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  1. Limited opportunity to be self-employed and work for one of the largest English Estate Agents based in France. Are you relatively computer literate and self-motivated, Are you an English speaker and able to converse and write in French (you do not have to be completely fluent and grammatically correct). If you would like more information please private mail me and I will get back to you.
  2. Thanks for replying so quickly. It is too far East unfortunately but looks lovely. They are flying in to Toulouse and then heading straight here to stay with us for a week so anywhere in/around Toulouse or en route to St Gaudens and Bagneres de Luchon would be great - I cannot find anything at the moment. Appreciate your help.
  3. Hi I am trying to find out where my friend can hire road bikes - but club quality for going over the cols. He doesn't want a mountain bike, he wants a good quality road bike. I cannot find anywhere - help please?
  4. Hi An update - the doctor would not do the vaccinations so I had to make an appointment at Purpan hospital - managed to get them done within the week but a long way to go. Re the Visa - my passport etc is UK so I went on line and tried and as you say, a nightare so eventually I used Visa Supermarket - they charge approx. £30 on top of the price of the visa and promise a quick turn around. They wont post your passport back to France though - fortunately my friend is coming out at Christmas so can bring it to me. Not heard from them yet so keeping my fingers crossed.
  5. Hi Nicola We haven't had to do any courses - is it something you want to do or have been forced to do. We have never had any guests ask to bring their own wine - we always serve with the meal. Occasionally they will bring out a dessert wine or an apero to have and, because we are not selling it, then we think that is fine. If they brought wine into their bedrooms we would not stop them. We would definitely not charge corkage.
  6. Thank you so much. I think I will make an appointment to see the doctor and then ask him directly and bypass the receptionist. Thanks for the heads up re the visa - I have not even started to look at that yet!!! Best wishes.
  7. Hi I live in the Haute Garonne in a little village near the Spanish border. I visited my doctors today to ask about vaccinations and was told what do you need? You may have to go to Toulouse. I cannot find any information anywhere on where to go to get vaccinated in order to travel. Can anyone help?
  8. Bit of a harsh opinion - I think 3,000 euros for someone who has been driving a car for over 40 years and a bike for 4 years is pretty steep whoever you are.  
  9. Thanks - I think you are right, it is going to take a while for the amount to become 'normal'.   I cant insure in Carole's name because she has not passed her test for a bigger bike unfortunately as that would haev been the best option.   Will keep trying.   ron
  10. Thanks for the info - waiting to hear from my insurance company on Tuesday and then, if no good, will start contacting some others. Overlooked this one - thought I had it all covered becasue I had been riding a bike for 4 years (125) but on my wife's insurance!! Fingers crossed. Ron
  11. Hi I passed my test in the UK early February and I live in France. Bought a Suzuki 600cc sports bike and didn't realise that in France, if you have just passed your test, they treat you like a young inexperienced driver irrespective of your age or how long you have had your car licence - in my case over 40 years!! Does anyone know where I might be able to get insurance for under 2,000 euros - which is the cheapest quote so far - most are coming in around the 3,000 euro mark. Thank in anticipation.
  12. Hi That sounds really interesting and a reasonable price too.   It might be that over 60 the cost goes up but I will definitely go and see what they can offer. Thanks for taking the time to respond.  Appreciate your help.  
  13. Hi We have an assurance vie savings account with Aviva but I wasn't aware that it was life insurance as well.  Will check it out thanks. We were looking for something that we paid each month that would have a lump sum on dealth of approx 50,000 euros. Thanks for your help.  
  14. Hi We are looking to find a life insurance policy - either with a UK company that allows you to live in France (most of the ones we have found so far state that you have to be a UK resident) or with a French company. Looking for a policy for someone aged 62 with a 10 or 15 year term that pays out on death. Has anyone found anything similar - be really grateful for any advice. Thanks
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