Search found 304 matches

by Robert Ferrieux
Thu 01 Jan 2015 03:45
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Cadbury's chocolate buttons
Replies: 11
Views: 3405

Daphne, I've seen
by Robert Ferrieux
Sun 21 Dec 2014 02:39
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Home offered to cat
Replies: 0
Views: 1373

Home offered to cat

My son, who lives in Palau del Vidre, tells me there's a vacancy in his feline quartet. One of his cats has passed over the Rainbow Bridge through old age, and he's willing to adopt a cat which needs a home. Obviously he 'd " prefer " a neutered moggie (male or female - he's not sexist). If anyone'...
by Robert Ferrieux
Sun 21 Dec 2014 02:31
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.
Replies: 245
Views: 98023

Thanks Kate. Like everyone else, I'm really grateful to you for your hard work.(My request for a flight Manchester/Perps will come later). You must have put on all your charm with the airport guys - it's working!
by Robert Ferrieux
Thu 30 Oct 2014 21:53
Forum: Travel
Topic: Marrons Glacés
Replies: 1
Views: 1324

Marrons Glacés

On the Newsletter there's a recipe for Marrons Glacé. It's difficult! It takes a long time. BUT...the results are worthwhile in some cases. In some cases....... Many years ago, my son's first wife, whom I had always loved unquestioningly, mentioned that she adored Marrons Glacés, so before Christmas...
by Robert Ferrieux
Sun 31 Aug 2014 18:22
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: UK & back
Replies: 1
Views: 1308

Re: UK & back

......6 pkts of Oatcakes would decimalise his pension.. In other words: Is anyone returning from UK who could fit some goodies in their car for us? We're in the south Perpignan area & could meet up somewhere. Thanks in advance. Helen hfx1@free.fr Decimalise :shock: Did I really say decimalise? :oop...
by Robert Ferrieux
Sat 30 Aug 2014 15:51
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: UK & back
Replies: 1
Views: 1308

UK & back

After a few troublesome months, Robert is longing for some comfort feeding. He sorely misses Oatcakes and our grand-daughter would love to get her mitts on Cadbury's Flake, etc (so would I) I know you can find them here but at exorbitant prices: Oatcakes are about 2€ 70 here, +/- 1 quid in UK, so 5 ...
by Robert Ferrieux
Sat 30 Aug 2014 15:33
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Email
Replies: 15
Views: 4648

emails

Nothing to do with emails, but I've just had a butchers at Phipplbert's site (fermetramunta) and it's absolutely gorgeous. The views, the birds and animals photos are delightful. Click on his site - well worth it.
- - - - - - - -

(Phip...send me my commission ASAP) :)
by Robert Ferrieux
Tue 05 Aug 2014 20:00
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: loom bands
Replies: 11
Views: 4270

Re: loom bands

I did see that someone had made a dress from them
.........

Brilliant idea. Just what I need: an elastic dress - stretches when I've had a good meal.
H :wink:
by Robert Ferrieux
Fri 18 Jul 2014 11:24
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: Ceret Feria
Replies: 7
Views: 4252

Feria

Yes, Lynda, it WILL happen. Already Collioure & Bourg-Madame have banned bull-fighting in the last 3 or 4 years. The petitions (by anti-corrida societies such as F.L.A.C.- Fédération des Luttes pour l'Abolition des Corridas - and other groups) do influence mayors. I read in the local paper only a f...
by Robert Ferrieux
Thu 17 Jul 2014 20:00
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Kate's father in law - sad loss
Replies: 1
Views: 1474

We're so very sorry to hear of this. Heartfelt condolences, Olivier, to you and all your family.
by Robert Ferrieux
Wed 02 Jul 2014 22:35
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Snorkeling
Replies: 10
Views: 4946

If you go on the Banyuls Trail (well worth it) don't forget to wear plastic sandals. Walking on the pebbles is excruciating!

Helen
by Robert Ferrieux
Wed 02 Jul 2014 11:15
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Books to Read.
Replies: 54
Views: 20543

I'm sure everyone is shocked by the news that thr Turner family have undergone such a terrible tragedy as the loss of their son. No-one who hasn't experienced such sadness can possibly understand how devastating this must be. If writing this book has helped Mr.Turner to mourn, it was certainly a wor...
by Robert Ferrieux
Tue 17 Jun 2014 00:27
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Freezer wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 1531

Freezer wanted

It's always like this, isn't it?
Just before the tribe invades the parental residence, my freezer conks out.
So I'm urgently seeking a 2nd hand freezer, not too big.
I'm in the Canet/Cabestany area; email hf1@free.fr or pm. Thanks everyone.

Helen
by Robert Ferrieux
Wed 28 May 2014 23:41
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: I cannot find the joke section
Replies: 9
Views: 4065

I can't find the joke section

Man goes into an antiques shop and says," So, what's new?"

Helen :roll:
by Robert Ferrieux
Sun 13 Apr 2014 02:52
Forum: Travel
Topic: Chocolate desire
Replies: 8
Views: 2994

Chocolate desire

Is anyone in the southern Perpignan area going to UK - or rather coming back from UK - with room in their bag for about 15 - 20 € worth of chocolate? I'm thinking specifically of Cadbury's milk choc, Cadbury's "Flake," ditto "Picnic". etc. My grand-daughter (ok, & me too) would be sooooo pleased. Em...
by Robert Ferrieux
Sat 12 Apr 2014 01:32
Forum: Travel
Topic: PERPIGNAN AIRPORT 2014
Replies: 99
Views: 44926

perpignan airport

Is there anything, anything at all on Manchester-Perpignan this summer? Up to now M/c flights land at Beziers (& maybe Toulouse...not sure).
BMyBaby (?) used to do M/c-Perps but they stopped some years ago.
Thanks for any info.
H
by Robert Ferrieux
Fri 21 Mar 2014 02:00
Forum: Health
Topic: Mosquitos Info and more
Replies: 8
Views: 3766

Last summer I found the Avon product very efficient. I bought it on Amazon. Another problem has just cropped up though: those "chenilles". Is it true they're only attracted to conifers? There are no more conifers in our garden, but I'm bit anxious 'cos I noticed a number of these "chenilles" marchin...
by Robert Ferrieux
Mon 17 Mar 2014 11:13
Forum: Pets
Topic: Male Border Collie Puppy For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1515

Please don't forget that Border Collie's are extremely intelligent working dogs. They need a great deal of exercise and therefore are not for elderly ladies (like me!) in flats with fitted carpets! Hope this little fellow finds a good forever home.
H
by Robert Ferrieux
Thu 06 Mar 2014 11:10
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Cheapest Supermarkets
Replies: 13
Views: 5563

This time-is-money thing is a funny argument to use. Food shopping shouldn't be a chore that you try to not waste time on. It becomes a chore when it is soulless. have more flexible schedules. It's more about whether you enjoy food shopping or not. From Helen I see your point, St.James, but I reall...
by Robert Ferrieux
Wed 05 Mar 2014 12:17
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Summer gite - Urgent
Replies: 0
Views: 1529

Summer gite - Urgent

Not sure where this should go.. Looking for a gite for 2 adults & three extremely well-behaved children (aged 8 - 12) for a fortnight in July. Ideally in the Cabestany/ Saleilles / St. Nazaire area, (i.e. near us) but as they have a car a radius of 20 klms would be considered. I'm too old now to hav...
by Robert Ferrieux
Wed 05 Mar 2014 01:26
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Cheapest Supermarkets
Replies: 13
Views: 5563

Cheap Supermarkerts

Chicken from Lidl ?? You must be joking! Unless of course, you're satisfied eating rubber chickens that have been "living" in cages all their miserable lives. Pay a little more, eat a little less, savour the flavour and ease your conscience. Plus : if you're prepared to spend all day going from one ...
by Robert Ferrieux
Tue 04 Feb 2014 21:59
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: new trick, good or bad?
Replies: 4
Views: 2351

Clever! How to open a tin without a tin-opener.: Rub the edge of the top of the tin against a cement wall or pavement. Keep rubbing. It'll eventually start to open. OR : bang the top of the tin several times on the pavement or cement floor. I know there's a way to open a locked car door with a mobil...
by Robert Ferrieux
Fri 24 Jan 2014 12:41
Forum: Welcome to the P-O. Life Forum
Topic: New Member
Replies: 3
Views: 2774

Welcome to the area. It is customary in Catalonia to kiss people (see Kiss Me,Kat e). For example, when boarding a bus you kiss the driver 4 times after handing him your fare (or bus card), then shake hands with all the passengers who are seated, and kiss (two kisses) those who are standing. Fortuna...
by Robert Ferrieux
Thu 23 Jan 2014 13:21
Forum: Welcome to the P-O. Life Forum
Topic: Secret Calls or non disclosed
Replies: 30
Views: 15277

Like Sue and Opas, just say "Non merci".....or just "Non".. Te rest really isn't important.
by Robert Ferrieux
Wed 22 Jan 2014 12:05
Forum: Welcome to the P-O. Life Forum
Topic: Secret Calls or non disclosed
Replies: 30
Views: 15277

Merisin wrote:Obvious question. Where do the calls come from, what do they want and what language do they use?


Merisin
As we're in France the language they use is French. What do they want? To sell you something.
Where do they come from? What does it matter? We don't pay for the call :roll:
by Robert Ferrieux
Thu 16 Jan 2014 23:00
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: The new Nazi salute
Replies: 26
Views: 9460

to"Merisin" ...........may I suggest, however, that in the light of what you say about our common humanity etc, you change your avatar from a golliwog. (It has genuinely been bothering me.) I think most of us would feel happier if Colins suggestion could be followed. The golliwog symbol has been fr...
by Robert Ferrieux
Thu 16 Jan 2014 10:16
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: The new Nazi salute
Replies: 26
Views: 9460

After reading the article Kate mentions, I read the comments; they are, apart from one or two, nasty, racist and full of hatred. Somebody wrote "Nowadays we can laugh at EVERYthing"...er, NO........sending people (Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, whoever..) to the gas chambers is not a subject to joke ab...
by Robert Ferrieux
Tue 14 Jan 2014 12:31
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: The new Nazi salute
Replies: 26
Views: 9460

the new

With respect, Merisin, don't you think the machinations of Ms Le Pen et al are rather irrelevant compared with the hatred and dangerous persuation propagated by Monsieur M'Bala M'Bala Dieudonée? If you're in any doubt,I really do suggest you Google his Shoah Nana . (Pass the sick-bag, Gladys). Even ...
by Robert Ferrieux
Sun 12 Jan 2014 23:34
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: The new Nazi salute
Replies: 26
Views: 9460

Merisan, I hardly think you can compare an old-fashioned comedy tv show ( Yes, Minister ) with a very persuasive and dangerous hate-preacher. Have you actually read or heard the words of his infamous "song", Shoah Nana ? Anyone with the slightest streak of decency will be sickened. But you know, Mer...
by Robert Ferrieux
Sun 12 Jan 2014 04:29
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: The new Nazi salute
Replies: 26
Views: 9460

Er..... No, Merisen...this has nothing to do with Marine Le Pen. This has a lot to do with banning a show and incitement to racial hatred by a racist propagandist who, by the way, happens to be breaking the law.

Helen