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by Kate
Tue 21 Sep 2010 15:57
Forum: Travel
Topic: Buses
Replies: 22
Views: 8385

The reply that I got is as follows.... Single, weekly, and monthly tickets can be bought at Les bus du Conseil Général (on the bus) La gare routière départementale (bus station in Perps) La direction des Transports Les bureaux des entreprises de Transport (Transport offices - dont know where) The ye...
by Kate
Tue 21 Sep 2010 09:16
Forum: Travel
Topic: Buses
Replies: 22
Views: 8385

Funnily enough, I'm just writing something about this.
According to their new site, it is available
http://www.cg66.fr/252-les-bus-departementaux.htm.
Will ring and check.
by Kate
Wed 15 Sep 2010 20:48
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Guided tours of Rivesaltes concentration camp
Replies: 5
Views: 3390

No, you're right Russell. I should have said 'if you're feeling a bit sorry for yourself' It kind of puts things into perspective somehow.
by Kate
Wed 15 Sep 2010 20:35
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Can Vicens, St Jean Pla des Corts
Replies: 5
Views: 2386

Just been to Can Vincens. People lovely - really friendly. Wine at very reasonable prices per glass or per bottle and the interior is immaculate and attractive - very 'wine bar'. Didn't try the tapas but will definitely go back as it all looked very nice, with great atmosphere. A perfect autumn aper...
by Kate
Wed 15 Sep 2010 15:14
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Guided tours of Rivesaltes concentration camp
Replies: 5
Views: 3390

Guided tours of Rivesaltes concentration camp

I know that there are quite a few of us interested in the never ending results of man's inhumanity to man. There will be guided visits, concerts, film, workshops, music over the Heritage weekend at the Rivesaltes Camp Joffre. If you're feeling a bit down, too hot, too cold, need to lose weight, bit ...
by Kate
Wed 15 Sep 2010 09:12
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: LES BAINS DE SAINT THOMAS
Replies: 7
Views: 3810

Here's a bit out of a past PO Life where we gave some suggestions on what to do on rainy days which might be useful Why not get wet in the rain at one of the naturally Hot Baths? At St Thomas les Bains, up the N116, direction Andorra, left on the CD28 just after Fontpedrouse, are three open air bath...
by Kate
Wed 15 Sep 2010 09:02
Forum: Health
Topic: Any Yoga classes near Ille Sur Tet or Estagel ?
Replies: 15
Views: 5482

Brilliant idea. Send me dates times and details once you have it organised and I'll put it on the main site and send it out in the newsletter!
by Kate
Tue 14 Sep 2010 17:55
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: LES BAINS DE SAINT THOMAS
Replies: 7
Views: 3810

Hi Andy
Here's a past thread which may be useful.
http://forum.anglophone-direct.com/seto ... homas.html

I think there are a few others too if you can be bovvad to trawl through!!
by Kate
Tue 14 Sep 2010 13:24
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: cheap parcels from UK to France. £11.50 = 30 kg.!!
Replies: 135
Views: 43571

£11.75 is a jolly good price for a two week rail europe ticket, n'est-ce pas?
Amazing. In fact, thinking of packing myself up and addressing myself to Pol. Never been to Norway!
by Kate
Sat 11 Sep 2010 07:55
Forum: Health
Topic: Any Yoga classes near Ille Sur Tet or Estagel ?
Replies: 15
Views: 5482

Kate Marney - Radiant light yoga 8 Route de Catllar, Eus 66500 - Phone: 04 68 05 77 4 I am a qualified yoga teacher and offer regular weekly classes Tues 2.30p.m. in my purpose built yoga studio. I am also running day and weekend workshops over the next year. The yoga is my own unique mix of various...
by Kate
Wed 08 Sep 2010 17:26
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: cheap parcels from UK to France. £11.50 = 30 kg.!!
Replies: 135
Views: 43571

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Now someone will say, " Get a life!"
But have you ever noticed that people (mainly men) who say that, rarely have much of one?? :roll:
by Kate
Tue 07 Sep 2010 18:09
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: cheap parcels from UK to France. £11.50 = 30 kg.!!
Replies: 135
Views: 43571

Didn't there used to be a film called Percy about a man who tries to find the owner of his willy transplant - or have I gone a bit heavy on the pre-apero apero??
by Kate
Tue 07 Sep 2010 16:48
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: cheap parcels from UK to France. £11.50 = 30 kg.!!
Replies: 135
Views: 43571

it does state on their website that goods packed should be able to withstand being dropped from hand height.
Ah - very misleading. Does that mean my hand height (about 3 foot) or, say, my friend Andy's hand height (about 6 foot)?
by Kate
Sun 05 Sep 2010 19:23
Forum: Travel
Topic: Passport Charges
Replies: 15
Views: 6198

When I renewed my passport last year, I was told I could get it via Paris (quicker but much more expensive) or via the passport office in Liverpool (cheaper but slower). I have no address in England and nobody asked me for one.
by Kate
Sun 05 Sep 2010 09:07
Forum: Weather Information
Topic: Weather Information
Replies: 311
Views: 98912

We have friends with a chalet up near Les Angles and they had a fire going most days/eves last week!!
by Kate
Fri 03 Sep 2010 10:44
Forum: Travel
Topic: Bump in car..
Replies: 6
Views: 2897

Hi Susie
Howya?
In theory, you should be able to pop into any insurance agency and they should be carry the forms and just hand one over - unless they're mean of course! Did hear of one who refused someone a form because they weren't insured with them! Duh! :roll:
by Kate
Fri 03 Sep 2010 08:30
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Decent used camping cars
Replies: 11
Views: 4564

There are apparently some camping cars on display at the salon senior next weekend http://www.anglophone-direct.com/Cap-Li ... ir-in,3247

I have free tickets for anyone who wants them - just drop me an email and I will arrange to leave them on the door.
by Kate
Sun 29 Aug 2010 12:22
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Car roof box
Replies: 3
Views: 3323

Hi Catherine and John We have one to sell actually, having written our Freelander off recently. You're very welcome to come round and see it and make us an offer. It's nearly new - just used it to when we moved from England 8 years ago (so fairly old I suppose really) Will give you more details if y...
by Kate
Tue 24 Aug 2010 18:41
Forum: Health
Topic: Health Insurance Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 2767

My only other bit of advice Taniya would be to use an agency which has a physical presence here (if you are using a french insurer) I know of a couple of people who had problems sorting out claims as they had no face to face (nearest office in Paris I think for one and the other was internet or phon...
by Kate
Sat 21 Aug 2010 09:09
Forum: Health
Topic: Health Insurance Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 2767

Hi Tanija My advice would be to make an apt with at least a couple of insurers who are good English speakers (unless your French is fluent of course) and ask for advice... and at least a couple of quotes like for like, then make a decision based on that. I have seen enormously different quotes for t...
by Kate
Fri 20 Aug 2010 13:30
Forum: Pets
Topic: catteries in Pyrenees Orientales
Replies: 2
Views: 2140

Hi Annie
This has been recommended by a couple of people.
http://www.anglophone-direct.com/Le-Pal ... fy-cattery?
Don't know their prices but apparently they are really nice and very helpful.
by Kate
Fri 13 Aug 2010 12:58
Forum: Weather Information
Topic: Sunshine
Replies: 7
Views: 5397

Mine too. It has everything you could possibly want. Warm days, cooler nights, empty beaches and roads.........

I had forgotten about that article which I wrote in 2005. Have updated it. Does anyone have anything to add to it?
by Kate
Tue 03 Aug 2010 17:53
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Selling your house !!
Replies: 60
Views: 21509

I hear that a few choice swear words have been used by the teetotal Arfur!
So glad it's sorted. Mark is a lovely chap and I'm sure he'll have done the very best for you but love 'em or hate 'em, the French were not put on this planet to make life easy on the admin front!
by Kate
Sat 31 Jul 2010 14:10
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Builder
Replies: 15
Views: 7136

You'll look great in a mini skirt with high heel boots and stripy tights, I'm sure Colin! Probably look a damn sight better than me! :oops: Hmmmm, well maybe not! I've seen his knobbly knees!! :lol: My brother-in-law looked up at him and calmly said, "It's says made in Germany on this box." :lol: :...
by Kate
Fri 23 Jul 2010 13:10
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Little ones
Replies: 6
Views: 2441

Take a look at the latest P-O Life Colin
P24 (saint Cyp Capellans)
P26 - mini world for children
P32&33 - train rides
by Kate
Tue 06 Jul 2010 19:46
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: technical support helpline for English-speaking community
Replies: 6
Views: 4910

technical support helpline for English-speaking community

I have received this email...... Hello, I am in charge of the customer relationship on non-official websites for France Telecom Orange. We have launched a technical support helpline for the English-speaking community living in France. If you think that this information is interesting for your reader...
by Kate
Mon 05 Jul 2010 22:05
Forum: Health
Topic: Doctors, dentists.......
Replies: 62
Views: 26995

Hi Dulcie
This might help for the doctor. http://www.anglophone-direct.com/Choosing-your-doctor?

For the dentist, you just go to any (preferably on recommendation if you don't want too much pain!!)

Bonne courage!
by Kate
Fri 02 Jul 2010 11:04
Forum: Travel
Topic: Le Boulou Bypass
Replies: 68
Views: 19124

And drive at 38 kph, and never look in their mirrors, and totally ignore locals trying to overtake, and .... and .... and .... Ah! So that was you behind me on the Le Boulou road yesterday! Road rage is not good for the blood pressure Mrs! Absolutely agree with Kathy - reminder the tale of the hare...
by Kate
Wed 30 Jun 2010 22:29
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Credit card cloning .....
Replies: 50
Views: 20889

Have to say that I cant see it either Allan.... but I have just had a very long apero hour so could easily be missing something!!
by Kate
Tue 29 Jun 2010 10:06
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: post box
Replies: 2
Views: 1988

Hi Here is an article out of a past PO Life (number 26) which may help The French village post office is a bit of a national institution. The fact that you can still find one in most small villages is really rather nice, particularly given that they offer banking with very low charges and a widening...