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by Kate
Sat 16 Oct 2010 15:14
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Getting rid of clothes
Replies: 5
Views: 2857

Or you could pass them on to Erik if it's not too late Keith.
http://forum.anglophone-direct.com/seto ... lance.html
by Kate
Thu 14 Oct 2010 21:41
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Help!
Replies: 17
Views: 6784

Thanks for all your advice by the way, and particularly for the offer of the 'magic disc' Geoff. I have all my docs back but unable to retrieve my emails folders and contacts etc. What kind of magician are you?? I love magic!
by Kate
Thu 14 Oct 2010 17:02
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Help!
Replies: 17
Views: 6784

Had Olivier round of O Val Services - very good and very competent and reasonably priced. He managed to get me all my docs back (tho all email contacts, calender, and data bases are lost and gone for ever sob) He also speaks English and I would definitely recommend him as I am not an easy case to he...
by Kate
Tue 12 Oct 2010 11:01
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: New look website
Replies: 23
Views: 7632

Thanks everyone for the lovely comments. All feedback is really useful - it's still a work in progress with lots of changes to come, so your constructive criticism is essential. My computer packed this weekend and I have treated myself to a Mac so totally confused for the moment! Even the keyboard i...
by Kate
Sun 10 Oct 2010 11:54
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Help!
Replies: 17
Views: 6784

Computer won't boot up and Windows wont launch but power is on. Havent backed up recently despite everyone telling le to. What an arse am I! Feeling beshept!
by Kate
Sun 10 Oct 2010 10:07
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Help!
Replies: 17
Views: 6784

Help!

My computer appears to have croaked its last. Am in big panic, having just become a webmaster without a web! Heading off tomorrow to buy new computer but where? Need somewhere where they can tranfer all my info, aps, progs etc as I am not clever enough to do it myself and daren't risk my non compute...
by Kate
Fri 08 Oct 2010 18:52
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: Jazzing flamenco
Replies: 0
Views: 1440

Jazzing flamenco

This sounds great! Has anyone been to this new theatre?
http://www.anglophone-direct.com/Jazzing-Flamenco?
by Kate
Fri 01 Oct 2010 16:35
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Thermes Romains, Amelie les Bains
Replies: 4
Views: 2940

I'll still be scraping the mud out of various orifices in two days' time,
a rise in business would be expected!
Oooooooo, too much information :oops:
by Kate
Sat 25 Sep 2010 17:06
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Gite Owners - any experience w evicting long term tenants?
Replies: 17
Views: 12569

Forgot about this article which I wrote a while ago. It might help.
http://www.anglophone-direct.com/New-la ... t-helpline
by Kate
Fri 24 Sep 2010 08:11
Forum: Health
Topic: Anyone know anything about Physiotherapists
Replies: 18
Views: 7028

Yes, I went to them too Thumbs and was very happy with them. If you need an English speaker, ask for David - nice guy and good at his job.
by Kate
Tue 21 Sep 2010 15:57
Forum: Travel
Topic: Buses
Replies: 22
Views: 8581

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: 8581

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: 3492

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: 2492

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: 3492

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: 3926

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: 5658

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: 3926

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: 44909

£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: 5658

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: 44909

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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: 44909

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: 44909

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: 6328

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: 114055

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: 2959

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: 4726

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: 3404

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: 2866

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: 2866

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...