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by pbb
Thu 14 Apr 2016 23:53
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Hotel recommendation?
Replies: 17
Views: 6398

Hotel

Almadraba Park Hotel, Roses.

Have not stayed there ourselves, but it has been recommended by friends.
by pbb
Thu 12 Nov 2015 12:54
Forum: Pets
Topic: Pets
Replies: 6
Views: 3778

Villelongue vets

I can thoroughly recommend both the vets at this practice. I have two female cats and feel very confident taking them there.
by pbb
Sun 11 Oct 2015 13:40
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: House contents packing a storage
Replies: 2
Views: 1479

House contents packing a storage

Friends in St. Genis des Fontaines are having problems finding a reliable company or private enterprise to pack up their house and store the contents here in France prior to a later move to England.
Any suggestions would be gratefully received.
by pbb
Fri 19 Jun 2015 19:53
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Village house for sale in Laroque des Albères
Replies: 0
Views: 1574

Village house for sale in Laroque des Albères

Fully renovated and equipped village house for sale. 2 double bedrooms, shower room/toilet, living room/kitchen and large fully tiled ground floor area with utility area. The property does not have any outside space and is a lockup and leave investment .

Photos and more details on request by PM.
by pbb
Fri 22 May 2015 16:01
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: ICC permit for boating on the sea.
Replies: 6
Views: 2881

ICC permit for boating on the sea.

The reason for my question was because a British friend told me he believed it was necessary to have a French navigation certificate for a foreign resident to use his own, French-registered, power boat in French coastal waters. I have since been in touch with both the office of the Ministère de Déve...
by pbb
Thu 21 May 2015 09:20
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: ICC permit for boating on the sea.
Replies: 6
Views: 2881

Thank you for your help.
by pbb
Wed 20 May 2015 17:51
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: ICC permit for boating on the sea.
Replies: 6
Views: 2881

The boat is registered here in France and I am a French resident. I have used my ICC qualification to hire motor boats but have drawn a blank as to whether I need a French qualification as well to actually own and use the boat.
by pbb
Wed 20 May 2015 16:40
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: ICC permit for boating on the sea.
Replies: 6
Views: 2881

ICC permit for boating on the sea.

Does anyone know whether an ICC qualification is sufficient to own and use a French bought motor boat on the sea.
by pbb
Thu 12 Feb 2015 12:08
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: English speaking bank in area.
Replies: 4
Views: 2703

Thank you very much. I will give our friend the contacts .

[quote="malcolmcooper"]Bank Postale is fine to deal with. Perfectly good service and good online system too. Emmanuelle Pascale based in Argeles speaks good English 04 68 95 35 48.[/quote]
by pbb
Thu 12 Feb 2015 10:59
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: English speaking bank in area.
Replies: 4
Views: 2703

English speaking bank in area.

Some German friends who are buying a flat in Port Vendres are looking for an English speaking bank for their transactions.

Can anybody help ?
by pbb
Tue 13 Jan 2015 12:25
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: Start of English Mass in Churches in the Alberes Parish
Replies: 8
Views: 4375

English Mass

Is this a Catholic Mass?
by pbb
Tue 13 Jan 2015 12:06
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Appartement to let in Laroque des Albéres
Replies: 0
Views: 2294

Appartement to let in Laroque des Albéres

Ground floor 2 bedroom apartment with pretty garden and secure parking available for winter and summer lets.

For availability and prices, see property 8822 below.

http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p8822
by pbb
Tue 16 Sep 2014 13:34
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Village house to let in Laroque des Alberes
Replies: 0
Views: 1424

Village house to let in Laroque des Alberes

Fully furnished and equipped village house in Laroque des Alberes newly available for short term lets. The house has 2 double bedrooms, a modern shower room/toilet , a spacious and light living room/kitchen with dining area. There is a roomy fully tiled ground floor area with washing machine and tum...
by pbb
Thu 11 Sep 2014 18:50
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: La Botiga, Laroque des Albères
Replies: 4
Views: 2656

La Botiga

We have eaten very well at La Botiga and they usually have a fish dish on the menu. Why not ring and ask?
by pbb
Sat 06 Sep 2014 18:08
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Recommendations for beach restaurant
Replies: 6
Views: 3110

Beach with sunbeds

We use Club Emeraude at La Marenda beach, Argeles nord when we have children with us or want to hire a catamaran or canoe etc. Food and drinks and icecream for kids, and toilet. Can't recommend that though! You need to ring around 9am to book sun beds. Good luck! INFORMATIONS PRATIQUES ADRESSE CLUB ...
by pbb
Wed 02 Jul 2014 12:11
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Mas Renart at Perelada
Replies: 0
Views: 1424

Mas Renart at Perelada

Does anyone know whether this excellent restaurant has closed down and if so what happened ?
I tried to book online and the website is not recognised anymore .
by pbb
Fri 23 May 2014 16:37
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: La Bartavelle, Argeles Ville.
Replies: 0
Views: 1410

La Bartavelle, Argeles Ville.

Restaurant la Bartavelle 24 Rue de la République, Argelès-sur-Mer +33 4 30 44 50 56 We have just come back after yet another delicious lunch at this intimate restaurant in Argeles Ville. Everything is beautifully prepared and presented and never disappoints . The service and surroundings are very at...
by pbb
Mon 28 Apr 2014 22:31
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: U.S. advises avoiding Internet Explorer until bug fixed
Replies: 1
Views: 1487

Possible anti-exploit program from Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes has a program they call 'antiexploit' which runs as a service alongside the usual anti-virus and anti-malware programs. They claim it is effective against this exploit, both for Internet Explorer and Windows XP. Notes: 1. This is BETA software! 2. Also it is free currently (since it's s...
by pbb
Tue 04 Mar 2014 12:57
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: 2 bedroom ground floor apartment in Laroque des Aberes.
Replies: 0
Views: 1360

2 bedroom ground floor apartment in Laroque des Aberes.

Apartment in Laroque des Alberes available from October 20th for winter rental. Gas central heating.

Property 8822 on 'Home and Away Holiday Rentals' for full description. €600 per month plus utility bills.
by pbb
Sun 27 Oct 2013 09:15
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: UPDATED Highly destructive 'ransomware' exploit in Windows
Replies: 6
Views: 3318

@nigel You need to read the articles. There is a suggestion that this exploit is not being detected by AV products and it is also suggested that some AV's make the recovery by paying the ransom impossible because they interfere with exploit in some way. Better to spend 50€ on a large USB key now, an...
by pbb
Sun 27 Oct 2013 02:53
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: UPDATED Highly destructive 'ransomware' exploit in Windows
Replies: 6
Views: 3318

UPDATED Highly destructive 'ransomware' exploit in Windows

19 November 2013 Regarding this exploit, there have been some useful recent developments. A method of preventing the malware from encrypting user files was developed soon after it first appeared. However this technique could not be employed on Windows Home, Home Basic or Home Premium machines since...
by pbb
Thu 17 Oct 2013 21:51
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Village House in Laroque des Alberes
Replies: 2
Views: 2273

Village House in Laroque des Alberes

Available for yearly rental from Mid November 2013. Fully renovated furnished village house wih two double bedrooms, shower room/toilet, first floor living room with equipped kitchen. Large tiled ground floor storage space with utility area . 600€ per month plus utility bills. The house is in the ol...
by pbb
Thu 17 Oct 2013 21:31
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: XBMC addons
Replies: 24
Views: 9197

XBMC add-ons

Russell,

Would you be able to make these add-ons available to forum members, if any of them decide to go down the IPTV route with an Android box?
by pbb
Sun 26 May 2013 22:13
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Côtés Saisons
Replies: 0
Views: 1175

Côtés Saisons

New restaurant now open in Laroque des Alberes. Tried it for first time this week and we were very impressed. Very friendly service and varied menu.

www.cotesaisons.fr
by pbb
Thu 16 May 2013 17:03
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Holiday rental .
Replies: 0
Views: 1288

Holiday rental .

Two bedroom ground floor apartment with private garden and parking available from August 3rd to 10th this summer. Also available for the week from 29th June to 5th July and for the week of 31st August to 6th September. The property is in Laroque des Alberes and a link to photos is available on reque...
by pbb
Mon 08 Apr 2013 19:59
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Wines and spirits
Replies: 2
Views: 2550

[quote="Santiago"]Spirits are cheaper in Spain. Not much alcohol duty over the border.[/quote]

Thank you. We will try The Wine Palace at Figueres.
by pbb
Thu 04 Apr 2013 16:30
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Wines and spirits
Replies: 2
Views: 2550

Wines and spirits

I am wondering where would be the cheapest place to buy spirits such as gin, rum and liqueurs in the Perpignan area. Or is it cheaper in Spain? I have tried looking online but not much success.
by pbb
Wed 29 Aug 2012 17:28
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Near authentic Indian food in Perpignan.
Replies: 9
Views: 4911

Near authentic Indian food in Perpignan.

We can highly recommend this little Indian 'Fast Food' Restaurant in Perpignan. We have now been there twice and have been delighted with our meals. I chose Chicken Korma and Patrick had Chicken Dall (Dansak). The home- made Garlic Nan is delicious. The service is friendly. The owners are Franco/Ind...
by pbb
Sat 09 Jun 2012 12:29
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: New Restaurant
Replies: 5
Views: 3164

La Bartavelle

We have eaten several times at lunchtime at La Bartavelle There is a fixed price menu at 18.50 which includes a glass of wine or coffee. There is no choice but the menu changes daily. The English speaking 'front of house' will tell you the menu if you phone on the day. The food and service are excel...
by pbb
Thu 17 Nov 2011 16:14
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Internet in rental properties
Replies: 6
Views: 2514

Internet-only adsl connection

As I understand the situation in France, you are not obliged to have a conventional land-line and phone when you sign up for a new ADSL service, You should be able to opt for an internet-only service. Of course, this does also mean that there will automatically be an internet phone capability availa...