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started by: JohnP1470 · last update: 1597262591 · 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: gaynor-champion-870949 · last update: 1597228079 · posted: 1597228079

started by: Wendyfair-546425 · last update: 1597136852 · posted: 1211628999

Does any one have the url for the expat french site?

started by: knightstyle · last update: 1597054312 · posted: 1311873982

The only number available on letters, website and annuaire is 3646 which does nothing!!!!!!!!!!!

started by: Barley Cat · last update: 1595180202 · posted: 1595180202

Hello....if you’re going to be on this flight, you might get able to help with a quandary! Our elderly and sometimes confused neighbour will be flying to visit his family. He’s very anxious about it so if there anyone who could keep an eye on him. Perhaps say a friendly hello, it would help. We’ve booked assisted travel but are worried that he might be left by himself in departures and get all worked up. I’m not sure if we can even enter the terminal as we’re not flying. 0549276887

started by: Bobby-892029 · last update: 1595008759 · posted: 1439235389

I bought some items in the Bordeaux store of Leroy Merlin. Does anyone know if it's possible to change them in another store.  I don't want money back just need to exchange. thanks in advance gor our help.

started by: Joanna-Slupek-963249 · last update: 1594490500 · posted: 1594490500

Hi all! I have just come to Royan a month ago and I'm looking for some english speaking people who would like to grab a coffee or a drink or maybe go cycling some day during a week. :) Royan is lovely however my poor level of French  still doesn't allow me to make conversation with locals, so I'd be more than happy to meet some people from around here :) Anyone? :)

started by: Linthouse · last update: 1594437230 · posted: 1370208423

Cream of Tartar Buttermilk Surgical Spirit(s) as an afterthought, what exactly is equivalent in UK to 'Fromage Blanc'.  It seems similar to Creme Fraiche which I use as 'sour cream'? Hope someone can help Mo  

started by: isomabelle · last update: 1594233464 · posted: 1594233464

Has  anyone an idea how I can send small amounts of money to our grandchildren for birthdays ect ????? we have been with the post office for almost 20 years, but from June last year where unable to do this. I am at a loss 

started by: wheats1961 · last update: 1593208554 · posted: 1593208554

klargester septic tanks are quite reasonably priced in the uk, and as they meet the newer eec regs, are they able to be brought over and fitted into our holiday home? or are they also reasonably priced in Vienne? Our newly purchased house fosse, does not comply, so we are about to go through the process of updating. Cheers

started by: misha-561907 · last update: 1593093845 · posted: 1593093845

Hi we  currently own a 2nd property in poitou charente but are looking to sell and buy a property that at first will be for holidays but then to retire to. What areas of pays de la loire are popular. We would ideally like an area that's got everything! We like tranquility at times but also a bit of life close by.We would like eventually to have  expat support for when we retire but not so much in your face as we are moving there for the french way of life !As well as what's a good area what are the areas to avoid,thanks

started by: stuwil · last update: 1592287658 · posted: 1592287658

Does anyone know of a scrap iron dealer who will take away old caravans? I live in the south of the Vienne.

started by: Helen-Gomersall-931988 · last update: 1591531695 · posted: 1591531695

Has anyone had a pop up from ?Orange.  Which , after trying EVERYTHING I unable to delete- It says that you have a won an Andoid telephoe fpr the cost of 1 Euro and asks for details of name etc and bank details. 

started by: JAMES-Ramsey-962717 · last update: 1591274544 · posted: 1591261619

We became CORONA VIRUS locked down when we were in the UK We have a home in Vienne and in London and were caught in UK. We pay Soregies with tip and this time it didnt go through. Soregies charged us for late payment. No questions asked, no warning, just a bill for the use of electricity and a charge for late payment. We have problems with Soregies big time. Maybe we should just have solar panels? 

started by: jez1953-892507 · last update: 1590931208 · posted: 1590931208

Looking for quote for 4x3.50 Footings near to Champagne Mouton 16350.Hard core already in place just need someone to lay concrete and level.

started by: Digital_Zone · last update: 1590386386 · posted: 1589878465

There are not a whole lot of people that do not ever have to face the trouble of choosing the proper windows and proper doors. When we are making a brand new home, there is not a single way we can avoid this issue, but when it we are renovating, we many times prolong the decision as long as possible or at least as long as the old material lets us. But the buy of new doors and windows is not only a vital decision - it may also hit the family budget quite hard, which is just another reason to choose with wisdom.There are hundreds of manufacturers of doors and windows in the United Kingdom and almost all of them are bragging their product as the best. Of course it is not possible for all to be the best so you will have to go through a few basic dilemmas to narrow the choice down.The very first thing you should do is take the proper measurements so in you will know exactly what you are looking for and the salesmen will be able to make comparable offers.Ramen en deuren Antwerpen Do not forget about the world wide web and websites that provide door and window reviews, especially those that include user experience articles.Second of all you should establish your family budget. It is not sensible to look over your logical price range no matter how important doors and windows are to your home. It is easy to find quality products for lower price, you just have to invest a bit more time into your search.In the end, choose the material that suits your needs best. Even though aluminium and wooden windows and doors are the most common choice, you should by all means have a look at uPVC windows and doors. Some say that unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) is the material of the future because it is has a reasonable price and it requires very little maintenance in comparison to wood for instance. That is the most important aspect of uPVC windows, while the uPVC doors manufacturers boast about their safety.Finding just the right windows and doors will most definitely take some of your time, but in the long run it will be certainly more than worth it. You will very likely have to bear with your choice of uPVC windows and doors for the next twelve to fifteen years so it is of utmost importance to choose them wisely.In the end our suggestion would be to go with the uPVC windows because of the low maintenance they require and aluminium doors because of the extra safety they provide, but the choice is yours.

started by: Digital_Zone · last update: 1589879072 · posted: 1589879072

There are not a whole lot of people that do not ever have to face the trouble of choosing the proper windows and proper doors. When we are making a brand new home, there is not a single way we can avoid this issue, but when it we are renovating, we many times prolong the decision as long as possible or at least as long as the old material lets us. But the buy of new doors and windows is not only a vital decision - it may also hit the family budget quite hard, which is just another reason to choose with wisdom.There are hundreds of manufacturers of doors and windows in the United Kingdom and almost all of them are bragging their product as the best. Of course it is not possible for all to be the best so you will have to go through a few basic dilemmas to narrow the choice down.The very first thing you should do is take the proper measurements so in you will know exactly what you are looking for and the salesmen will be able to make comparable offers.Ramen en deuren Antwerpen Do not forget about the world wide web and websites that provide door and window reviews, especially those that include user experience articles.Second of all you should establish your family budget. It is not sensible to look over your logical price range no matter how important doors and windows are to your home. It is easy to find quality products for lower price, you just have to invest a bit more time into your search.In the end, choose the material that suits your needs best. Even though aluminium and wooden windows and doors are the most common choice, you should by all means have a look at uPVC windows and doors. Some say that unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) is the material of the future because it is has a reasonable price and it requires very little maintenance in comparison to wood for instance. That is the most important aspect of uPVC windows, while the uPVC doors manufacturers boast about their safety.Finding just the right windows and doors will most definitely take some of your time, but in the long run it will be certainly more than worth it. You will very likely have to bear with your choice of uPVC windows and doors for the next twelve to fifteen years so it is of utmost importance to choose them wisely.In the end our suggestion would be to go with the uPVC windows because of the low maintenance they require and aluminium doors because of the extra safety they provide, but the choice is yours.

started by: Chris-O'Brien-959615 · last update: 1589584957 · posted: 1587929684

Currently on lockdown in the UK and spending time researching a holiday home in France.We are in retirement with time on our hands and we thought a holiday home would suit our needs and lifestyle, but would welcome any help/suggestions from people who have taken the plunge?

started by: riberac-538726 · last update: 1588742372 · posted: 1588742372

My daughter and her family are looking for a very long term let ie 3+ years.She has 4 children aged from 4 to 13.She would prefer 4 or more bedrooms but would consider 3.Nice large garden.She has lived in France for 14 years.

started by: riberac-538726 · last update: 1588055537 · posted: 1588055537

We are a retired couple with 9 dogs that want to return to France where we lived for 9 years.We are looking for a house with large garden would prefer 16140 area.

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