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by catllar
Mon 12 Jun 2017 23:40
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: Flamenco in Ceret
Replies: 0
Views: 4651

Flamenco in Ceret

Sunday 18th June at 16.30 in Salle de l'Union, the Ceret flamenco association Alma Flamenco will be presenting its first show "Fiesta por la Tarde"under the direction of well-known local choreographer Floriane Beges. The pupils will be supported by dancers from Coeur de Jasmin. Tickets are 10 euros.
by catllar
Sat 04 Feb 2017 22:04
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: Spatulan or Catanish
Replies: 2
Views: 5617

Spatulan or Catanish

I started to learn Spanish a few years ago for a bet. Then we moved here so Brains decided it would be cool to learn Catalan. Now I have a strangled mix of both and I rarely know which one to use. I'm quite possibly using both in the same sentence. Never really sure! Catalunya is allegedly Catalan s...
by catllar
Wed 01 Feb 2017 22:42
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Violin
Replies: 3
Views: 2300

Force to sit on a spire or a very pointy roof whilst playing pizzicato for eternity! That'd bring tears to their eyes.
by catllar
Wed 01 Feb 2017 22:40
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: New time zone for Spain?
Replies: 9
Views: 4701

Spain wouldn't be Spain without the long afternoon break - just as France wouldn't be France without the 2 hour break! It's these differences that make the difference, I reckon! it's fine if you don't actually live there, and can treat it as a sort of theme park every now and then.But it's less qua...
by catllar
Wed 01 Feb 2017 22:36
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: car sticker
Replies: 14
Views: 5288

I'm growing to like our Martyn - he's a bit of an anarchist - which appeals to me. Sorry Martyn, talking about you as if you aren't there!
by catllar
Wed 01 Feb 2017 22:32
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Is this forum now completely dead?
Replies: 19
Views: 8209

For example a forum like this might have a topic called "The wrong side of the road" where members could swap their experiences of driving in France for the first time. Merisin If that's "Creative", god save from the other thing. Though that seems to be "l'esprit du temps": we all just huddle down ...
by catllar
Wed 01 Feb 2017 22:22
Forum: Shopping
Topic: A master English butcher - locally!
Replies: 11
Views: 9256

Has John Price gone? No sign of life on a recent visit to Mas Guerido. I heard his dad was unwell but no further info. No response from phone number which seems to be disconnected. Anyone know anything?
by catllar
Sun 29 Jan 2017 22:29
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: Bon(ne) après-midi
Replies: 1
Views: 4905

S'obvious - the earlier you say 'bonsoir' the earlier you can break out the aperos!!
by catllar
Sun 18 Dec 2016 16:25
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Vernet-les Bains Le Jardin du Jasmin
Replies: 1
Views: 5328

Vernet-les Bains Le Jardin du Jasmin

An Indian restaurant in Vernet? Yes and very good it is too. Open for lunch Thursday, Friday and Sunday and for dinner Thur, Fri, Sat and Sun. They offer an extensive range of freshly prepared indian treats , mains and desserts, breads and a good range of local wines and cocktails. A full take away ...
by catllar
Fri 16 Dec 2016 00:08
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: New time zone for Spain?
Replies: 9
Views: 4701

Spain wouldn't be Spain without the long afternoon break - just as France wouldn't be France without the 2 hour break! It's these differences that make the difference, I reckon!
by catllar
Tue 06 Dec 2016 09:14
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Cheap Christmas gift ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 8612

Never mind Martyn, in a few months time you'll be able to see the real thing - I'm sure France will be on top of his "countries to visit" list.
by catllar
Wed 16 Nov 2016 20:41
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: One of the things I love about France...
Replies: 3
Views: 1844

I agree Martyn! What steps are they taking? Bloody great big ones!
by catllar
Tue 15 Nov 2016 22:01
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: découseur
Replies: 13
Views: 9496

Also known as a decoud-vite! Excuse the spelling if it's wrong - never seen it written down only heard it used verbally!
by catllar
Tue 15 Nov 2016 21:46
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: French Citizenship
Replies: 4
Views: 2211

I've got one of the Carte de Sejour Permanante and despite the amount of paper needed, it wan easy and straightforward.

I'm applying for french nationality - a lot of documents needed and the completed file goes to Montpellier. It's going to take a while to get everything together.
by catllar
Tue 15 Nov 2016 21:34
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Dishwasher gone wrong
Replies: 10
Views: 3450

Yes I took it to them.
by catllar
Tue 15 Nov 2016 21:29
Forum: Travel
Topic: New Year 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2510

Reveillon St.Sylvestre in Prades Hotel Les Glycines. Meal and entertainment (Nostalgie) 80 euros.
by catllar
Sun 13 Nov 2016 18:14
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Dishwasher gone wrong
Replies: 10
Views: 3450

Just had my dishwasher repaired in Perpignan by Depmenager on Julian Panchot next to the restaurant Le Bon Coin. Very efficient, Did what it said on the box. Under 100 euros. Phoned with quote and phoned when done. Tick V.G!
by catllar
Sun 13 Nov 2016 18:08
Forum: Health
Topic: Eye test
Replies: 19
Views: 11241

Re: Vérification de Votre Vue

Wow; I'm glad that I didn't know this . Realising that my perscription was over 4 years old, ditto my glasses, and having heard of other 'oldies' driving with old prescription glasses I popped along to Générale d'Optique had my eyes tested , got a new prescription and new glasses . However, I've ju...
by catllar
Fri 11 Nov 2016 15:53
Forum: Health
Topic: Eye test
Replies: 19
Views: 11241

well Phip2, Who knew?? You learn something new every day. Thanks for that!!
by catllar
Wed 09 Nov 2016 19:13
Forum: Health
Topic: Eye test
Replies: 19
Views: 11241

I've recently had an eye test at Visis. I had the appointment with a Dr Iunica ( or something) I agree with Martyn - why did I need to see and pay for this person when the actual eye-test thing had been done by a technician in another office - she had all the machines and stuff - the Doctor only had...
by catllar
Tue 01 Nov 2016 21:45
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Carte de Sejour
Replies: 10
Views: 8337

tia wrote:I would think just about anyone fits the criteria at the moment for a carte de sejour.
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Depends how long you've lived here.
by catllar
Tue 01 Nov 2016 21:42
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: Fete de la Pomme Fuilla
Replies: 1
Views: 5043

The Fete de La Pomme in Fuilla was a resounding success if sales are anything to go by. The growers sold out of everything - the place was heaving with people all day long and the sunshine and various entertainments were bright and happy.
by catllar
Thu 27 Oct 2016 00:06
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Cheap Christmas gift ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 8612

Martin those socks are great - I'd order them for you but they don't ship to France!
by catllar
Sat 22 Oct 2016 22:19
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: Fete de la Pomme Fuilla
Replies: 1
Views: 5043

Fete de la Pomme Fuilla

Sunday 30th October from 9am is the 34th edition of the "Fete de la Pomme" in Fuilla ( from Prades, turn left off the Andorra road just after Villefranche) The Rotja Valley is the apple capital of the PO and you can buy enough apples to keep the doctor away all winter, together with lots of lovely g...
by catllar
Sat 22 Oct 2016 20:26
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Cheap Christmas gift ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 8612

I hope you are joking! I'm not sure my family would really really enjoy a teeth cleaning kit for christmas but everyone is different - I know I'd be really p....d off if someone gave me a practical present for Christmas - I'd rather have nothing! Smellies and bubbles and booze are my choice, if anyo...
by catllar
Mon 26 Sep 2016 14:33
Forum: Travel
Topic: Car hire delays at Perpignan airport
Replies: 3
Views: 2285

Plus ca change!
by catllar
Mon 26 Sep 2016 14:31
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: Port Vendres Open Day
Replies: 7
Views: 6845

Good question!

Perhaps they aren't smiting, but could they be kneading dough? Can we see a photo of the logo? Perhaps some ideas of suitable subjects might be forthcoming?? Lol

Are you arty? Perhaps you could overpaint it, or add a tasteful applique of some sort????
by catllar
Sun 25 Sep 2016 17:33
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: Port Vendres Open Day
Replies: 7
Views: 6845

Martyn, why do you want to "smash capitalism" or is that a bad question to ask??? I'm always interested to hear peoples' views.

Didn't know about the PV day, sounds like something to keep an eye out for next year - love PV, has a proper working character.
by catllar
Sun 25 Sep 2016 17:28
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: L'Allantoine
Replies: 6
Views: 6497

OK, to be honest, the presentation was delightful, no bleeding pools of gloopy colours, but on re-reading it does sound a bit OTT! The "chips" by the way were 3 rounds of potato slices, not a great pile of fries!
by catllar
Sat 24 Sep 2016 22:40
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: L'Allantoine
Replies: 6
Views: 6497

Re: L'Allantoine

martyn94 wrote:[quote="catllar"filet mignon with grapes, a courgette flan, a fricasse of red spiced cabbage and a few pommes frites. Lovely quality food at a value for money price.
It must have tasted a lot better than it reads.[/quote]

- sorry you don't like my description