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by Zingara
Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Managing your property
Topic: Roasting tins
Replies: 2
Views: 2065

I use glass (Pyrex) at home, I have a rack that fits if I want to elevate meat. I have glass plates, and 'roasting' trays of various sizes. Cheap at Ikea or Lidl, and so much easier to clean...

If 'metal' is a 'must', try disposable ones, which I also pop inside a glass one!
by Zingara
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Just starting out
Topic: Headboard for zip and link bed
Replies: 3
Views: 840

If they are of any use to you, we have 2 good quality, hardly used divan bases (which were a zip and link set), with matching (mid-brown) cloth headboards. 90 x 200cm. They are currently in a cottage, and don't look out of place. We have recently moved, so surplus to requirement. The mattresses only...
by Zingara
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: 6ft Tréca zip-and-link bed available
Replies: 0
Views: 4363

6ft Tréca zip-and-link bed available

Apologies, I'm not sure where to post this, and hopefully it's not against forum rules. We have recently downsized, and brought with us a virtually unused 6ft Tréca zip-and-link bed (>3500€ new) . Unfortunately, it doesn't fit in any of the bedrooms. We bought it some 5y ago for our French rental, a...
by Zingara
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Managing your property
Topic: zip link beds again!
Replies: 4
Views: 1411

Just had a quick look: our bases (and mattresses) are TRECA brand.
by Zingara
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Managing your property
Topic: zip link beds again!
Replies: 4
Views: 1411

Yes, we have a set (which I liked so much I shipped back from France when we sold the villa). I'm racking my brains to remember where we got them from, possibly Maison de la Literie, or Galeries Lafayette, although a few years ago now. It may be worth checking if the divans you are looking at will t...
by Zingara
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: OTAs: Airbnb, Vrbo, Booking, Tripadvisor, etc.
Topic: Handpicked Cottages
Replies: 7
Views: 1615

Not sure Julia Hands would be too impressed (Handpicked Hotels)
by Zingara
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Managing your property
Topic: French Accountant Costs
Replies: 4
Views: 1502

Our expert comptable charges 350€ per hour, and they don't get the tax return in on time (450€ majoration / amande this year), despite having the figures at the end of May. I don't think what you're paying is unreasonable (for France), and your tax investigation insurance is included. If they haven'...
by Zingara
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Hot Tub ?
Replies: 18
Views: 5065

We have a hot tub at home....empty, because no other 'person' was interested in keeping it clean / maintained....

I am no man's slave, but a few people's satan, I'm sure!
by Zingara
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: France
Topic: DPE Required when selling Holiday Home?
Replies: 5
Views: 2816

We have just sold our holiday let in France, and had the DPE done just prior to signing the compromis. The agents were willing to market it on the basis of the old DPE (which was 9 years old). My understanding is that you have to have one less than 6m old at signature (which makes money for someone,...
by Zingara
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Managing your property
Topic: Welcome Pack - how to manage condiments?
Replies: 25
Views: 5060

by Zingara
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Hot Tub ?
Replies: 18
Views: 5065

Wasn't it Essar who christened a hot tub 'Satan's Bidet' ?
by Zingara
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Scam email enquiries
Topic: fraudulent subletting
Replies: 30
Views: 8506

But he did, Andrew: " I met one of the 2 men listed on the booking and showed him round and left him to it."....sounds like a fairly standard 'meet-and-greet'? Citizen's Advice Bureau? Do you have legal cover if you have ?Which membership ? Solicitor... But all that takes time, which you h...
by Zingara
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Managing your guests
Topic: A scam or stupidity?
Replies: 16
Views: 7236

A claw-back request can be made by the depositor's bank if they claim that they made the payment 'in error', and then you have to prove that the money was due to you. I had this happen recently with a rat-bag of a tenant who decided he'd claim his last month's rent back (even though he didn't leave ...
by Zingara
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Spain
Topic: Guardia Civil registering guests
Replies: 43
Views: 10731

I'm guessing Left Hand Side....
by Zingara
Sat May 12, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Managing your property
Topic: Fast 60 degree washing machine
Replies: 13
Views: 6545

The 'equine' machine has a variety of settings ...I do my 'standard' wash (and it will include mucking-out gear) as a bulky load, max soiling (5, range is 1-5) and 1300 spin : 30'C 75 minutes, 40'C 80 minutes. Minimum soiling 1 : 60 mins and 70 mins respectively. Rather than do a hotter wash for the...