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by Kate
Wed 06 Feb 2019 17:46
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Remember cleaning all those bugs off your windscreen in the 80's and 90's?
Replies: 3
Views: 2173

Re: Remember cleaning all those bugs off your windscreen in the 80's and 90's?

A few years ago, out for lunch in one of the many delightful fish restaurants in Port Vendres, we commented on how very fresh the fish was, and how reassuring it was to eat local fish straight out of the sea onto your plate. “Oh no” the patron told us.”if we bought our fish on the quais it would cos...
by Kate
Wed 06 Feb 2019 15:27
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Recommendation for termite treatment
Replies: 17
Views: 1250

Re: Recommendation for termite treatment

Yes, these people are ‘correct’ and do the job well but from what I gather, the whole process is very expensive no matter who you go with. :bomb:
by Kate
Tue 05 Feb 2019 16:40
Forum: Health
Topic: English Speaking Doctor in the Le Boulou Area
Replies: 4
Views: 1434

Re: English Speaking Doctor in the Le Boulou Area

I know the original post was a while back but would highly recommend Dr Isabelle Rossetti in Maureillas. She is kind, competent, thorough and speaks enough English to get by.
https://www.pagesjaunes.fr/pros/55957479
by Kate
Wed 30 Jan 2019 13:11
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Let's Eat France
Replies: 9
Views: 1494

Re: Let's Eat France

Nooooooooo. Bat curry? Seriously? :D :D
by Kate
Wed 30 Jan 2019 08:24
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Small change converted shopping voucher
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Re: Small change converted shopping voucher

That’s useful to know. Thanks Ceret2018. (And no commission presumably)
by Kate
Wed 30 Jan 2019 08:21
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Brits on the Box
Replies: 19
Views: 2233

Re: Brits on the Box

Haha. Particularly proved (proven?) by the ‘Is not it?’ at the end of the article! :french: :french:
by Kate
Fri 25 Jan 2019 14:01
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Vehicle Registration Costs for Imported Cars
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: Vehicle Registration Costs for Imported Cars

Haha. Worth receiving a quote like that. Makes it seem really cheap when the find out the real price. :D :D
by Kate
Sun 20 Jan 2019 22:15
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Looking for summer rental
Replies: 3
Views: 1022

Re: Looking for summer rental

Haven’t heard from them again so assume they found somewhere - but enjoyed reading your mail! :D
by Kate
Sun 20 Jan 2019 22:11
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Garden Designer Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Re: Garden Designer Wanted

Here’s another one worth getting a quote from. Very nice guy, but haven’t seen personally what he does with gardens.
https://anglophone-direct.com/listing/p ... t-vendres/
by Kate
Sat 12 Jan 2019 21:26
Forum: Welcome to the P-O. Life Forum
Topic: new member
Replies: 5
Views: 2847

Re: new member

Hi Steven and welcome.
by Kate
Tue 01 Jan 2019 17:55
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Looking for summer rental
Replies: 3
Views: 1022

Looking for summer rental

By email Looking for summer rental We are looking for a 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, no pool (we have toddlers), preferably close to the coast, water view would be our preference. Price range: we would love to stay around $200/night but we have some flexibility. The dates would be May 19 to May 31. Any ...
by Kate
Mon 31 Dec 2018 17:27
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: Docteur, docteur....
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Re: Docteur, docteur....

Lol....but just to be irritatingly pedantic, :roll: it wouldnt quite work in French cos you would say ‘J’ai des gaz’. J’ai du vent doesnt really mean anything in French. :french: :french:
by Kate
Wed 19 Dec 2018 07:03
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: What’s on around the region
Replies: 0
Views: 674

What’s on around the region

A quick look at some of the many events around the region this December.
https://anglophone-direct.com/event/at- ... mber-2018/
by Kate
Fri 14 Dec 2018 23:18
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: Docteur, docteur....
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Docteur, docteur....

"Docteur, docteur.... Mes dents claquent comme des castagnettes." "Ah oui ! Ce doit être la grippe espagnole!" "Docteur, docteur.... Je n'entends pas bien" "Aha. Vous avez une banane dans l'oreille Monsieur!" "Quoi?" "Vous avez une banane dans l'oreille!" "Quoi?" "Vous avez une banane dans l'oreille...
by Kate
Wed 12 Dec 2018 18:04
Forum: Travel
Topic: Forthcoming visit
Replies: 11
Views: 1093

Re: Forthcoming visit

You’re right about it being a bit strong Steve ....but i suppose it depends on your definition of terrorism. DICTIONARY DEFINITION The unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims. If you and I were responsible for the damage they have cau...
by Kate
Mon 10 Dec 2018 13:27
Forum: Travel
Topic: Forthcoming visit
Replies: 11
Views: 1093

Re: Forthcoming visit

It would be called terrorism if it had been carried out by a different ethnic group. :roll:
by Kate
Sun 09 Dec 2018 16:22
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Cafe gourmand
Replies: 7
Views: 1093

Re: Cafe gourmand

Just rolling away from a delicious lunch at the Bateau Ivre in Saint Cyprien . Lots of choice with salads, loads of interesting sounding wok dishes, great burgers, (which we had), an interrupted view over a sunny port ....and a rather delish Cafe Gourmand for which I shall upload the photo when I ge...
by Kate
Sun 09 Dec 2018 12:25
Forum: Travel
Topic: Forthcoming visit
Replies: 11
Views: 1093

Re: Forthcoming visit

Unfortunately, I do very much see your point. Enjoy the festive season wherever you end up spending it. :noel:
by Kate
Sat 08 Dec 2018 22:17
Forum: Travel
Topic: Forthcoming visit
Replies: 11
Views: 1093

Re: Forthcoming visit

Unless they change the routine, very few problems travelling on the roads as long as it’s not a Saturday. Shops and supermarkets suffering a little but plenty of oysters and foie gras around....seriously still plenty to eat and drink and the shops needs our custom. Please don’t cancel. :D Bonne Rout...
by Kate
Sat 08 Dec 2018 14:21
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Possible Technical Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 618

Re: Possible Technical Issue

Thanks Gus. Will check it out.
A lovely lady indeed who tried hard to keep on smiling amidst a wave of personal tragedy. She mentioned you visited many years ago. Where does time go?
by Kate
Fri 07 Dec 2018 18:12
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Missing: Sandy Mulkeen, Taurinya
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Re: Missing: Sandy Mulkeen, Taurinya

RIP. Condolences to friends and family.
by Kate
Fri 07 Dec 2018 14:23
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Missing: Sandy Mulkeen, Taurinya
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Missing: Sandy Mulkeen, Taurinya

Please keep an eye out for Sandy Mulkeen of Taurinya who hasn’t been seen since Wednesday when she left home on foot. https://www.midilibre.fr/2018/12/06/p-o-appel-a-temoins-lance-apres-la-disparition-dune-ecossaise-de-66-ans-a-taurinya,5002811.php Sandy was a well known and liked member of this for...
by Kate
Thu 06 Dec 2018 21:41
Forum: Travel
Topic: Routes to Spain
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: Routes to Spain

If the coming weekend is anything like last weekend, don’t even consider coming anywhere near Le Boulou on Saturday...but Sunday it was completely clear and we sailed into Spain with hardly a car in sight. Coast road a pretty option. Enjoy!
by Kate
Wed 05 Dec 2018 14:18
Forum: Travel
Topic: Registering a Vespa scooter
Replies: 0
Views: 491

Registering a Vespa scooter

Received by email Registering a Vespa motor scooter now on UK plates Hello there, really hope you can help please. Trying to register above online unsuccessfully. I can fill in the form correctly, all accepted until I try filling in slot for registration number. It will not allow me to do as it tell...
by Kate
Wed 05 Dec 2018 14:16
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: Preceding direct object
Replies: 11
Views: 1262

Re: Preceding direct object

Welcome Ashforim. A great time to learn a language cos you probably have more time on your hands....but not so good for some from a memory point of view! :( Forget about picky little things like agreement of objects - they won't make any difference to the understanding of either the written or the s...
by Kate
Mon 03 Dec 2018 08:26
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: The Yellow Peril
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: The Yellow Peril

@RogB Would strongly advise booking taxi in advance. Just reading that tear gas (gaz lacrymogène) was used by ‘les forces de l’ordre’ in Perpignan yesterday in response to stones and missiles being thrown at them. The slippery slope? Can’t help thinking that some of these people are rather enjoying ...
by Kate
Fri 30 Nov 2018 13:28
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: The Yellow Peril
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: The Yellow Peril

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Not sure if this attachment is going to work but if you can see it, it is a flyer being handed out by the gilets jaunes. My worry is.....who is JE?
by Kate
Thu 29 Nov 2018 12:55
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Moving to PO - sequencing and removal firms
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Re: Moving to PO - sequencing and removal firms

Brittania Sandersteads are worth asking for a quote. Owner Steve has a holiday home here so makes regular trips. I know of a couple of people who have used them and found them reliable though no personal experience myself. https://anglophone-direct.com/listing/britannia-standersteads/ For the rest, ...
by Kate
Tue 27 Nov 2018 12:34
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Local News...
Replies: 0
Views: 481

Local News...