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Important information for all Auto Entrepreneurs out there

by pili-pala • Sat 01 Jun 2013 09:57

Important information for all Auto Entrepreneurs out there. Please sign the petition. Mme Sylvia Pinel, minister for Crafts (Ministre de l'Artisanat, du Commerce et du Tourisme) is still going ahead with her plans to set a 2 year time limit for AE as a main activity. Obviously, if this gets passed t...

Re: Fosse Septique - its management?

by pili-pala • Wed 20 Mar 2013 20:49

Many thanks to you both for your replies.
I have just checked the pages jaunes and found two in our area so I've emailled them to find out more details.
Annik- thanks for your advice about asking at the mairie, I shall bare it in mind.
Have a nice evening.

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Fosse Septique Management
Replies: 49
Views: 19092

Re: Fosse Septique - its management?

by pili-pala • Wed 20 Mar 2013 18:32

Hi there,

I need to have a septic tank emptied. Can anyone tell me what the title for the person who does this is? So that I can look them up in the yellow pages.

Also, has anyone had this done what sort of price will I be looking at?

Any help will be very useful.
Many thanks

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Fosse Septique Management
Replies: 49
Views: 19092

Re: Building a chimney

by pili-pala • Tue 07 Aug 2012 14:33

Thanks for the reply I shall keep it in mind.

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Building a chimney
Replies: 8
Views: 2894

Re: Building a chimney

by pili-pala • Mon 06 Aug 2012 11:20

I'm replying to this post even though it is from last year. Can anyone give me any advice on putting up a new chimney? I was thinking of using the the terracotta square blocks (boisseau traditionnel alveole). The chimney will be on the outside of the house. Has anyone used these? Any pro's & con's? ...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Building a chimney
Replies: 8
Views: 2894

Re: Fleas

by pili-pala • Thu 12 Jul 2012 14:44

Ahh someone else with a flea problem, I thought that I was the only one with cats and a terrible flea and tick problem! This is my second summer here, last year I used frontline on them and had no bother but this year it's a different story. I changed to Advanix (or something like that) but it only ...

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Fleas
Replies: 6
Views: 1713

Re: Confiture du vieux garcon

by pili-pala • Fri 22 Jun 2012 22:50

Annik: I have to admit that when I read the title I did think it was refering to Old Boy's Jam!

Sounds interesting though... Let us know how it goes.

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Confiture du vieux garcon
Replies: 6
Views: 3391

Re: Wisteria seeds

by pili-pala • Thu 24 May 2012 08:20

Hi Annik, I have tried unsuccessfully to grow Wisteria from both cuttings and seeds. I have just received my 3rd attempt from friends who have a well established tree. Last year I planted 6 seeds, I soaked them in warm water for a day, then planted them in compost in a warm dry place- many many week...

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Wisteria seeds
Replies: 11
Views: 2326

Re: Tax Return 2012

by pili-pala • Wed 16 May 2012 21:52

Yahoo currency exchange

You can adjust the month underneath.

Hope this helps

Forum: Taxes, Health, Finance and Employment
Topic: Tax Return 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1947

Re: Registering with a Doctor

by pili-pala • Fri 11 May 2012 10:02

RSI= 8 months wait for my carte vitale.
They lost my first lot of photograph and passport details so I had to send them again- fills you with confident knowing that my info is floating about in the RSI black hole!

Re: Tick Bite

by pili-pala • Wed 09 May 2012 22:39

Lestroisours- what a horrible thing to happen, good to hear that it has not cased any further problems.

Forum: Taxes, Health, Finance and Employment
Topic: Tick Bite
Replies: 11
Views: 2659

Re: Tick Bite

by pili-pala • Wed 09 May 2012 13:07

Many thanks for the info. In just over a year in our household we have all managed to catch ticks, but we have found them pretty quickly and pulled them out using the o'tom twisters which work great. However, being more aware of Lyme Disease have got more worried that we should be visiting the dr ev...

Forum: Taxes, Health, Finance and Employment
Topic: Tick Bite
Replies: 11
Views: 2659

Tick Bite

by pili-pala • Wed 09 May 2012 10:34

Hi,
If bitten by a tick and it has all been removed, do I need to go to the doctor?
I'm aware of Lymes Disease so just want to know what is the normal procedure here as ticks seem to be everywhere at the moment.
Thanks any input would be appreciated.

Forum: Taxes, Health, Finance and Employment
Topic: Tick Bite
Replies: 11
Views: 2659

Re: Shops open 8 mai ?

by pili-pala • Tue 08 May 2012 08:43

Opps....should have known that. Thanks

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Shops Open 8 May?
Replies: 5
Views: 1248

Re: Shops open 8 mai ?

by pili-pala • Mon 07 May 2012 22:29

What's on 8 Mai please?

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Shops Open 8 May?
Replies: 5
Views: 1248

Re: What gift for a new baby in the village?

by pili-pala • Sat 05 May 2012 17:22

I'd give them a little soft toy and a card.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: What gift for a new baby in the village?
Replies: 3
Views: 1040

Re: Les Oiseaux dans la Creuse

by pili-pala • Tue 17 Apr 2012 10:57

What a treat to see the Hoopoe, and so clearly. I saw one last year flying by but not well enough to truly appreciate it's beauty. Just read all of this thread, great links to english -french birds names and books. I have been wanting to know what the french names were for all the birds we have here...

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Birds in la Creuse
Replies: 41
Views: 12813

Re: Broken water metre or should I say frozen water metre

by pili-pala • Tue 03 Apr 2012 22:19

Hi, Just when the cold weather came at the end of Jan this year I got an email from the water supplier here and it warned of meters freezing and what to do to prevent it happening. It also said that if it broke and not enough was done to keep it "safe" then the customer would be charged for a replac...

Re: When does the season for burning end?

by pili-pala • Tue 27 Mar 2012 09:36

Thank you for the info. That can always be an option if I don't get it all done.

Re: When does the season for burning end?

by pili-pala • Sun 25 Mar 2012 10:16

Thanks everyone.
Yes, I have a few days left.
Wow.... see what you mean about the fire spreading. I shall be careful.
Great being able to upload photo's here- I hadn't realized that it was possible.
Enjoy a sunny Sunday :)

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