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Forum: France
Jan 26th 2023, 12:57 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By G-J-B

Re: New declaration to be made by everyone who owns a house in France

Thanks for putting up with all my grammatical errors, hopefully you were able to read between the lines of my mistakes! :)
VMC is related to the ventilation? Sorry to hear it's causing problems....
Forum: France
Jan 26th 2023, 10:45 am
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By G-J-B

Re: New declaration to be made by everyone who owns a house in France

That does make sense, and in some cases it's not a bad thing, but I'm crazy about all the data collection going on (speaking in general terms); technology is going to be very controlling in all...
Forum: France
Jan 26th 2023, 8:35 am
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By G-J-B

Re: New declaration to be made by everyone who owns a house in France

Thanks for the heads up - told my wife about it, she'd already heard about it. We have a couple of rental properties, but I would have thought the tax office should have enough info already given the...
Forum: France
Jan 8th 2023, 8:02 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By G-J-B

Re: Disappearance of red postage stamps

Just to add that I heard it announced on the radio that in certain parts of France, from March, La Poste will only deliver every other day, with the exception of certain priority and special mailings.
Forum: France
Jan 5th 2023, 1:12 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By G-J-B

Re: Disappearance of red postage stamps

Happy New Year to you DMU.

I heard about this change a few months ago, so was prepared for it. Thankfully they haven't quite gone to the same extent as Royal Mail, but it is frustrating. I'm a big...
Forum: France
Oct 24th 2022, 7:54 am
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By G-J-B

Re: Fuel situation in France

Just over a week ago I had to queue for 45 minutes in town to get fuel, the situation was a bit chaotic, but the following day I passed through Confolens, and the petrol station there had plenty of...
Forum: France
Sep 21st 2022, 6:39 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,537
Posted By G-J-B

Re: New car purchase - Buy or lease?

My old citroen Picasso has clocked up close to 500k and just keeps on going like a beast... I'll keep it until it gives up the ghost. My neighbour drives her 30 year old golf, and won't part with it,...
Forum: France
Sep 17th 2022, 10:54 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,645
Posted By G-J-B

Re: Passive aggressive noisy neighbours

I'm surprised your neighbour's acted on a complaint from someone who lives so far away...
I've somewhat adapted to the cockerel sounds now - he seems to have three in total, which I don't understand...
Forum: France
Sep 13th 2022, 7:25 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,537
Posted By G-J-B

Re: New car purchase - Buy or lease?

I would personally run the car into the ground - it's something I've always done. Seems a shame to get rid of a car that is still running, as it may end up on the scrapheap, so if you're considering...
Forum: France
Aug 31st 2022, 12:38 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By G-J-B

Re: Confolens

I haven't encountered them I'm afraid, although I have come across houses with asbestos exterior insulation... It's not uncommon if buying a property from a certain period, and shouldn't be a major...
Forum: France
Aug 30th 2022, 2:28 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By G-J-B

Re: Confolens

You're welcome... I would say Confolens is a peaceful place; I've never experienced lots of noise or antisocial behaviour. You've got a new hospital close to hand, gendarmarie, open door swimming...
Forum: France
Aug 30th 2022, 10:02 am
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By G-J-B

Re: Confolens

Hi Phill,

I can probably answer a lot of your questions on Confolens - anything you specifically would like to know?
What I can tell you is that it's a beautiful medieval town (I'm sure you've...
Forum: France
Aug 18th 2022, 7:16 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,074
Posted By G-J-B

Re: Feeling homesick all of a sudden

Although I can't relate to the homesickness, it does make perfect sense. You go back to a country where you grew up, have friends and family, cultural upbringing, and being able to understand the...
Forum: France
Aug 17th 2022, 7:33 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,645
Posted By G-J-B

Re: Passive aggressive noisy neighbours

That doesn't sound at all good. :(
Forum: France
Aug 17th 2022, 12:40 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,645
Posted By G-J-B

Re: Passive aggressive noisy neighbours

Thanks DMU, and I do recall reading the story - I think the coq was called Maurice, and the Parisians faced a terrible backlash against it... To be fair they were second home owners! The added...
Forum: France
Aug 17th 2022, 7:09 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,645
Posted By G-J-B

Re: Passive aggressive noisy neighbours

I should have probably made it clearer - he didn't cut down every tree, just things like hazelnut. What was a thick canopy and undergrowth is now very light woodland area. It's a shame because before...
Forum: France
Aug 16th 2022, 10:14 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,645
Posted By G-J-B

Re: Passive aggressive noisy neighbours

Thanks for the sympathy EuroTrash. We never did get an apology; it's obvious to most folk that if you blast your music at extremely high volumes outdoors at night, then the sound is going to reach...
Forum: France
Aug 16th 2022, 2:08 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,645
Posted By G-J-B

Re: Passive aggressive noisy neighbours

Thanks christmasoompa. Unfortunately our paths very rarely cross, so it could be months before I was in a position to speak to him in person, short of making a long and deliberate walk up their...
Forum: France
Aug 16th 2022, 1:49 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,645
Posted By G-J-B

Passive aggressive noisy neighbours

I live in a small rural hamlet, and have been settled here these past 10 years. It's normally a pretty tranquil place, but there is a farm, the occasional passing tractors, cow's mooing, sometimes...
Forum: France
Aug 4th 2022, 11:03 am
Replies: 14
Views: 861
Posted By G-J-B

Re: Supermarkets

In my local town we have a Hyper-u, Leclerc, Aldi, Lidl, bicoop, Picard, Noz and one or two smaller ones, so a lot of choice. Noz buys in clearance items, it's limited in scope, but it's a great way...
Forum: France
Aug 3rd 2022, 1:12 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 861
Posted By G-J-B

Re: Supermarkets

Bazzer70 - it very much depends on where you live too. I'm out in the sticks these days, and the prices are okay. Last month I returned to Paris where I used to live, and many of the same items are...
Forum: France
Aug 3rd 2022, 10:55 am
Replies: 14
Views: 861
Posted By G-J-B

Re: Supermarkets

Although it generally happens a little less these days, I find it's a pretty common problem. I nearly always check the receipt after purchase, and if there's any discrepancies go back to the cashier...
Forum: France
Jul 28th 2022, 7:56 am
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By G-J-B

Re: Amazon Prime

I get 2 or 3 offers a year for a 30 day trial,. so I occasionally do that, and cancel a few days before the 30 days. I don't use Amazon a lot though; for years they've been hassling me for a mobile...
Forum: France
Jun 15th 2022, 7:21 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,751
Posted By G-J-B

Re: So much to learn. Pondering moving to France

Some people have found a stress free life, living low key with just enough to get by, but equally for others France can become their personal hell. Dealing with bureaucracy and cultural differences,...
Forum: France
May 30th 2022, 8:34 am
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By G-J-B

Re: Petrol

Cyrian, give it a couple more years and you might be close to the real cost. :D

Bazzer70 - unfortunately it's pricey here. Just lately it's typically been a little more than the UK, and my local...
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