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by Robert Ferrieux
Tue 14 May 2013 11:08
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Vegan/vegetarian
Replies: 10
Views: 2885

Excellent business. They've got everything you could want. I was most interested in their pet food section 'cos I've often wondered whagt vegans fed their pets on.
Helen
ps Have a look at Madhurams Eggless Cookery site (just Google it) as well.
by Robert Ferrieux
Sat 04 May 2013 21:17
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Kates life in the PO
Replies: 5
Views: 2171

from Helen

What are our kids going to do with our treasures once we've gone to the Happy Car Boot in the Sky?
I asked one of our sons what he'll do with my exquisitely beautiful red Murano mocha service (a family heirloom....never used, of course) . He suggested "Emmaüs?"
by Robert Ferrieux
Sat 04 May 2013 12:17
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Kates life in the PO
Replies: 5
Views: 2171

Yeah - we cling to them.....
H
by Robert Ferrieux
Sat 04 May 2013 01:31
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Kates life in the PO
Replies: 5
Views: 2171

from Helen SOOOOOO many things! Fabrics which I'll make into fashionable clothes one day from a dozen or so ancient patterns, all Taille 38 (ha ha!) ; Ribbons, gold paper, double-sided adhesives (slightly less adhesive by now) to make my own Xmas Cards; beautiful lace bras which I might be able to f...
by Robert Ferrieux
Wed 01 May 2013 14:31
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Recommendation wanted
Replies: 25
Views: 9410

Suspicious souls that we are, when we go out for a meal we prefer a good pizzeria (e.g. Rimini in Canet Plage, Pizzavenue in St.Nazaire) where the food is prepared in front of you, and you can see that the chef's hair isn't falling into the pan, and other peoples' left-overs are not added to your go...
by Robert Ferrieux
Mon 29 Apr 2013 00:17
Forum: Pets
Topic: rottweiller
Replies: 1
Views: 1339

rottweiler

She's a very affectionate and beautiful dog.
by Robert Ferrieux
Fri 26 Apr 2013 02:09
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Maiden names in France
Replies: 30
Views: 10248

Well, let's put it another way, Helen. Why *should* a woman take her husband's name on marriage? Good question, Carol. Speaking only for myself : 'cos I'm durned proud of my husband's name & consider it a bit of an honour to be Mme. F :wink: It also makes it easier for others to know who "belongs" ...
by Robert Ferrieux
Thu 25 Apr 2013 01:52
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Maiden names in France
Replies: 30
Views: 10248

From Helen [ quote="carol sheridan"] I can see why a woman would not[ want to be known as as her husbands' wife, but as her own person This beats me! Why should a woman not want to be known as her husband's wife, unless of course she's ashamed of the guy? Also, does Miss/Mrs/Ms Sheridan mean that on...
by Robert Ferrieux
Sat 20 Apr 2013 16:01
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: scam
Replies: 5
Views: 2668

spam

Robert received an email yesterday from his cousin; she signed it with her name & surname (in case we didn't know who she was!) She told us how her tour in Africa ended tragically: a brutal attack led to the death of the chauffeur and also the guide. Her travelling companion was knifed & raped, and ...
by Robert Ferrieux
Sun 07 Apr 2013 03:02
Forum: Travel
Topic: Tgv delayed by suicide.
Replies: 7
Views: 3444

Most inconvenient for you, Martyn......I'm sure you were very cut up about it, but not quite as cut up as the poor guy who killed himself.
As you say, when feeling so desperate that you think about suicide, do consider the passengers who might have an important appointment somewhere.
Helen
by Robert Ferrieux
Sat 06 Apr 2013 14:13
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: Books in English
Replies: 0
Views: 1545

Books in English

Lots & lots of books to be taken away. At my age I'll never have time to read them for the third time. Novels (e.g. "Atonement" , "Wolf Hall", also a few by Graham Greene, Kingsley Amis, Erica Jong, etc). A few biographies (Mountbatten, Ray Hattersley, the Windsors,etc). Some self-help books ("How t...
by Robert Ferrieux
Sun 31 Mar 2013 14:01
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Fondant Icing
Replies: 12
Views: 5136

WOW ! You HAVE gone to a lot of trouble, Kitchen Gods and Goddesses! Thank you so very much. The sites mentioned also led me onto eHow Foods which show a) how to make corn syrup and b) what to substitue it with. There's a very easy recipe using cream of tartar. Again, very many thanks. Success (or o...
by Robert Ferrieux
Sun 31 Mar 2013 01:39
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Fondant Icing
Replies: 12
Views: 5136

Fondant Icing

All you Kitchen Godesses....help!
I want to make fondant icing. What's corn syrup (sirop de maîs?) and where do I find it? Any other advice gratefully received.

Helen
by Robert Ferrieux
Thu 21 Mar 2013 12:25
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Help with elderly parent please
Replies: 6
Views: 2975

care elderly

Hello Maggie, I don't know where you live but in most villages in the area there's a club for Troisième Âge or "Seniors". They hold knitting/sewing groups, etc. This would give you only a couple of hours respite 2 or 3 times a week, but maybe better than nothing.. Does your Mum speak French? Are you...
by Robert Ferrieux
Tue 19 Feb 2013 10:48
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Meeting english people
Replies: 3
Views: 2850

from Helen Hello Skyfall. Get in touch with the Association France/Grande Bretagne. They meet every other Tuesday. I'm not sure who the president is now, but you could phone a lady called Georgette Draper in Perpignan. Her number is in the directory. You could also phone Michael Fitzpatrick; find hi...
by Robert Ferrieux
Fri 15 Feb 2013 01:38
Forum: Travel
Topic: Speeding ticket procedure
Replies: 2
Views: 1422

Could be a ticket..but you'd better find out PDQ 'cos if it isn't paid within the time limit, a fine will be added! We received a ticket through the post the other day although nothing was left on the windscreen (ok - Robert did leave the car in a No Waiting area for about 7 minutes) so we're now 35...
by Robert Ferrieux
Sat 27 Oct 2012 09:55
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Ready Brek
Replies: 9
Views: 4002

Ready Brek

Sound yummy, Sue. Could you email me please re price, address, etc...(altho' what the etc includes I don't know :) )

I'm at hfx1@free.fr
Thanks.
H
ps Just sent you a pm but I don't know if it's gone or not...I'm not much of a geek
by Robert Ferrieux
Fri 26 Oct 2012 14:49
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Ready Brek
Replies: 9
Views: 4002

Ready Brek: You can find Ready Brek at The English Shop (online)for 6.99 + transport. Don't know if this is of any interest....
by Robert Ferrieux
Fri 26 Oct 2012 14:43
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Ready Brek
Replies: 9
Views: 4002

Is anyone coming back from UK with room for a Marks & Sparks Christmas cake (or even two..), decorated or undecorated. If not M & S, something from Sainsbury/Tesco/etc would do. I find the well-known makes are far better than the little-known ones.
Thanks in advance.
by Robert Ferrieux
Thu 25 Oct 2012 15:34
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Lost!
Replies: 34
Views: 19032

Lost!

This is exactly what happened to two friends of mine, Andrée (the intrepid one) & Françoise (with a dicey hip). Both in their mid-seventies, they left their rambling party in the village to wander off to see a chapel & maybe discover a bit of the wild beyond. After following a path through the vines...
by Robert Ferrieux
Tue 02 Oct 2012 18:59
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Converting cassette tape to a cd
Replies: 3
Views: 1691

cassette

Ask Blackduff. He gave me some very useful info some time ago.

Helen
by Robert Ferrieux
Tue 02 Oct 2012 12:00
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Paulilles
Replies: 7
Views: 3515

I think I lost my android there :wink: :wink:

Helen
by Robert Ferrieux
Sun 30 Sep 2012 23:51
Forum: Pets
Topic: Dog Kennels in the Ceret area
Replies: 13
Views: 5822

boarding kennems

The boarding kennels mentioned by Kate some time ago offers a personal service. I phoned them a couple of days ago, but had to refuse as their tariff is way beyond our means : 45 euros a night, although they are prepared to negotiate.. They also offer dog-sitting in your own house for 40 euros a nig...
by Robert Ferrieux
Mon 17 Sep 2012 03:21
Forum: Pets
Topic: Dog Kennels in the Ceret area
Replies: 13
Views: 5822

dog kennels

For very many years we sent our dogs to a lady in Salses. (Our present mutt is too old now to leave us). They always seemed happy in her house. She charges about 8/9 euros a day and you provide the food. PM for details.

Helen
by Robert Ferrieux
Wed 12 Sep 2012 03:14
Forum: Travel
Topic: please settle this missunderstanding
Replies: 9
Views: 3338

Opas,
I've sent you a pm (but not about this subject!).
Please let me know if you don't receive it - I'm not well up on pmming!
Helen
by Robert Ferrieux
Wed 12 Sep 2012 03:09
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: looking for intense french lessons in perpignan
Replies: 4
Views: 2478

Can strongly suggest Carole Howarth. She's in the directory, lives in Perpignan. Your future parents-in-law probably know the family.
Helen
by Robert Ferrieux
Sat 08 Sep 2012 18:16
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: simple tarte amandine
Replies: 18
Views: 5765

Wait a minute..........isn't this our old favourite, Bakewell Tart?
:idea:

Helen
by Robert Ferrieux
Sat 08 Sep 2012 16:08
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: simple tarte amandine
Replies: 18
Views: 5765

YES Extrait d'amande amère.
by Robert Ferrieux
Sat 08 Sep 2012 16:05
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: simple tarte amandine
Replies: 18
Views: 5765

If Christine, * the owner of the Almond Shop, wants someone to sample her products ( I don't even want to be paid) I'm on my way PDQ!

:D :D

HF

* That goes for Sue/Paul too!
by Robert Ferrieux
Thu 06 Sep 2012 22:34
Forum: Travel
Topic: Cheap flights to the UK - maybe not
Replies: 8
Views: 2854

Helen


Less than 30 euros ?? OK, Opas....spit it out !!