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by Sue
Thu 23 Sep 2010 20:57
Forum: Health
Topic: Visiting a Dr in UK
Replies: 22
Views: 7306

Visiting Dr in UK

On reading article again I think we could both be right in that at the moment it affects retirees only. For healthcare purposes my hubby is my dependent and because I am retired he is also my EHIC dependent.
by Sue
Thu 23 Sep 2010 20:50
Forum: Health
Topic: Visiting a Dr in UK
Replies: 22
Views: 7306

visiting Dr in UK

No, I am retired but my husband is only 48!! He got his from England.
by Sue
Thu 23 Sep 2010 20:46
Forum: Health
Topic: Visiting a Dr in UK
Replies: 22
Views: 7306

visiting Dr in UK

by Sue
Thu 23 Sep 2010 20:42
Forum: Health
Topic: Visiting a Dr in UK
Replies: 22
Views: 7306

visiting Dr in UK

My husband and I are both resident here in France, we have Carte Vitales and also pay tax here. We have both obtained new EHIC through England as was the new ruling which came in as I said before on 1st May.
by Sue
Thu 23 Sep 2010 19:09
Forum: Health
Topic: Visiting a Dr in UK
Replies: 22
Views: 7306

visiting a Dr in UK

Since 1st May this year you must apply to England for an EHIC not CPAM. You can contact them for a form online but you cant apply online. The English card is valid for 5 years.
by Sue
Sat 11 Sep 2010 13:40
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Garage service Argeles Sur Mer
Replies: 8
Views: 3068

garage service

Hi Mand. We live in an apartment and our 5 neighbours are all french. Our adjoining neighbour works in a car body shop on the industrial estate and recommended the Garage du Littoral for us to have our car serviced. In fact it now seems all our neighbours use them. We have in fact always found them ...
by Sue
Fri 10 Sep 2010 09:32
Forum: Pets
Topic: Dog kennels
Replies: 28
Views: 9791

dog kennels

sounds the easiest way out!
by Sue
Fri 10 Sep 2010 07:48
Forum: Pets
Topic: Dog kennels
Replies: 28
Views: 9791

dog kennels

Do you have a Pet Passport already. It took us at least 6 months in England to to get ours. They gave him the rabies injection and then had to wait 6 months to see if it had taken before he had second. I also believe on return to France from England you have to take him vets not more than 24hrs befo...
by Sue
Wed 08 Sep 2010 09:25
Forum: Pets
Topic: Dog kennels
Replies: 28
Views: 9791

dog kennels

I am wondering Monsans if we are talking about the same kennels. Is there more than one in St Andre. I have driven that way this morning and the one I am talking about the kennels is called Des Alberes. Its right on the large roundabout after leaving Argeles.
by Sue
Tue 07 Sep 2010 20:44
Forum: Pets
Topic: Dog kennels
Replies: 28
Views: 9791

kennels

John do you mean the one on the St Andre roundabout. We left our dog there the first year of living here and he came home full of ticks. Hence we never now return to England/N. Ireland together, one of us always stays behind to look after him. Next year I think we are both going to have to go togeth...
by Sue
Fri 03 Sep 2010 13:21
Forum: Health
Topic: Warfarin and blood tests
Replies: 3
Views: 2090

bloodtest

I have this same test done on a monthly basis, so when we had a friend staying who required the same, I just took him along to our own Dr., Dr. Sautai, explained the situation he took his usual fee and issued a prescription. I then took our friend along to the Lab I use which is the one next to Flow...
by Sue
Fri 20 Aug 2010 13:02
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: English Speaking Plumber
Replies: 1
Views: 1518

English speaking plumber

We have just used Nicolas Palet. He is french but has excellent english. He is based in Argeles and his number is 06 88 53 56 11
by Sue
Sun 15 Aug 2010 15:45
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Kindle
Replies: 14
Views: 4379

kindle

I am afraid I am a bit hit and miss when I load my books and cannot give technical instructions basically I download the CD onto my laptop then open up reader icon and plug in machine. I then click on something that shows the books on my laptop and copy and paste. Sorry thats probably not a bit of u...
by Sue
Sat 14 Aug 2010 10:07
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Kindle
Replies: 14
Views: 4379

kindle

To date (although Im sure its a breach of copyright) I have bought all my CDs which you then download to the reader from ebay. The last lot I paid about £11 for 2,000 books. If you go through the official channels it is quite price.
by Sue
Fri 13 Aug 2010 22:08
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Kindle
Replies: 14
Views: 4379

Kindle

I have a Sony e-reader the basic 300 range as I didnt want anything too technical. Just pick up and read. I am absolutely delighted with mine and no longer need to find space to store books!!
by Sue
Fri 13 Aug 2010 15:58
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: impot sur le revenu
Replies: 9
Views: 3996

impot

Well we never received anything back stamped from the French authorities but when I hit the magical 60 at the end of March I had 2 very small private pensions kick in along with the state pension. I was informed by the pension companies (followed up by Inland Revenue about 2 weeks later) that I woul...
by Sue
Fri 13 Aug 2010 15:15
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: impot sur le revenu
Replies: 9
Views: 3996

impot

You have to download from the HM Revenue site a form applying to opt out of the English tax system and electing to be taxed here. The form has to be completed in duplicate (1 in English and 1 in French) and then both parts deposited with your tax office (in our case Ceret). It takes a while to be pr...
by Sue
Thu 12 Aug 2010 19:34
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: cheques
Replies: 2
Views: 1620

cheques

Thanks. Its in pounds so could take forever.
by Sue
Thu 12 Aug 2010 17:24
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: cheques
Replies: 2
Views: 1620

cheques

I am sure this question has been asked before but I cant find the thread. Can an English cheque we have received be paid into our French accont at Credit Agricole.
by Sue
Thu 05 Aug 2010 18:04
Forum: Travel
Topic: Passport
Replies: 2
Views: 1518

Passport

I return to England just once a year and only realised last week that my passport runs out on the 10th August. About the same time my father told me my mother who is 88 is not well and of course I had a panic thinking what happens if I get called to England and I have no Passport. I spoke to the Car...
by Sue
Tue 03 Aug 2010 13:05
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Flower delivery UK
Replies: 5
Views: 4613

Flower delivery to UK

For the last 4 years I have been using Bunches on the internet to send flowers to both England and Northern Ireland. They are very reasonable, I have never encountered any problems and the recipients have always said either the plant or the flowers were outstanding.
by Sue
Wed 28 Jul 2010 07:34
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Selling your house !!
Replies: 60
Views: 21297

selling your house

Sorry John you only said seller pays agents fees no mention of legal fees. To be honest I dont remember there being a lot of difference between the legal fees for buying and selling.
by Sue
Tue 27 Jul 2010 22:00
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Selling your house !!
Replies: 60
Views: 21297

selling your house

Sorry John to quibble but in England the sellers pays the selling agent and his notary/solicitors fees and the buyer pays his notary/ solicitors fees. Dont know how it works over here but the majority of Building Societies wouldnt give any info to a selling agent (data protection act) and to be hone...
by Sue
Tue 27 Jul 2010 09:40
Forum: Travel
Topic: driving licence
Replies: 39
Views: 10361

driving licence

I think they drive quite slowly in the PO area until they come to a roundabout or junction and then its full speed ahead. When I return to England my daughter tells me I dawdle. I think its a mph/kph thing!!
by Sue
Tue 27 Jul 2010 09:11
Forum: Travel
Topic: driving licence
Replies: 39
Views: 10361

driving licence

You will know much more about this Thumbers being married to a "local" than me but I always understood that if your offence incurred penalty points then you automatically had to surrender your english licence and take a french one in order that the points could be noted. Is this not the case.
by Sue
Fri 23 Jul 2010 07:31
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Watch Battery
Replies: 4
Views: 1996

shops services

The jewellers just above the church where the Wed and Sat markets are held in Argeles also change a watch battery while you wait.
by Sue
Sat 03 Jul 2010 16:35
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Glass cut?
Replies: 5
Views: 1972

Glass cut

The Brico near Intermarche at Le Boulou also cut glass to size and have strengthened glass.
by Sue
Sat 03 Jul 2010 16:33
Forum: Travel
Topic: Border controls
Replies: 13
Views: 3872

Border Controls

If they are observing the Shengen Rules does that mean they will no longer be at the roundabout at Le Boulou Les Thermes??
by Sue
Mon 28 Jun 2010 12:49
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Mozzies
Replies: 23
Views: 9127

mozzies

When it clouded over yesterday afternoon and it looked like we were going to have a storm the mozzies invaded our apartment. We killed around 3 dozen within 10 minutes. They home in on me too covering me in bites while they leave my husband alone. I have tried everything including a net over the bed...
by Sue
Tue 22 Jun 2010 13:45
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: EDF
Replies: 4
Views: 2114

EDF

Thanks Sue