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  1. Since I have been in France, first I used Tiscali; then Wanadoo (Orange) and now I am with Teleconnect. There are many advantages over the other two. First no contract; you can leave at any time. The monthly fee is 29.95 plus 5 euros for unlimited call to UK, Canada, Australia etc and a further 5 euros for calls made to France. The great advantage is that there is a free helpline and all instructions; conversations and emails are in English. Speed varies according to the distance from the exchange. The service is first-rate. I cant fault it after using the previous servers!
  2. If outline planning for a new building in the existing garden has been consented to and the house is sold, do the new owners automatically 'inherit' this consent?, or do they have to re-apply all over again? Would like to know!
  3. Thank you all for your comments and info. We know of the doctor in Ruffec and my wife has has been to him, but she found him a little too tough for her! and the treatment was not covered by the CPAM. The Osteopath in Niort is first class; in fact he is English  born, but it is rather a long journey to get there and back!. We are now going to try a recommended French Physio, also in Ruffec, who who we understand is very good and will not cost a arm and a leg, as it will be covered by the CPAM and back-up Mutuelle. I am afraid that when we resided in the UK years ago, we took Osteopath and Chiropractors for granted, but now in France in our twilight years, our aches and pains do need expert treatment quite regularly! But thanks for your assistance, it is very appreciated1
  4. Could anyone inform me if they know of an osteopath within striking distance of Ruffec? We have been to one at Niort, but it is a round journey 0f 200 kms from where we live and we are hoping that there might be one a little nearer. Any info would be very much appreciated. Thank you!
  5. Me too! I was very shocked when I read that he had died so young!. What perfect talent! No doubt he would have gone on to be recognised as one of the great international performers of his day, if he had been given a longer life! Very sad indeed!
  6. Hi Margie, This happened to me and before I sorted it out, I took the memory card out of the camera and put it into the machine in Leclerc and transferred the pics to a CD Rom. You can then process them with your PC. It's not the solution to your problem, but at least you can see the results from your camera on your computer, without fear of losing your pictures!
  7. [IMG]http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i9/Philiplouis/Flute.jpg[/IMG] Taken many, many,years ago, when I was the toast of the cabaret circuit! Now I am almost burnt out. Her upstairs has forbidden me to send an up-to-date photo. The last time I published my Pic, we got too many cold callers from Undertakers!
  8. Dear Mr Forum Manager. Please delete the first of my duplicate postings. Thank you!
  9. I have just switched from Wanadoo/Orange to the new Teleconnect server. After suffering for 14 months with Wan/Or, I cancelled, giving two months notice with a letter of resiliation which I downloaded from the Internet. You then send it to Wanadoo by registered post( Recomonder) . You must have served your sentence of 12 months hard labour, before you can cancel! Then I emailed Teleconnect to make sure they could give me the service. I was connected within two weeks of sending the application form, with modem etc. The connection actually took me only 5 minutes!  This is the plus point. ALL INSTRUCTIONS ARE IN ENGLISH AND ANY PHONE CALLS TO THE HELP LINE ARE DITTO!  You are allowed to cancel at any time with them without giving notice! The service is faultless and Wan/Or, could only give me 512k I am now getting plus 2MB. (I am some distance from the exchange!) I cannot  give them enough plaudits! If you wish to  know the address of Wanadoo, it is;- Wanadoo service Client, Pole 27 33734, Bordeaux Cedex 9 You will not find it on any of their web sites, for obvious reasons. No doubt some other poster will mention the web site for the template of the resiliation letter. I  am not connected with Teleconnect in any way.(except through the Internet!) but if they feel like giving me a free month, I will not turn it down. (Some hopes!)
  10. I have just switched from Wanadoo/Orange to the new Teleconnect server. After suffering for 14 months with Wan/Or, I cancelled, giving two months notice with a letter of resiliation which I downloaded from the Internet. You then send it to Wanadoo by registered post( Recomonder) . You must have served your sentence of 12 months hard labour, before you can cancel! Then I emailed Teleconnect to make sure they could give me the service. I was connected within two weeks of sending the application form, with modem etc. The connection actually took me only 5 minutes!  This is the plus point. ALL INSTRUCTIONS ARE IN ENGLISH AND ANY PHONE CALLS TO THE HELP LINE ARE DITTO!  You are allowed to cancel at any time with them without giving notice! The service is faultless and Wan/Or, could only give me 512k I am now getting plus 2MB. (I am some distance from the exchange!) I cannot  give them enough plaudits! If you wish to  know the address of Wanadoo, which is in Marseilles I will look it up and let you have it. You will not find it on any of their web sites, for obvious reasons. No doubt some other poster will mention the web site for the template of the resiliation letter. I  am not connected with Teleconnect in any way.(except through the Internet!) but if they feel like giving me a free month, I will not turn it down. (Some hopes!)
  11. I had frequent ringing in ears and on reflexion it always seemed worst after a visit to the hairdresser. Since then I have been careful to cover my ears when hair spray is being liberally squirted about my head. It seems to done the trick!. Maybe I really did not have genuine tinnitus after all! Mrs.L.
  12. This reminds me os a similar situation. My wife asks the waiter for an omlette as she says that she does not eat meat. "Ah Madame, then I will bring you chicken"! "No!" she replies, "I do not eat anything with legs or fins!" The waiter ponders,  "Would Madame like a sausage roll!" You couldn't make it up!
  13. Can anyone confirm that if one of a married couple should be deceased, the duty that has to be paid is a percentage over 76K. Does thus apply to to all the value of the house or only on 50% ot it, if it was jointly owned.
  14. If you were born before 1928, Paris Consulate will renew your passport free of charge. One of the advantages of growing old gracefully! Last year, when I changed my UK driving licence for a French 'meme chose' (pretentious, what moi!), they would not accept digital reproduced photos, so had to make a dash to the nearest Intermarche for 'proper ones'! I brought this subject up on the telephone when talking to a nice lady at the Consulate. She confirmed that they would not accept digital photos, even if they were on photographic paper! So in any event, it is best not to take the chance of having all your papers sent back and having to post it it all again!
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