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started by: Ian-Graham-998950 · last update: 1626432072 · posted: 1626432072

I am keen to expand my portrait portfolio and am looking for interesting models to sit (or stand!) at my small studio here in La Sauvetat du Dropt 47800.  I am planning to offer these free sessions during the last week of July and the last week of August and am offering free digital images in exchange for time.  Check out my website for an idea of my style but as far as shooting ideas go, I’m completely open to suggestions, anything from headshots to artistic nude, male or female. Looking forward to hearing from you non camera-shy folk soon.I am a little hard of hearing so prefer emails to phone calls.  Email:  iangrahamphotography@gmail.comor via my website:https://www.iangraham.photography/

started by: jaynie-tatin-944185 · last update: 1626272182 · posted: 1583061518

Can anyone recommend an installer of septic tanks in the Villereal area?  I've heard there's a companycalled DCG Consultants run by a David Giles somewhere in the region but cannot find the contact details. Thanks!

started by: martin1952 · last update: 1622118958 · posted: 1622118958

Our tenants, who haven't paid any rent for nearly a year, are now subject of a court eviction order for the middle of June.  If they don't leave as ordered, it will be down to me to then engage our huissier (again) to carry out the process.  I understand that if they don't leave, they become Occupants sans droits ni titre, in which case, I wonder if anything goes wrong in the house, would I be liable for repairs as the owner.  I would be interested to hear from anybody who has had similar experiences as a bailleur.

started by: La Siroque · last update: 1621952326 · posted: 1621952326

My husband and I have recently arrived in France to stay in our holiday home. According to the French government web site we should have a PCR test after we have isolated for a week. I contacted a local clinic who are testing and they didn't seem to know about it. They asked why did we want one and if we were positive before we arrived and didn't think it was obligatory. Can anyone shed any light on this , thanks 

started by: Paul-Ripley-970804 · last update: 1621336128 · posted: 1620658280

HelloMyself and my partner are planning to move to the Dordogne within the next couple of years and are exploring various towns.  We are looking at towns with at least the basic services of butcher, restaurant, bar, boulangerie etc and have narrowed it down to perhaps Lalinde, Le Bugue, St Cyprien, Siorac maybe Vergt.  Do these towns stay open for Winter (are the any other towns in the area you would recommend? Am thinking Bergerac/Perigeux/Sarlat are too big for us)Many thanksPaul

started by: Lohan-Hirtz-934965 · last update: 1620118725 · posted: 1620118725

Hello, I'm waiting for a lady singer & celtic harpist (or luth-nickelharp-guitar...) in Dordogne & areas, for built a vocal & musical duet together. For concerts in churchs or others, Style folk & early music. I'm singer (English, french...) & guitarist (Guild D 18) + dulcimer, traverse flûte . Thank you for your answer. My number phone : + 33 -0-9 71 20 96 06 or on fb : Lohan Hirtz (musicien). 

started by: julieandjohn-98526 · last update: 1620048152 · posted: 1327247082

Hi Has anyone got any contacts for volunteer work in the Bergerac area.

started by: sandpiper · last update: 1617697306 · posted: 1425222078

Hello, Can anyone tell me if a wife remains in France & the husband returns to the UK (no children) & then the couple divorce,will the wife get the house in sole name. There was another point to this that the husband was paying the wife maintenance as she has not worked probably for 20 years is not fluent in french & is almost retirement age. The husband stopped paying maintenance which obviously left the wife in a mess. She now claims money via the social system in France. Any answers would help,I am just a friend of the lady in question. Thanks  

started by: TipTop-876037 · last update: 1616490786 · posted: 1615028407

I am a long term resident of France with a CdS.  However,  I still have a small amount of personal household stuff to bring over from the UK when returning from the UK to my permanent home in France and I am not covered by the legislation for removals to a brand new home in France. I wish to bring in possessions which were all bought in the UK (when the country was in the EU) so I have paid VAT but I am trying to find out if I must pay French VAT now.  Also interested in anyone else’s experiences, when coming back through Calais Customs in recent weeks. Thanks

started by: Tom Crew · last update: 1616372791 · posted: 1480927903

Hi folks,Looking a bit of advice/input. My wife and I are looking to move to France from the UK to setup and run a Yoga Retreat. In addition, we hope to offer camping/glamping/gite facilities for non-Yoga customers as we won't be running Yoga all the time. We will be targeting the English market.We spent a couple of weeks in the Dordogne last summer and thought it was perfect for our venture as the weather is superb, the house prices are very reasonable, come with land and location is perfect for access to airports of Bergerac, Limoges and Bordeaux.We have a 1 year old daughter, who will be 2 by the time we hope to move, so we need to factor schools into our search and not being too 'cut off'.We are currently in 'box ticking' phase. What do you think of our idea?Does anyone have any experience of doing anything like this?Are there any other areas in France that would be suitable for our venture?Are there things to consider we may have missed?Any advice/help would be most welcome.ThanksTom

started by: wellbeing-116158 · last update: 1614686510 · posted: 1614686510

To add more info from previous topicWe have up to12 boxes only and one small wicker babies crib to get back to uk Louth Lincolnshire from Allemans Du Dropt which is 30 km south of Bergerac can anybody helpthank you

started by: Moraig-989721 · last update: 1614531259 · posted: 1614156011

Can anyone recommend a company that can clear a container at Bordeaux Port and then transport it to the Sarlat area please?  thank you

started by: Melou · last update: 1614245799 · posted: 1569691908

What a shame that the new owners of this once highly active website have been content to let it die, and do nothing (that is apparent)  to re-activate and promote it!!They could start by culling all of the years-old postings, that merely tell potential new participants that this is an inactive site, dead in the water.Come on, management - get the ball rolling!  

started by: tifossi33 · last update: 1614182829 · posted: 1566424357

I like to look at the classified ads - never know when I might want, or need, something that's just been advertised.What I find frustrating, though, is that on several occasions I've responded to an advert for an item I'm interested in, send an e-mail and receive no response.Then the person who has advertised item has responded several days later to apologise and state that my e-mail hadn't been seen because it had ended up in the 'spam' box...!!   Oh scream, scream, scream.Now why should an e-mail, through this system, end up in someone's 'spam' box ?And why, if people are advertising something, aren't they switched-on enough to check 'spam' box .Frustrating;  couple of occasions when something I've really wanted I've missed - simply because my e-mail has gone into 'spam' box.    Wish there was a way this 'problem' could be highlighted to advertisers when they are putting items up for sale.    Along the lines of 'Responses to your advert might end up in spam box - please check'..................Or is it just my bad luck !!!

started by: Paul Bradford-96086 · last update: 1614182810 · posted: 1389262130

I posted an article yesterday which provoked some comment. Thank you for those comments, both negative and positive. I could have chosen my phrasing in a better way. It was really intended to let others know (those perhaps new to the forum) that it is possible to serve your community if you've a mind to, as long as you are registered to vote here. You can only be a Maire or deputy Maire if you are a French citizen. It annoys me also that there are those, who seem to enjoy having a dig at others, picking them up on many things such as their use of Capital letters or their inability (in their opinion) to use the search facility properly, when, I have found it very difficult to find an article that I knew was there. It annoys me that people pose a question on this forum and are then shot down in flames by other members. I like a bit of banter, but would those people be as rude to another person face to face? We can't all be perfect. I have found this site to be a useful source of information in the past, but less so now.  People come to a site such as this in search of information and sometimes friendship.  Perhaps there should be a permanent separate topic thread on the left sidebar for those that consider themselves to be part of Section C below:- fo•rum (?f?r ?m, ?fo?r ?m) n., pl. fo•rums, fo•ra (?f?r ?, ?fo?r ?) 1. the marketplace or public square of an ancient Roman city, the centre of judicial and business affairs and place of assembly. 2. a court; tribunal. 3. a. a meeting place for discussion of matters of public interest or a means through which such discussion can be conducted, as a newspaper. b. a public meeting or assembly for such discussion. c. a discussion of a public issue or other serious topic by a select group, as of experts or specialists, esp. a radio or television broadcast for this purpose. [1425–75; late Middle English < Latin: marketplace, public place] Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

started by: lucy-light-977731 · last update: 1614182764 · posted: 1607151070

Hello Friends We hope you are well!We are looking for genuine volunteers for our charity in DordogneWe also can provide live in accommodation for some special volunteersPlease contact us to know moreMany thanksAll best wishes

started by: hazelL-M · last update: 1614182762 · posted: 1422311578

With AngloINFO's permission the forum "rules" were relaxed on Dordogne as an experiment a while ago but increasingly there are comments about posts that are critical and unhelpful. So, there is a choice here: 1. Forum administration goes back to being tough on posts which ignore the forum rules found here: http://dordogne.angloinfo.com/forum/generalrules/ and unkind and disrespectful posts are removed. Some might feel that they can say what they like and ignore the conditions that apply to the use of the AngloINFO forum as set out in the link but perhaps others might welcome more moderation? 2. Members try to be less negative and respect not just the forum rules but other posters. I do not believe free speech is an excuse for unkindness. It is up to you.....please let me know your views. They will be respected and acted upon. Hazel  

started by: Naturally-Dry · last update: 1614182711 · posted: 1376920311

Hi Everyone, My name is Ken Clarke and I run a specialised cleaning business which at the moment is based in Guildford, Surrey. We have been visiting France and in particular the Dordogne area for over 20 years and hope to make France ( Le Bugue area ) our home in the future when family commitments allow us. I am hoping to offer my services to Agents, Gite Owners and Home Owners etc.. a couple of times a yearat the beginning and end of the letting season. We offer: Dry Organic Carpet Cleaning. (No Drying Time) Solvent and Detergent Free  Upholstery Cleaning Tiled Floor Grout Cleaning Mattress Sanatising Specialised Fabric Protection We can also clean and protect natural products such as Coir, Sisal and Seagrass amongst other services. All work is Insured and Guaranteed. If you are not happy, you don't pay. We've been established for ten yearsand have a number of household names as clientssuch as Faberge, Tiffany's, medical Centres, Bespoke Hotels, National Trust and Blenheim Palce. This is nt to name drop but to show that we are a professional dervice with high standards. My Questions to you are: Do you think there is a call for this type of business in the Dordogne area? Will most holiday accomodation owners require the service at the beginning or end of the season? I will obviously place an ad on Anglo Info but are there other cost effective ways to advertise in the area? If anyone would like to contact me ref any questions please PM me I look forward to your comments and hopefully encougemeant. Kind regards, Ken Clarke.  

started by: Ticia · last update: 1614182485 · posted: 1563394811

HiCould anyone please recommend a engineer who could install our freesat box. Area 24700Thanks in advance 

started by: Ticia · last update: 1614182468 · posted: 1563394761

HiCould anyone please recommend a engineer who could install our freesat box.Thanks in advance 

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