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by Kate
Sun 12 Jul 2009 12:06
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Walnut chocolate brownies and fruit scones
Replies: 12
Views: 3420

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: 3420

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: 3420

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: 30003

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: 91281

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: 91281

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: 6282

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...
by Kate
Sat 27 Jun 2009 15:29
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Warning
Replies: 4
Views: 2064

Warning

A DIFFUSER LARGEMENT .... ! ! ! Bonjour, ce message pour vous faire partager mon expérience toute fraîche d'hier et vous éviter quelques désagréments..... Dans la journée le "service facturation d'EDF" a essayé de nous contacter à notre domicile. Le soir venu, je téléphone à EDF (le numéro se trouve...
by Kate
Wed 17 Jun 2009 12:09
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Le Chaudron Magique, Céret
Replies: 4
Views: 2729

Le Chaudron Magique, Céret

Received by email Céret has traditionally been well served by restaurants. The classy newcomer, Le Chaudron Magique, just a short stroll down Rue St Ferréol from the heart of the town, is a really mouth-watering addition. Don’t be put off by the rather daunting entrance corridor. Within yards, you’...
by Kate
Thu 04 Jun 2009 17:47
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Which pool?
Replies: 12
Views: 4272

Europiscine have changed ownership again - don't seem particualrly nice this time. I would recommend Coral next to the Champion near Sorede. My husband works with him all the time and he is very good at what he does, very pro and his prices, both for building of pools and for products, are no worse ...
by Kate
Fri 22 May 2009 15:08
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Michelin Star restaurants
Replies: 90
Views: 22074

Karen, why not try Las Papallonas, Argeles Port. The guy trained with Gordon Ramsey and by all accounts his language is just as colourful but with a French accent! :lol: Americans like colour don't they??! :wink:
by Kate
Mon 18 May 2009 09:24
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Telephone ideas
Replies: 14
Views: 5149

Average of 50 per day! I answer the ones I can and throw the rest open to the knowledge base! :lol: :lol:
by Kate
Sun 17 May 2009 18:19
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Telephone ideas
Replies: 14
Views: 5149

Telephone ideas

Received by email Our apartment in Port Vendres has a physical telephone line that we have not yet activated. To date, we use an Orange mobile for calls within France and visit Internet Points to access the Net. As we now plan to be more in PV and less here in Norway, we are considering changing to...
by Kate
Sat 16 May 2009 08:40
Forum: Travel
Topic: Taxi from station
Replies: 2
Views: 1655

Taxi from station

received by email
Please can you advise if it is easy to get a taxi at Perpignan station heading for Argeles, or would you say that it is advisable to book one in advance.
Many thanks
by Kate
Fri 15 May 2009 08:30
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Las Papallonas ,Argeles Port
Replies: 14
Views: 5271

This restaurant has also said they will offer a complimentary cocktail to all P-O Life/Anglophone-direct readerts so don't forget to ask for it if you go!
by Kate
Mon 11 May 2009 14:56
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Snakes in the PO
Replies: 14
Views: 4891

As well as those links, our Roger is an absolute expert on all things slimy and yeuchy. If you see it again, take a photo. I'm sure he'll be able to give you all the details about it - species, name, address, mother's maiden name, eye colour....... :roll: (no seriously, he is genuinely very knowlege...
by Kate
Sun 10 May 2009 18:31
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: wifi in St Cyprien?
Replies: 3
Views: 2335

wifi in St Cyprien?

(received by email) Its a while since I posed a question to the Anglophone community and thought I would contact you first. I want to find out more about internet connections. There is a wifi connection advertised for St Cyprien and I wondered if anyone has had any experience of it and could give m...
by Kate
Sun 10 May 2009 13:27
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Paint stroke markers info please
Replies: 3
Views: 2599

Not really cos I still dont know what the blue paint strokes represent but very interesting nevetheless. we have often had problems in following or interpreting the yellow markings so I'm glad that I am not the only one. Thanks Chris and Roger.
by Kate
Sun 10 May 2009 12:11
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: La Poste
Replies: 1
Views: 1675

You should be able to arrange it via this site Ruby, which also has an English version
www.laposte.fr.
Bonne chance
by Kate
Sun 10 May 2009 10:22
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Paint stroke markers info please
Replies: 3
Views: 2599

Paint stroke markers info please

Can anybody tell me the meaning of the blue triangle marker on trees, paths etc. I (think I) know that.... Yellow paint stroke - short walk (petite randonnée) Red and yellow paint stroke - cross country (Tour de Pays) Red and white paint stroke - long walks (grande randonnée) orange circle - horse-r...
by Kate
Sat 09 May 2009 17:42
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: English speaking hairdresser
Replies: 1
Views: 1586

English speaking hairdresser

My apologies to the lady who asked me if I knew an english speaking hairdresser for her elderly mum. I have lost your email in the bowels of my inbox so just hope you read the forum. The only one that I know is in Le Boulou, a little further down from and opposite the newsagent on the road heading f...
by Kate
Sat 09 May 2009 08:36
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Insurance cancelleation
Replies: 3
Views: 2495

This notice also has to be sent by registered letter by many insurance companies, or they will not accept it.
by Kate
Sun 03 May 2009 19:40
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Paying in a cheque
Replies: 12
Views: 4004

Been to Leeds (and back) and spent the past few days being incredibly busy achieving nothing. Frightening really!! I wonder if we should bring back a French language forum and put on it advice such as this, plus example letters to send to ask for info (eg I found this that I posted on the site ages ...
by Kate
Sun 03 May 2009 19:14
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Paying in a cheque
Replies: 12
Views: 4004

'coordonnées' are usually your contact details. For eg, you might hear a phone message saying 'Laissez vos coordonnées et je vous rapellerai' (leave your contact details and I will call you back) or be asked to fill in your 'coordonnées' on a form. 'Coordonnees bancaires' would of course be bank acc...
by Kate
Thu 30 Apr 2009 09:10
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Fuelling the black economy ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3813

Take care as well that this does not affect your rights, insurance etc if any problems follow. Paying au noir occasioanlly is a way of life here in part payment for small things where possible, as the small artisan has a constant struggle just to survive, but you should never pay au noir for anythin...
by Kate
Wed 29 Apr 2009 19:55
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Le Tire Bouchon, Perpignan (near station)
Replies: 2
Views: 1860

Le Tire Bouchon, Perpignan (near station)

Went here for lunch this afternoon - very good. We had the plat du jour which was lemon chicken in a very nice sauce with caramelised lemon, delish spinach in a light creamy roll, nice chips..... piping hot and very very tasty! Along with a glass of wine it came to 14€ each for the one very substant...
by Kate
Tue 28 Apr 2009 19:19
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Bourgogne 1999 Red
Replies: 41
Views: 11345

Best thing to do is gerrit down tha neck lass and hold tha nose if it's not reet!
by Kate
Sat 25 Apr 2009 08:30
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: One for the gardeners.
Replies: 47
Views: 13725

The guy at Gamme verte next to Intermarche in Ceret offered to do a gardening slot in P-O Life and answer people's questions on gardening but we missed deadline. I'm sure if you went in there he would advise.
by Kate
Tue 21 Apr 2009 11:28
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Great Soap
Replies: 3
Views: 1838

Marry in haste, repent at leisure!!! :lol:
by Kate
Thu 09 Apr 2009 21:01
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Church services
Replies: 19
Views: 6139

What an excellent idea. Let's forget about the girl's night out and have an over 80s frolick club instead.