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  1. Hello

    I'm pretty sure this is the lake at Puivert which is about 15 minutes away from both Chalabre and Quillan and the Chateau was the one at Puivert also.  It looks pretty familiar to me as it's a lake not too far away from us.  There is a play area for children, tennis courts and a little buvette (snackbar) there in the summer months.  There's also a gliding school close by and it's about a 35 minute drive from Limoux.

    Fiona

     

     

  2. Thank you Charlotte2.  Have now found some 3V product that will do the job just as well ...... luckily as our first guests arrive on Saturday !
  3. I have seriously underestimated the quantity of decking protector I bought last time I was back in the UK.  It is Ronseal Decking Protector (wax enriched formula) in natural oak.  I'm mid-way through the job and wondered if anyone knew if there was a french equivalent to this and if so what it's called and where I can get it.  All help gratefully received.

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  4. Hello

    Many moons ago someone posted an online ordering site for white goods spare parts.  Can anyone remember the site address please ?..........

    Fiona

  5. Hi,

    I've recently had a load of dubious bookings come through...6 scientists need to stay in your area....types!  I understand the scam with transferring funds to your bank account ect, but how does the scam work when they want to use credit cards/US dollars?  I've had loads come through and as soon as I say we don't take credit cards, I hear nothing from them.

    Can anyone explain?

  6. Hello

    We have just finished renovating a small barn in the Aude.  The electrical re-wiring was carried out by an English electrician to French standards.  EDF tell us that we need to contact the Consueil (?) for them to come along and inspect and hopefully approve before they can finally connect it up to mains electricity.

    Can anyone tell me who this authority is and how and where I can contact them please.  Be great to finally have power .........

    Many thanks

     Fiona

     

  7. Hello Christine

    Well she is English and by trade is a textile designer so will be selling her own work.  She also plans to offer shop space for other talented local artists to display their work.  There will also be other supplementary items such as candles, soaps, small gifts etc.

    We really like the idea of a name that is easily understood by both French and English ......

    Thank you everyone for your ideas ........... keep them coming

    Fiona

  8. Hello

    My daughter is getting ready to open a shop that will sell mainly art works to include textile goods, sculptures, pictures, handmade goods, candles, soaps and the like.  One of the problems at the moment is what she should call the shop.  All of our suggestions so far have met with a NO so wondered if anyone had any suggestions . . . . ?

    Thank you in anticipation . . .  hopefully this will be one problem that we will be able to tick off the list !

     

    Fiona

     

  9. Hi

    We have a  large (10m) circular pool and would appreciate help and suggestions re the purchase of a heat retaining cover.  We have solar heating - which is great - but of course out of high season, when the nights are cooler, we loose heat.  We have puzzled over what sort of  cover to purchase - we assume bubble wrap type - but our main issue is the size of the pool and how this cover will be put on and taken off.  Obviously, we would prefer to be as economical with our purchase as possible ......... and do not wish to use the telescopic type abri.

    Thank you for any and all help

    Fiona

  10. Hi

    You may have already bought your pool robot by now but just in case you haven't I can thoroughly recommend the Aquavac Tiger Shark.  We have a 10m round pool and goodness only knows how much time and effort it has saved us this past year.  We bought it from the USA and although we had to pay around 200 euros import duty it was still several hundred euros cheaper than buying it in France.  Hope this helps .... if you want any more information just pm me.

    Fiona

    www.lesjongleurs.com

     

  11. Having had accounts at the Banque Populaire, Credit Agricole and BNP Paribas we are now searching for a user friendly bank here in the Aude (near Chalabre).  Has anyone any recommendations ?  We would want to use it for business, current, savings and mortgage accounts.  Any help and information gratefully received...............

     

  12. Not sure where you are located but there are lots of fabric shops around us - we are in the Ariege near Lavelanet.  You can also order carpets from Mr Bricolage - they stock some but have large carpet sample books from which you order and they usually take about 2/3 days to arrive. I understand Leroy Merlin also do the same thing.  We've just done this and the only problem we came up against was finding someone to fit them! Luckily the carpet person in Mr Bric fits them as well - on his day off - and at only 50 euros a room - bargain. 

    We have furnished several houses here using French suppliers and a mixture of modern and old pieces.  Cost very reasonable and my husband has spent hours and hours researching differences in prices between UK and here for electrical items and has come to the conclusion that here is best.  I do have to agree though that 'customer service' is not something a lot of the stores here are very hot on but as we have only ever had a problem once in the last 5 years I don't consider that to be too much of an issue.

  13. Thanks Andrew.  Had already read the previous postings and have no intention of buying green pine. 

    What we are looking for is softwood decking or hardwood if it can be found at a reasonable price.  The only thing of course against hardwood decking is the price!

    Any idea where either of these can be found without us having to take out a mortgage?!

     

    Fiona

     

     

  14. Our wonderful pool has just been fitted and filled  and we are just starting to build the frame to support rather a lot of decking - 180 sqm. We've checked out Brico Depot and they seem to be selling it at 15 euros per sqm. Does anybody know of anywhere that's selling at a better price than that?  We are in 11 between Carcassonne and Perpignan.

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