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by Robert Ferrieux
Mon 29 Jul 2013 13:48
Forum: Pets
Topic: Frank missing in Sorède
Replies: 15
Views: 5345

So glad Frank was found. He knows where his interest lies!
Helen
by Robert Ferrieux
Tue 23 Jul 2013 14:33
Forum: Travel
Topic: FROGBUS USERS - Attention
Replies: 178
Views: 51939

Far more important, I should have thought: did you get to the airport in time?
Helen
by Robert Ferrieux
Mon 15 Jul 2013 12:47
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Roast Chickens, Saint Jean Pla de Corts
Replies: 16
Views: 5625

(free range farm ones much more expensive as everywhere). I bought my last chicken at the weekend, he looked battered and bruised (mentally) quoted by Admin. Yes, free-range (élévé en liberté) chickens ARE more expensive....in our family we eat smaller portions & stock up on spuds & veggies! If you...
by Robert Ferrieux
Sun 14 Jul 2013 18:55
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Roast Chickens, Saint Jean Pla de Corts
Replies: 16
Views: 5625

Good for Jennifer! She's obviously got a good clientèle that enables her to keep her head above water financially. Our younger son (a kiné) has his own practice; he works like the proverbial donkey, but once he's coughed up for rent, URSAFF etc., paying back the loan for his material, salary for sec...
by Robert Ferrieux
Sat 13 Jul 2013 21:40
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Roast Chickens, Saint Jean Pla de Corts
Replies: 16
Views: 5625

Starting your own business is so discouraging. The "charges" you have to pay are crippling, and it isn't surprising that a lot of people are tempted to work undeclared (i.e. au noir) but of course that's most unfair to the honest workers. Beware: if you employ somebody undeclared & an accident shoul...
by Robert Ferrieux
Fri 12 Jul 2013 16:58
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: Feria
Replies: 12
Views: 4131

Kate, a picture says a thousand words....
:oops: :(



Helen
by Robert Ferrieux
Fri 12 Jul 2013 10:56
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: Feria
Replies: 12
Views: 4131

Feria

OK, Kate. Justly reprimanded. However I suggest Celine take a look on Google at the FLAC: Fédération des Luttes pour l'Abolition des Corridas.. I hope it'll discourage anyone from attending or photographing Hemingway's unhealthy passion.

Helen
by Robert Ferrieux
Thu 11 Jul 2013 23:50
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: Feria
Replies: 12
Views: 4131

Bull running? Bull fighting? Taunting and torturing animals? Not pleasant at all.

Helen
by Robert Ferrieux
Thu 11 Jul 2013 22:06
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: Feria
Replies: 12
Views: 4131

No! And if I did, I most certainly wouldn't tell you.

Helen
by Robert Ferrieux
Fri 05 Jul 2013 12:38
Forum: Welcome to the P-O. Life Forum
Topic: Thank you Kate!
Replies: 6
Views: 3862

Welcome Nellie & Reggie......oh and Lainey too of course ! Well done for taking on two rescue dogs -- they'll return your love tenfold.
Helen
by Robert Ferrieux
Tue 02 Jul 2013 00:16
Forum: Pets
Topic: old alsation looking for a home
Replies: 3
Views: 1631

Hold the front page! While I was at the vet, a woman said "I know that dog" & there & then phoned a guy in my village. He'll probably come & claim the dog tomorrow. It's a relief to know that for once one of my "foundlings" hadn't been abandoned! HF ps Thanks to Sue & Tia for spreading the SOS on th...
by Robert Ferrieux
Mon 01 Jul 2013 21:11
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Live Verbal Translator needed. Vernet sepetember
Replies: 6
Views: 2765

Live translation on 6 September

I can do that for a good meal for two…
What time is the meeting taking place?

Robert.
by Robert Ferrieux
Mon 01 Jul 2013 17:36
Forum: Pets
Topic: old alsation looking for a home
Replies: 3
Views: 1631

pets

Sign of the tourist season? I've just found a beautiful, young but scraggy red setter in St.Nazaire. He'd been wandering around but I couldn't catch him. A young woman managed & she brought him here. I'm going to take him to the vet to see if there's a chip. If there isn't, who would like to adopt t...
by Robert Ferrieux
Sat 29 Jun 2013 11:44
Forum: Pets
Topic: another puppy looking for a home
Replies: 1
Views: 1244

Like you,I have the knack of finding lost dogs. There's a lovely (but scraggy) red setter wandering around St.Nazaire but I can't catch him. I've put an ad in today's Indépendant. If anyone should find or lose an animal, phone l'Indépenant after 5 p.m.( 04 68 64 88 88 ) and ask Solange to put an ad ...
by Robert Ferrieux
Sat 29 Jun 2013 03:10
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Grammar Gurus part 2
Replies: 38
Views: 11676

Can I is a less formal way of asking for permission than May I. I disagree. " Can I swim in your pool?" means " Do I know how to/ Am I capable swim..." (in your pool or elsewhere) " May I swim in your pool?" - " Do I have your permission to swim in your pool?" See my post on page1. Robert wanted to...
by Robert Ferrieux
Fri 28 Jun 2013 13:37
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Grammar Gurus part 2
Replies: 38
Views: 11676

"Je voudrais t'embrasser mais tu as un herpès aux lèvres..........."

"I 'd like to kiss you but you've got a cold sore." (so presumably I shall not...in fact I definitely WILL not!"

"Je veux t'embrasser"....I wanna kiss your hot lips PDQ & ASAP :wink:

Helen
by Robert Ferrieux
Wed 26 Jun 2013 12:32
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Grammar Gurus part 2
Replies: 38
Views: 11676

Pithy explanation:
When he was a student in London, Robert wanted to visit the British Museum. It was just before closing time and Rob asked the doorkeeper "Can I go in?"
The doorkeeper replied scornfully, "You can but you may not"..
by Robert Ferrieux
Wed 26 Jun 2013 04:01
Forum: Health
Topic: Dave Mulkeen has left us
Replies: 10
Views: 4882

So sorry to hear this. In every family there seems to be a case of this terrible illness.
RIP Dave, and condolences to his family.

Helen.
by Robert Ferrieux
Tue 25 Jun 2013 22:43
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Unintended consequences
Replies: 18
Views: 6453

Re: Unintended consequences

Next thing we know we're invited to a BBQ with loads of other English speakers. Former medics, TV executives, engineers, academics, diplomats and what have you. Even a retired bank manager.


Wow! You've come a long way, Baby * :wink:

Helen
* As the Virginia Slims ad used to say..
by Robert Ferrieux
Mon 24 Jun 2013 23:13
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: where does it go?
Replies: 8
Views: 2584

Hearty congratulations to you both. We celebrated our golden 3 years ago. I was thinking today: What have I achieved? (Not a great deal). Has it been easy? (No, of course not!) What mistakes could I have prevented my kids from making? (None - they can only learn from their own). Any regrets? (Quite ...
by Robert Ferrieux
Wed 19 Jun 2013 10:33
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: Mnemonics
Replies: 8
Views: 4415

Mnemonics

Santiago, instead of poo-pooing something meant to be light-hearted, come up with something of your own :wink:

Helen
by Robert Ferrieux
Tue 18 Jun 2013 22:05
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: Mnemonics
Replies: 8
Views: 4415

Mnemonics

Mars/ Earth/ Mercury/ Jupiter/ Saturn/ Sun/ Neptune/ Uranus/ Venus

My Ex-Mate Just Shagged Sixty-Nine Ugly Virgins


Any more? Originals only!

Helen :wink:
by Robert Ferrieux
Fri 07 Jun 2013 22:01
Forum: Health
Topic: Kine inArgeles
Replies: 5
Views: 2833

wife & 3 kids to support
.....oh yes, and 4 rescue cats...or maybe 5 by now
:roll:
H.
by Robert Ferrieux
Fri 07 Jun 2013 21:58
Forum: Health
Topic: Kine inArgeles
Replies: 5
Views: 2833

Not Argelès but near enough - St. André:
English/French speaking, good looking (!), wife & 3 kids to support (!!)
Nicholas Ferrieux O4 68 95 40 97
(& I don't get a free massage for this)

Helen
by Robert Ferrieux
Mon 03 Jun 2013 22:21
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Beautiful little bird!
Replies: 5
Views: 3439

beautiful litle bird

from Helen:

Apart from his tender heart, John has an extraordinary talent for woodwork. Just take a butchers at his site. His creations are delightful.
by Robert Ferrieux
Sun 02 Jun 2013 15:17
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: Beautiful little bird!
Replies: 5
Views: 3439

from Helen

Lovely photos, John, but more important, what lovely feelings you have.
by Robert Ferrieux
Fri 24 May 2013 21:47
Forum: Pets
Topic: female puppy looking for a home
Replies: 6
Views: 2221

from Helen

That's wonderful news.
Lisa (tia) you really are a fabulous person. I don't know anyone who's as devoted as you to animal welfare.

:D
by Robert Ferrieux
Wed 22 May 2013 04:58
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Flat for sale in Perpignan
Replies: 0
Views: 1411

Flat for sale in Perpignan

A friend of ours is selling a flat in Perpignan, 1 rue José Maria de Hérédia. I've been there many times, but haven't seen all the rooms. It's well situated and fairly large. For more details, please follow this link: http://www.leboncoin.fr/ventes_immobilieres/467897053.htm?ca=13_s#adview_advise Ro...
by Robert Ferrieux
Tue 14 May 2013 23:15
Forum: Pets
Topic: female puppy looking for a home
Replies: 6
Views: 2221

I can't take this poor little thing, but who on earth took such a young puppy away from her mother? The foster family is marvellous.
Helen
by Robert Ferrieux
Tue 14 May 2013 23:09
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Grammar Gurus
Replies: 30
Views: 8538

Sheesh! Only 7 (Honestly!) Hilary was one of the banana skins (durn him/her). "Fewer apples" was another. Good grief! I got "which" & "that" wrong. Shame on you, HF. :oops: