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  1. Success at Limoges!

    Strangely they did ask for a CoC but when I explained I didn't think it was necessary and asked if that were true, they agreed that there was no requirement . Begs the question why they asked if I had one, but there you go.

    I did, as suggested take with me a print out from the prefecture web-site reference the CoC.

    So, £80 saved!
  2. Hi, I have been registered as an AE for 6 years now and was wondering if the income generates anything towards pension contributions?

    If so, given that I am thinking of closing down our business in France shortly, does anyone know what the process would be to ensure that any pension contributions are considered when calculating my UK pension (for which I am not yet eligible).

    Thank you.
  3. Too heavy for me unfortunately ...
  4. Well, my older dog was not so old that she didn't make the normal show of herself at the vet this morning when she went in for her op ..

    Two vets required to drag her down the corridor to the temple of doom ... how bad do I feel..

    Anyway, apparently all went well and we can collect her at 3.30 this afternoon. They probably wish we could collect her much earlier actually, as I have no doubt she is making a terrible nuisance of herself and looking forward to chicken for dinner. She knows she always gets chicken when she has been subjected to the torture place.

  5. It would probably cost more to get to Cahors than to pay for a CoC!

    Will try in next few weeks and report back if successful in Limoges.

    Thanks for responses ... LE
  6. Thanks Mint. I am sorry, I didn't mean to hi-jack your post, it just rang a bell with how I am feeling now.

    Good luck with your dog.
  7. thanks Rob Roy. I had already found this as it happens.

    I can but try I suppose, although I hate the thought of driving into Limoges on a wasted journey, such is life..

  8. Not sure why no-one else has responded to this, but I can give my view.

    I think if you are going to try to rent somewhere relatively rural then you will have a good chance of finding a place where you can take a dog.

    I once read that it was actually illegal for gite owners to refuse pets as part of their terms and conditions, so see no reason why this would not also apply to any rental accommodation. Try and search the gite owners site, as there may be something there.

    That aside, because there will always be other excuses which can be used for not accepting a rental if people really don't want dogs in their property, I see plenty of French people around here (Limousin) who rent and have dogs, so think you will be ok.
  9. Yes, coincidentally just returned from vets because our dog (nearly 9, but quite big) has a large lump under her armpit. Sprung out of nowhere.

    The vet has advised removal, so she is booked in for Monday, but I am really wondering if I have made the right decision. She is petrified of the vet and seems to take forever to come out of anaesthetic which clearly frightens her.

    Now I have been reading on internet that it may not be necessary to remove fatty lumps .... I think he is worried it will get bigger and hinder her movements. I wish I had a vet friend, got plenty of doctor friends, but no vets !!!
  10. It's a bit late, but Happy New Year to everyone..

    Has anyone tried to register a vehicle in Limoges yet without a CoC?

    Just acquired a 'new' (loosely speaking), or 'newer' vehicle from UK and need to register it. Somewhat peeved to discover that, unlike the first time I registered a Peugeot imported from UK, when the CoC was free, they now want £80 'administrative costs'.

    Therefore if I can avoid this it would of course be preferable.

    Anyone ??

    Thanks
  11. Yes, it's my baby (!)

     

    I am a fan as well, but this has always been my favourite. If I could buy another the same I would, but haven't seen one here. Any top tips on taking cuttings? (I think technically I am not allowed to actually, but who is to know, it's not like this is a public forum !)

     

    LE

  12. thanks Steve - yes, should have realised earlier than I did what was causing the sand problem - too late to worry now (3 years later!) - taught me to check the obvious first though before investing in replacement things like sand changes and thingie changes (cannot recall for life of me what they were called).

     

    Ref the stains, the pH of pool is very very low anyway (too low - it's always low) so probably adding more pH minus may not be the way to go.

     

    So far have tried Javel over spot(s) - well OH did this, not quite sure how he thought he would get javel to bottom of pool and didn't really ask(!)   Also tried vitamin C tablets (ditto) easy to place in position on steps or something but not so easy at bottom of 1.2m of water.

     

    Hopefully it will be nothing too serious.   We run a gite business (although due to external circumstances, as in I had an accident recently and am still in recovery) we have not yet been able to open this year, so not too drastic to get a resolution, at this time.   Needs to be sorted by end of first week of July though, which is when we are accepting bookings (hopefully I will be fully mobile again at that point).

     

    thanks for responding

     

    LE

  13. Theiere

     

    I suspect this is just going to look like a blue blob - but let's try !

     

    [URL=http://s234.photobucket.com/user/kaycollins_2007/media/KAY-PC/Pictures/2013-06-09/006.jpg.html][IMG]http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee49/kaycollins_2007/KAY-PC/Pictures/2013-06-09/006.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

     

    ummm, the shadow is me taking the picture of course !

  14. Well, I am not sure if anyone who originally contributed 5 years ago to this message is still visiting the site, but if so - decision was made

     

    [URL=http://s234.photobucket.com/user/kaycollins_2007/media/KAY-PC/Pictures/2013-06-09/001800x600.jpg.html][IMG]http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee49/kaycollins_2007/KAY-PC/Pictures/2013-06-09/001800x600.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

    And I think it was the right one !

     

    Now all I have to do is try to take a cutting from it - any ideas?!

     

    Hope the photo comes out - probably not

  15. French or English guests?

     

    I once caught French guests carrying in a shed-load of fan heaters .... thankfully the weather was Ok so I don't think they used them.   Not to say English guests wouldn't do this also of course.

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