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by Kate
Sun 16 May 2010 16:48
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Mobile Beauty Business
Replies: 19
Views: 7786

Thumbs, why did you take your post off - it was contstructive and thought provoking - not negative at all, but the kind of realistic comments I would have thought would be useful. Purritback!!
by Kate
Fri 14 May 2010 07:52
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: taxation on uk property
Replies: 10
Views: 3964

We know some people who rented out their house via a letting agency for over four years but elected not to pay the tax. In the fourth year they were served a bill for over 5000 which added daily interest when they didnt pay it immediately. This was about five years ago, so things might have changed,...
by Kate
Tue 11 May 2010 15:19
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Wanted: Man with a Van and storage
Replies: 1
Views: 1576

Wanted: Man with a Van and storage

I have had an email from someone looking for a 'man with a van' to remove some furniture and boxes from an apt in Perpignan.
He also needs somewhere to store these belongings.

Anybody recommend any removal people and storage firms please.
If so, reply to nickjermyn@hotmail.com
by Kate
Sat 08 May 2010 07:25
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Restaurant Côté Sud, Pollestres
Replies: 1
Views: 1424

Had another nice lunch there yesterday. Very very good qualité prix
by Kate
Thu 06 May 2010 18:11
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Auberge Des Capitelles
Replies: 2
Views: 1582

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by Kate
Wed 05 May 2010 19:08
Forum: Travel
Topic: Things I would like to know.....
Replies: 8
Views: 3203

Will test you on the next one! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Kate
Wed 05 May 2010 18:03
Forum: Travel
Topic: Things I would like to know.....
Replies: 8
Views: 3203

This was in a recent edition of PO Life New French number plates The SIVsystem My husband used to know the number of every 'département' in France, which was a great help for insulting other drivers on the roads. With the characteristic Gallic gestures, he would shout "Parigot, tête de veau!" (Paris...
by Kate
Tue 27 Apr 2010 19:42
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Restaurant Côté Sud, Pollestres
Replies: 1
Views: 1424

Restaurant Côté Sud, Pollestres

Had lunch here last week. Very reasonable with the plat du jour at at 7,90 € and menus at 10€50 and 14€Also childrens menu as below. LE MENU ENFANT 7,50 € Steak Haché OU Jambon Blanc Garniture au choix · · · Glace 2 boules · · · Verre de soda ou jus de fruits It's on the corner when you turn into th...
by Kate
Mon 19 Apr 2010 07:40
Forum: Travel
Topic: Pets on the Eurotunnel
Replies: 15
Views: 8694

Hi Khelia There are quite a few restrictions. You need a treatment 24 hours before crossing, a doggy passport, all injections up to date...... Others will tell you more as I havent done it for a while but this might help http://www.anglophone-direct.com/Bringing-your-pets-to-France although I havent...
by Kate
Tue 06 Apr 2010 06:47
Forum: Health
Topic: English speaker at CPAM?
Replies: 5
Views: 3002

Not sure if there is an English speaker in Perpignan but there is an English speaking CPAM helpline which is 08 11 36 36 46.
Best of Luck
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: 2362

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: 6563

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: 1399

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: 3007

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: 3436

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: 3436

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: 114000

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: 8872

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: 22334

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: 44893

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: 4604

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: 4604

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: 4604

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: 44893

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: 1932

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: 1695

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: 7563

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: 7563

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: 27348

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'