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by Kate
Wed 19 Nov 2008 16:20
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Christmas cake and Muscat de Noel
Replies: 3
Views: 1932

Ho ho ho! (just practicing my Santa guffaw!!!)
by Kate
Wed 19 Nov 2008 14:16
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Christmas cake and Muscat de Noel
Replies: 3
Views: 1932

Christmas cake and Muscat de Noel

(posted for a friend) Did you know that the Vin Doux Naturel which comes from the PO is just MADE to drink with Christmas cake, christmas pudding and custard and mince pies? You didn't??? Pop into the Cellier de Trouillas on Thursday 20 November 2008 from 5 pm to see the proof! They are launching th...
by Kate
Thu 30 Oct 2008 12:52
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: tax refund on insulation
Replies: 0
Views: 1309

tax refund on insulation

Under section 7 on the personal déclaration revenus (charges ouvrant droit à réduction ou à crédit d’impôt), a tax refund is available for residents of France for insulation projects. Gill, a P-O Life reader tells us "..... it might be worth mentioning in P.O. Life and/or on the website. I can give ...
by Kate
Thu 23 Oct 2008 13:14
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Tracey at Leroy Marlin
Replies: 13
Views: 5875

You can reach Tracey on 04 68 85 77 13 Thursday is her day off though!
by Kate
Tue 21 Oct 2008 11:45
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Handyman
Replies: 11
Views: 4861

I don't have a problem with it. I will not put people who are not registered in PO Life, nor in the site directory, as I don't think it's fair on people who pay the (very high) charges that france imposes on small businesses but if people want to put their own details on the forum, that's fine. Do b...
by Kate
Mon 20 Oct 2008 22:26
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Roussillon Vins Primeurs
Replies: 28
Views: 8508

polremy wrote: Erm, were you meant to buy it? I thought it was my free aperitif! I would never buy an overpriced vin primeur Thanks for that little insight. I'm so glad I didn't exhibit. I know the organisers are looking for ways to discourage visitors with that kind of attitude. If they are trying...
by Kate
Mon 13 Oct 2008 13:42
Forum: Travel
Topic: Checking points for speeding
Replies: 27
Views: 8761

by Kate
Sat 04 Oct 2008 08:47
Forum: Travel
Topic: Hi Vis
Replies: 37
Views: 10349

Lots of gendarme controles on the route back from Perps yesterday. I got stopped at Pollestres - no papers asked for - just wanted to see my vest - haven't been asked that by a boy since primary school!!
by Kate
Thu 02 Oct 2008 17:37
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Help on invoice dispute
Replies: 4
Views: 2585

Hi JC and welcome Here's a copy paste of a recent article in P-O Life. Hope it's useful Steps to take before considering legal action ….. 1 Send your complaint to the trader by registered letter (lettre recommandée) with proof of receipt. Make sure that you keep personal copies of all correspondence...
by Kate
Sat 27 Sep 2008 16:58
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Refugee camp
Replies: 18
Views: 7837

There's an article in the next P-O Life (still languishing at the printer's but ready hopefully by next week) about this but some of the 'high'lights.... Camp Joffre opened in 1938 and closed in 1970. Its history is horrific. Refugees from the Spanish Civil War, Jews and Gipsies joined other “undesi...
by Kate
Tue 23 Sep 2008 08:59
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: TIP , RIB ??
Replies: 10
Views: 6919

Here is the French Life article from the last P-O Life which might be useful Chris Whether you are resident in France, buying a second home or intending to relocate in the future, life will be much easier if you have a French bank account, particularly if you are hoping to take out a loan or mortgag...
by Kate
Mon 22 Sep 2008 18:32
Forum: Travel
Topic: lyon exupery airport
Replies: 9
Views: 3282

Bon voyage!
Have a great holiday/wedding!
by Kate
Sun 21 Sep 2008 09:47
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Maçon
Replies: 4
Views: 2207

There's a new plasterer advertising on the site and in P-O life - a lady! How fantastic to see traditionally male dominated areas like this being covered by the fairer sex! Call me sexist if you wish (am ah bovvad) but i do think that most ladies in these kind of jobs take more pride in their work! ...
by Kate
Sun 14 Sep 2008 13:52
Forum: Travel
Topic: Off airport parking, Barcelona
Replies: 7
Views: 4513

Last time I flew from Barcelona, it cost me 110€ for 6 days parking plus of course petrol and tolls, well over 200€ for the lot. Now I always take the train from Figuères (or Perpignan as Helen suggested) A taxi from the main Barcelona station Sants to El Prat airport is around 20€ + luggage supplem...
by Kate
Mon 01 Sep 2008 22:22
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: what kind of wine are you?
Replies: 17
Views: 6387

Arrgghh - Chardonnay - me too!!
by Kate
Sun 31 Aug 2008 11:31
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Electric Window Shutters
Replies: 5
Views: 2665

Oh and don't forget to ask for discount.
He advertises in P-O Life and will give 5% discount to readers - not a fortune but better than a poke in the eye with a pointed stick!
by Kate
Sun 31 Aug 2008 10:13
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Electric Window Shutters
Replies: 5
Views: 2665

Hi Anthea I would definitely recommend Torredemer in Céret (they will come to Saint Cyp no problem) as I know them personally and they are very conscientious and straight forward. I know a couple of people from the forum who have had Yves work for them and have been very satisfied Details Torredemer...
by Kate
Thu 28 Aug 2008 17:22
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: UK wines??
Replies: 41
Views: 14224

"...Wow! What an honour. Parsing and analysis by appointment to the Webmistress. Cool..."

Never one to take the pee Colin but did you mean arsing???? (gerrit? take the pee....)
by Kate
Thu 28 Aug 2008 10:26
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: UK wines??
Replies: 41
Views: 14224

The job is yours Sue
You are now officially responsible for all Indian wine Club posts :lol: :lol:
by Kate
Tue 01 Jul 2008 12:30
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Problems with the syndic
Replies: 4
Views: 2816

Problems with the syndic

(received by email) We have two apartments - the syndic of one is passable but the other is an utter disaster.I talk of our experiences since 2001 so think they are valid. Mr xxxxxxx refuses to accept responsability for anything - he tries to pin faults on us concerning the roof despite the fact we ...
by Kate
Sat 28 Jun 2008 11:49
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Sangria recipe
Replies: 3
Views: 2084

Sangria recipe

Does anyone have a tried and tested sangria recipe (basic and simple I think please) it is for P-O Life, a I have had a couple of mails recently asking for a good recipe, but there are som many on the internet - which to chose? Or maybe somebody would like to experiment with this one which somebody ...
by Kate
Fri 20 Jun 2008 18:20
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: TV Installer
Replies: 9
Views: 4853

There's a guy who adverises in PO Life who lives quite near you Carmen. Don't know how good he is but his details are CS Services - smokestack@spansurf.com Perpignan - Phone: 04 68 82 08 53 SKY TV English TV channels Complete satellite installations - no monthly charges - professional alignement ser...
by Kate
Mon 26 May 2008 18:12
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Avoid France Europe Immo, Auchan
Replies: 19
Views: 9710

Yes, it was very much his body language as far as she was concerned and the fact that he wanted nothing to do with her once he had her money, but also when I tried to help out, his attitude to me. A very rude and disagreable man.
by Kate
Mon 26 May 2008 16:05
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Avoid France Europe Immo, Auchan
Replies: 19
Views: 9710

Avoid France Europe Immo, Auchan

I have now received two seperate emails complaining about the owner (and staff) in the estate agency in the Auchan shopping centre. One complaining that the man was rude and insulting as soon as the potential customer said he would continue looking around and get back to him and the other saying tha...
by Kate
Tue 13 May 2008 18:59
Forum: Health
Topic: Doctors and Dentists
Replies: 18
Views: 7183

Ha ha. Sorry Carmen - it's my sad sense of humour. doc Martens were the boots worn by the 'bovva boys' or skinheads' in the late 60s/early 70s (dates could be well out) along with stay press trousers, checked shirts and braces.
by Kate
Tue 13 May 2008 18:39
Forum: Health
Topic: Doctors and Dentists
Replies: 18
Views: 7183

Good ol' doc Martin - you might have to give him the boot!!
by Kate
Tue 13 May 2008 17:44
Forum: Health
Topic: Doctors and Dentists
Replies: 18
Views: 7183

I have edited the name as I'm not sure where we stand legally here, so will err on the side of caution!!
by Kate
Tue 13 May 2008 13:33
Forum: Health
Topic: Doctors and Dentists
Replies: 18
Views: 7183

Go to mine Julia - he's a safer bet!! Dentist - Docteur Jacque Respaut 3 rue Citadelle 66740 LAROQUE DES ALBERES - Phone: 04 68 89 30 98 Nice chap too, excellent English (with English receptionist to boot) and has not yet made me cry. A dentist and GP rolled into one sounds too wierd to me - like in...
by Kate
Mon 12 May 2008 12:12
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Garden Centre
Replies: 14
Views: 4928

Terrible me - but I do believe in websites:

This is why you are my oracle
by Kate
Mon 12 May 2008 11:01
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Garden Centre
Replies: 14
Views: 4928

Mas Gource in Ceret (as you're coming out towards Maureillas, opposite the turning for the hauts de Ceret) has everything you need for the garden AND they promised to give 10% off to anyone who says they got their details from anglophone-direct. Of course, this was in 2005, fand I haven't seen them ...