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by malcolmcooper
Thu 29 Dec 2016 17:21
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Looking for a tiler
Replies: 7
Views: 2979

Yes, I know Rob and his reputation. Job is possibly a bit small for him and we don't want to wait all that long but certainly worth a call.
by malcolmcooper
Wed 28 Dec 2016 11:01
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Looking for a tiler
Replies: 7
Views: 2979

Wow! looks like good tilers are a rare breed?
by malcolmcooper
Fri 23 Dec 2016 09:38
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Looking for a tiler
Replies: 7
Views: 2979

Looking for a tiler

Hi, can anyone recommend a good tiler for an average sized bathroom please? Looking for a professional job or I'd do it myself.
by malcolmcooper
Wed 26 Oct 2016 23:07
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Air conditioning and heating
Replies: 14
Views: 4328

I arranged just such an installation in Sorede last week for friends with a holiday home. The price for one outside unit and two internals in bedrooms was 2780 for Mitsubishi.
by malcolmcooper
Wed 26 Oct 2016 22:13
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Air conditioning and heating
Replies: 14
Views: 4328

We recently had inverter clim fitted and I think it's one of the best things I ever bought. Take good advice on the brand you buy. Cheaper usually means noisier, if not for you then often for your neighbours. I get nothing for recommending our supplier http://www.pagesjaunes.fr/pros/55941377 His nam...
by malcolmcooper
Sat 25 Jun 2016 12:02
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: UK Referendum on continued British membership of the EU
Replies: 98
Views: 32150

Perhaps the overs 50's (me included) should not have had a vote.
by malcolmcooper
Sun 22 May 2016 21:01
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Long term rental required
Replies: 5
Views: 2869

by malcolmcooper
Mon 16 May 2016 10:36
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Salamandre Sorede
Replies: 0
Views: 1551

Salamandre Sorede

Wow! it was brilliant. I had Salmon Takati followed by whole lobster and then a cafe gourmand whilst my partner had Octopus milefeuille followed by stuffed poultry supreme and then tiramisu. This was accompanied by a fresh chardonnay at 16€ a bottle. It was a delight throughout and all served with a...
by malcolmcooper
Thu 14 Apr 2016 07:34
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Netflix blocking
Replies: 5
Views: 2803

I'm happily watching Netflix via unotelly.com
by malcolmcooper
Sat 09 Apr 2016 18:30
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Tiles....to buy in France or Spain?
Replies: 28
Views: 24456

A bit late, but I can warmly recommend MAT Carrelages, a few kms beyond Le Roi des Carrelages on the N11 to Figueres (just this side of a BP station). I went there originally (on the advice of the manufacturers) for some terre cuite that are also available at Point P. About 2/3 the price, and unlik...
by malcolmcooper
Wed 06 Apr 2016 22:21
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Screw top bottles
Replies: 12
Views: 6434

If there was a "like" button for your response Jonathan, I'd click it.
by malcolmcooper
Tue 05 Apr 2016 14:04
Forum: Shopping
Topic: A master English butcher - locally!
Replies: 11
Views: 4895

A master English butcher - locally!

I think it's great news. Top quality products from a no nonsense bloke I can talk to. I've had a lovely pork joint so far and I'll be back very soon for sausages and pork pies. It's early days in his new shop in Cabestany so worth a phone call first if you're after something specific. He's open now,...
by malcolmcooper
Tue 02 Feb 2016 21:21
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Car Insurance - a recommendation
Replies: 9
Views: 3095

My recent experience is with http://www.france-insurance.co.uk/ I took out my car insurance with them and later followed with health mutuelle. The service I've had has been impeccable and good value. I feel they have spotted a niche in the English speaking market whilst not milking it and remaining ...
by malcolmcooper
Sun 03 Jan 2016 11:42
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Trading at French markets
Replies: 2
Views: 2111

I've done it in the past. You'll need public liability insurance (from memory around 100€ for a year) and a Carte Ambulant. Good info here http://www.entreprises.cci-paris-idf.fr/web/formalites/carte-de-commercant-ambulant To get one you'll need to have a status so yes you must be an Auto Entreprene...
by malcolmcooper
Fri 13 Nov 2015 08:38
Forum: Travel
Topic: Argeles to Barcelona by train
Replies: 11
Views: 3556

Nigel, take a look at http://uk.megabus.com/megabus-launches- ... rance.aspx

Fast (2:20), cheap and direct from Perpignan.
by malcolmcooper
Sun 01 Nov 2015 19:26
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: BBC iplayer
Replies: 28
Views: 7413

No I haven't. I'll go take a look.
by malcolmcooper
Sun 01 Nov 2015 19:12
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: BBC iplayer
Replies: 28
Views: 7413

Please find me a clever geek who'll sort out a work around!
by malcolmcooper
Thu 29 Oct 2015 08:47
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: Halloween
Replies: 7
Views: 2741

Thanks Dave, found it. https://www.facebook.com/Paintball-Perp ... 638018650/

I'm delighted to say my kids are a bit young for this.
by malcolmcooper
Wed 28 Oct 2015 22:23
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: Halloween
Replies: 7
Views: 2741

Halloween

Whilst it's not my "thing" it appears I have to accept that this festival is here to stay so I guess, for me, it's best to embrace it. I have young children too who want to enjoy so let's just do it. I noticed a banner near the cinema Castillet on the way into Perpignan this morning advertising a "W...
by malcolmcooper
Thu 01 Oct 2015 20:30
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: British people living in Europe
Replies: 3
Views: 1910

Yea, I'm in.
by malcolmcooper
Wed 30 Sep 2015 13:33
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Stupid Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3393

I have never understood why my Netlix never buffers whilst iPlayer often does. Does Netflix use a different delivery system?
by malcolmcooper
Sun 20 Sep 2015 16:08
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: page 3 of the Sun
Replies: 37
Views: 13350

It's totally harmless fun in my opinion and not to be taken so seriously. I trust it raises good money. I wasn't intending to buy one myself but I will now. I quite like cheese!
by malcolmcooper
Tue 18 Aug 2015 23:38
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: New scam I think
Replies: 23
Views: 7858

Paranoia
by malcolmcooper
Tue 18 Aug 2015 22:57
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: New scam I think
Replies: 23
Views: 7858

Malcolm are you in some sort of parallel universe, there are 1,000s of cases of people ACTUALLY losing a lot of cents.
Details please. I'm delighted to be proved wrong.
by malcolmcooper
Tue 18 Aug 2015 18:42
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: New scam I think
Replies: 23
Views: 7858

Please don't panic. There have been dozens upon dozens of "Daily Mail" scare stories over the years and there will be more. I have yet to hear of anyone "ACTUALLY" losing a solitary cent in any one of them. Before I'm flamed I'm not suggesting that anyone should be complacent about their security, o...
by malcolmcooper
Sun 16 Aug 2015 20:24
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: The Economy
Replies: 12
Views: 4480

Genius
by malcolmcooper
Wed 12 Aug 2015 20:20
Forum: Travel
Topic: Re-homed
Replies: 6
Views: 2996

Sorry, it's one of those "easy when you know how" things.
by malcolmcooper
Tue 11 Aug 2015 13:23
Forum: Travel
Topic: Re-homed
Replies: 6
Views: 2996

One way would be to upload the hotos to a free Dropbox account and share a link to them like below.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uqubl3se1l3dk ... 5.JPG?dl=0
by malcolmcooper
Sun 19 Jul 2015 11:44
Forum: Travel
Topic: free books
Replies: 2
Views: 1522

Speak to Namura on the English book stall at Laroque market on Wednesday mornings.