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  1. Mdm Black at ORPI, Montlucon L'Allier is married to a Scotsman although French. Lived in Scotland for may years and speaks perfect English. Have used her to purchase property in last 2 months and she is very helpful. Direct tel nr France 06 22 58 40 26.
    Regards Royston
  2. I am the President of a FRENCH!!! organised Le Club Anglais which was formed some 26 years ago by the Chamber of Commerce in Montlucon. We have over 42 members of which 10 are English We Have two meetings for English and one meeting for French conversation . At the London Bar Montlucon. I am away tomorrow for 7 days but if there is any interest shown on my return will give further info
    Regards Royston
  3. Bingo !! another one not yet received. Same as last month had to ring up. Prior to that we had two call; firstly; Asking for our cheque for the advert placed, which we had sent months before, which they then found. Then we were telephoned to be informed that our advert would be ending end of March did we want to renew, we had paid up to the end of July. which they confirmed, Strange going ons.
    Royston

  4. IT DEPENDS !!! on whether you can take it or leave it. We lived in the Gulf of St Tropez for 3 years and with the sand and dusty terrain in the area, when the Mistral arrived you knew it - MOST UNPLEASANT - and during the summer it would turn the Med from warm to freezing cold water. Very dangerous for sailing crafts
    But then on the other hand when it is not arround it is a nice area to live in. THE INFO FROM " METEO FRANCE " which was sent to you, sums it up perfectly but then it should!! Until you have experienced the Mistral ( Several times and all strengths ) It would be difficult to say if it would put you off buying.

    GOOD HOUSE HUNTING
    Regards Royston
  5. IT DEPENDS !!! on whether you can take it or leave it. We lived in the Gulf of St Tropez for 3 years and with the sand and dusty terrain in the area, when the Mistral arrived you knew it - MOST UNPLEASANT - and during the summer it would turn the Med from warm to freezing cold water. Very dangerous for sailing crafts
    But then on the other hand when it is not arround it is a nice area to live in. THE INFO FROM " METEO FRANCE " which was sent to you, sums it up perfectly but then it should!! Until you have experienced the Mistral ( Several times and all strengths ) It would be difficult to say if it would put you off buying.

    GOOD HOUSE HUNTING
    Regards Royston
  6. Hi We live on the border of the " Puy de Dome " and " L'Allier " which are areas within the AUVERGNE and we find the area breathtaking and the people very kind and friendly but a little shy sometimes and it is amazing how many of them like to try their English on you. I will send you my details on internet so that I don't upset anyone. Where you will beable to read about the area as we see it. Regards Royston
  7. We live on the border of the Puy de Dome and the Allier. Would like a quote for a swimming pool. Any offers
    Royston
  8. Try a local Marie. We have one of the "walks in the Auvergne" going past our lake and the local Marie hands out details to those interested. We are on the border of the Allier and the Puy de Dome.
    Regards Royston
  9. We have been asking various agents in our area Allier/Puy de Dome for quotes for a new pool and we ask them for a price complete only to find that when they quote a reasonable price and we ask them to come to discuss it further, they arrive indicating that the digging out of the hole is extra. What would members of this forum who have pools consider being a reasonable price ?
    Royston
  10. I will be coming up to this requirement next year. As I now live in France is it possible to change my D.L for a french one when arriving at the age in question ?
  11. One of the items the French do not seem to have in line with U.K. is Birthday , Christmas , etc., cards There is little choice and the prices !!! So you can imagine my pleasure to come upon the following FREE Make YOUR OWN CARDS to be found on the following web ; www.mycardmaker.com/ Hope it will be of value to other forum members
    Regards Royson
    p.s. Will let to put on your web site Pete !! for your members
  12. One of the items the French do not seem to have in line with U.K. is Birthday , Christmas , etc., cards There is little choice and the prices !!! So you can imagine my pleasure to come upon the following FREE Make YOUR OWN CARDS to be found on the following web ; www.mycardmaker.com/ Hope it will be of value to other forum members
    Regards Royson
    p.s. Will let to put on your web site Pete !! for your members
  13. And they still keep coming, !!!!
    Royston
  14. We had a heck of a job trying to find same for our daughters new home, even postman pat didn,t know where to obtain any but did try on our behalf. In the end we discovered a company on the outskirts of Montlucon who manufactured this type of product under their banner as " Sign Makers ". If you are interested make contact on E-mail for full information

    Regards Royston
  15. I wouldn't say that it was a new trend. Some 10 years ago it was noted that next to Italians, Brits were the next country to be buying French property. What has probably been a new trend is the British T/V showing so many French related series. Also with the advent of new Auto routes opening and less expensive flights from the U.K. into France and also the stirling being realistic against the Euro and not to forget the vast increase in the British property market. But having said all that I go along with the previous contributor. And agree that France has all the attractions she or he mentioned. By the way : Did you know that more French people live in Britain then British in France ?

    Regards Royston
  16. Our C.G. cooker came with an all metal additional shelf or (tray if you prefer ) in addition to the spare metal grills. My wife places the spare all metal tray/shelf on the bottom of the cooker which seems to reduce the heat factor and aleviate burnt pastry. Perhaps you may have this shelf/tray or if not see if you can buy one or have a piece of metal cut to size. Hope this may help
    Royston
  17. Our C.G. cooker came with an all metal additional shelf or (tray if you prefer ) in addition to the spare metal grills. My wife places the spare all metal tray/shelf on the bottom of the cooker which seems to reduce the heat factor and aleviate burnt pastry. Perhaps you may have this shelf/tray or if not see if you can buy one or have a piece of metal cut to size. Hope this may help
    Royston
  18. I have my daughters E-mail address listed in my computer address list. ie [email protected] When I try to send a message it comes up as ; [email protected] Just one o at the end of wanadoo. When I receive an E-mail from my daughter, it arrives with no problem and I use the reply facility but once again it comes up with only one o at the end of wanadoo. In the past when I have sent an E-mail with an incorrect E-mail address (TO OTHER FRIENDS ) I receive information that the message was not able to be executed because of the error in the E-mail address but when I send the E-mail message to my daughter not only does she not receive it but I am not informed of it not being executed. Is anyone able to fathom out what is going wrong ?????
    PLEASE !!!!!
    Royston
  19. I keep receiving the following message " Your Paypal.com account expires " etc., etc., I have no knowledge of an A/C with " Paypal " . It has a seperate message to be opened which I have not done to date. Every time I come on screen I have at least one if not more of the same message. I'm with (wanadoo.fr ). It informs me that if I don't update with them by the 19th Dec. my security will suffer. Mazan !!! I'm still on a learning curve with comps but I don't feel happy in opening up their add on. Suggestions please

    Royston
  20. Hi !!! Try The following web site ; www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/
    could well be of use

    Royston
  21. LAST EDITED ON 22-Nov-03 AT 08:07 AM (GMT)

    I have not had anything through LF but two weeks ago it started coming my way through E-mail. I have had two sob stories , one from an African state where they have this Contract money left over and wish to sieve it out of the country using my bank a/c and a similar one from a women who has this money she wants to put into my bank !!! and I receive a % in each case. " I am still poor !! "
    Regards Royston
  22. There is quite a large " BROCANTE " Between Montlucon and Neris le Bains on the National N144 Just past the golf course coming from Montlucon on the approach to Neris. My daughter and friends both purchased second hand log burners at quite good prices. There are a selection of styles and sizes. You are about 35 to 45 mins from this place so it may be worth a visit or perhaps a similar facility is offered nearer to home from another " Brocante "

    Regards Royston

  23. watkins

    TVA

    Me too judy, could not comnnect and even when I tried direct on E-mail address was not able to make contact

    Royston
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