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by jethro
Sat 18 May 2019 20:58
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Tax Return
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Tax Return

As holders of the S1 form, my wife and I are exempt from the CSG, but I can't remember if I mentioned it on my declaration of revenue. Looking through the form again, I see no point where such a demand for exoneration may be made. I did mention it verbally to the very nice man at Céret who helped us...
by jethro
Mon 08 Apr 2019 18:24
Forum: For sale or wanted
Topic: old film cameras with super lenses
Replies: 0
Views: 141

old film cameras with super lenses

I'm selling a job lot on Leboncoin, consisting of two Minoltas and a Canon 20D. The Minoltas have the excellent zooms adaptable to mirrorless cameras and the Canon has an adapter for M42 lenses. See the full ad here: https://www.leboncoin.fr/image_son/1597275112.htm/
by jethro
Mon 25 Feb 2019 18:27
Forum: Welcome to the P-O. Life Forum
Topic: Driveway renovation
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: Driveway renovation

Oh, and Jean-Pierre Brazes, 0781583018. It's his speciality, in fact.
by jethro
Sun 24 Feb 2019 15:07
Forum: Welcome to the P-O. Life Forum
Topic: Driveway renovation
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: Driveway renovation

Gazzola et Fils at Laroque des Albères should be able to do that.
by jethro
Wed 13 Feb 2019 22:54
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Where to purchase spirits in Perpignan?
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: Where to purchase spirits in Perpignan?

Try this place: very knowledgeable.


http://www.cavepartdesanges.com/default.aspx

Surprisingly well up on single malts. If gin is your preferred tipple, most of the La Jonquera supermarkets have a decent range, including Bombay Sapphire, thought the Angels' share guy probably does that too.
by jethro
Sat 19 Jan 2019 17:03
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Architect/structural builders
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Architect/structural builders

We used this lady to do a lot of work for us after seeing her work on the street structure of Laroque and the Théatre de Verdure. She knows all the best local artisans, including Michel Martinez, who's based in Céret. https://www.architectes-pour-tous.fr/architectes-pour-tous/agnes-rumeau-xech-archi...
by jethro
Thu 11 Oct 2018 21:32
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: 50 years on.
Replies: 16
Views: 1253

As a prissy little ten-year-old altar-boy of the Catholic persuasion, I was invited to take part in a visit to Lourdes, where the organising teacher prayed, I suppose, for the miracle of becoming attractive. I remember crossing a bridge on an excursion into the Basque country and suddenly feeling th...
by jethro
Fri 21 Sep 2018 20:08
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Buying a car - left hand or right hand drive
Replies: 29
Views: 6828

If you type LHD into the search field on UK eBay, you will find many fine vehicles cheaper than you will find in France, mostly.
by jethro
Wed 12 Sep 2018 11:37
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Irish passeports
Replies: 9
Views: 685

It costs 80 euros and is dealt with by the Irish Embassy in Paris. I can now join the EU airport queue after Brexit , but I doubt if the safeguarding of S1 privileges will be part of the deal, since I have never been a member of the Irish Social Security system. If the French decide to play hardball...
by jethro
Sun 09 Sep 2018 20:13
Forum: Health
Topic: Worrying news
Replies: 3
Views: 685

David Davies, before withdrawing himself from a post way beyond his modest abilities, had this to say:

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... pensioners
by jethro
Tue 10 Jul 2018 18:36
Forum: Health
Topic: English Speaking Doctor in the Le Boulou Area
Replies: 4
Views: 830

One of the unforeseen consequences of women being in the majority among newly-qualified doctors ( and a good thing too ) is that their partners, usually male, cannot find employment when the doctor chooses to go and work in a remote village. Hence the phenomenon of medical deserts forming in rural c...
by jethro
Tue 10 Jul 2018 12:02
Forum: Health
Topic: Updating my Carte Vitale
Replies: 3
Views: 677

You can just stick it in the slot of the machine at the entrance of all CPAM offices. Some big clinics have them too.
by jethro
Sat 09 Jun 2018 22:52
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: welder required for classic car
Replies: 12
Views: 1287

And his company is called Lesaladeuche, 13 route Brouilla 66740 Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines.
by jethro
Sat 09 Jun 2018 22:48
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: welder required for classic car
Replies: 12
Views: 1287

The lad who repairs the ancient Citroen 2CVs visible from the main road at St. Genis des Fontaines certainly knows his way round a welding torch.
by jethro
Wed 09 May 2018 16:52
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Carte de Sejour...to apply or not ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1693

I have applied for and got an Irish passport, so I presume my being British will be of little importance post-Brexit. But will my current S1 then be valid ?
by jethro
Mon 26 Mar 2018 21:35
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Why no PO fizz?
Replies: 8
Views: 1397

An addendum to my post about St. Genis fizz. I was at the coop today, and the mousseux is called "Génis d'Or". A winegrower who happened to be in the room said that they're going to produce a "blanc pétillant" in the summer. I didn't know until today that there was a distinction between "mousseux"...
by jethro
Mon 26 Mar 2018 11:27
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Why no PO fizz?
Replies: 8
Views: 1397

Two years ago, I won a bottle of fizzy white produced in St. Genis des Fontaines. It was quite nice. Maybe the co-op at SGDF could help you. They also sell off their old oak wine barrels after three years, if that interests anyone. Sawn in half and charred on the inside, they make nice planters.
by jethro
Mon 05 Mar 2018 21:57
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Wine memories
Replies: 15
Views: 3174

Because I am a cheapskate and have taste buds largely destroyed by eating Lamb Madras in Glasgow over a period of sixteen years, I drink only BiB products and only two (large) glasses a day thereof. I have been drinking Château Villeclare's red wine even though it is largely fertilised by my Labrad...
by jethro
Sat 03 Mar 2018 22:39
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Term Report
Replies: 32
Views: 4445

mind your aitches

I'm awfully confused. There appear to be two Mas C(h)ristines very near each other. The big modern facility at Traverse de St. André appears to be without an h, and the one with h is nearer Collioure. Can anyone clear up which is which ? The one near Collioure appears to be the better of the two, b...
by jethro
Mon 26 Feb 2018 10:13
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: post-Brexit situation
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

post-Brexit situation

A thoughtful piece in today's Guardian. As one who has an Irish passport as well as a British one, I hope I'll be protected if France turns sour in the future, but many do not have the foresight to be born of an Irish parent. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/feb/25/uk-scientist-says-britons...
by jethro
Sun 11 Feb 2018 19:04
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: plasterer
Replies: 2
Views: 1067

Thevenet in Laroque is very good, but I don't know if he speaks English.
by jethro
Sun 11 Feb 2018 19:01
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Roku and tvcatchup
Replies: 2
Views: 1110

Roku and tvcatchup

I'm thinking of buying a Roku, but need to be certain of getting tvcatchup or tvplayer on it. I already access tvcatchup on my smart (well, fairly intelligent) tv and on all three of my computers, but it's a drag lugging a laptop up the stairs to plug it into my dumb tv set. I'd rather plug in a Rok...
by jethro
Sun 04 Feb 2018 21:27
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Skiing
Replies: 1
Views: 698

Here's the timetable for the 1 euro bus.

http://bus1euro.cd66.fr/wp-content/uplo ... 17-web.pdf
by jethro
Wed 17 Jan 2018 21:00
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Oyster season wines
Replies: 19
Views: 3068

While a fan of Picpoul de Pinet ( now inflated in price and reputation by the unfortunate plaudits of Jancis Robinson ) I also like a Chardonnay with fishy stuff and recent discoveries from the vineyard of Pierre Talayrach at Pezilla, Chardonnay Lumière de Pierre and Délice de Pierre, have given m...
by jethro
Sun 07 Jan 2018 14:25
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Best PO Reds, whats yours?
Replies: 32
Views: 4853

For everyday drinking, the local wine from Château de Villeclare is passable; Montana is also good, the Gauby wine range, including the celebrated Soula is excellent and I have never been disappointed by the Tremoine de Rasiguères rosé. The Mas Amiel reds are also good.But beware of the Sorède r...
by jethro
Mon 04 Dec 2017 17:07
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Wanted - long-term rental in, or close to, Sorede
Replies: 8
Views: 2278

Oh, and here's another: Try Ragnar Bjornvold,who has a villa to rent in the village. info@vacationsorede.com

OR try his phone, 33960150637. His English is excellent.
by jethro
Sun 03 Dec 2017 20:44
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Wanted - long-term rental in, or close to, Sorede
Replies: 8
Views: 2278

Flemming Hansen owns and rents a villa in Sorede. He is Danish, but is competent in English. Phone: 0468894737.
by jethro
Sun 05 Nov 2017 15:31
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Warn me about the downside of moving to France
Replies: 55
Views: 9621

As is this, but it requires a modicum of French. Basically, it says that if you have a Form S1, which means that ultimately Britain pays your medical expenses, you don't have to pay the whole Social Charge, which Macron has increased and put largely on the backs of the wealthy retired people. http:/...
by jethro
Sun 05 Nov 2017 15:23
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Warn me about the downside of moving to France
Replies: 55
Views: 9621

This is two years old, but still largely relevant.

http://www.englishinformerinfrance.com/ ... e-Tax-2015
by jethro
Sun 05 Nov 2017 15:22
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Warn me about the downside of moving to France
Replies: 55
Views: 9621

This is two years old, but largely still relevant.

http://www.englishinformerinfrance.com/ ... e-Tax-2015