remotely like this? As things stand, we are headed out of the EU, pretty soon, whether we or M Macron like it or not. Assuming it doesn’t all go tits up in the HoC next week (and even that of course doesn’t stop us leaving the EU:...
by GrahamC
Mon 03 Dec 2018 19:05
Forum: Discussions
Topic: UK ‘Not Allowed’ to Leave the EU
Replies: 19
Views: 4112

Re: UK ‘Not Allowed’ to Leave the EU

Seriously delusional stuff, Gus. If you’d been in the services and seen the int you wouldn’t believe for a second that the Soviet threat wasn’t real. Or, alternatively, ask any Czech, Slovack, Hungarian, Estonian, Latvian or ....But, we’re off topic. This thread is about the Soviet Union of Europe.
by GrahamC
Mon 03 Dec 2018 18:54
Forum: Discussions
Topic: UK ‘Not Allowed’ to Leave the EU
Replies: 19
Views: 4112

Re: UK ‘Not Allowed’ to Leave the EU

Dodge the column? Yes precisely. Heaven forbid that the EU project should seek consensus amongst people comprising its Treaty partners. Heaven forbid that, should the demos want a looser relationship, the EU should acquiesce. Much better to continue to centralise power and rule by edict just as the ...
by GrahamC
Fri 30 Nov 2018 18:30
Forum: Discussions
Topic: UK ‘Not Allowed’ to Leave the EU
Replies: 19
Views: 4112

Re: UK ‘Not Allowed’ to Leave the EU

And why on earth shouldn’t other states try to “punish us” for “exercising our treaty rights”, if they don’t like the results and are in a position to punish us for producing them? International relations are not the vicar’s tea-party. I’m genuinely intrigued to know what you think the EU stands to...
by GrahamC
Fri 30 Nov 2018 18:03
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Moving to PO - sequencing and removal firms
Replies: 4
Views: 2182

Re: Moving to PO - sequencing and removal firms

Bonjour! We are intending to move to our well-equipped holiday home in the PO before the end of March (B-Day!) but our home in the UK, which we intend to rent out to supplement our incomes, is not yet ready for rental. To maximise income we would need to re-decorate throughout and replace carpets. ...
by GrahamC
Fri 30 Nov 2018 17:39
Forum: Discussions
Topic: UK ‘Not Allowed’ to Leave the EU
Replies: 19
Views: 4112

Re: UK ‘Not Allowed’ to Leave the EU

I am European. Within the last century or so conflicts between warring European countries have sparked two world wars and brought unimaginable levels of death and suffering upon countless millions. Constructing a workable European Union was never going to be easy. But probably the best guarantee th...
by GrahamC
Fri 30 Nov 2018 17:09
Forum: Discussions
Topic: UK ‘Not Allowed’ to Leave the EU
Replies: 19
Views: 4112

Re: UK ‘Not Allowed’ to Leave the EU

martyn94 wrote:
Mon 26 Nov 2018 13:36
I can’t help mentioning your typo “the UK is not allowed to leave the UK”.

If only we could: we could set up a government in exile. All 48% of us, at the last count.
Fixed, thank you.
by GrahamC
Fri 30 Nov 2018 17:08
Forum: Discussions
Topic: UK ‘Not Allowed’ to Leave the EU
Replies: 19
Views: 4112

Re: UK ‘Not Allowed’ to Leave the EU

Can you point to any reliable source of news that says anything even remotely like this? As things stand, we are headed out of the EU, pretty soon, whether we or M Macron like it or not. Assuming it doesn’t all go tits up in the HoC next week (and even that of course doesn’t stop us leaving the EU:...
by GrahamC
Fri 30 Nov 2018 17:04
Forum: Discussions
Topic: UK ‘Not Allowed’ to Leave the EU
Replies: 19
Views: 4112

Re: UK ‘Not Allowed’ to Leave the EU

I think the nub of the problem is that the EU overeached itself when it rammed through the Euopean Constitution under the guise of the ‘Lisbon Treaty’ in blatant contravention of its own rules. A project to federalise a group of European nations with such intensely deep and rich histories and such s...
by GrahamC
Sun 25 Nov 2018 21:22
Forum: Discussions
Topic: UK ‘Not Allowed’ to Leave the EU
Replies: 19
Views: 4112

UK ‘Not Allowed’ to Leave the EU

So, to all those who argued with me so vehemently before Brexit that the EU was nothing more than a ‘gentleman’s club’. As I recall, one poster referred to a benign EU ‘club’ which just muddles on. So, how, do you now explain Macron’s latest decree that the UK will not be ‘allowed’ to leave the EU u...
by GrahamC
Sun 30 Sep 2018 15:59
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Climbing Canigou in Winter and Summer
Replies: 1
Views: 1952

Climbing Canigou in Winter and Summer

Hi all, this is really a question about the access options to le Chalet Les Cortalets. I’m finding it hard to get definitive info so I hope someone can help! As I understand it, the mountain access road is restricted in summer to 4WD taxis only, and is closed completely in winter. Can anyone confi...
by GrahamC
Fri 02 Mar 2018 23:29
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Interesting Restaurants in the Vallespir and other PO?
Replies: 28
Views: 11982

Hi Daniel, We’re just up the road from you. El Simiots is frankly the only decent retaurant in Arles. Les Glycines has been such a dissappointment. We had high hopes after the change of ownership but they seem to spend more time shut than open. In Montferer the creperie is fun, especially listenin...
by GrahamC
Sat 30 Sep 2017 01:13
Forum: Pets
Topic: Horse Mayday
Replies: 4
Views: 3275

Horse Mayday

Came across a horse today on a jeep track up near Batere, Vallespir which is in an absolutely pitiful condition. Skin and bone with open sores on its head from biting flies. It’s probanly too weak to move itself to food and water. It looks like it was once a very handsome animal and may yet still ...
by GrahamC
Sat 12 Aug 2017 19:46
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Le Soler?
Replies: 16
Views: 7059

Its all a bit industrial. Wouldn't be my choice for an area to live in.
by GrahamC
Sat 12 Aug 2017 17:18
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Sanglier Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 5040

Sanglier Problem

So, we have a regular visit from a large sanglier into our modest garden. Naturally, it's causing havoc. Searching the net, the only remedy seems to be to build a strong sturdy fence around the whole plot - not going to happen. So, my question is, are you allowed to shoot sanglier in your garden as ...
by GrahamC
Tue 06 Jun 2017 18:38
Forum: Travel
Topic: Poor Customer Service
Replies: 5
Views: 2163

Poor Customer Service

Ryanair is 1:30 late tonight but airport staff insist we all get herded through to the Intl departure 'lounge' 1 hour before the earliest expected time for the inbound aircraft to arrive. Presumably saves a ton of overtime for the airport staff - but does nothing for the already tawdry passenger exp...
by GrahamC
Tue 30 May 2017 19:51
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Expatriate voters' rights
Replies: 19
Views: 7646

I can't for the life of me see why disagreeing with edicts from Brussels makes Mrs May arrogant. Are we not allowed to voice opposition when the great God of Brussels speaks? If you want arrogance then just listen to your little Marxist friend Corbyn. Despite endless failed Marxist experiments, most...
by GrahamC
Fri 19 May 2017 19:28
Forum: Welcome to the P-O. Life Forum
Topic: Newbies
Replies: 8
Views: 5283

Re: Newbies

Hi there from 2 retired Aussies. Peter and I (Sharon) have been in Céret for 6 months, renovating our apartment. We are keen to meet people here. Are there any clubs or organisations in Céret that you would recommend us to investigate? We don't have a car so cycle, walk or bus. Our interests are ...
by GrahamC
Thu 11 May 2017 21:11
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: English Spearking notaire
Replies: 2
Views: 3776

Allan Garrigue in Alzina just outside Amelie Les Bains is your man. Good English, very relaxed, very pragmatic and sensible.
by GrahamC
Wed 10 May 2017 22:51
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Ordnance survey Maps
Replies: 9
Views: 5751

Yes easily zoomable. Even better on an iPad.
by GrahamC
Tue 09 May 2017 21:15
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Kitchen shops
Replies: 14
Views: 6179

At least you didn't make the mistake of going with Hygena, Narbonne.

Possibly the worst company we've ever dealt with. No quality control and pathetic customer service.
by GrahamC
Tue 09 May 2017 21:08
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Ordnance survey Maps
Replies: 9
Views: 5751

You might also like to look at the iPhieGenie app which provides IGN digital maps down to the same level of detail.
by GrahamC
Thu 27 Apr 2017 00:25
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: U.K. snap election called
Replies: 3
Views: 2015

Re: May ends in June

mariad wrote:Brexit has and will be costing gruesome for May and company.
Wishful thinking not based in reality. A bit like Corbyn's 'transition' talks with Whitehall today.
by GrahamC
Thu 09 Mar 2017 00:25
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Get ready for Marine
Replies: 27
Views: 8502

This is serious nutcase territory. Boris is an intelligent, educated articulate democrat. You may not like him, you may sniff at the clowning around he did before he was awarded high office but you cannot in all seriousness equate him with Putin. Putin is an agressive tyrant, gangster who actively a...
by GrahamC
Wed 08 Mar 2017 14:39
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Get ready for Marine
Replies: 27
Views: 8502

Seriously? You're equating Boris Johnson with Vladimir Putin?
by GrahamC
Tue 07 Mar 2017 22:19
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Get ready for Marine
Replies: 27
Views: 8502

Bring on Marine, so we can finally put an end to the EU monster