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by Kate
Mon 30 Mar 2009 18:51
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Wifi question
Replies: 21
Views: 12044

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: 12767

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: 3517

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: 9241

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: 3512

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: 3512

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: 2857

...... 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: 2857

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: 2521

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: 6345

I can recommend Cathy BIEGEL - Sylvie CORTES SARL BC GESTION & PORTAGE 8 impasse du liège 66450 POLLESTRES 33+(04) 68 56 41 33 - 06 23 12 73 66 - 06 20 31 01 85 www.bcgestion.com - www.bcportage.com - www.formation-bcgestion.com contact@bcgestion.com SIRET : 509 181 988 000 15 APE : 7022Z They are t...
by Kate
Sat 07 Mar 2009 10:09
Forum: Travel
Topic: Best route from Barcelona Airport to Boulou by train or bus
Replies: 6
Views: 3248

Would second what Cathy says Nigel. I used to get the train quite regularly from Figueres to Barcelona El Prats (what a great name!!!!). If you can get to Figs, take the Catalunya express (only 8 or 9€ to Barcelona) which leaves hourly. I used to get off at Passieg des grazias (sp) just before main ...
by Kate
Fri 06 Mar 2009 13:28
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Good restaurant in Castelnou
Replies: 24
Views: 9903

.....right on the seafront at little fishing village called Los Abrigos
Is that the little fishing port Pol? Used to go there regularly - superb fish grub if I remember rightly!!
by Kate
Tue 03 Mar 2009 15:00
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Bank advice wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 3945

Bank advice wanted

Received by email Last October, we sent our bank, Crédit Agricole in Collioure, two letters, each with an enclosed EUR 15 cheque from SNCF, requesting deposit to our current account. By early February, we had other EUR cheques that we wished to deposit. But as the two cheques sent in October had not...
by Kate
Mon 02 Mar 2009 21:23
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Pool Maintenance Services
Replies: 4
Views: 2414

Hi Karrie
TPM is actually 'le 'usband's' company and he doesnt cover that area I'm afraid - I like to know that he is near enough to get back home on time to make me my dinner!! :lol: :lol:
by Kate
Mon 02 Mar 2009 13:15
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Air Conditioning Fit
Replies: 3
Views: 2454

Hi Niall
I know a few people who have used IGC of Camelas and been happy with them for doing a clean and competent job. Don't know anything about their prices though.
You can contact them on 06 20 84 00 24 or 06 12 14 33 69 or visit their site on www.igc-renovation.fr
by Kate
Sun 15 Feb 2009 09:51
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Bulit in integrated fridge-Freezer
Replies: 6
Views: 2560

Hi guys
We have one that we will give away in return for a cold beer and a moule frites one warm summer evening!!
It's white, about half and half and both parts works well.You're very welcome to it as long as you come and get it!!
by Kate
Thu 12 Feb 2009 10:14
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Eucalyptus trees
Replies: 8
Views: 3312

Thanks everybody I was going to do a bit of an article on it, as I was so amazed to see these poor dying trees up in Llauro yesterday, but I can't find much on the 'net. That is fascinating Thumbs about the weapon boxes. Any idea where I can find out more?? Is the Leap Psyllid that Pads talks about ...
by Kate
Wed 11 Feb 2009 16:10
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Eucalyptus trees
Replies: 8
Views: 3312

Eucalyptus trees

Can anybody give me any info about the disease that seems to have hit the Eucalyptus trees recently? On a walk this morning, I notice that many of them are dying (although new leaves seem to be coming through too) and I have heard that they have been struck by something nasty this year but I can't s...
by Kate
Wed 11 Feb 2009 14:34
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: our bank and CPAM - advice welcome
Replies: 22
Views: 7660

Have you thought to contact the main office of your branch Sue?
by Kate
Tue 27 Jan 2009 08:11
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Fallen trees and where to get replacements
Replies: 16
Views: 6743

Phew! I'm back after four days with out electricity!! I was contacted last week by a guy who does tree felling, fencing, land clearing, forestry etc. He has recently moved here and has been in forestry in Britain all his life. His contact number is 04 68 87 34 85 and his name is Andrew - really frie...
by Kate
Mon 19 Jan 2009 13:53
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Grandfather clock
Replies: 18
Views: 6425

Merci Pads
It makes me happy to qive you a 'thwack' from time to time - and you know you love it really!!
by Kate
Mon 19 Jan 2009 12:46
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Grandfather clock
Replies: 18
Views: 6425

Hey Mountain Mama! (Whatever happened to John Denver?) PMs are simply private messages for if you wish to communicate just with one person. It means that noone else can know what you've written and you can talk about everybody on the forum behind their backs! :roll: :roll: :lol: If you want to PM so...
by Kate
Mon 19 Jan 2009 12:10
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Grandfather clock
Replies: 18
Views: 6425

Michael - why all the pm-ing?
I don't know who has decided that no names of tradespeople etc should be mentioned on the forum. I certainly don't have any problem with it. What is the point of having something or somebody to recommend if it's all done privately?? :roll:
by Kate
Thu 15 Jan 2009 08:36
Forum: Health
Topic: erysipèle
Replies: 17
Views: 6321

Wow Sue - just been reading up on it - it sounds AWFUL! You poor thing - hope you're back to 100% as soon as possible. I feel really bad about even mentioning having a silly old cold compared to that!!! :oops:
by Kate
Fri 09 Jan 2009 16:22
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: restaurants, help urgently required
Replies: 11
Views: 3961

Hi Mwana
we had quite a good girl's night out at the Chat qui Rit last year, and then went a little further up the road to the night club!!

Actually, I've just taken a look and it wasn't quite last year!! :oops:
http://www.anglophone-direct.com/December-2005?
by Kate
Sat 03 Jan 2009 09:19
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Schola Mediterranea in Argeles / language school
Replies: 1
Views: 1418

No experience with their actual teaching skills or methods but they are very nice and very enthusiastic!
by Kate
Thu 18 Dec 2008 12:08
Forum: Health
Topic: Volunteers wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 2028

Volunteers wanted

I have received an email from someone who has been asked if they know of anyone who would be prepared to support/help out with British cancer suferers in France.
The web site below will give you all the info necessary
www.cancersupportfrance.info
There but for the Grace of God......
by Kate
Sat 06 Dec 2008 16:56
Forum: Shopping
Topic: electric blanket
Replies: 13
Views: 6303

Pretty sure that Expert at Le Boulou will order them for you if they don't have them in. Don't know about price though, even though we find Expert often beats the big places (and is sometimes well above too - depends on the product I suppose)
by Kate
Thu 04 Dec 2008 09:54
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Maison France Confort
Replies: 10
Views: 4771

Good idea Michael
Will see to it this weekend
by Kate
Mon 01 Dec 2008 10:53
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Maison France Confort
Replies: 10
Views: 4771

Maison France Confort

If you are using, or considering using, this building firm for anything at all, do please send an email first to deanofire@ntlworld.com. I do not feel that it is right to post his 'catalogue of catastrophe' with this firm here, but you may well need to be aware of certain 'inadequacies' before you c...