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by Kate
Mon 26 May 2008 16:05
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Avoid France Europe Immo, Auchan
Replies: 19
Views: 9406

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: 6896

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: 6896

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: 6896

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: 6896

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: 4673

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: 4673

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 ...
by Kate
Mon 12 May 2008 10:01
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Spanish Restaurants
Replies: 44
Views: 15826

I found Jim's review on the old forum and have moved it to this one

http://forum.anglophone-direct.com/sutra21933.php#21933
by Kate
Fri 09 May 2008 15:12
Forum: About the forum
Topic: Newsletter
Replies: 0
Views: 2690

Newsletter

I received an email this morning from a forum member, asking why she did not receive the weekly newsletter. In fact, registering on the forum does not automatically register you for the newsletter. To register for this, you need to click in the top right hand corner Register for Newsletter and follo...
by Kate
Fri 18 Apr 2008 10:56
Forum: Health
Topic: Mosquitos
Replies: 25
Views: 9566

Have just written an article for the next PO Life on mozzies. When I was researching for it, one suggestion I came across several times was the following Create a mosquito trap by placing a cow in your garden!! Cows give off the chemical signature that mosquitoes crave. They are warm and release cer...
by Kate
Mon 07 Apr 2008 11:25
Forum: Travel
Topic: Overnight Paris to Perpignan train?
Replies: 16
Views: 7532

I have to admit that, having taken school trips all over the world, my worst nightmare used the be ski trips by coach from Leeds to Austria with 50 x 13 - 17 year olds, most of whom seemed to have, stinky feet, wind problems (both ends) and a tendancy to be sick at three in the morning. It has srt o...
by Kate
Sun 06 Apr 2008 08:27
Forum: Travel
Topic: Overnight Paris to Perpignan train?
Replies: 16
Views: 7532

For those of you who haven't seen P-O Life yet, this is straight from the horse's mouth.

http://www.anglophone-direct.com/Paris-by-night
by Kate
Tue 01 Apr 2008 08:18
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Good hairdressers for the girls
Replies: 12
Views: 4107

I also recommend Curcuma in Pollestres (half way down down the village on the right going from the Intermarché roundabout). Ask for Christine - she is one of the rare hairdressers I have found who seems to take time to cut rather than snip snip wham bang thank you mam! She doesn't speak English but ...
by Kate
Wed 26 Mar 2008 08:16
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Restaurants in the Languedoc
Replies: 23
Views: 7699

Is that a fear of certain types of wool
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Good idea to split the restaurant section in regions. Will put it on my 'to do' list!!
by Kate
Tue 25 Mar 2008 19:17
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Restaurants in the Languedoc
Replies: 23
Views: 7699

My personal opinion is that is it nice to have some 'over the border' restaurants on the forum. When the wind drops (it's driving me MAAAAAAD) it's rather nice to venture out to pastures new and do a bit of exploring, and easier to do if you know you have a nice lunch waiting. Groslard, mon petit gr...
by Kate
Tue 25 Mar 2008 17:29
Forum: Health
Topic: Dentist in Laroque
Replies: 0
Views: 1404

Dentist in Laroque

I have just come back from a visit to the dentist in Laroque. what a nice chap and he didn't make me cry! If you're looking for an english speaking dentist, do give him a go Docteur Jacque Respaut 3 rue Citadelle 66740 LAROQUE DES ALBERES - Phone: 04 68 89 30 98 He has a wooden chalet on the Laroque...
by Kate
Mon 24 Mar 2008 10:17
Forum: Travel
Topic: Motorway warning
Replies: 25
Views: 9925

No prob, I'll get the full details if you like from the clients tomorrow..
That would be brilliant - merci :D
by Kate
Mon 24 Mar 2008 09:58
Forum: Travel
Topic: Motorway warning
Replies: 25
Views: 9925

Would it be ok if I quoted you more or less in the next PO Life on this? It's the kind of thing we need to warn people about but I havent heard anything about it myself!
by Kate
Fri 21 Mar 2008 10:52
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Co-operatives
Replies: 56
Views: 17040

I bought a box of Montana red (on te road from Perps to Le Boulou, turn left at roundabout before the village catalan and follow signs - there is also a museum there. Very nice and drinkable and 18e for 10 litres
by Kate
Thu 13 Mar 2008 09:22
Forum: Travel
Topic: Petit Train Jaune
Replies: 15
Views: 10458

urrgggghhhh! Brain overload, brain overload (to be read in a Dalek voice!!)
by Kate
Fri 07 Mar 2008 17:38
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: English Speaking Notaires
Replies: 14
Views: 9629

Ah - that's interesting. Something worth checking on for people using British legal advisors etc.
by Kate
Fri 07 Mar 2008 11:19
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: English Speaking Notaires
Replies: 14
Views: 9629

Registered bilingual lawyer in both France and England as far as I know. Having said that, this is not a recommendation as such as I don't know him - he just sends me legal articles occasionally and seems to know what he is talking about!

http://www.stephensmithfranceltd.com/
by Kate
Fri 07 Mar 2008 10:13
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: English Speaking Notaires
Replies: 14
Views: 9629

There are a couple of English speaking notaires on this page David - both in Perpignan - or Stephen Smith who is a French property law specialist (if it's to do with property) and will presumably deal over the net/on phone
by Kate
Thu 06 Mar 2008 23:16
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Printed T shirts
Replies: 11
Views: 4011

Ordicopy in Ceret print T shirts (or certainly they did last year)
by Kate
Thu 21 Feb 2008 15:39
Forum: Travel
Topic: Registering a car
Replies: 3
Views: 2126

Hi Neil and Sue Well actually, hold your hosses cos I was told yesterday (by a very reliable source - get your typing fingers out Pol) that foreign cars no longer need to be reregisted in France. I havent actually heard anything myself but as that person reads the forum, hopefully she will have some...
by Kate
Sun 17 Feb 2008 15:05
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Chinese food
Replies: 11
Views: 4463

Chinese food

Originally posted: Tue 03 Jan 2006 09:16 All you Chinese Fans, there is A Brand New Chinese Restaurant opened at Mas Guerido Last Week, Just behind Gifi. The Food is Excellent and consists of a Large Buffet which has all the traditional Cantonese dishes unlike the run of the Mill French Vietnamese. ...
by Kate
Sun 17 Feb 2008 11:26
Forum: Health
Topic: Disabled Access
Replies: 9
Views: 3757

Maybe we should have a thread (or even a seperate forum title) for handicapped access, both recommendations and the opposite. Let me know if that would be of interest to people
by Kate
Sat 26 Jan 2008 15:24
Forum: Travel
Topic: Long term parking near Carcassonne Salvaza
Replies: 5
Views: 2866

Hi there and welcome to the forum.
by Kate
Mon 07 Jan 2008 09:06
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: International Removal:
Replies: 5
Views: 2981

Hi Steve
Send me your details and I'll put you in the site directory - we get a lot of enquiries from people looking for removals
by Kate
Thu 29 Nov 2007 08:08
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Builder
Replies: 15
Views: 7070

Hi Yes, as BD says, it is worth trying our directory of even better our English speaking services in PO Life if you have that, as we check that people advertising in it speak english before we put them in. (Well, we ask - we don't actually test them!!!) The following certainly speak english (in fact...