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by John & Elaine
Wed 13 Nov 2013 15:41
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: TV connection and SKY
Replies: 14
Views: 5671

If you have a suitable friend in the UK, Slingbox is vey good and free! Why not look that up on the Internet? Good luck and happy viewing.
John
by John & Elaine
Sat 08 Jun 2013 10:36
Forum: Health
Topic: Kine inArgeles
Replies: 5
Views: 3038

Claire is good but there is a Catalan young man there called Guillaume who is also very good.

Hope you feel better soon.

John
by John & Elaine
Tue 21 May 2013 11:04
Forum: Health
Topic: Wanted Doula.....
Replies: 9
Views: 3919

Whatsa Doula?

John
by John & Elaine
Tue 21 May 2013 10:33
Forum: Shopping
Topic: shopping outlet, La Jonquera
Replies: 15
Views: 10363

We went Sunday evening about 19.00 - thought it a disappointment and won't bother again!

Suggest everyone goes and sees for themselves just in case I have (probably!) become a grumpy old f*rt!!

John
by John & Elaine
Sun 05 May 2013 18:47
Forum: Travel
Topic: car train
Replies: 8
Views: 2950

We had a family of renters who took it both ways a couple of years back and found it OK except for the fact it took three hours to unload at Narbonne and when they finally got the car it was very severly scratched all over. They were insured but who needs this kind of start to a holiday! John PS Hav...
by John & Elaine
Wed 01 May 2013 10:33
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Retiring to France at 33
Replies: 9
Views: 3962

Hi Jon

Not quite sure what, on that quite full page, you are referring to? Please advise.

John
by John & Elaine
Tue 09 Apr 2013 18:47
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Any recommendations where to buy a new bed please?
Replies: 5
Views: 7766

We have had several rental properties and thus have needed to buy several beds, mattresses and bedding etc and have always found the best deals in Spain - and they will usually deliver free.

John
by John & Elaine
Wed 03 Apr 2013 18:26
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Wetlands
Replies: 11
Views: 4970

We saw 4 eagles over the lake at Darnius recently. I'm no twitcher but thoroughly enjoyed watching these beautiful creatures making the most of the warm air currents.

John
by John & Elaine
Thu 21 Mar 2013 19:34
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: uk tv online
Replies: 31
Views: 10411

Expatshield now dubbed Xpatshield!

I downloaded this and it has taken me six hours of blood, sweat and tears to get my internet access back! I may have been unlucky...but think twice before messing with your IP address unless you know what you are doing!

John
by John & Elaine
Sat 16 Mar 2013 15:33
Forum: Travel
Topic: Bus R7
Replies: 10
Views: 5305

The last I heard it was still terminating at the train station.

John
by John & Elaine
Fri 15 Mar 2013 15:41
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: A road trip of a lifetime!
Replies: 10
Views: 5485

Hi Carole, Elaine and I spent a month in both Islands a few years back starting in The Bay of Islands. The only place which left us underwhelmed was Rotarua. Apart from that we loved it all. Have voted for Lara & Sam. Doubtful Sound, with it's absolute stillness, was stunningly beautiful and a very ...
by John & Elaine
Wed 13 Mar 2013 16:12
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: A Wonder -- NOT!
Replies: 0
Views: 1605

A Wonder -- NOT!

A la merveille (A wonder) We went to see this movie last night and really, deeply wished we hadn't! In our opinion, avoid like the proverbial plague!! Nous sommes allés voir ce film la nuit dernière et vraiment, profondément aimé que nous ayons pas! À notre avis, evitez comme la peste proverbiale! J...
by John & Elaine
Mon 11 Mar 2013 12:42
Forum: Pets
Topic: English speaking dog trainer
Replies: 8
Views: 3346

Does your dog speak any other languages, Pichicuy? :D :shock: :D
by John & Elaine
Fri 08 Mar 2013 17:05
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Do you know the Languedoc Roussillon stats quiz!
Replies: 12
Views: 4198

7! Well it's better than 6!!

John
by John & Elaine
Sat 02 Mar 2013 11:09
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Chateauneuf du Pape, Domaine du Grand Veneur 1978
Replies: 6
Views: 7718

Pop the corks, decant and discover!! No advice required!!

John
by John & Elaine
Wed 20 Feb 2013 18:09
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: 66- Almost a Gastronomic Wasteland?
Replies: 8
Views: 2872

I stand corrected! Certainly, La Balette is stunning.

John
by John & Elaine
Wed 20 Feb 2013 16:46
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: 66- Almost a Gastronomic Wasteland?
Replies: 8
Views: 2872

I've been to both. The one in St Cyp is overpriced & over-rated (IMHO!) the other is great.

John
by John & Elaine
Sat 09 Feb 2013 16:42
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Wok You, Figueres
Replies: 16
Views: 8191

We're fans of Wok You and so are several of our friends!

John
by John & Elaine
Mon 28 Jan 2013 15:52
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: Great read
Replies: 0
Views: 1661

Great read

Read a great book recently - recommended for all!

Charlotte Lamb's "Angel of Death"

Enjoy!

John
by John & Elaine
Sun 20 Jan 2013 09:10
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: BIB Wine (bag in a box)
Replies: 22
Views: 17669

We'll have to agree to differ then. I would say that in my personal experience - as I did blind tastings with friends - they nconsistently spotted and preferred the Vinalito-treated wine. Proof, it seems, is in the embibing!!

John
by John & Elaine
Sat 19 Jan 2013 11:52
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: BIB Wine (bag in a box)
Replies: 22
Views: 17669

You might to try this gadget - the Vinalito.

Genuinely makes BiB wine taste like it came from a bottle.

http://www.find-me-a-gift.co.uk/drinkin ... ators.html

Good weekend one & all!

John
by John & Elaine
Mon 14 Jan 2013 14:05
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Hard Disk crash - need to find a recovery expert
Replies: 24
Views: 10408

Patrick is good although Sorede Informatique (from €12.50 TTC) is also very good although M Pinot ne parle pas Anglais :(

John
by John & Elaine
Sun 16 Dec 2012 20:03
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: English Christmas Lunch
Replies: 6
Views: 3263

English Christmas Lunch

The Pierreanne in Villelongue dels Monts did about thirty Brits proud today by providing a magnificent Christmas meal complete with all the trimmings for a ridiculously good value price. They plan to do two or three next year and already are taking, and have received, several bookings! It is thoroug...
by John & Elaine
Sat 15 Dec 2012 10:32
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Rental gardening
Replies: 11
Views: 4602

What length of rental are we discussing here?

John
by John & Elaine
Thu 06 Dec 2012 10:55
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Regular Currency transfer
Replies: 9
Views: 7694

We have also used HIFX for about 7 years and have never encountered any problems with substantial one-off transfers or regular ones.

http://www.hifx.co.uk/Marketwatch/Exchange-rates.aspx

Give them a go!

John
by John & Elaine
Mon 15 Oct 2012 13:15
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: Fete des Vendanges
Replies: 5
Views: 2869

Sunday - no better!!

Elaine & I went in a party of a mix of 15 French & English and didn't think it measured up to 2010 which was great. The best thing was the weather and our table position - twixt the loos, BBQs and waterfront! It also missed the usual Naval involvement. Regards wine anyone in or near Banyuls should c...
by John & Elaine
Sun 15 Jul 2012 11:43
Forum: Health
Topic: english speaking dentist
Replies: 3
Views: 2788

Rachel Deville is the Scottish lady dentist in Banyuls and she is superb and very plesant with it. Contact her on 04 68 88 36 34

John
by John & Elaine
Sat 07 Jul 2012 14:33
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: best for bank accounts
Replies: 30
Views: 14600

Like Jon we use and are happy with Banque Pop. We also have an account with HSBC in Carcassonne where there are plenty of English speakers who will come to Perpignan for meetings and if we want to go to them Carcassonne is nearer! And with a better KFC!

John
by John & Elaine
Fri 15 Jun 2012 13:03
Forum: Health
Topic: English-speaking doctor
Replies: 2
Views: 2653

I've lost the precise details but there are at least five doctors including both genders in Céret. All the details easily findable on line. Short of time or I'd have done it for you!

John
by John & Elaine
Tue 29 May 2012 08:28
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Coté Port Restaurant
Replies: 5
Views: 2638

We've always found the Ascoli to be great and reliably consistent!

John & Elaine