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started by: Ray-Bowtell-988080 · last update: 1617897742 · posted: 1616934115

Isn't it time that British people living abroadstopped using the term 'expat' to refer to themselves which has its roots inracialism. They would never refer to a foreigner moving to UK as e.g. a Syrianexpat. I live in France and if anyone mentions expat to me I say 'No, I am animmigrant' and it's about time other Brits living abroad faced up to the factthat they, too, are immigrants instead of thinking they are above being thatand clinging on to the outdated notion that the British are superior to therest of the world. 

started by: dodderyoldman · last update: 1617696865 · posted: 1617696865

Hi my English son has an Irish passport and because of various restrictions, lock downs etc etc he has not been able to get home. He refuses to stay in a hotel and give his money to some Boris crony.... I hope he is right and is legal. Can anyone give me an answer please?

started by: nicola-wynn-987549 · last update: 1616775304 · posted: 1616411628

Hi everyoneJust wondered if anyone could help me.I'm trying to apply online for a UK passport from France and they are saying that we need a photo with a digital code that should come with the photo, i've had my photos done in a booth in Chabanais but there is no code, i rang the passport office and they said not all place are supplying these codes, you have to find somewhere where they will give you a digital code and then they locate the photo online.So my question is - does anyone know of a photo shop or supermarket nr or around Chabanais (or much further) that does the digital code with the photo so that i can apply online.PS the mobile phone option of taking a photo never works either.Would be grateful if anyone could advise me where to go.Thank you Nicola 

started by: Toby-Sizeland-987447 · last update: 1616520279 · posted: 1616240973

I am a British National married to a Dutch National with a house in the Charente. Am I allowed to stay in France for more than the 90 days in the 180 day period if I am there at the same time as my wife? 

started by: Charles-Watson-984698 · last update: 1615882639 · posted: 1613674710

Hello!My Wife (Janna) and I (Chuck) are Americans living in Western North Carolina.  We are in the process of purchasing a second home in-town in Charbanais.  We hope to close on the purchase and visit in May or June, covid permitting of course!  We are taking our French lessons and trying to figure out all the needed issues of having a home there (insurance, utilities, roofers, handyman/keyholder, transportation, etc).  I am in my 50's and my wife is early 40's.  We love wine, music and food and so we CAN NOT WAIT to arrive!  We'd love to correspond with some English speakers and then perhaps have a drink to meet when we arrive.  We have teenage kids that may occasionally join us after we scope things out.  All for now - we look forward to meeting some of you!  Chuck and Janna

started by: john.p.simon · last update: 1615154877 · posted: 1422524867

I'm looking for a guitar teacher for my son who is a beginner. Don't mind if it's someone who isn't a trained teacher. Any ideas where to look?

started by: JohnP1470 · last update: 1614619508 · posted: 1140267359

We have recently returned from our first visit to our holiday home in the Vienne.  Does anyone know where we can buy a supply of logs for our woodburner, and what is a fair price to pay for the logs?  We are near Blanzay, midway between Civray and Couhe. We have also failed to find any recycling bins in the local area!  We have seen several in Deux Serves, but none close to the house - can anyone point us in the right direction to save us drowning in plastic, paper, and of course, the odd wine bottle or two! Thank you

started by: dodderyoldman · last update: 1613765508 · posted: 1510539309

I open the home delivery slot page 1 second after midnight and every slot for the day I want is already filled. What is going on?  I know you have to book your slot 3 weeks in advance but they are already filled..... a mystery ...   can anyone help please?

started by: Poppies-922078 · last update: 1611659885 · posted: 1394487736

Hello all, Does anyone know of a bulk supplier of wood pellets in South Vienne or say 40kms of Civray Thanks Nicola        

started by: frenchie45 · last update: 1610016614 · posted: 1607000437

Hi  Has anybody had an appointment at their local prefecture after applying for a resident's permit after brexit?  What is involved?

started by: James-Davis-979325 · last update: 1608551926 · posted: 1608551926

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started by: Chris-O'Brien-959615 · last update: 1608283448 · posted: 1607432152

Hi, does anybody have any tips or advice on how to make cheap calls from UK to France please, mobile and landline?

started by: tiggytiggy · last update: 1606128590 · posted: 1416818481

I am trying to obtain plans of my fosse installation , installed by Terre and Eau ( Carl Dyson) and over-seen by Nicholas Raven. All my emails are being ignored , perhaps I have the wrong email addresses ???? Could anyone give me up to date contact details please.

started by: Laura -Thompson -974533 · last update: 1604923873 · posted: 1603203080

Hi, Can anyone recommend somewhere for us to have some French language lessons, just a couple of hours a week. I'm a beginner, understand the language better than I can speak it and my partner is beginner /intermediate level. Any recommendations are greatly appreciated. Thank you Laura 

started by: gaynor-champion-870949 · last update: 1602570894 · posted: 1602515562

Hi, does anyone know of an English speaking female doctor not too far from Mirambeau or jonsac etc. Many thanks.

started by: Jay A · last update: 1600948288 · posted: 1600948288

Looking for an auto mobile electrician to fix problem with speedometer on renault mascott

started by: Intheshed · last update: 1600251998 · posted: 1600251998

It seems like the spammers are getting their post deleted, at last.. Bravo! Hope the site gets back to near it's cheerfull and useful previous self.  

started by: Rochel-886710 · last update: 1599665224 · posted: 1359664034

Today I bought a Parkside circular saw from Lidl by debit card.  Normally Parkside tools are excellent, but when I got home and tried it out, the laser light doesnn't wok and the bearing / motor sounds as if it's already on its last legs.   Lidl used to have a three no quibble take it back to shop guarantee but I understand it has changed.   Has anyone recent experience of their new guarantee policy.   Thanks for any replies

started by: reilly-538972 · last update: 1599665055 · posted: 1228515357

i live in cellefrouin (16). would anyone be interested in meeting up as a free group for french conversation nearby

started by: songbird-573200 · last update: 1599664997 · posted: 1378305589

hi everyone, I need to get a second opinion regarding the health of my 9 month old puppy and would really appreciate if anyone could advise me of the telephone numbers of the vets for the above mentioned places. It would help if you could let me know ,if they are able to speak some english so I can discuss the problem properly or I will use my french as best I can.   thanks ever so   Songbird  

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