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by Ted & Jemima
Mon 24 Aug 2020 17:00
Forum: Travel
Topic: French Quarantine Restrictions
Replies: 17
Views: 1139

Re: French Quarantine Restrictions

<I had 2 sets of friends due to visit...>

'Coronavirus: when the fortnight shortens the Aude holidays of the British'
https://www.lindependant.fr/2020/08/22/ ... 030353.php

Yours
Ted & Jemima
http://findinglanguedoc.com
by Ted & Jemima
Wed 19 Aug 2020 09:15
Forum: Travel
Topic: French Quarantine Restrictions
Replies: 17
Views: 1139

Re: French Quarantine Restrictions

<To impose a quarantine reciprocally without a scientific reason is just childish and indicative of how faced with the virus, nationalism is once again prevalent.>

Sorry, are we talking about the UK government here?

Yours,
Ted & Jemima
www.findinglanguedoc.com
by Ted & Jemima
Sun 16 Aug 2020 10:44
Forum: Travel
Topic: Quarantine
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: Quarantine

<<There might have been very few cases in the PO...>> The government's data for each dept is updated weekly. This is a link to last Friday's publication of normalised data of newly confirmed cases in PO: https://geodes.santepubliquefrance.fr/#bbox=171949,5323687,201661,136832&c=indicator&i=sp_ti_tp_...
by Ted & Jemima
Sat 11 Jul 2020 10:33
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Fake news about Covid cases in Argelès
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Re: Fake news about Covid cases in Argelès

Hi No direct answer to your question (sorry) but wanted to say that the French government's publication of data surrounding COVID19 has been excellent (despite a few errors early on) compared to other notable countries (ahem). There is a weekly updated map of 'clusters' presently being investigated ...
by Ted & Jemima
Fri 26 Jun 2020 22:25
Forum: Travel
Topic: Flights to and from the region this summer
Replies: 15
Views: 2610

Re: Flights to and from the region this summer

Following up our earlier post, news emerges today that Carcassonne airport will reopen for commercial flights on 3 July: https://www.lindependant.fr/2020/06/26/carcassonne-les-lignes-commerciales-reprennent-a-laeroport-le-vendredi-3-juillet,8950848.php It seems a long time since we've had the noise ...
by Ted & Jemima
Wed 10 Jun 2020 09:33
Forum: Travel
Topic: Flights to and from the region this summer
Replies: 15
Views: 2610

Re: Flights to and from the region this summer

Hi Alan We would urge caution because, to our knowledge: * Carcassonne airport has not yet announced its reopening to commercial flights (we live nearby) * Ryanair's business methods are, urm, (allegedly) unscrupulous * Ryanair is taking bookings/money for flights that do not yet exist as part of it...
by Ted & Jemima
Fri 15 May 2020 12:32
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Suspending Orange Internet during Covid 19 lockdown
Replies: 3
Views: 1394

Re: Suspending Orange Internet during Covid 19 lockdown

Hello Sorry we cannot advise with your problem. A bit tangential but we researched a VDSL line in Carcassonne in Feb 2020 and found the monthly charges in Euros then were: SOSH: 14.99 for 12 months, then 19.99: no contract OVH: 20.99: 12-month contract LaPoste: 19.99 for 12 months, then 34.99: 12-mo...
by Ted & Jemima
Sun 26 Apr 2020 13:01
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Mosquito window screens
Replies: 4
Views: 4576

Re: Mosquito window screens

Hello Lidl has home anti-mosquito window/door products on sale from Mon 27 Apr. See their current flyer: https://media.lidl-flyer.com/9ad447ac-7e1d-11ea-9fa3-005056ab0fb6/Catalogue-de-la-semaine-Du-2204-au-2804-04.pdf on pages 34/35. We'll be buying some. Yours, Ted & Jemima PS: We were not paid by ...
by Ted & Jemima
Sat 18 Apr 2020 10:59
Forum: Welcome to the P-O. Life Forum
Topic: Camper stranded at Carcassonne airport during lockdown
Replies: 8
Views: 4946

Re: Camper stranded at Carcassonne airport during lockdown

Hi Wendy We have probably seen your camper when we drive past the airport, which we can confirm is closed. There is a contact email address on a page that the airport displays concerning the confinement: https://www.aeroport-carcassonne.com/coronavirus-covid-19-aerogare-fermee-jusqua-nouvel-ordre.ht...
by Ted & Jemima
Sun 09 Feb 2020 09:58
Forum: Brexit
Topic: The day after Brexit in Chalabre (Aude)
Replies: 0
Views: 13932

The day after Brexit in Chalabre (Aude)

Hello News story [machine translated below] in this morning's paper documents a positive local response to disastrous Brexit: https://images.lindependant.fr/api/v1/images/view/5e3f34abd286c20152453085/large/image.jpg?v=1 "It was not quite lunch-time, but it was certainly time to have an aperitif, Sa...
by Ted & Jemima
Thu 31 Oct 2019 09:07
Forum: Discussions
Topic: NEWS: Occitanie second favourite region of France of the British
Replies: 0
Views: 8627

NEWS: Occitanie second favourite region of France of the British

Happy Halloween! Saw this news item that might be of interest to Brits living here. Below is a machine translation. Have a good hols, Ted & Jemima ---------------------------- https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/occitanie/occitanie-deuxieme-region-france-preferee-britanniques-1742859.html Occita...
by Ted & Jemima
Mon 07 Oct 2019 09:23
Forum: Travel
Topic: Girona
Replies: 5
Views: 7073

Re: Girona

Hello Ryanair is closing 'bases' in several locations (ie staff & aircraft centres) in Spain and France. Our understanding is, however, it does not immediately impact 'flights' to these locations ... though cuts to routes may come next/later. Some locations such as Canary Islands have been badly hit...
by Ted & Jemima
Wed 24 Jul 2019 09:50
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.
Replies: 246
Views: 135181

Re: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.

An update.... Last week, Ryanair announced a programme of cutbacks and it will be reviewing its airport bases and deciding which ones to close by November. Carcassonne airport IS busy but Ryanair flights often have to be diverted to Toulouse because of adverse weather (wind mainly but sometimes low ...
by Ted & Jemima
Wed 08 May 2019 19:32
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.
Replies: 246
Views: 135181

Re: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.

Hello

According to tourist board data, Carcassonne attracts 2m tourists per annum. Perhaps Perpignan attracts fewer?

Yours
Ted & Jemima
by Ted & Jemima
Fri 29 Mar 2019 17:10
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Effects of Brexit in P.-O.
Replies: 16
Views: 8754

Re: Effects of Brexit in P.-O.

Hello again 'Brexit : quelles conséquences sur les entreprises d’Occitanie ?' local TV report today at: https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/occitanie/haute-garonne/toulouse/occitanie/brexit-quelles-consequences-entreprises-occitanie-1646964.html [Insert comment here which supports whatever your ...
by Ted & Jemima
Sat 23 Mar 2019 08:30
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Saga Credit Card Service Ends March 19
Replies: 4
Views: 4997

Re: Saga Credit Card Service Ends March 19

Hello

Metro Bank in the UK makes no currency charges at present for purchases or cash withdrawals in EU countries on its debit card. However, you have to go to one of their branches to open an account.

Yours,
Ted & Jemima
by Ted & Jemima
Thu 21 Mar 2019 08:35
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Effects of Brexit in P.-O.
Replies: 16
Views: 8754

Re: Effects of Brexit in P.-O.

Hi Graham.

Your fulsome reaction to our one short sentence is indicative.

Yours,
Ted & Jemima
by Ted & Jemima
Sat 16 Mar 2019 09:04
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Effects of Brexit in P.-O.
Replies: 16
Views: 8754

Effects of Brexit in P.-O.

Hello Local newspaper story today [machine translation]: https://www.lindependant.fr/2019/03/15/effets-du-brexit-dans-les-p-o-les-douaniers-tirent-la-sonnette-dalarme,8070629.php "Effects of Brexit in P.-O. : Customs officers sound the alarm According to customs unions, Brexit is likely to have seri...
by Ted & Jemima
Sun 10 Mar 2019 10:37
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Advice about insurance claim
Replies: 4
Views: 4471

Re: Advice about insurance claim

Hello. You are not alone. A hardhitting 1-hr documentary/discussion aired on France 3 TV this Wednesday in which the Aude Prefect was challenged directly about these delays and partial payments. Though it won't help you directly, it is worth viewing: https://www.francetvinfo.fr/replay-magazine/franc...
by Ted & Jemima
Tue 29 Jan 2019 08:39
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Brits on the Box
Replies: 19
Views: 9555

Re: Brits on the Box

As Requested [machine translation]: "Brexit: English and Ceretane for 13 years, she is afraid of losing everything Justine, originally from England, decided to live in the Pyrénées-Orientales in 2006 with her husband and two daughters. Brexit worries him. Justine and her family have been adopted by ...
by Ted & Jemima
Mon 28 Jan 2019 15:13
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Brits on the Box
Replies: 19
Views: 9555

Re: Brits on the Box

Hello again Another example today of local paper coverage of Brexit impact on Brits resident here: 'Brexit: English and Ceretane for 13 years, she is afraid of losing everything' https://www.lindependant.fr/2019/01/27/brexit-anglaise-et-ceretane-depuis-13-ans-elle-a-peur-de-tout-perdre,7978605.php Y...
by Ted & Jemima
Fri 04 Jan 2019 10:14
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: internet speed
Replies: 2
Views: 4638

Re: internet speed

Hello. This web page gives you updates on coverage: https://www.ariase.com/couverture/pyrenees-orientales-66/saint-andre The latest update was 11 Nov 2018: https://www.ariase.com/couverture/pyrenees-orientales-66/nra/ddr66-66168ddr which said [machine translated]: "Central of SAINT ANDRE (DDR66) The...
by Ted & Jemima
Sun 23 Dec 2018 11:55
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: 4G Internet
Replies: 16
Views: 8555

Re: 4G Internet

On a related issue, there is a useful web site to determine if your village/town has 4G coverage: https://www.ariase.com/couverture/aude-11 This is the Aude page but you can select your own departement. Our village was only graced with 4G a couple of months ago and it made a significant difference t...
by Ted & Jemima
Fri 14 Dec 2018 20:24
Forum: Travel
Topic: Forthcoming visit
Replies: 11
Views: 5925

Re: Forthcoming visit

Local press article illustrating impact of ongoing gilets jaunes protests on nearby independent local shops in Carcassonne: https://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2018/12/14/2924536-les-magasins-de-jouets-tres-affectes.html "... On the first Saturday, November 17, the [sales] decrease compared to last yea...
by Ted & Jemima
Mon 10 Dec 2018 10:07
Forum: Travel
Topic: Forthcoming visit
Replies: 11
Views: 5925

Re: Forthcoming visit

Your decision to stay home is understandable. It has been evident that shopping habits are changing as a reaction to gilets jaunes blocking access to supermarkets and shopping malls in Carcassonne during weekends. Shops are now much busier on Friday, particularly at lunchtime and through the afterno...
by Ted & Jemima
Fri 23 Nov 2018 20:46
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Brits on the Box
Replies: 19
Views: 9555

Re: Brits on the Box

More media coverage of pre-Brexit Brits living in Languedoc:
'Aude: the English blues of Corbières before Brexit'
https://www.lindependant.fr/2018/11/23/ ... 979407.php

Yours,
Ted & Jemima
by Ted & Jemima
Sat 06 Oct 2018 09:51
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Brits on the Box
Replies: 19
Views: 9555

Hello. A variation on the Brits in France & Brexit topic in this headline from today's La Depeche newspaper in Aude: https://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2018/1 ... mands.html .

Yours,
Ted & Jemima
by Ted & Jemima
Fri 14 Sep 2018 09:04
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Brits on the Box
Replies: 19
Views: 9555

Good morning! The segment was called 'Villefranche-de-Conflent (66) : les Britanniques et le Brexit' and you can view it at http://findinglanguedoc.com/tv/ where it is sixth from the top at present, but will move lower down the list as it is updated with the latest videos about the region. Yours, Te...