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by Robert Ferrieux
Wed 23 Jun 2010 17:40
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Haberdashery
Replies: 10
Views: 3252

from Helen Excellent haberdashery in town called La Couterie just next to the Marché République. Also on the Rue de l'Ange, opposite this shop but a bit further down (from the Marché) is a veritable Aladdin's Cave. Shop window full of lace, beads, etc. etc. However, if you want to do cheapo, go to a...
by Robert Ferrieux
Tue 22 Jun 2010 08:58
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: EDF
Replies: 4
Views: 2101

from Helen

Hey, go easy on the electric toothbrush!
by Robert Ferrieux
Thu 17 Jun 2010 15:49
Forum: Travel
Topic: Ryanair Hand Luggage
Replies: 14
Views: 5539

sue and paul wrote:
Just let them try calling ME an overweight bag :

And don't let them call you old either!
Helen
by Robert Ferrieux
Sat 05 Jun 2010 01:02
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Awnings
Replies: 8
Views: 2758

Helen[b]

Just bought one (2m x3m) for 79 e at a huge store called Medovet (sp?) opposite Leclerc Nord. It was "en promo". Hurry, there may be some left.[/b]
by Robert Ferrieux
Mon 17 May 2010 01:27
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Mobile Beauty Business
Replies: 19
Views: 7501

from Helen Speaking as a retired beautician (yes, it's Helen, not Robert here) I 'd hate to give you false hopes, but/ a) English-speaking clients only (why?) would be very limited. On the whole, French women are a tad more...er. .chic (Oh, crummy - what have I said?)) than us lot, and more ready to...
by Robert Ferrieux
Thu 13 May 2010 15:33
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Dressmaker
Replies: 12
Views: 4517

from Helen

In Lincolnshire? Surely.
In Perps, there' Sonya.
PM me for phone number. Don't know what she charges.
by Robert Ferrieux
Sat 24 Apr 2010 11:01
Forum: Pets
Topic: Dog Breed
Replies: 9
Views: 3530

from Helen Congrats, Ruby, on the new member of the family. It's always heart-warming to hear someone has adopted a rescue dog; so many are never adopted 'cos they're too big, too old or bad-tempered (badly treated!). Very many happy years together. ps: Try, if at all possible, to find out something...
by Robert Ferrieux
Mon 19 Apr 2010 23:27
Forum: Travel
Topic: Pets on the Eurotunnel
Replies: 15
Views: 8476

from Helen Dogs and cats MUST have a chip (on their shoulder) that has been there at least 6 months . Plus, of course, the rest of the above info. For her 2 year sojourn in New Caledonia, Chewy had her chip put in, her blood tested, her passport prepared and numerous other expensive items on the lis...
by Robert Ferrieux
Tue 23 Mar 2010 17:28
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Another boring sky question
Replies: 27
Views: 42612

This is a plaudit to Dave - Skyman - Montgolfiere ! He came to fix our tv this morning and I do want to recommend him most warmly to anyone who has problems with their digibox, skybox, etc. He's very efficient, his fees extremely reasonable and on top of that he's a very nice person. I phoned him at...
by Robert Ferrieux
Mon 22 Mar 2010 22:52
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Inheritance tax
Replies: 112
Views: 26976

from Helen Journalist: So, tell me, Mr X........how did you become so incredibly rich? Mr X: Well, only 8 years ago I had but one penny in my pocket. I bought an apple and sold it for 2p, making a profit of 100°/°. The next day I invested the 2p in two apples, sold them for 2p apiece and again made ...
by Robert Ferrieux
Sun 14 Mar 2010 15:39
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Inheritance tax
Replies: 112
Views: 26976

Re: Inheritance laws

[quote="thumbelina"

I do not agree AT ALL that 150 000€ is
'a rather large sum of money.'


Helen thinks
that you're a very, very lucky person, Thumbs.
150 grand! I could go & eat at El Bulli if I had half that sum!! :D : :D :wink:
by Robert Ferrieux
Sat 13 Mar 2010 04:05
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Inheritance tax
Replies: 112
Views: 26976

Vets on Sunday and inheritance laws

Serge wrote:It's about Vets opening on Sundays Robert .................. :roll:
..... sorry, culture is lost on me .......... :oops:
I know, but there's a grafted polemic about inheritance laws, isn't there?
by Robert Ferrieux
Fri 12 Mar 2010 22:05
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Inheritance tax
Replies: 112
Views: 26976

Inheritance laws

In a country which, until the end of the 19th century, was organised according to a feudal system revolving around eldest sons, it didn't come amiss that all children, including daughters, were given equal rights (until he became Emperor, i.e. as general and First Consul from 1802 to 1804, Buonapart...
by Robert Ferrieux
Fri 12 Mar 2010 20:47
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Inheritance tax
Replies: 112
Views: 26976

from Helen


Cheat the system:
SPEND it NOW & enjoy it :D :D :D :D
by Robert Ferrieux
Fri 12 Mar 2010 13:52
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Inheritance tax
Replies: 112
Views: 26976

from Helen quote: Mand probably napoleon along with the stupid (my quotes) Your opinion , Mand[ /b]inheritance law.... i hate being dictated to Who dictated [ /b]that you should live here ? and when our solicitor told us it was napoleons law (inhertance that is) .. i couldn't help but say he's been...
by Robert Ferrieux
Thu 11 Mar 2010 23:43
Forum: Pets
Topic: Local Vet open on Sunday?
Replies: 10
Views: 5390

from Helen


You mean the biscuit, the yoghurt and the Glucosamine work for you too?

Like us, Chewy adores fruit; she "steals" lichis and walnuts from the fruitbowl. (Ok, ok, so what if I do leave the bowl on a low table..)
by Robert Ferrieux
Thu 11 Mar 2010 13:41
Forum: Pets
Topic: Local Vet open on Sunday?
Replies: 10
Views: 5390

There's an emergency vet on the Route d'Elne, about one klm up (i.e. towards Perps) from the Mega-Cinema. I think it's alled Croix Bleue.
Helen
by Robert Ferrieux
Mon 01 Mar 2010 11:37
Forum: Health
Topic: Phoning 112
Replies: 14
Views: 4368

from Helen

Very glad Ed is ok.

I hate to say it but................we happen to be in France where the language is (dare I say it) French.
Oh go on, throw the brickbats.
by Robert Ferrieux
Sun 14 Feb 2010 14:56
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: El Bulli closing?
Replies: 91
Views: 26263

Take a look at the pictures on the site Allan provides. They're certainly inventive, colourful and appetizing. Most intriguing, though, (and perhaps this sums up the point of El Bulli) is the dish called "Frozen Air"..... Emperor's New Clothes? Sour grapes on my part. I just wish I could afford to t...
by Robert Ferrieux
Sun 17 Jan 2010 20:17
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Visa / Mastercard scam .................
Replies: 8
Views: 2897

from Helen

Thank you, Serge. Very helpful.

Of course I would never fall for such a scam (!), but some-one not a million miles from me most certainly would! :roll:
by Robert Ferrieux
Wed 30 Dec 2009 22:41
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Champagne
Replies: 18
Views: 8916

from Helen (hic) I often use a less-than-top quality Champagne to make "Soupe au Champagne" (No, you don't drink it from a bowl with a soup-spoon). Pour 1 bottle cheapo Champers into a large Waterford bowl... Add 15 cls Pulcro Citron (from any supermart.) " 15 cls Sirop de sucre (ditto) " 15 cls Coi...
by Robert Ferrieux
Sat 28 Nov 2009 09:57
Forum: Health
Topic: Grippe A – Influenza H1N1
Replies: 66
Views: 27485

Re: Vaccine

Il est vrai que l'adjuvant contenu dans le vaccin (et encore une des 3 ou 4 spécialités du vaccin n'en contient pas) comporte du mercure, qui est comme chacun le sait, un produit potentiellement toxique (plus précisément les oxydes de mercure), mais en quantités minimes. Le vaccin a été testé et mêm...
by Robert Ferrieux
Tue 24 Nov 2009 12:05
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: restaurant for tomorrow lunch time
Replies: 21
Views: 8545

from Helen

Anywhere in Collioure.

My pals and I went there to celebrate a birthday this summer (Thanks, posters for all your tips, BTW) and there are lots of nice places there.
Bon appetit!
by Robert Ferrieux
Mon 16 Nov 2009 15:23
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Any ideas, please?
Replies: 11
Views: 4162

from Helen


Cristo.....Cristo............the name's coming back to me now............
Isn't he the handsome, muscular guy who gave Marguerite (of M and S) hell during her week of keep-fit sessions?


I think we should be told.
by Robert Ferrieux
Tue 13 Oct 2009 21:52
Forum: Shopping
Topic: English food delivered to France
Replies: 3
Views: 2351

english food

from Helen

Great news. Thanks CP.
En attendant I've asked a friend who's holidaying somewhere in Spain, to bring me my xmas goodies. He goes to a Brit colony where the shops sell only English food (though there may be the odd haggis - and odd is the operative word).
by Robert Ferrieux
Tue 01 Sep 2009 23:33
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: In search of a decent chinese - but not at Le Dragon
Replies: 43
Views: 14015

Re: In search of a decent chinese - but not at Le Dragon

Serge wrote:
Apart from all that - was the rest of it good?


from Helen: Reminds me of the question put to Abe Lincoln's widow:

"Apart from that, Mrs. Lincoln, did you enjoy the show?"
by Robert Ferrieux
Sun 30 Aug 2009 17:03
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Chat qui Rit
Replies: 13
Views: 4310

Arthur and [i]Lyn wrote: [/i]your dogs look lovely.
Helen agrees (price & dogs!) But yours looks lovely too, Arthur & Lyn.
by Robert Ferrieux
Sun 23 Aug 2009 10:30
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Another Sky problem :(
Replies: 4
Views: 2086

from Helen
Thumbs, I think you have to tap in your code (a sort of PIN number) before it starts working again, after having had its batteries changed. (This might be a case of the blind leading the blind!Maybe someone else knows better) :(
by Robert Ferrieux
Tue 18 Aug 2009 16:35
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Cafe Vienne - Perpignan
Replies: 18
Views: 6601

Re: Cafe Vienne

[quote="Carmen". Mas Vermeil (which )is unfornately going to be sold "par la bougie" in September
.
from Helen
So that's the puzzle elucidated. I wonder what it'll become?
by Robert Ferrieux
Thu 13 Aug 2009 23:56
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Suggestions please.
Replies: 15
Views: 6157

Thanks for this, mwana. We were invited there for a birthday lunch in the early summer. Although the setting is exquisite we were a wee bit disappointed in the food. If I'd had to fork out, I might have been just a spot disgruntled. All the same, the garden and décor make it worth a visit. Helen