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by Chantal
Mon 17 Aug 2009 23:31
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Cafe Vienne - Perpignan
Replies: 18
Views: 6977

Cafe Vienne - Perpignan

We have used it too - alone, and with guests. Service is what I remember mostly. Helping keep us/our guests out of the sun - i.e. preparing tables for us move half-way through a meal, without as much as a stir, but rather with kind understanding. Bringing in the 'stain remover' spray 'at the drop of...
by Chantal
Thu 30 Jul 2009 13:23
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Bacteria alert
Replies: 10
Views: 4271

bacteria alert

polremy wrote:your scales??

do you drink like a fish?
oh... I love it!!! :lol: :lol:

must have been 'sleeping it off' :wink::wink: not to have thought of that one, :lol: :lol:

chantal :)
by Chantal
Thu 30 Jul 2009 13:11
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Bacteria alert
Replies: 10
Views: 4271

bacteria alert

Hi 'Thumbs' and where did you get this gem from? Catalunya lands?! :wink: :lol: In any case, I love the smiles it brought to my face - so thank you! I drink a lot of tap water and fruit juices but very little alcohol - I have a fantastic immune system - people are always telling me I look 10 years y...
by Chantal
Sat 25 Jul 2009 08:55
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Beautiful Things.... Chinese
Replies: 2
Views: 1983

Beautiful Things.... Chinese

The shop is open late on Thursday during the 'Estivales' / Les Jeudis de Perpignan.

chantal :)
by Chantal
Sun 12 Jul 2009 17:57
Forum: Travel
Topic: passport .....again
Replies: 3
Views: 2107

I would guess that the British Embassy in Paris is technically UK sovereign territory. Anyway, it was issued BY the UK even if delivered via Paris. ah! I have for years given the country that stamped/issued my passport - e.g. a French document issued by the French consulate in London, I would give ...
by Chantal
Wed 01 Jul 2009 16:05
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Beautiful Things.... Chinese
Replies: 2
Views: 1983

Beautiful Things.... Chinese

Correction:
The shop sells tablecloths, not kimonos.

I could have been fooled! :wink:

Actually, those I noticed were folded and the fabric looked so nice I just thought these were kimonos.

ah well... , lovely assortment of goods anyway. :)

Chantal :)
by Chantal
Mon 29 Jun 2009 19:03
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Beautiful Things.... Chinese
Replies: 2
Views: 1983

Beautiful Things.... Chinese

Just discovered a lovely small shop selling some 'beautiful little items', some bigger, some inexpensive and some 'unique' pieces. Statues, wall-hanging (un)framed cloths, handbags, unbrellas, little boxes, coffee tables, kimonos, and more.... A pleasure to the eye! lovely for gifts too. Location: i...
by Chantal
Fri 22 May 2009 20:46
Forum: Travel
Topic: Carte
Replies: 2
Views: 2504

Carte

here's the link to request it on-line: https://login.assure.ameli.fr/assuresso/login.do?site2pstoretoken=v1.2~ECC4F1AD~624641DBD84900EFF886FC6A66AE19C94783ADF7AD76671A78F0160B2C4502FD8B992B4167CDFFA33A366F9B709D00056751738BD4B95863BCDA437BA8245C3D9CB289AA2D26624CB64CB354DFE316DE101018B2756D05E7DDAC9...
by Chantal
Fri 22 May 2009 19:55
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: French Tax Return
Replies: 11
Views: 5854

Sue and Paul wrote: "I became eligible for State Pension in November 2008" Me too, in October. According to the Connexion tax helpsheet (see my post above), you should also enter your total Pension(s) income in box viii of form 2047 to be exempt from the Social Charges (C.R.D.S.). Include your E121...
by Chantal
Mon 11 May 2009 18:54
Forum: Travel
Topic: coaches to Girona
Replies: 5
Views: 2808

Re: coaches to Girona / Perpicat

re. prior posting (copied at end of this message) The minibus departed from Gare Routière, bay 13. Mr Boularas did the driving. He was most pleasant, jovial and willing to help as much as possible. He also volunteered to help our guests with check-in procedures (Ryanair new system). Meeting and talk...
by Chantal
Thu 30 Apr 2009 10:27
Forum: Travel
Topic: coaches to Girona
Replies: 5
Views: 2808

coaches to Girona

Re. a previous recommendation (Helen/ Robert Ferrieux?) here on the subject, we've enquired about Perpicat (http://perpicat.com). so, FYI: Just spoke now to Mr. Bourlaties / ?Bourlies re. their departure Perpignan - Girona as we had not received confirmation to an email we sent late in the evening. ...
by Chantal
Mon 27 Apr 2009 10:49
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: One for the gardeners.
Replies: 47
Views: 14645

gardeners

Roger A lot of the Swiss put their geraniums in their bomb shelter for the winter. They have to put a bit of water during the winter months but they survive. Some of the ladies would bring me down to visit the germaniums during the winter months. I tried this in Sweden and it didn't work. Blackduff...
by Chantal
Wed 25 Mar 2009 13:26
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Bank charges in France
Replies: 5
Views: 2799

Bank charges in France

As you mentioned it, I now recall a phrase mentioning somewhere (? page 1) that indeed the 'sweeteners' had not been included.

Might be a case of... 'the more the merrier' as regards this information. It is already public in any case.

chantal :)
by Chantal
Wed 25 Mar 2009 11:23
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Bank charges in France
Replies: 5
Views: 2799

Bank charges in France

The text is in French. It compares and lists the cheapest to the most expensive. the 'voir le detail service par service' link (page one of the link, approx. in the centre) gives a rundown of what a bank charges compared to others for a number of services. http://www.linternaute.com/argent/banque/cl...
by Chantal
Sun 08 Feb 2009 22:54
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Price comparisons
Replies: 1
Views: 1706

Price comparisons

A French website that gives price comparisons for various services - site which I have not yet checked. article translation: "useful at the time of renewing subscriptions: - phone subscriptions, internet, digital tv, credits, insurance, savings - changing banks or gas/electricity suppliers" why go t...
by Chantal
Fri 30 Jan 2009 17:27
Forum: Travel
Topic: RyanAir - New charges...
Replies: 64
Views: 18528

ryanair charges

With all the comments and suggestions herein, has anyone thought of copying the lot and emailing this to Ryanair? btw, whereas I could guess what RA stood for, I was asking myself if FR was 'France'? Is it my impression...?- of late, I am getting the feeling that I am reading French documentation (U...
by Chantal
Sun 25 Jan 2009 19:26
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Fallen trees and where to get replacements
Replies: 16
Views: 6882

Fallen trees and where to get replacements

I only have suggestions to offer: Jardiland (phone nbr from directory enquiry or phone book, I guess) in Perpignan sold large palm trees in the summer. They might be able to advise. your local town hall should also be able to advise. Neighbours as well? As for insurance, France Bleue radio have been...
by Chantal
Tue 20 Jan 2009 19:44
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Carte Bleue
Replies: 6
Views: 3529

carte bleue

ooops... yes, we had to pay for two annual fees.
chantal
by Chantal
Tue 20 Jan 2009 19:43
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Carte Bleue
Replies: 6
Views: 3529

carte bleue

surprised! Societe Gen. also gave us one each (different nbrs, but same a/c), and a different pin nbr too.
chantal
by Chantal
Sat 17 Jan 2009 19:14
Forum: Health
Topic: Doctors, dentists.......
Replies: 62
Views: 28169

doctors & dentists

- Dentists: re. Dr Gade (Elne). did a crown for my husband (knocked off a tooth eating sausage meat a day or so after we had moved to France). I personally found the work to be wanting - colour does not match other teeth, contrary to work I had done in the UK (both of which we had to pay something f...
by Chantal
Sun 04 Jan 2009 19:38
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: A Salutory Tale
Replies: 18
Views: 6892

a salutory tale

ooooooh, I am so sorry for you too. such a heartache! some things just cannot be replaced, can they?! have the police bothered with a fingerprint search at the very least? anything dropped/left behind by the burglers - tiny as it might be? have neighbours been interviewed? perhaps this could lead to...
by Chantal
Fri 14 Nov 2008 11:23
Forum: Travel
Topic: FROGBUS.com
Replies: 14
Views: 6817

Frogbus.com

The difference one letter makes, when typing whilst tired late at night.
:roll:
I had meant to write (end of my previous message) : 'be aware!' not, 'beware!'

Chantal
by Chantal
Fri 14 Nov 2008 00:33
Forum: Travel
Topic: FROGBUS.com
Replies: 14
Views: 6817

Frogbus - my experience

As I indicated a while ago I would, I am now making my comments about my (and hubby's) first experience with Frogbus from Perpignan railway station to Girona, and back (late October - early November 2008). Great: the drivers are friendly. Not so great: As first-time users to the service, we found th...
by Chantal
Fri 17 Oct 2008 11:29
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: French neighbours death
Replies: 9
Views: 3510

French Neighbours' funeral

Just returned last week from one (a 20-year old). Church was full, and more. Flowers were bountiful too . Ffamily, friends, colleagues, shopkeeper, ex-school friends, etc. attended mass. People had a brief word to the parents (some before mass, some during - as the priest had planned a walk with a c...
by Chantal
Tue 30 Sep 2008 16:58
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Siret numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 4208

Siret Numbers

hmmm, I never.... fraud/dummy numbers?! :o :shock:
Thanks for the info.

chantal :)
by Chantal
Sun 21 Sep 2008 20:09
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Importing electronics from UK - VAT question
Replies: 9
Views: 4376

Importing electronics from UK - VAT question

Link below about imports and VAT/ http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageVAT_ShowContent&id=HMCE_CL_001454&propertyType=document If you buy goods online from within the European Union (EU) You will not be charged Customs duty or import V...
by Chantal
Sat 20 Sep 2008 21:46
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Save the cork oaks!!
Replies: 15
Views: 6901

Save the cork oaks

My direct experience of gipsies in France, Poland, Czech Republic and the UK is that (in any order): a) they stole a large wad of notes foreign and local from a previous boyfriend, after a very carefully orchestrated scenario b) they stole from me whilst boarding a tram (again, a very orchestrated s...
by Chantal
Fri 12 Sep 2008 21:32
Forum: Travel
Topic: Is your UK driving licence expiring?
Replies: 57
Views: 17265

Is your driving licence expiring?

A UK driving licence needs not be exchanged when living in France, unless there has been some driving accident, fine, etc.. i.e. the driver has incurred a loss of points on his licence. The French driving system uses 'loss of points' (a full licence has 12, and 8 for a new driver during his first th...
by Chantal
Sat 02 Aug 2008 21:02
Forum: Travel
Topic: Overzealous Police
Replies: 18
Views: 7090

overzealous police

I guess there are some 'rotten apples' also in the French police. A thought though - From what you say, I wonder if your brother-in-law ought not to report the incident. After all, either he will be confirmed that yes the law is ... and from October next, blah, blah; or, it may be that those phoney[...
by Chantal
Sat 02 Aug 2008 18:11
Forum: Travel
Topic: Overzealous Police
Replies: 18
Views: 7090

Yes, Tiffany, I agree that it seems odd - the incident; just as mentioned by Roger O. too. However, the thread seemed to have moved on to whether to wear the vest when coming out of the car, or whether it could be fetched from the boot first. I wonder, was M&S's brother-in-law actually fined? Did he...