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by Kate
Mon 25 Jan 2010 16:02
Forum: Travel
Topic: Air France plans low-cost services
Replies: 15
Views: 6474

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: 5458

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: 1440

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: 2957

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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: 2957

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: 4047

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: 28491

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: 20334

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: 16924

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: 1700

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: 1435

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...
by Kate
Wed 02 Sep 2009 08:06
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Man with a van
Replies: 0
Views: 1265

Man with a van

Somebody was asking quite a while ago if anyone knew a 'man with a van' to help out with removals, deliveries etc

En voilà un for future ref.

Van with human, local and non local, tel 06 3468 1619
shootgreen@hotmail.com.
by Kate
Wed 02 Sep 2009 07:56
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Pathetic
Replies: 4
Views: 2205

How about trying these people G? According to their ad they do washing and ironing.... Vallespir Cleaning & Services - ronald.turley@wanadoo.frl Throughout the region - Phone: 06 70 89 46 92 (Blaheen) 06 85 21 78 41 (Ron) CLEANING SERVICES General household cleaning, washing ironing... Deep Steam Cl...
by Kate
Fri 14 Aug 2009 08:32
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Suggestions please.
Replies: 15
Views: 6378

Would also recommend the Roy Toqué (as above). Very clean and modern, food good (but not outstanding) but most important for elderly chappies and chapesses in this weather, it is air conditioned. Taking my Dad there this weekend just to get him cool!!
by Kate
Tue 04 Aug 2009 09:07
Forum: Shopping
Topic: OLIVE OIL
Replies: 41
Views: 12074

Here's an article from a former P-O Life about the olive industry round here (ignore the link title!!) which you might find interesting.

http://www.anglophone-direct.com/Fatal-ski-accident?
by Kate
Sun 02 Aug 2009 12:26
Forum: Shopping
Topic: OLIVE OIL
Replies: 41
Views: 12074

Olive oil is cheaper in Spain but I don't think it's better quality, or even as good. Could be wrong. :oops:
by Kate
Thu 30 Jul 2009 11:01
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Aircon question
Replies: 2
Views: 1899

Aircon question

received by email
Does an aircon unit take air from the house? Due to your experience I was hoping you might be able to shed some light on the subject. Please help. I am very grateful for your help. Thankyou, Tim
by Kate
Sat 25 Jul 2009 16:18
Forum: Health
Topic: Dentist
Replies: 8
Views: 3607

Yes, would recommend Jacque Respaut
3 rue Citadelle 66740 LAROQUE DES ALBERES - Phone: 04 68 89 30 98
He hasnt hurt me (yet - and I am a real big baby where dentists are concerned) and speaks excellent English if you need it.
by Kate
Thu 23 Jul 2009 18:23
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: somewhere new and nice for dinner
Replies: 22
Views: 7605

Falgos is up past Saint Laurent de Cerdans http://www.anglophone-direct.com/Chill-out-at-Domaine-de-Falgos You'd have to stay the night tho unless you wanted to have a teetotal birthday and an hour's drive home down winding mountain roads. Like I said, don't know what the food is actually like but l...
by Kate
Wed 22 Jul 2009 18:35
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: somewhere new and nice for dinner
Replies: 22
Views: 7605

Or there is also the Auberge du Cellier at Montner which is supposed to be very good, expensive, very good cuisine I'm told (I'm no connaisseur I'm afraid - gimme a good steak and chips any time!) OR why not book yourselves in for a night at Falgos and do the steam, sauna jacuzzi, beauty treatment t...
by Kate
Wed 22 Jul 2009 08:39
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: somewhere new and nice for dinner
Replies: 22
Views: 7605

Have you tried Les Cluses Mwana, on the Le Perthus road? There's nothing alternative about it, I must admit, but it's quite smart for round here. Good service, nice grub.....
by Kate
Wed 15 Jul 2009 15:31
Forum: Travel
Topic: Gerona Car hire no supplement to France ?
Replies: 19
Views: 7950

I know this is going to sound like a really silly question (similar to someone who asked me recently why the region was called the Pyrenées-Orientales!) but how do they know if you bring your car to France? Does it beep or cut out if you try and cross the border :roll: or are you just talking from a...
by Kate
Sun 12 Jul 2009 15:44
Forum: Travel
Topic: passport .....again
Replies: 3
Views: 2069

Yes, it is definitely Britain, not France
by Kate
Sun 12 Jul 2009 12:06
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Walnut chocolate brownies and fruit scones
Replies: 12
Views: 3646

sorry i advertised the fact we were there
Quite the opposite - you must always post when and where you have a stall. It would be scandalous to deprive people of the chance to taste such yummy looking (and you did say calorie free didnt you?) cakes!
by Kate
Sat 11 Jul 2009 19:19
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Walnut chocolate brownies and fruit scones
Replies: 12
Views: 3646

Ah brill Thumbs - picnic on the beach?? :D
by Kate
Sat 11 Jul 2009 18:49
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Walnut chocolate brownies and fruit scones
Replies: 12
Views: 3646

Oh yummy. All my favourites! You're going to have to ditch your luggage Sav when you come over to Argelès in August and fill the case with cakes I'm afraid! :twisted:
by Kate
Wed 08 Jul 2009 08:31
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Auchan, We want our money back
Replies: 98
Views: 31099

I take on board what everyone says about 'supermarkets sell food etc etc' I don't agree. I think that if somebody is selling you something they should take on the responsibility of ensuring it works properly, whether it's a computer from a supermarket or a lamb chop from an electrical shop! I recen...
by Kate
Tue 07 Jul 2009 18:14
Forum: Weather Information
Topic: Weather Information
Replies: 311
Views: 113945

Wow! I'd love to send that into the French news and say that our Savnav knows what he's talking about better than them - and you do! You've been pretty spot on with the weather most days. Incroyable!! Babelfish can be quite good for a gist translation on a simple article but it can also give you tot...
by Kate
Tue 07 Jul 2009 17:35
Forum: Weather Information
Topic: Weather Information
Replies: 311
Views: 113945

Sorry. My fault for rushing it. It should have read 'for this time of year' Here is the actual article from La Clau online but as you can see I summarised it to death!! Un phénomène de canicule, selon la définition considérant trois jours consécutifs de grosses chaleurs nocturnes et diurnes, apparaî...
by Kate
Sat 04 Jul 2009 13:43
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Where to find great seafood platters by the coast?
Replies: 16
Views: 6577

Some friends have just been recommended a new restaurant in Port Vendres though I havent tried it myself. They (the restaurant) have promised a free apero for PO Life readers and their parillades royale de poisson is apparently excellent - an assortment of fresh fish…… dorade, loup, shellfish, accor...