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  1. Hello !

    I am due to travel Po/Caen tomorrow afternoon.

    What are the road likes ?  Is the traffic on  the M3 and A3  ok now   ?  and  the  Caen- LeHavre motorway ?



  2. Just bringing this  subject up because I am traveling this week end and I really cannot understand how to read those maps that the internet throws up at me when I run a search.

    All those knots, wave heights, different shades of blue/green etc. What do they mean  in reality ?

    Having traveled by sea (PO/LH) for almost two decades  to my place , several times a year,  I have now become  (but why ??) a rather difficult traveler easily feeling sick at the slightest movement.

    Anyone can explain what it will be like on Saturday and Sunday ?  I want to be on the fast catamaran service to LeHavre on Sat . Will it run and smoothly ?

    Thanks for your replies.


  3. I have given  the work of refurbishing the bathroom to a chap recommended by a reputable professional plumber (who will also do his part by replacing bath thub, taps, basin etc etc).

    On my return to UK today I  have done a search on  the net against the siret  number quoted on the devis of that chap and the search has come up negative.  The siret number is not recognised.

    Cannot find its address on the telephone directory either !!!

    Would you say this is a scam or  am I over reacting ?  What steps should I take ?  Should I contact the mairie of that village ? Report him to SIRET (whoever they may be ?), let him finish the job first ?

    Help please.



  4. I have  a house near Lieurey  with appx 700m2 of garden. I need someone

    to come and cut the grass  starting in March and ending in October.

    Also other small garden work available (pruning, weeding , looking after flowers etc).

  5. Hello.

    Does anyone know whether there will be gales this week end ? I do not know whether to book a  Newhaven/Dieppe crossing on Saturday morning.

    I have visited a few meteo websites and those that gave the weather in the Channel quoted winds force 5 to 6 , which might have some meaning only to a mariner.

    Also, will there be roads blocked to the road leading to the harbour ? A month ago I missed the boat (!) and had to drive to Folkestone.

    We got to the roundabout from where we always take the road for the ferry and it was closed up ! The divertion signs were ridicously placed and  we basically guessed our way around. After about 20 miles driving on a loop we found a lorry (which was not supposed to have been there) blocking the only route to the port. With 20 minutes left   we finally gave up. Do not want to repeat it.


  6. I purchased a card from the BBC (sic!) some three years ago and paid £ 20.00 . That card which is really a sky card (the one with the little yellow house drawing) , has allowed me to view so :

    BBC1, 2, ITV (espacially) , CH4 and many others.

    I have mentioned  only these channels because it is really only these channels (and perhaps ch5 in addition) that I am interested in viewing.

    The last time I was over at the hosue there was a message coming up on the screen ,every few minutes,  asking me to contact sky  etc etc.

    I have seen links quoted in forums  which do not work  and  searches on the internet seem to be  throwing out pages, telephone numbers  and forum answers  which are obsolete!!

    Because I live in UK most of the time and have no time to fuss about with the receiver/card when I am in France I do not mind paying up the £ 20.00 . Who do I call  (BBC or SKy )? What  sky website do I visit to pay online for a new card ?


    Thank you all

  7. English speaking yes but not based England.

    French mortgages are not regulated in UK .

    Anyone can sell them and often the worst ones are the ones  that are marketed. They bring in the  higher commission, you see !...

  8. Hello. Has any of you a mortgage with them ?

    I was surprised to read , quite accidentally on the internet , about the campaign being waged in France against this Credit institution for  lying and cheating their borrowers in their mortgage contracts !

    I was advise to borrow from CF  by a rather known UK broker  seven years ago. I wonder if I have grounds for recourse against them ?


    What a strange thing to do, quoting only the first of a list of trade  the member can do !  

    But thank you for the explanation.  


    Hello !

    I raised this point in another posting a few weeks ago but did not read a comment about this issue.

    The artisan whom I asked to quote me for refurbishing the whole of the  bathroom has a Siret which ,  I checked,  is  issued only for electrical work.

    He claims he can guarantee his work and he has insurance that will cover it for 10 years. But I wonder.... Why has he not got a more comprehensive siret ?

    ANy comments ?


  11. Hello fellow forum members !

    I wish  to renovate my bathroom : 3.73 x 1.70 mt.

    This would  principally involve  changing the bath tab, retiling the floor and  walls at mid height, fitting a new wash basin and taps, fitting spot lights.

    Got a couple of quotes from a  siret registered french local artisan : £5000.00  or £ 6300 if   I opt  for a  shower to be built.

    For the size of the room and the fact that there would not be a need to replumb I think such quotes are on the steep side , don't you ?

    I even had to ask him to adjust the Tva which he had quoted initially at 19.6%  ! But what I  find  questiobale is that with  materials cost well below euro 1000 there is a labour charge of  3500 + vat.

    Also on checking this guy's siret it transpires the siret is only for electrical work (!). He also  keeps mentioning  that he is insured  at or by the local chamber of commerce and that therefore his work comes with a guarantee of 10 years.

    Mmmmh. What do you think ??

    What is the ongoing rebuilding rate for sq met that I can use as a reference guide?



  12. Hello John.

    Perhaps for the benefit of all those who look forward to remortgaging you would not mind  letting  us know what is the procedure  and what  costs, other than these notiare fees, are to be met ?


  13. Thanks Martin ,

    as I am not in France currently , I will have to look at this issue  in September. I was not using an older receiver  last week but  a Mico STB235.




  14. I am in eure(27) so well within the area of reception.


  15. Hello.

    I was reading some time ago that the freeview receives in use in UK could also work in France. I have tried two of them without success.

    Is there anything I am doing wrong. The receiver do not find any UHF channels. Do they perhaps use VHF in France ?



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