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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...
by Kate
Fri 20 Aug 2010 13:30
Forum: Pets
Topic: catteries in Pyrenees Orientales
Replies: 2
Views: 2194

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: 7956

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: 22024

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: 7288

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: 2553

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: 4994

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: 27745

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: 19658

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: 21370

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: 2070

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...
by Kate
Mon 28 Jun 2010 23:12
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Computer help needed please
Replies: 4
Views: 3703

Thanks for all your advice everybody, and all the PMs. Much appreciated. Think the plug ins seem to have done the trick.
Merci mille fois
by Kate
Mon 28 Jun 2010 08:26
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Computer help needed please
Replies: 4
Views: 3703

Computer help needed please

I have recently changed my browser to Mozilla Firefox. The whole thing works much quicker, which is great, but I can no longer open PDFs for some strange reason, as it tells me 'Cannot use Adobe reader to view PDF in your web browser. Reader will now exit. Please exit your browser and try again' I h...
by Kate
Sun 20 Jun 2010 14:00
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: Cuban or Salsa?
Replies: 4
Views: 3172

I have a few salsa contacts. Am in England at the moment but will post them here when I get back (you may have to remind me in a few days....or weeks as not sure when back!)
by Kate
Tue 08 Jun 2010 20:53
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: France Telecom
Replies: 2
Views: 1517

How lovely Sue when people take the time to put on positive comments like this. we are so quick to complain. Incidentally, there is an English helpline. Here is an excerpt from the next PO Life - but it sound like you coped admirably without it! English-language helpline France Telecom’s English-lan...
by Kate
Mon 07 Jun 2010 21:24
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: New computer advice
Replies: 58
Views: 19075

Merci both. Got it back!!
by Kate
Mon 07 Jun 2010 19:54
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: New computer advice
Replies: 58
Views: 19075

So anyway.....

Where have all my buttons gone then????
File, edit, tools.... .

Nobody can say I'm not tenacious.
by Kate
Mon 07 Jun 2010 19:00
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: New computer advice
Replies: 58
Views: 19075

I should be encouraging you to drink more wine
Have only read the first part Jon as I can't find my glasses!! :lol: :lol:

Nobody has answered the important questions yet
So where have all my buttons gone then????
File, edit, tools.... .
Surely they must be somewhere!!
by Kate
Mon 07 Jun 2010 18:17
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: New computer advice
Replies: 58
Views: 19075

So where have all my buttons gone then????
File, edit, tools.... all gone - but not forgotten.
Second glass of wine as recommended Michael - you're a very naughty man!
by Kate
Mon 07 Jun 2010 18:09
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: New computer advice
Replies: 58
Views: 19075

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:
by Kate
Mon 07 Jun 2010 17:52
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: New computer advice
Replies: 58
Views: 19075

Works a treat Pol - similar to liposuction. I now look 16 again!! :roll: On a more serious note.... I did the importing - easy like you said - but faves etc havent appeared at the top of my screen and all my options have disappeared and I cant seem to get the toolbar menu back!! Might have to have a...
by Kate
Mon 07 Jun 2010 17:03
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: New computer advice
Replies: 58
Views: 19075

Oooooh I love geeks - it means that you'll be able to answer all my questions. Sorry guys (and gal) but most of this has now gone way over my rather fluffy simple little head. I actually hoovered the inside and it's working fine now but.... on a whim I've changed from Explorer to Mozilla Firefox and...
by Kate
Mon 07 Jun 2010 08:06
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: New computer advice
Replies: 58
Views: 19075

Thanks everybody for the very very useful advice. I actually gave it a good clean this morning, and it already seems happier.
Will give it a day, and if it stays on, know it's cured. Trouble is, I was beginning to get excited at the thought of a new computer and I'm feeing a bit cheated now. :roll:
by Kate
Sun 06 Jun 2010 21:22
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: New computer advice
Replies: 58
Views: 19075

Thanks for the info so far. I will go and have a chat with the guy in Mas Guerido. Yes Colin. That is my problem. I'm pretty familiar with all my software (in a very amateur sort of way) for running site, forum etc and am worried that is something isn't compatible I wont know how to adapt! Might jus...
by Kate
Sun 06 Jun 2010 18:50
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: New computer advice
Replies: 58
Views: 19075

New computer advice

My computer has started turning itself off (usually at the most inopportune moments) and when I turn it back on it says something about it being over temperature. It is over five years old, and the tower is in an enclosed space so am assuming it has something to do with that. As I spend so much time...
by Kate
Sat 05 Jun 2010 10:21
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Awnings
Replies: 8
Views: 2958

No, they definitely do awnings - really nice ones too.
by Kate
Sat 05 Jun 2010 07:25
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Awnings
Replies: 8
Views: 2958

I can recommend Torredemer in Ceret. He speaks quite good English and they are a really nice couple.
http://www.anglophone-direct.com/Torred ... ma-welcome?
by Kate
Sun 30 May 2010 18:11
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Barcelona Shirt
Replies: 7
Views: 4127

Pop over the border into La Jonq - they have copies there for silly prices so I'm told ( and don't forget to keep your mouth shut!) :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Kate
Sun 30 May 2010 11:54
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Auberge des Albères, Saint Genis des Fontaines
Replies: 4
Views: 2091

Auberge des Albères, Saint Genis des Fontaines

Had dinner here last night. Really good. Averagely priced at 23€ for three courses but reasonable considering the food was delish, with a superb choice, home made, well presented and some dishes with a difference. Definitely something for everyone, meat eaters and veggies alike. Good service and gre...
by Kate
Sun 30 May 2010 07:33
Forum: Health
Topic: Good dentist
Replies: 3
Views: 2010

I recommend Jacques Respaut in Laroque on the Sorede Laroque road (the wooden chalet on the left coming from Sorede just before arriving in Laroque) He speaks excellent English, loves the Brits and is a really nice guy. Good dentist? Well, it's a bit of a contradiction in terms as I hate them all, b...