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Forum: France
Oct 17th 2019, 2:21 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By grannybunz

Re: Seeking advice, medication provision in France?

Here is rural Vaucluse the temperature can vary for +40 to -15. However when it is very cold it is usually dry and bright, rarely dull and damp and the light is almost always superb - why do you...
Forum: France
Sep 1st 2019, 4:35 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By grannybunz

Re: Carte vitale scam

Nee way pet!
Forum: France
Sep 1st 2019, 3:30 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By grannybunz

Carte vitale scam

I picked up an email sent at 2.00am yesterday looking exactly if it was from the government, complete with tricolour etc etc.
It informed me that as from now cartes vtales had to be renwed every...
Forum: France
Aug 31st 2019, 12:48 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By grannybunz

Re: Ferry choice

When we first started travelling around France in the 1970s we didn't ever use autoroutes - not that there were that many! Couldn't affort it and anyway what's the point in a Renault 4 in fact 3 of...
Forum: France
Aug 30th 2019, 1:02 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By grannybunz

Re: Ferry choice

Thats where we used to start from too! We used to take the Newcastle (North Shields) to Amsterdam or Hull /Zeebruges. We began to find the roads in Holland and Belgium were getting more and more...
Forum: France
Aug 28th 2019, 3:38 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,282
Posted By grannybunz

Re: What area in South of France do you live

The south of France is a vast area. What are you looking for - mountains? sea? near communications elswhere, isolated , I gues not,
We live in rural Provence in a hameau with absolutely no Brits too...
Forum: France
Aug 17th 2019, 1:20 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By grannybunz

Re: Eye tests

In our area it takes up to 6 months to get and appointment, with or withour a script from your MT,
Our solution is to visit our son in the Channel Islands every couple of years and have them book...
Forum: France
Aug 9th 2019, 1:50 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,682
Posted By grannybunz

Re: It Ain't Half Hot Mum!

We keep hens and we lost all but 2 died.during the June cannicule. We've waited until their large run has been altered to give more shade and it is marginally cooler. They were collected earlier in...
Forum: France
Aug 4th 2019, 1:51 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By grannybunz

Huge problems with Orange - anyone else?

For the last few moths we have been battling with Ornge internet and especially e-mail. Searching on-line it seems we are by no means alone.
First I had my email account hacked despite having...
Forum: France
Jul 30th 2019, 6:30 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,682
Posted By grannybunz

Re: It Ain't Half Hot Mum!

Our farmers didn't have it either! They are spitting feathers!
Forum: France
Jul 30th 2019, 1:57 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,682
Posted By grannybunz

Re: It Ain't Half Hot Mum!

I think the most annoying and possibly dangerous feature of all these days of exceptional weather is the fact that the Meteo France has not been functioning for the last 10 days, It only came back...
Forum: France
Jul 23rd 2019, 8:07 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,682
Posted By grannybunz

Re: It Ain't Half Hot Mum!

I fear for the rider on Le Tour for the next couple of days.
Forum: France
Jul 22nd 2019, 1:30 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,682
Posted By grannybunz

Re: It Ain't Half Hot Mum!

Not exactly enjoying it Tweedpipe but coping as we always do. We don't have aircon but we live in a very old house with very thick walls and additional insulation. what with that, our many...
Forum: France
Jul 20th 2019, 9:07 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By grannybunz

Re: Daft Questions

Because I can't tolerate too much wheat and also I have a very low boredom threshhold when it comes to food and ploughing through a huge lump of dough, however well made is just tedious.
Forum: France
Jul 19th 2019, 12:31 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,446
Posted By grannybunz

Re: another daft question, but medical this time

I'm not at all surprised. We had one such healer in our hameau and when Grandpabunz began to suffer from seriously bad exzema he was advised by everyone to consult him. No one could be less of a...
Forum: France
Jul 19th 2019, 12:23 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By grannybunz

Re: Daft Questions

I often make Breton Far , yes I am in Provence, It is not a million kms from flan, usually contains prunes and can be eaten as a dessert or for breakfast.

Cheesecake is really an import so its...
Forum: France
Jul 18th 2019, 2:29 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By grannybunz

Re: The 'Tour'

It is a great event isn't it? We have now seen it live 3 times. The last 2 years ago when it went right past our hameau and we had a massive party. Grandpabunz was waving his Bahamian flag and that...
Forum: France
Jul 17th 2019, 12:24 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By grannybunz

Re: The 'Tour'

I'll watch out ! I watch.every single day but on ITV 4 - fewer adverts and less hysteria!
Forum: France
May 13th 2019, 1:06 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By grannybunz

Re: Food biz in Paris/France

Hi and welcome.

I am wondering what experience, qualifications you have in this business.? It would be helpful as has been said to have rather more information. Running such an enterprise anywhere...
Forum: France
Apr 27th 2019, 2:02 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By grannybunz

Re: Help selecting region for move

Hi and welcome.

I'm another living in Provence. In a small but lively hameau which is in a commune with an extreley touristy and beautiful centre. There are several young families in new-build...
Forum: France
Apr 10th 2019, 6:35 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By grannybunz

Re: Taxe d' Habitation

Thanks just as I thought and absolutely not what the agent told my daughter who has just sold her house, !
Forum: France
Apr 10th 2019, 12:31 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By grannybunz

Taxe d' Habitation

Can anyone confirm that this is paid by the person owning the property on Jan 1st of that year and no proportion is refundable if the property is sold during the year?
Thanks for any help.
Forum: France
Apr 7th 2019, 2:39 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By grannybunz

Re: House Insurance

We used a local agent who is quite good. However, if you wish to change your insurers please note you wil need togive a year's notice. We too had a bit of a battle about shutters as we have a...
Forum: France
Mar 26th 2019, 7:35 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By grannybunz

Re: Using a UK gas BBQ in France

If I am to tell the truth I don't actually enjoy bbqed meat all that much or much meat come to that ! Fish in foil usually so what the heat source is doesn't really matter. I do care about our...
Forum: France
Mar 26th 2019, 1:18 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By grannybunz

Re: Using a UK gas BBQ in France

We live in a heavily wooded Regional Park where the fire risk, in summer, is very high.. Portable charcoal and disposable bbqs are banned and quite understandably too.
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