I'm a member of a local Google group for ex pats run by a volunteer who works very hard on it. The site primarily is a free advert site & source of advice. I get many emails a day & have bought a few bargains, sold a bit, too. Most of the postings are straightforward but a surprising number do show the postees to have rather limited common sense! I reproduce a few below.
1)Where can I dispose of old gas cylinders?
Well, you know where you fill your car with fuel, there are those big cages with gas cylinders in....
2) Where can I buy a bache to cover my logs?
Tricky one! It would need to be somewhere that sells garden & house type stuff - er.
3)Where can we purchase bottled gas regulators and connecting pipes?
4) Where in France can I get an english MOT?
5)we have about €25 in copper coins where can i exchange them for
6)Since the storm/high winds last week we have not been able to get the tv through our sky digibox. We have tried to do the procedure to re-set it which (unlplugging at socket and waiting and then trying again) which has always worked in the past but alas not this time.
Perhaps the dish...?
7)I changed my car last year & swapped it straight over no problems (both on UK plates). I have since had a letter from my insurance company saying if I don't conform it to french plates they will no longer insure me. Does anyone know of an insurance company that will insure me on my UK plates?
You could always comply with the law.
8)Does anyone know where I can re-cycle my Christmas cards in France?
Perhaps the recycling bin???
There are always lots of requests from people who need their dishwasher or washing machine fixing. The man who regularly advertises this service on the site must think his emails are invisible!
Happy New Year!