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by French Cricket
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: France
Topic: Getting a carte de sejour in the Dordogne
Replies: 19
Views: 6828

There is a group named (RIFT) Remain in France Together. Maybe worth looking them up on line or on FB There is indeed ... and it's run by a Lay my Hatter ... me! :D No longer a very active one, I admit, but I still manage to pop in occasionally! Anyway, RIFT has been very involved in the negotiatio...
by French Cricket
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: France
Topic: We have a plan......
Replies: 18
Views: 5770

The 'full facts' are different depending on whether you are currently resident in and exercising treaty rights in the EU - in which case you would form part of the protected group under the withdrawal agreement - or whether you want to move to the EU27 after Brexit (or after transition, depending on...
by French Cricket
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: France
Topic: We have a plan......
Replies: 18
Views: 5770

I'm not going to get into an argument on this but I'll just say that the info I've given on here isn't second guessing - it's legally and factually correct. Some of you know that I'm involved in the citizens' rights negotiations at a close level - and one thing that's important is that people make d...
by French Cricket
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: France
Topic: We have a plan......
Replies: 18
Views: 5770

Here's the text from one of the EU sites: 2. How long can I stay without a visa in the Schengen area? You can stay 90 days in any 180-day period within the Schengen area. When applying this rule, the following aspects should be taken into account: • The date of entry is considered as the first day o...
by French Cricket
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: France
Topic: We have a plan......
Replies: 18
Views: 5770

Farley, it's a limit of 90 days in any period of 180 days - which means a period of 180 days immediately preceding each day of the stay, if that makes sense. This is the common rule for anyone who isn't a citizen of an EU country wanting to spend time in the Schengen area, and the UK would default t...
by French Cricket
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: France
Topic: We have a plan......
Replies: 18
Views: 5770

Just remember that after Brexit UK residents will be third country nationals and almost certainly restricted to stays of 90 days in an EU country without applying for a long stay visa - a very complicated procedure that has to be begun before you travel. So your plans to spend 6 months at a time in ...
by French Cricket
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: B&Bs
Topic: urgent advise needed!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 7676

You've definitely done the right thing, aasta. There isn't a commercial kitchen anywhere (apart from perhaps specialist health centres) that could or would guarantee a nut-free environment. And they must know that, so I don't really understand what was going on there. The most important thing is tha...
by French Cricket
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Managing your property
Topic: Cleaning mid-stay for longer stays?
Replies: 10
Views: 1958

No mid-stay clean, but we do provide clean linen (bed linen, towels, tea towels, table linen etc) halfway through a stay of anything more than 8 nights.

And we make a small reduction on the price of 2 week stays to reflect the fact that it costs us a little less.
by French Cricket
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: B&Bs
Topic: Vegan/vegetarian
Replies: 10
Views: 3808

We ran veggie/vegan places for many years in UK (including a restaurant) but have been here now for 11 years and the market has almost certainly changed. We're now self-catering but for the first 7 years here ran chambres d'hôtes where we specialised in veggie but weren't exclusively so. In France, ...
by French Cricket
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: France
Topic: SWFrance unpopular or just saturated
Replies: 46
Views: 9627

Something very strange is going on - we've had more bookings for next year than ever before at this point in the current year and because we're running a shorter season next year have already filled more than half of our available weeks in both houses :shock: - and all but one booking from the UK. I...
by French Cricket
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Bookings
Topic: Late Arrival
Replies: 19
Views: 5927

Those of you who know me of old will know that my 'default position' is very much about relationships with guests. This year we're letting our second, off-site cottage, three and a half hours away. It's only let to past guests at on-site Ariège gîte, so everyone who stays there knows us, though some...
by French Cricket
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: France
Topic: SWFrance unpopular or just saturated
Replies: 46
Views: 9627

I empathise with the phrase that the 'joy' has gone from hosting. We used to enjoy meeting our guests, talking to them about France and life here and sharing our local knowledge. Nowadays, it is very much that they aren't interested in us, France or the area. I'm sad to read this, Gillian, but reli...
by French Cricket
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: B&Bs
Topic: Use of kitchen in a B&B
Replies: 35
Views: 9612

I completely agree with Nemo - like her I'm not here very often these days but when I do pop in and find the same old same old stuff going on I'm afraid I just sigh and get ready to go again. There's a difference between stereotyping and gentle comments on how different people from different countri...
by French Cricket
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: France
Topic: SWFrance unpopular or just saturated
Replies: 46
Views: 9627

I'm not sure that the market down here is saturated, but I'd totally agree that the demographic has changed. The original Francophiles are, it seems, no more (love GillianF's description of those who ooh and aaah over old beams!) and the 'new breed' of UK guests aren't here because they love France,...
by French Cricket
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Managing your garden and pool
Topic: BBQ versus plancha
Replies: 5
Views: 2129

I absolutely love my plancha - we use it most nights in summer now we've kicked our guests out of the summer kitchen :lol: . Don't use any oil, even on veg. One tip on cleaning. We buy a ludicrously expensive but highly effective cleaner called Plancha Net. You just spray it on while the plancha's s...