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Re: Clamp down on glycophosphates?

by fishsw • Sat 08 Apr 2017 18:14

Yes, the sale of weedkillers containing glycophosphates is now banned in French garden centres.

Re: Struggling to find a place to buy in South Creuse?

by fishsw • Fri 24 Mar 2017 10:55

Have you looked at the Combrailles region of the Puy de Dome just across the border from the Creuse? I can recommend the agency Auvergne-Immo based in Pionsat (http://www.auvergne-immo.com). It is run by a Dutch lady who speaks English. There are definitely properties with the amount of land you are...

Marché Gratuit, Auzance 17 April 2016

by fishsw • Sat 02 Apr 2016 19:55

The Marché Gratuit des Combrailles comes to Auzances on Sunday April 17, at the Salle des Fêtes 10.00 - 17.00, the first time this event has been held in the Creuse. What is it? An event open to everyone offering the opportunity to donate or take items with no money changing hands. Clothes, books, h...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Marché Gratuit, Auzance 17 April 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1378

Re: Reclamation/brocante

by fishsw • Fri 25 Sep 2015 18:25

I think that could be the one I am looking for. Thank you very much for your help.

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Reclamation/brocante
Replies: 5
Views: 1991

Reclamation/brocante

by fishsw • Tue 08 Sep 2015 20:10

Can anyone give me an address and/or contact details for a reclamation/brocante business known as Patrick's which I believe is in Creuse? Many thanks for your help.

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Reclamation/brocante
Replies: 5
Views: 1991

Re: Course in English for new Auto Entrepreneurs

by fishsw • Tue 21 Oct 2014 16:11

Have now spoken to the lady responsible for the helping auto-entrepreneurs at the Gueret CdeC. There is no longer a course in English. Can't say I'm surprised.

Re: Course in English for new Auto Entrepreneurs

by fishsw • Wed 15 Oct 2014 20:31

Thanks for your reply. Doesn't sound hopeful but I will try to call the CdC at Gueret to find out for sure.

Course in English for new Auto Entrepreneurs

by fishsw • Fri 03 Oct 2014 13:54

I understand it used to be possible to take the compulsory course for new Auto-Entrepreneurs in English at Gueret. Does anyone know if this course is still available? If so, do you have any contact details? Thank you.

Re: Recommended dog kennels

by fishsw • Sat 20 Sep 2014 14:07

Thank you

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Recommended dog kennels
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

Recommended dog kennels

by fishsw • Fri 19 Sep 2014 21:48

Can anyone recommend a good kennels to look after our 2 large dogs for a week at the end of Jan 2015? Thank you

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Recommended dog kennels
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

Re: french health system

by fishsw • Thu 08 May 2014 19:58

We were in the same situation. For 2 years we had access based on my NI contributions as I was working in the UK right up until we moved to France. You need to contact your local CPAM (Caisse Primaire d'Assurance Maladie). After that we had no entitlement and had to take out complete private health ...

Forum: Taxes, Health, Finance and Employment
Topic: french health system
Replies: 2
Views: 1397

Re: Changing money for French bank account

by fishsw • Thu 08 May 2014 19:49

We have been using Smart Currency Exchange for 5 years and have found them very good - friendly, quick and reliable. http://www.SmartCurrencyExchange.com

Re: Exchange rate for tax forms

by fishsw • Thu 08 May 2014 19:46

The Connexion recommend 1.1775 euro =£1 for 2013 - that's what we are using.

Re: tax forms

by fishsw • Thu 08 May 2014 19:42

You will need at least 2 forms - 2042 which is the main tax form. For any income received in the UK you will also need to fill in 2047. The Connexion (English language monthly paper ) has produced a very helpful guide to filling in tax forms - you have to pay for it but is worth it if you have never...

Forum: Taxes, Health, Finance and Employment
Topic: tax forms
Replies: 2
Views: 1137