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by Kate
Mon 05 Apr 2010 19:39
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: List of 10K, half marathons in the region
Replies: 3
Views: 2263

Hi I do have a list of marathons for the year but have taken it off line waiting for dates to be confirmed. Here is what I have from 2009 - most of them tend to be yearly and on the same weekend. Will put it back online as soon as I get the dates. Marathons in the Pyrénées-Orientales 2009 2010 Sunda...
by Kate
Thu 01 Apr 2010 08:58
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Anyone know of a decent mechanic..?
Replies: 15
Views: 6415

Garage du Tech in the ZI at Ceret, (turn left at Intermarché roundabout and they are on the right) advertise in PO Life and were originally recommended to me.
Don't know about their prices, but they are very pleasant!

PS Very confusing at first Debs :oops: :roll: Forgot what date it was!!! Duh!
by Kate
Fri 26 Mar 2010 08:08
Forum: Health
Topic: Carte Vitale info please
Replies: 1
Views: 1328

Carte Vitale info please

received by email


I was married to a French man, had a child, we divorced. I still live in France do not work, have an allowance for my child from my ex but I do not qualify for a Carte Vitale. Why?
by Kate
Fri 19 Mar 2010 13:14
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Domestic appliance repairs
Replies: 5
Views: 2940

Yes, we use Expert at Le Boulou. They do all repairs and Xavier, the owner, speaks English if you need it.
by Kate
Thu 11 Mar 2010 10:23
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan airport parking rebate
Replies: 5
Views: 3362

Rogb - do you have a contact number/email for anyone wanting to check eligibility?
The CCI in Perpignan is Tel: + 33 4 68 35 66 33 Quai de-Lattrede-
Tassigny - BP 10941 66020 Perpignan cedex

... but there may well be a specific number regarding airport enquiries.
by Kate
Thu 11 Mar 2010 08:34
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan airport parking rebate
Replies: 5
Views: 3362

That's interesting Rog. I presume you just have to be lucky to find out about it and that they don't send out letters informing you??? :roll:
by Kate
Mon 08 Mar 2010 08:13
Forum: Weather Information
Topic: Weather Information
Replies: 311
Views: 96801

Has it been the coldest winter in the PO for many years as well? I found winter really pleasant this year so far. Lots of dry sunny days, some wind, rain etc but not excessively so. Some very cold mornings and evenings but who cares when the sun has been out most of the day? Of course, statistics m...
by Kate
Sun 07 Mar 2010 09:22
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: restaurant for tomorrow lunch time
Replies: 21
Views: 8657

Had lunch in PV yesterday - our two faves, Tramontane and Chalut were both full so we tried the Restaurant du Port next to the Chalut. I don't like to criticize restaurants too much on the forum because everyone has bad days, and I am certainly no food connaisseuse, but this was the worst I have eat...
by Kate
Sat 06 Mar 2010 19:08
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Can Anybody recommend a good builder for Reynes?
Replies: 45
Views: 21836

As far as I know, noone has ever objected to recommendations. In fact, the title of the thread is

"Share info on where to get things; recommend good shops and services; share good and bad experiences."
by Kate
Tue 02 Mar 2010 19:01
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: cheap parcels from UK to France. £11.50 = 30 kg.!!
Replies: 135
Views: 43528

received by email Just to let you know that ParcelsPlease have already amended their web page for expats. Dwellers in Europe can now start placing their request for delivery to and from the UK on their front page. Susan at parcelsplease reminds users that they must click on the Blue button so that t...
by Kate
Sun 28 Feb 2010 21:05
Forum: Health
Topic: Phoning 112
Replies: 14
Views: 4458

Not that I am expecting a reply, but have sent them a mail to say that I understood that this was supposed to be an international line with English speakers etc available. Will post here if they reply but won't hold my breath. :roll: Will also give them a ring later in the week. Glad all is well Eda...
by Kate
Sat 27 Feb 2010 18:25
Forum: Health
Topic: Phoning 112
Replies: 14
Views: 4458

Ed? Answer us please - we're all getting worried!
by Kate
Sat 27 Feb 2010 14:03
Forum: Health
Topic: Phoning 112
Replies: 14
Views: 4458

http://www.anglophone-direct.com/Who-to ... -emergency?
Before I wrote this short article, I visited the police and fire stations in Le Boulou. Both told me that 112 was international, and they should be able to put you through to an engllish speaker.
Hope all is well
by Kate
Thu 25 Feb 2010 16:32
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: cheap parcels from UK to France. £11.50 = 30 kg.!!
Replies: 135
Views: 43528

received by email ........It all looks easy to use and could be an attractive service but there are some hurdles to overcome. The site is brand new and, on placing an order from France you will not be able to put in the post code for France and will be rejected! There is a very clever "Speech driven...
by Kate
Thu 25 Feb 2010 08:37
Forum: Health
Topic: Optician
Replies: 3
Views: 1840

There's a guy in Port Vendres who speaks excellent English apparently and has been recommend several times on the forum Philippe Parenty 13, rue Jules Pams, 66660, Port Vendres - Phone: 04 68 82 02 32 - Fax: 04 68 82 44 49 Glasses, contact lenses and accessories, sun glasses. Free glasses repair ser...
by Kate
Tue 09 Feb 2010 12:35
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Looking for a man with van
Replies: 2
Views: 1652

Hi
Here's one

Man with a van
shootgreen@hotmail.com
Throughout the region - Phone: 06 3468 1619
Van with human, local and non local
by Kate
Sun 31 Jan 2010 07:32
Forum: Travel
Topic: TGV
Replies: 19
Views: 7390

Oh duh! Sorry everyone. I thought I had written 2021 and even read that in John's post!! Never was very good with numbers!!! :oops: :oops:
by Kate
Sat 30 Jan 2010 18:37
Forum: Travel
Topic: TGV
Replies: 19
Views: 7390

p.s. I think the date is a typo No typo John (for a change, I admit) Those are the dates they are talking. 2012 is supposedly the date for the TGV Perps - Barcelona but if I was a bookie, I wouldnt be placing bets on it (no idea what I meant to say there about the bookie - doesnt make any sense but...
by Kate
Tue 26 Jan 2010 19:28
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: El Bulli closing?
Replies: 91
Views: 26664

Have to say I have two lots of friends who have been there independantly and though impressed with the setting and service, they both said that they food just wasn't their 'tasse de thé'
by Kate
Mon 25 Jan 2010 16:02
Forum: Travel
Topic: Air France plans low-cost services
Replies: 15
Views: 6324

Air France plans low-cost services

From www.expatica.com January 25, 2010 AIR France is planning to take on Easyjet and Ryanair by launching a range of low-cost domestic flights linking French cities. According to a report in La Tribune - which Air France has refused to comment on - the airline will use Nice as a base for the operati...
by Kate
Mon 04 Jan 2010 13:01
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Tipping in France and Spain
Replies: 11
Views: 5303

Tipping in France and Spain

received by email I am wondering if you could give me some advise about tipping in France and Spain. My understanding has always been that you do not tip in France, except for a very small amount if you are satisfied. Time and time again I come across people who insist that you must leave at least 1...
by Kate
Tue 29 Dec 2009 11:10
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: El Gaucho
Replies: 0
Views: 1412

El Gaucho

After loads of French paperwork problems, Frank of Las Papallonas in Argeles has finally opened his new restaurant in Perpigna. For anyone looking for a last minute venue (and bearing in mind that he also does a cheaper new Year menu for those who don't wish to plough through six courses) he still h...
by Kate
Sat 26 Dec 2009 19:28
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: parcels up to 30kg for £12
Replies: 8
Views: 2862

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by Kate
Sat 26 Dec 2009 16:58
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: parcels up to 30kg for £12
Replies: 8
Views: 2862

Good job my diet is scheduled for January 1st. Hmmmm 30kg eh? well, I'll give anything a try! :wink:
by Kate
Sat 12 Dec 2009 12:02
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Argelès Concentration camp
Replies: 5
Views: 3938

Argelès Concentration camp

For those of you interested in the Retirada, and the camps on the beach at Argeles
http://www.anglophone-direct.com/Argele ... ation-camp?
by Kate
Tue 17 Nov 2009 17:17
Forum: Health
Topic: Grippe A – Influenza H1N1
Replies: 66
Views: 27864

Just a quick translation. This gentleman/lady/dog is offering help and advice for anyone who has questions on the swine flu situation in our area, and the who, how, when and where for vaccination. If the person is who I think, then he is a member of the medical profession and advice and info will be...
by Kate
Sat 10 Oct 2009 11:50
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: curry paste
Replies: 46
Views: 19946

Havent actually bought anything there myself but the Arab market in Perpignan looks like a treasure trove of wild and wonderful eastern delights!
by Kate
Sat 10 Oct 2009 10:13
Forum: Travel
Topic: Beziers
Replies: 52
Views: 16546

Remember that this is a text based medium without body language or intonation. I think that this is the most important thing to remember on a forum! When we say something face to face, we smile, we grimace, we adjust our intonation, we giggle, shrug and wink....... to show that our words don't mean...
by Kate
Tue 29 Sep 2009 18:45
Forum: Travel
Topic: Barcelona airport from Le Boulou?
Replies: 2
Views: 1662

Barcelona airport from Le Boulou?

Received by email Does anyone know the quickest and cheapest way to get to Barcelona airport from Le Boulou? Alex is going tomorrow lunch time and I am sure there is a better, cheaper way of getting to and from the airport with parking fees and motorway tolls and the time and fuel. Thank you all so ...
by Kate
Wed 16 Sep 2009 18:38
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: English-speaking solicitor wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 1400

English-speaking solicitor wanted

received by email I wonder if you could advise me or refer me on to someone who can. I am British and have just moved to Perpignan with my French partner and need some legal advice from an English-speaking solicitor, regarding family issues, such as separation and access rights to children. I wasn't...