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by Eamon Avis
Mon 28 Nov 2011 21:00
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: French property prices
Replies: 4
Views: 3008

French property prices

According to this article French property prices are holding up well in the present financial situation.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/pers ... perty.html
by Eamon Avis
Tue 22 Nov 2011 21:20
Forum: Travel
Topic: Ryanair
Replies: 30
Views: 14331

Hey guys, from 10 January 2012 you can reserve your seat opposite one of those dishy Ryanair trolley dollies for an extra €10 (each way!). Trouble is she might try and sell you a packet of smokeless cigarettes - €6 for ten Sir. http://www.ryanair.com/en/news/reserved-seating-on-all-routes-from-10th-...
by Eamon Avis
Sun 20 Nov 2011 21:12
Forum: Travel
Topic: Ryanair
Replies: 30
Views: 14331

Looks like more Girona flights will restart in April 2012 if AENA doesn't put up the airport taxes there. As AENA is managed by the Spanish Ministry of Public Works and Transportation it will be up to the new Spanish government, resulting from today's election, to decide on the taxes. http://www.cat...
by Eamon Avis
Thu 13 Oct 2011 17:27
Forum: Travel
Topic: Ryanair
Replies: 30
Views: 14331

There are no flights to and from Stansted and Luton from Girona from 1 November due to a dispute between Ryanair and the Catalan government. This seems to be the latest on the matter: http://costabravanews.com/costa-brava-local-news/ryanair-v-catalan-government/ Depends where you want to go but ther...
by Eamon Avis
Thu 06 Oct 2011 19:54
Forum: Travel
Topic: Ryanair Cash Passport
Replies: 9
Views: 4454

Re: Are Irish booking affected or just UK

Are Irish booking affected or just UK All I can find from Ryanair is this news release which refers specifically to UK bookings, so you could infer from that the rest of Europe is unaffected. Also, the drop down menu to apply for the Cash Passport on the Ryanair site only has United Kingdom on it a...
by Eamon Avis
Thu 06 Oct 2011 16:28
Forum: Travel
Topic: Ryanair Cash Passport
Replies: 9
Views: 4454

According to simonvfr who posted on the Total France site today, the above only applies to UK bookings and bookings from France in Euros can still be made from 1 November 2011 using a Mastercard prepaid card.
by Eamon Avis
Tue 04 Oct 2011 15:04
Forum: Travel
Topic: Ryanair Cash Passport
Replies: 9
Views: 4454

Hi thanks for posting the info, does the Mastercard prepaid card now (or in the future attract the credit card charge) when booking RY flights You can use the Mastercard prepaid card until 31 October 2011 without incurring a UK booking fee but from 1 November 2011 the only card which doesn't attrac...
by Eamon Avis
Mon 03 Oct 2011 21:17
Forum: Travel
Topic: Ryanair Cash Passport
Replies: 9
Views: 4454

Ryanair Cash Passport

As many of us know we are required to be vigilant to avoid Ryanair's booking fees. The latest hoop to jump through is that from 1 November 2011 you will need a Ryanair Cash Passport card to avoid the £6 each way booking fee. You can apply for their new card on the Ryanair site but I am only going to...
by Eamon Avis
Thu 18 Aug 2011 14:29
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Pouzzolane
Replies: 1
Views: 2263

Pouzzolane

One of the jobs that I constantly have to do on arrival in France is to weed the garden. Despite pulling up all the weeds by the roots it’s not long before another outcrop occurs. I asked at my local garden centre about suppressing weeds and pouzzolane was brought to my attention. This stuff is fant...
by Eamon Avis
Thu 28 Apr 2011 20:22
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Fantastic new Fish and Seafood Shop
Replies: 3
Views: 2337

Thanks for that Allan. I love seafood and must make a trip there with my coolbag to check out those unusual varieties.

When I'm near Port Vendres I can't resist a trip to the fish market there. Hours of opening in the picture.

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by Eamon Avis
Tue 05 Apr 2011 14:09
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Wireless Internet connection
Replies: 63
Views: 23658

Why not save yourself a lot of hassle and go to one of these places Ian and have a relaxing cup of coffee while you are there.

http://languedoc.angloinfo.com/af/277/l ... ccess.html
by Eamon Avis
Fri 25 Mar 2011 15:53
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Roger
Replies: 48
Views: 18187

Sorry to hear the sad news about Roger. He helped so many people and will be missed.
by Eamon Avis
Sat 05 Mar 2011 20:55
Forum: Travel
Topic: EU Vehicle Registration
Replies: 7
Views: 3164

The title of the thread is "EU vehicle registration" and the point I was trying to highlight was that if you become resident in another EU country you must register your vehicle and get it on that country's number plates as soon as possible so that tax is paid to the country in which you now permane...
by Eamon Avis
Sat 05 Mar 2011 15:07
Forum: Travel
Topic: EU Vehicle Registration
Replies: 7
Views: 3164

Let's say you were a permanent resident of Spain and hired a car in Girona and crossed the border in it into France. When you arrived in France you will not be in your country of residence (i.e. Spain) so you can lawfully drive the car in France. I think there are some dispensations to this rule for...
by Eamon Avis
Fri 04 Mar 2011 21:25
Forum: Travel
Topic: EU Vehicle Registration
Replies: 7
Views: 3164

EU Vehicle Registration

There has been discussion on other forums about registering and using vehicles in other EU countries which has raised some important points which some may not be aware of here. A vehicle can only be legally registered in the EU country where the registered keeper has permanent residence. By definiti...
by Eamon Avis
Thu 02 Dec 2010 15:09
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Côtes Catalanes
Replies: 7
Views: 5258

It's supposed to be one of Tesco's "Finest" selling normally at £7.99 or €9.50 at today's exchange rate. No wonder Tesco are doing so well if the wine in it is only worth €1; a 950% mark up!

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by Eamon Avis
Thu 02 Dec 2010 12:19
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Côtes Catalanes
Replies: 7
Views: 5258

I tried to post this photo to my previous post but it did not work following the insructions on the AD site. Photobucket have upgraded their site recently and I had to go to the "Get Link Code" screen to post this photo which should be resized to one of their defaults 640X480. http://i984.photobucke...
by Eamon Avis
Wed 01 Dec 2010 21:00
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Côtes Catalanes
Replies: 7
Views: 5258

Côtes Catalanes

I was in Tesco's today and saw this wine for sale at £7.99 but on offer at 2 for £10 so, never having seen VDP Côtes Catalanes sold there before, I bought two bottles (any excuse). What intrigued me was that it says on the bottle that it was bottled by Vindivin in 69220 which is in the Rhône valley ...
by Eamon Avis
Thu 11 Nov 2010 12:27
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Wishing Roger well
Replies: 17
Views: 5573

Roger is a mine of information and he has not only helped me with replies to my questions but I have gleaned knowledge from his many posts and replies to others. Hope these posts of appreciation help your recovery Roger.
by Eamon Avis
Mon 27 Sep 2010 14:55
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Spanish Restaurants in Girona and around
Replies: 6
Views: 2434

We must visit The River Café in Girona as we are also great fans of Bruce. We saw him and the E Street Band at the Nou Camp in Barcelona in 2008. It was a fantastic show and the atmosphere in the stadium was fabulous.
by Eamon Avis
Fri 13 Aug 2010 19:42
Forum: Weather Information
Topic: Sunshine
Replies: 7
Views: 4023

So to sum up then.

A sunny day is a day of sunshine, but a day of sunshine is not necessarily a sunny day.
by Eamon Avis
Fri 13 Aug 2010 12:01
Forum: Weather Information
Topic: Sunshine
Replies: 7
Views: 4023

Sunshine

In many guide books and also on this site mention is often made of the area having over 300 days of sunshine (don't mention the wind). What does this mean? Does it mean on those 300 days: 1. The sun shines continously all day from sunrise to sunset? 2. The sun shines for more than 50% of the day? 3....
by Eamon Avis
Tue 10 Aug 2010 22:22
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Alcohol content
Replies: 16
Views: 8021

hi, Lesquerde does a 12-12.5 % wine, that is what I drink, I don't like a high volume wine, gives me a headache. http://www.lesquerde.com/default_zone/fr/html/page-3.html bias I know, but superb wine.. :lol: :lol: The Lequerde that we've got is 13.5% (terre granit) but I will look out for the other...
by Eamon Avis
Tue 10 Aug 2010 22:15
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Alcohol content
Replies: 16
Views: 8021

Re: Alcohol content

polremy wrote:[quote No!!!!!
OK, in your case Pol can you recommend a really strong wine which will put me to sleep before the end of the meal when he starts rambling on about la chasse.
by Eamon Avis
Tue 10 Aug 2010 22:11
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Alcohol content
Replies: 16
Views: 8021

I think you'll find that the majority of the decent local wines have an alcohol content of at least 13°, Eamonn. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your view point! :D ) we have an awful lot of hot sun here which raises the sugar in the grape which raises the alcohol content in the wine. M...
by Eamon Avis
Tue 10 Aug 2010 20:25
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Alcohol content
Replies: 16
Views: 8021

Alcohol content

We recently entertained some French friends from the Bourgogne area and I served a Caramany with the main course. My friend looked at the bottle and declared that at 13.5% it was too strong for his liking and apart from as an apero or with dessert he preferred wines at 12% to 12.5%. After they had l...
by Eamon Avis
Wed 30 Jun 2010 12:19
Forum: Travel
Topic: Le Boulou Bypass
Replies: 68
Views: 18885

Perhaps it was a typo in the contract and it should have been 10 July. :D
by Eamon Avis
Mon 28 Jun 2010 20:09
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Mozzies
Replies: 23
Views: 9127

It's also good for pigs as well :) 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful: Avon for Rare Breed Pigs as well as Humans - Oh Yes, 13 Jun 2010 By Alessi Lover "C.A.D." (Knightley UK) - See all my reviews This review is from: Avon skin so soft DRY OIL BODY SPRAY Original 150 ml (Misc.) Now I h...
by Eamon Avis
Mon 07 Jun 2010 21:25
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: New computer advice
Replies: 58
Views: 18372

Oh bums! Now how do I do that??? It's funny how you don't realise how much you don't know until you start asking questions!! :oops: To put a Vista operating system into Sleep mode you simply go to Start as you would to shut down and above Shutdown in the Shutdown menu list you will see "Sleep". Cli...
by Eamon Avis
Mon 07 Jun 2010 18:04
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: New computer advice
Replies: 58
Views: 18372

blackduff wrote: This actually helps. A second glass helps even better.

Blackduff
If you do Kate, don't forget to put your operating syatem to Sleep which will power it down and keep it cool. :)