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by Marguerite & Steve
Tue 29 Nov 2011 09:09
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: SFR/Neuf Customers in France, Can One of You Help!
Replies: 12
Views: 6920

Kate wrote:Lovely man - can referee him as totally honest, and respectable

I agree.. :lol:
by Marguerite & Steve
Sun 20 Nov 2011 15:49
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Floods in Banyuls sur Mer
Replies: 15
Views: 7981

Oh my goodness, that is awful, those poor people who have got to clear all that up, especially this time of year, and if it gets really cold, well who knows :shock:
by Marguerite & Steve
Sat 12 Nov 2011 21:49
Forum: Travel
Topic: French / English Car Insurance.
Replies: 10
Views: 3994

I think it depends on whether the 7 months a year is continuous or on different trips. As I understand it it is illegal to use a car on UK plates for more than 6 months. You are unlikely to be caught but if you are it could be expensive! Best to check at the Prefecture I think. Russell. Saga say un...
by Marguerite & Steve
Wed 09 Nov 2011 17:56
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: online british tv
Replies: 35
Views: 12689

Sue wrote:You must have got a UK ISP address because I cant use it "I am not in UK".
Just asked hubby, yes got UK ISP address through, http://www.my-expat-network.co.uk
by Marguerite & Steve
Wed 09 Nov 2011 16:06
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: online british tv
Replies: 35
Views: 12689

I am watching www.tvcatchup.com on my Mac while my dish is disconnected due to workmen working, don't ask me how it works, hubby set it up.
by Marguerite & Steve
Wed 09 Nov 2011 12:20
Forum: Travel
Topic: French / English Car Insurance.
Replies: 10
Views: 3994

SAGA do over 90 days EU Insurance.
by Marguerite & Steve
Sun 23 Oct 2011 22:03
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: bois de chauffage
Replies: 15
Views: 6703

Wow, we have paid 35 euros a stere, for 3yr old seasoned Oak, but we are in the Forests...
by Marguerite & Steve
Tue 11 Oct 2011 20:00
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: hunting
Replies: 17
Views: 9318

I was always told to wear Red when out walking with the dog, and the dog have a red scarf or collar around their neck. Be careful.
by Marguerite & Steve
Fri 30 Sep 2011 15:07
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: online british tv
Replies: 35
Views: 12689

by Marguerite & Steve
Fri 23 Sep 2011 11:36
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Cold callers
Replies: 0
Views: 1246

Cold callers

Sign up to stop cold calling. A new service which promises to stop the majority of firms from cold-calling you has launched after a delay. You can now log on to www.pacitel.fr to list the numbers on which you do not want to receive cold marketing calls. The service, which hit technical problems afte...
by Marguerite & Steve
Tue 20 Sep 2011 19:00
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Harvest 2011
Replies: 16
Views: 8030

A 750 ml bottle of 12% abv wine contains 9 units.


A 750 ml bottle of 14.5% abv wine contains 10.88 units.


Some port wines may contain 20% abv or more, which is 15 units of alcohol per bottle.
by Marguerite & Steve
Tue 20 Sep 2011 08:53
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Harvest 2011
Replies: 16
Views: 8030

polremy wrote:maybe :lol: :lol: = 12%
and :lol: :lol: :lol: = 14%

(one makes you happier than the other peut-etre)
Thanks Pol, that explains it lovely thank you... :lol:

(Hope your ok x )
by Marguerite & Steve
Mon 19 Sep 2011 23:06
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Harvest 2011
Replies: 16
Views: 8030

Santiago wrote::lol: :lol: :lol:

Is that reply to me??
by Marguerite & Steve
Mon 19 Sep 2011 15:15
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Harvest 2011
Replies: 16
Views: 8030

Jon, I am sure I must have asked this before, but can't find it anywhere.

If it states that acceptable drinking limits are: 14 units for females and 21 units for men, does that differ on the volume of wine. i.e. If I drank 12% volume as appose 14% volume, is there a difference?
by Marguerite & Steve
Sun 18 Sep 2011 20:20
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Harvest 2011
Replies: 16
Views: 8030

Sue wrote:Well someone must have changed it cause I definitely spooted it!!

Jon said he changed it, and I saw it too , so your not going mad.. :lol:
by Marguerite & Steve
Mon 22 Aug 2011 09:43
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Satellite dish!
Replies: 7
Views: 3509

montgolfiere wrote:i could help if you havent any luck with SkyDigi
www.british-tv-in-france.co.uk
cheers
The Skyman

...have used him, very good and very reasonably priced.
by Marguerite & Steve
Wed 03 Aug 2011 09:13
Forum: Health
Topic: Getting a Carte Vitale
Replies: 4
Views: 2118

Does anyone have an update as to where you stand living in France and being a "young" retiree, I read recently that France were allowing young retirees the right to be in the French health system, with proof of living in France and actually drawing a pension, but last week in our local paper it says...
by Marguerite & Steve
Wed 27 Jul 2011 21:32
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Speaking About Virgins
Replies: 34
Views: 8554

I was always told you don't cook with Extra Virgin oil, it should only be used for dressings or dips, wasted and too expensive to use for cooking.
by Marguerite & Steve
Wed 27 Jul 2011 17:57
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Finding a good steak.
Replies: 44
Views: 11264

or he couldn't give a sausage.. :wink:
by Marguerite & Steve
Mon 25 Jul 2011 15:04
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Finding a good steak.
Replies: 44
Views: 11264

Finding a good steak.

I asked in my area (16) Charente, why can't you buy a good steak in France, this was my reply, which I thought was very informative, it may be useful to you. Hi, as a beef producer, perhaps I can offer some explanations as to why so many people are rightly disappointed with most of the beef here. Ne...
by Marguerite & Steve
Fri 24 Jun 2011 10:17
Forum: Travel
Topic: Hotels guide
Replies: 6
Views: 2298

Por favor..
by Marguerite & Steve
Tue 19 Apr 2011 20:38
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Bakeries
Replies: 10
Views: 3670

Shopi's have obviously been taken over by Carrefour, I was surprised last Sunday how busy they were, so a good sign. (well for me :lol: )
by Marguerite & Steve
Tue 19 Apr 2011 17:43
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Bakeries
Replies: 10
Views: 3670

Where I am there is a Carrefour Contact (ex Shopi) open 8am-9pm and on Sunday 9-1pm, quite impressed, is this the start of Sunday opening?
by Marguerite & Steve
Wed 13 Apr 2011 09:49
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Smileys
Replies: 1
Views: 1764

by Marguerite & Steve
Thu 07 Apr 2011 08:42
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Removals to UK
Replies: 7
Views: 2553

Just to make it clear, the people that Marguerite moved with are NOT the ones who advertise in PO Life - they are also part of the Brittannia group, (I assume they are franchises) but have a good rep and the guy who runs it has a place round here and is a nice guy. :lol: Our experience has nothing ...
by Marguerite & Steve
Wed 06 Apr 2011 14:06
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Removals to UK
Replies: 7
Views: 2553

Be aware, as you know the problems I am having, BAR are now involved, we went with a removal company that is part of the Britannia Group and a member of BAR. NEVER EVER AGAIN !!!!!!!!
by Marguerite & Steve
Tue 29 Mar 2011 23:12
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Roger
Replies: 48
Views: 18327

I agree, you already know your loved one was one in a million, but when you hear such tributes about him, it helps when people think of him so highly.
by Marguerite & Steve
Fri 25 Mar 2011 20:58
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Roger
Replies: 48
Views: 18327

The other day, St Peter went to make his daily report on the day’s intake to the Big Boss. “Anyone interesting today?” asked the Almighty. “Well yes,” replied St Peter, “There is this guy from France, not French you understand, but from there. You know, he’s no sooner through The Gate and he’s aski...
by Marguerite & Steve
Fri 25 Mar 2011 14:28
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Roger
Replies: 48
Views: 18327

Yes a true gentleman, so sad, have known him via the forum and in person for a few years now. RIP Roger.. :( God bless his family.
by Marguerite & Steve
Thu 24 Mar 2011 16:41
Forum: Health
Topic: Eye laser treatment
Replies: 70
Views: 19189

First eye done today! Next one next Wed, third one the week after (only joking about the third one!!!) Am going to write it all up and follow progress over the week for anybody who is interested. Whole thing took about an hour, including preparation and hanging around a bit afterwards. Actual proce...