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by Kate
Sun 10 May 2009 13:27
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Paint stroke markers info please
Replies: 3
Views: 2644

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: 1708

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: 2644

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: 1612

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: 2512

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: 4072

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: 4072

'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: 3866

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: 1880

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: 11509

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: 13925

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: 1880

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: 6227

What an excellent idea. Let's forget about the girl's night out and have an over 80s frolick club instead.
by Kate
Thu 09 Apr 2009 16:25
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Warning - wine sales fraud
Replies: 10
Views: 3711

Warning - wine sales fraud

Attention : fraude aux acheteurs de vins anglais Il apparaît que plusieurs vignerons du département de l'Aude ont été approchés par des personnes se faisant passer pour des acheteurs de vins au nom de societés britanniques existantes. Les personnes incriminées se font appeler : - Peter Rubell, et se...
by Kate
Wed 08 Apr 2009 13:34
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Pine Processionary caterpillar
Replies: 6
Views: 2529

If you go to Gamme Verte, they will show you which it is - I think there is only one. (and no doubt other garden shops but Gamme Verte for sure)
by Kate
Wed 08 Apr 2009 10:25
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Pine Processionary caterpillar
Replies: 6
Views: 2529

Pine Processionary caterpillar

If you have problems with these lovely little chaps in your gardens, I have just been informed that there is now a product to get rid of them and that now is the time to use it. Sold at Gamme Verte (next to Intermarché Ceret and also in Prades) they have something that you put at the bottom of the t...
by Kate
Tue 07 Apr 2009 14:47
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Church services
Replies: 19
Views: 6227

Mine (86) will be over soon too - not into religion I'm afraid but will definitely be looking for some company of his own age for senior fun and frollicks.
by Kate
Tue 07 Apr 2009 14:43
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Church services
Replies: 19
Views: 6227

Hi Gill Here are a couple of possibilities - if they are not what you are looking for, I would imagine they would be able to point you in the right direction. Best of Luck http://www.anglophone-direct.com/Easter-Sunday-Celebration-Service? http://www.anglophone-direct.com/Anglican-Church-service-Ver...
by Kate
Thu 02 Apr 2009 11:52
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Markets
Replies: 3
Views: 1973

Markets

Am trying to update market info - anybody got anything to add please?

http://www.anglophone-direct.com/Market ... Orientales?
by Kate
Tue 31 Mar 2009 09:10
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Iron/aluminium/wooden railings
Replies: 5
Views: 2427

You could try Andrew Watts on 04 68 87 34 85
He is a fencing and forestry specialist
by Kate
Mon 30 Mar 2009 18:51
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Wifi question
Replies: 21
Views: 11816

If that's the case, I may have a cunning plan!
It might involve pissing her coffee!! (well, it's a restaurant actually)
by Kate
Sun 29 Mar 2009 13:25
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Monabanq. Possible without an existing French account?
Replies: 32
Views: 12439

Ian
somebody who might be able to advise you is Peggy at CIC bank in Thuir. She speaks excellent English and CIC do seem to have some quite good options tho' havent looked into any fees etc. Worth asking advise though.
Her email is MAIGNIPE@sb.cic.fr
by Kate
Tue 24 Mar 2009 19:22
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Out of my depth!
Replies: 7
Views: 3394

Have an ad in the next P-O Life for these people Synapse Dedicated to helping you, in managing & optimizing : tax declarations / fiscal conventions / remuneration & social charges / financial investments Last but not least, we do speak English. Cédric Markgraf & Armelle Arnaud-Joufray can assist you...
by Kate
Sat 21 Mar 2009 15:55
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Fish Curry Recipes Needed
Replies: 26
Views: 8982

Hi Stan and welcome to the forum
Don't worry about messing up posts. It takes a while to get the hang of it, but you can edit and delete your own threads which makes it easier.
by Kate
Sun 15 Mar 2009 19:38
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: CARPENTER RECOMMENDATIONS ARGELES OR NEAR ?
Replies: 7
Views: 3398

PO Interiors is around Sorede I think, or Saint Génis.
Can't remember the furniture man's name, jsut that he was a very nice man, a very very nice man. Sorry - not very helpful!! :oops:
by Kate
Sun 15 Mar 2009 12:00
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: CARPENTER RECOMMENDATIONS ARGELES OR NEAR ?
Replies: 7
Views: 3398

There is a guy in P-O Life who is a furniture maker by trade. Don't know if he's any good but a very nice guy and speaks excellent english. his number is 06 75 55 77 75. However, he is in Thuir. Near you, there is PO Interiors 06 72 42 07 04 - Dave. He has recently done some work for someone I know ...
by Kate
Fri 13 Mar 2009 12:32
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Moving house, redirecting post.
Replies: 6
Views: 2790

...... and another piece from a future P-O life article which might be useful The post office will either redirect your post to a temporary or permanent address (réexpédition du courier) or hold on to it at the post office until you are ready to collect it. (garde du courier). You may also arrange f...
by Kate
Fri 13 Mar 2009 10:13
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Moving house, redirecting post.
Replies: 6
Views: 2790

Here's an exerpt from P-O Life 20 which might help Moving made easier If you move house in France you will need to inform various services of your change of address. Visit www.administration24h24.gouv.fr and you can do this easily online. From the home page, click on “Mon logement”, then “Changement...
by Kate
Tue 10 Mar 2009 16:34
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Warning ! Chenilles season
Replies: 5
Views: 2423

A little bit more about them here
http://www.anglophone-direct.com/Pine-P ... terpillars?
if you have never noticed them before.
As rbg says, nasty little blighters (gosh, that sounded oh so British!!)
by Kate
Tue 10 Mar 2009 08:20
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Good accountant?
Replies: 10
Views: 6194

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