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by Nigel
Fri 05 Oct 2018 11:16
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Astra Satellite back up for Brit TV
Replies: 22
Views: 5028

Yes I agree with Allan

We watch Brit TV via Intelsat during Spring/summer and Astra during Autome/Winter.

You can watch all with intelsat but less choice of channels.

I used the guy from the link Allan suppied to install the Intelsat dish....he was excellent
by Nigel
Mon 01 Oct 2018 18:01
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Applying for carte de sejour
Replies: 8
Views: 732

You do need to attend in person...they need to take your fingerprints
by Nigel
Sat 29 Sep 2018 11:05
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Applying for carte de sejour
Replies: 8
Views: 732

We received our Carte Sejour and couple of weeks ago. Make sure that if there are two of you applying you have a separate set of copy documents for each person. Also make sure you take you Birth Cert. I do not think this was mentioned on the form they sent with date of apponitment
by Nigel
Thu 09 Aug 2018 18:02
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: English speaking notaire recomendations
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Hervé Phillippe in Argeles



I reccomend him without an doubt
by Nigel
Wed 25 Jul 2018 16:36
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Problems with alarms electric gates etc
Replies: 0
Views: 634

Problems with alarms electric gates etc

If you have any problems with you alarm electric gates etc SME at St Genis are brilliant

http://www.alarme-sme.com/

very speedy response and they do not try to upsell when it possible to repair your equipement.

I cannot reccomend them enough
by Nigel
Tue 12 Jun 2018 15:30
Forum: Travel
Topic: Car Parking at Figures Rialway Stations
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Thanks Daphne ...that was very helpful....so it looks like 9€ per day at the TGV Station
by Nigel
Tue 12 Jun 2018 06:45
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Typically 'English' present
Replies: 6
Views: 1198

What are her interests...how about a Magazine subscription
by Nigel
Wed 06 Jun 2018 20:21
Forum: Health
Topic: Optician
Replies: 12
Views: 1472

I am sure you will be happy

Let me know how you get on
by Nigel
Wed 06 Jun 2018 18:45
Forum: Health
Topic: Killing Ivy
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Killing Ivy

Does anyone have a solution for killing ivy
by Nigel
Wed 06 Jun 2018 18:43
Forum: Health
Topic: Optician
Replies: 12
Views: 1472

forgot to say....once I had chosen frames lenses etc and I had the estimate she told me to come back about 2 weeks later as there was a one day special when I could get an extra 10% discount
by Nigel
Wed 06 Jun 2018 18:41
Forum: Health
Topic: Optician
Replies: 12
Views: 1472

I can really recommend L'Opitica at La Jonquera.

Great service advice and prices.

Clara helped me...she speaks English

They will also give you an eye test by the optician ....an appt was not necessary
by Nigel
Sat 02 Jun 2018 11:06
Forum: Travel
Topic: Car Parking at Figures Rialway Stations
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Car Parking at Figures Rialway Stations

Does anyone know if it is possible to park at the Railway Station in the town and if so the cost per day/week. I seem to remember there was a car park at the station but not sure it still exists.

Does anone knopw the parking costs at Figueres Vilafant ?
by Nigel
Mon 07 May 2018 19:37
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Carte de Sejour...to apply or not ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1652

Thank you Gus
by Nigel
Sun 06 May 2018 19:56
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Carte de Sejour...to apply or not ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1652

Thanks Florence...was your Avis d' Impot enough to confirm your income ?

Were you able to make an appointment at the Prefecture ?
by Nigel
Sun 06 May 2018 17:51
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Carte de Sejour...to apply or not ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1652

Carte de Sejour...to apply or not ?

I am looking into the whole matter of a Carte de Sejour to and life here post-Brexit. It seems that if you have been a permanent resident in France for over 5 years you are entitled to a Carte de Sejour, (subject some qualifications which won't apply to most who are here as retirees). I cannot find ...
by Nigel
Tue 17 Apr 2018 08:57
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Exchange rate for tax returns
Replies: 1
Views: 650

Exchange rate for tax returns

Does anyone have an exchange rate from £ to € to be applied for French Tax returns
by Nigel
Mon 12 Feb 2018 08:44
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: BBC iPlayer not working
Replies: 28
Views: 5406

Another option is to look at installing a sat Dish and box to receive Brit TV via Intelsat 907

You would proboably need a 1m dish and a different box...there are limits but you would receive all main channels at the present time
by Nigel
Wed 03 Jan 2018 17:07
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpicat Navette Bus
Replies: 10
Views: 2304

Thanks Kate
by Nigel
Tue 02 Jan 2018 09:06
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpicat Navette Bus
Replies: 10
Views: 2304

Perpicat Navette Bus

Does this service still exsist from Argeles to Girona Airport ?
by Nigel
Wed 20 Sep 2017 07:12
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Cobbler for reheeling shoes/ boots
Replies: 4
Views: 1487

The Cordonniers on the road to Intermarche in Argeles is very helpful.....give him a try
by Nigel
Sun 03 Sep 2017 11:02
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Astra Satellite back up for Brit TV
Replies: 22
Views: 5028

Rhys

We change to Astra in winter because there is a better choice of channels inc regional TV....we have a Humax box which makes recording very easy....Intel907 continues to work throughout the year
by Nigel
Sun 03 Sep 2017 06:28
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Astra Satellite back up for Brit TV
Replies: 22
Views: 5028

Allan ...you are correct about the installer ....he does live at Lezignan....my mistake.

For us the combinationation of the Astra Setup and Intel 907 Setup works very well.
by Nigel
Sat 02 Sep 2017 19:04
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Astra Satellite back up for Brit TV
Replies: 22
Views: 5028

Normally seems to coincide with equinox....Astra goes off around mid-March comes back around mid -Sept....a little earlier this year. We have a 1m dish which seems to work well. If you have a Freesat decoder in your TV I guess with the right dish it might work OK. There is an English guy who is an i...
by Nigel
Fri 01 Sep 2017 08:42
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Astra Satellite back up for Brit TV
Replies: 22
Views: 5028

Astra Satellite back up for Brit TV

Our Astra Satellite setup is back up this morning and we are getting BBC 1 2 ITV C4 C5 etc ....will try it tonight as sometimes this early in September is gets poor reception in the evening
by Nigel
Tue 11 Jul 2017 11:51
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: taxe-dhabitation-reduced
Replies: 20
Views: 5944

Are they saying that 80% of French residents earn less than 20000€ per annum...ie less than 40000€ per couple or have I missed something
by Nigel
Fri 30 Jun 2017 17:34
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Waste Dump - Decheterie
Replies: 6
Views: 2216

I went on Wednesday to the Dechet at Laroque...the gate was broken so you could enter without producing your card
by Nigel
Thu 18 May 2017 20:39
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Solicitor required - problem following sale of house
Replies: 12
Views: 3686

I am sure he would be pleased to see your comment on him
by Nigel
Thu 18 May 2017 19:28
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Solicitor required - problem following sale of house
Replies: 12
Views: 3686

Andre Slatkin

23 Rue de La Sardane
66000
Perpignan

0468 352406

He is French/Canadian and is bi-lingual

I was very satisfied with advice he gave me....and I'm a retired UK solicitor !!

I am sure he will be able to advise you
by Nigel
Thu 27 Apr 2017 11:49
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Bamboo
Replies: 1
Views: 1120

Bamboo

Is there one out there who has bought bamboo ( clumping sort ) locally. If so please would you let me know where you purchased this bamboo.
by Nigel
Fri 21 Apr 2017 09:27
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: UK State Pension Tax Form
Replies: 3
Views: 1687

Thanks ...do you know which boxes are to be used...