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Forum: France
Aug 16th 2013, 1:07 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By wetwang

Re: Advice needed re: letting out French property

This year has been very poor for the gite market in the Dordogne. All my contacts are looking at 10-20% down on 2012.
Montpellier is a different market altogether but no reason to think they do any...
Forum: France
Jul 26th 2013, 7:08 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By wetwang

Re: Renault Service. Cheaper in France or UK

Where I live there are Renault dealers but there does not seem to be any standard pricing. For instance a big town main dealer will always be more expensive than a village Renult franchisee. If your...
Forum: France
Jul 3rd 2013, 2:59 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 5,605
Posted By wetwang

Re: winter fuel allowance

Some grey areas yet

http://connexionfrance.com/UK-Osborne-Winter-fuel-France-14826-view-article.html
Forum: France
Jul 3rd 2013, 11:00 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,220
Posted By wetwang

Re: Attitudes to domestic pets

There does seem to be a dividing line between lap dogs and working dogs. The former are pampered and the latter treated more pragmatically.
As for feral cats they are perceived almost as vermin in...
Forum: France
Jul 3rd 2013, 10:51 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,790
Posted By wetwang

Re: Short term car insurance

That insurance doesn't seem unreasonable considering that on impulse I bought a 50 cc motor scooter last week and was then shocked to discover that the insurance was almost €1 a day,about €300 p.a....
Forum: France
Jul 3rd 2013, 10:40 am
Replies: 41
Views: 5,605
Posted By wetwang

Re: winter fuel allowance

The root of the problem was an increase in the Pension of £200 a year. It should have been part of the Pension inflationary increase. However it was called a vote catching Winter Fuel allowance ...
Forum: France
Jun 9th 2013, 12:51 pm
Forum: France
Jun 9th 2013, 11:19 am
Replies: 51
Views: 3,334
Posted By wetwang

Re: Acquiring a sufficient amount of 'le' language.

This is only an opinion with no measurable basis for truth but I would say it is not possible.

The two years spent learning very basic French is two years lost learning better English. I suppose...
Forum: France
Jun 9th 2013, 8:07 am
Replies: 51
Views: 3,334
Posted By wetwang

Re: Acquiring a sufficient amount of 'le' language.

So how could Peabrains concise statement be re-worded to mean the same thing in as many words?

The school my friends daughter goes to in Sarlat offers Mandarin as an option.
Those postings...
Forum: France
Jun 8th 2013, 3:14 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 3,334
Posted By wetwang

Re: Acquiring a sufficient amount of 'le' language.

My friend has 2 daughters. When they arrived one was 5 and the other 8 .the younger one speaks the better French because she started with the basics that all kids start with. The older one missed all...
Forum: France
Jun 8th 2013, 9:23 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,860
Posted By wetwang

Re: French house for sale

On my iPad at the bottom of this thread is an example of how to market. They have built their own website www.livethedreaminfrance.com and through google got it placed on this site.

I did a...
Forum: France
Jun 8th 2013, 8:11 am
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By wetwang

Re: France's fascism fear

There does seem to be a ground swell of far right politics across Europe. What is it about human nature that requires these periodic swings?

Not sure if the killing was more about gangs and the...
Forum: France
Jun 7th 2013, 12:02 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By wetwang

Re: Handicap parking

Not many of those types in sleepy Sarlat. It's the 1000's of tourists that mob the town which means if I need to move my car I cannot find a parking space within a 10 minute walk of my place but...
Forum: France
Jun 3rd 2013, 7:04 am
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By wetwang

Re: Handicap parking

Thanks for that. It's very close to the hospital.
Forum: France
Jun 1st 2013, 7:11 am
Replies: 294
Read Me: bad jokes...
Views: 99,123
Posted By wetwang

Re: bad jokes...

My next door neighbour leant over the fence and was eying up my brand new Lawn mower. "Any chance of using your mower Pal" ? he asked. I said "Certainly anytime as long as you don't take it out of...
Forum: France
May 29th 2013, 8:55 am
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By wetwang

Re: Handicap parking

Thanks for the info so far. I would never have known it was called a macaron!
Forum: France
May 29th 2013, 6:52 am
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By wetwang

Handicap parking

A post I never thought I would need to write

Does anyone know the procedure for applying for a handicap parking permit?

Should I start at the Mairie, the Doctors, the Prefecture or anywhere...
Forum: France
May 3rd 2013, 8:40 am
Replies: 34
Views: 9,395
Posted By wetwang

Re: Touring France for property and avoiding Sand Flies!

You seem to have taken my comments negatively. You are correct in that living for ones dreams is desirable .
As the saying goes, it is better to travel hopefully than arrive. Travel is its own...
Forum: France
May 2nd 2013, 8:42 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 9,395
Posted By wetwang

Re: Touring France for property and avoiding Sand Flies!

I have met so many people touring France looking for the ideal home who I am sure will never,ever, buy anything. There will always be another region, another village, another City making it...
Forum: France
Apr 5th 2013, 10:14 am
Replies: 61
Views: 6,190
Posted By wetwang

Re: Gite/Chambre de hote business

We only have 4 rooms available at Easter and they were all full over 5 days...

Better than last year though. Both May and Sept are now fully booked 100% but we have little deals around the town...
Forum: France
Apr 4th 2013, 11:05 am
Replies: 61
Views: 6,190
Posted By wetwang

Re: Gite/Chambre de hote business

Just as a follow up, our guests over Easter were from
Vienna
Medellin Columbia
Djakarta
Washington DC
Vancouver
Melbourne
We took two French phone calls who wanted big discounts and had two...
Forum: France
Mar 30th 2013, 11:11 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,978
Posted By wetwang

Re: trains

...but don't you have to purchase a card?
There is a budget TGV with limited routes at, for instance, Montpellier-Paris €10 euros on advance bookings. The Paris destination is at the Disneyworld...
Forum: France
Mar 29th 2013, 8:19 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,978
Posted By wetwang

Re: trains

I too am shocked at the cost of rail travel. For two travellers rail travel is uneconomical compared to driving. for one person it's just about a break even price.
Forum: France
Mar 29th 2013, 8:01 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,544
Posted By wetwang

Re: tansport to bordeaux airport

And that is the death knell of the Travel Industry.

I am like you, will spend hours trawling for bargains but there comes a time when a bit of professional help will save hours and is not...
Forum: France
Mar 28th 2013, 8:09 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 10,092
Posted By wetwang

Re: Motoring offences

Fair comment about alcohol.My mother on Law lives with us and is alcoholic. Just today we found a can of beer hidden in a kettle. It's so difficult to watch alcohol destroy someone.
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