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by Kit
Mon 01 Jun 2020 12:41
Forum: Health
Topic: COVID 19 Guidance Question
Replies: 2
Views: 699

COVID 19 Guidance Question

The current government guidance is that no more than ten people can gather in a public place. We have searched, but cannot find any government guidance on how many can gather in a private place. Is it still ten? We are planning a socially-distanced garden party in mid-July (we have a large garden) b...
by Kit
Thu 28 Mar 2019 18:34
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Wallet Found
Replies: 0
Views: 5555

Wallet Found

After the Cherry Orchard Theatre production of Chuckle Soup on Saturday 16 February at the Salle Polyvalente St Jean Pla de Corts, a wallet was found in the audience seating area. It contains various items, but nothing to identify the owner. Despite wide-ranging enquiries over the last month, no-one...
by Kit
Fri 25 Jan 2019 22:10
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Garden Designer Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 4927

Re: Garden Designer Wanted

Thanks, Kate - that's helpful!
by Kit
Sun 20 Jan 2019 20:31
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Garden Designer Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 4927

Re: Garden Designer Wanted

Thanks Sue and Paul, I did contact Andrew a couple of years back regarding tree felling but hadn't realised his talents extended to garden design! I'll get in touch again.
by Kit
Sun 20 Jan 2019 12:43
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Garden Designer Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 4927

Garden Designer Wanted

We live in the Alberes. Our garden (one tenth of a hectare) needs comprehensive redesign/reorganisation. Does anyone know of a garden designer in the area - preferably with some English?
by Kit
Fri 11 May 2018 21:03
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Diesel cars in France
Replies: 8
Views: 6311

So often on this forum I find that for every easily-made comment there is a wretched pedant who seems to want to get their name in lights by correcting an assumption. This is embarrassing, but today I am that pedant. Cows do not produce carbon dioxide, they produce another harmful greenhouse gas cal...
by Kit
Sun 15 Apr 2018 17:05
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Bread Flour
Replies: 11
Views: 6620

Bread Flour

You already know you need strong flour to make decent bread. I have found that 'strong' tends to reflect the amount of protein in the flour. The strongest I've yet been able to find in either France or Spain is Auchan's own brand Pain Brioche which contains 15.6g of protein per 100g of flour. A frie...
by Kit
Sun 04 Feb 2018 18:30
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: Church of England Services in the Alberes
Replies: 5
Views: 5229

Thanks for this link, Helen - there is almost certainly some useful experience to share with the Costa Brava congregations. Coming from the Alberes, both Vernet-les-Bains and Pau (to the north-west of Roses) are about 65/70 minutes drive. I recognise that all and any ex-pat activities are necessaril...
by Kit
Sat 03 Feb 2018 18:32
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: Church of England Services in the Alberes
Replies: 5
Views: 5229

Thanks, Kate, I'm happy to contact Moray at Riverchurch as well.
by Kit
Sat 03 Feb 2018 15:46
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: Church of England Services in the Alberes
Replies: 5
Views: 5229

Church of England Services in the Alberes

Ann and I have recently come to live permanently in Villelongue-dels-Monts. I am not an ordained Anglican priest but a licensed C of E lay service leader. For 20 years before moving here, I had led Book of Common Prayer Matins and Evensong and Common Worship services (but not Eucharist) in country p...
by Kit
Sat 27 Jan 2018 19:35
Forum: Travel
Topic: Applying for French Driving licence
Replies: 7
Views: 7214

Sue/Dylan is of course absolutely right, since September 2017 you can only exchange your UK (or other EU/EEA) driving licence for a French one by filling in an online form. I think you then have to print off the online form and send it with all the necessary supporting documents to an address in Nan...
by Kit
Fri 17 Mar 2017 14:29
Forum: Health
Topic: Prescription Drugs Online
Replies: 7
Views: 7020

Prescription Drugs Online

My wife and I have just moved to live permanently in P-O. In UK we took prescription drugs for high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Our UK stock is nearly depleted. Does anyone have experience of buying prescription drugs online? (We are in the process of registering for French healthcare and h...
by Kit
Fri 17 Mar 2017 14:29
Forum: Health
Topic: Prescription Drugs Online
Replies: 4
Views: 6270

Prescription Drugs Online

My wife and I have just moved to live permanently in P-O. In UK we took prescription drugs for high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Our UK stock is nearly depleted. Does anyone have experience of buying prescription drugs online? (We are in the process of registering for French healthcare and h...
by Kit
Thu 20 Nov 2014 21:08
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Laroque déchetterie
Replies: 9
Views: 4638

Re: Laroque déchetterie

Does anyone know if the déchetterie in Laroque has re-opened yet after being re-organised? It was still closed this afternoon, so I took my dechets verts to St Andre/Argeles. When I got there they told me I would need a swipe card to access the new Laroque dechetterie and I needed to provide eviden...
by Kit
Sat 28 Jun 2014 18:52
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: House Facade Cleaning
Replies: 4
Views: 2695

House Facade Cleaning

The rendering on our house is becoming increasingly streaked and discoloured and we wish to renovate it. In the last couple of weeks three different tradesmen have cold-called by knocking on our door and have offered to clean the rendering. I'm hesitant to use any tradesman who only supplies a porta...