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Re: steam cleaners

by jumac • Sat 06 Aug 2011 16:06

Hi Patrick,
If its not too late have a look at Amazon.com.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: steam cleaners
Replies: 3
Views: 1526

Re: steam cleaners

by jumac • Sat 02 Jul 2011 20:32

Hello Patrick, I have a steam cleaner and I absolutely love it. I have tiles all through downstairs and I find it so much easier than a mop and bucket. It also does wood and cleans carpets. You may be asking about one of those hand held things that cleans cookers and kitchen tiles. I have also had o...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: steam cleaners
Replies: 3
Views: 1526

Re: Sewing Machine Service

by jumac • Sat 09 Apr 2011 07:15

Thankyou Sevy and Annik

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Sewing Machine Service
Replies: 3
Views: 1655

Re: Three Years on - The Little Things

by jumac • Mon 28 Mar 2011 17:21

How lovely was that and so eloquently written. It seems to be the same all over the Creuse. We too
love it here and wouldn't change anything. Thankyou!

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Three Years on - The Little Things
Replies: 4
Views: 2222

Sewing Machine Service

by jumac • Sat 26 Mar 2011 07:20

Does anyone know where I can get a sewing machine serviced?

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Sewing Machine Service
Replies: 3
Views: 1655

Re: French Paint - what's your opinion?

by jumac • Sat 26 Mar 2011 07:16

French paint? Rubish!

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: French Paint - what's your opinion?
Replies: 5
Views: 2546

Re: Where to buy Frontline

by jumac • Sat 26 Mar 2011 06:26

I use Vet-Medic. Reliable and a good price.

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Where to buy Frontline
Replies: 6
Views: 2864

Re: Baking Question

by jumac • Sat 19 Feb 2011 17:18

bicarbonate of soda - Leader Price!

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Baking Question
Replies: 7
Views: 2734

Re: How do you change your cash from sterling to euros?

by jumac • Sat 22 Jan 2011 20:02

We too said to hell with Nationwide. We opened an account with HSBC in England and also one in France. We have free transfers and almost no banking charges. It was a bit of a long job, due to the lack of expertise in the french side but it is all working nicely now, with internet access and transfer...

Re: Cost of Vaccinations etc

by jumac • Sat 20 Nov 2010 15:04

When I bought a passport for my dog it cost about 120 euros. That was for the passport, injection for rabies and blood tests. That was here in France. I have found the cost of returning to England, for the vermifuge and tick treatment varying from nothing to 45euros per dog. it all depends on what v...

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Cost of Vaccinations etc
Replies: 5
Views: 1855

Re: Preserves (jams and chutneys)

by jumac • Sun 24 Oct 2010 10:54

I use elderberries in tarts. With apples they are yummy, the other day I made a blackberry and elderberry crumble - delicious! I often freeze them and have them
with ice cream mmmm......

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Preserves (jams and chutneys)
Replies: 6
Views: 2734

Re: Have I lost my touch?

by jumac • Mon 30 Aug 2010 17:33

Have you ever considered castration - for the dogs I mean?

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Have I lost my touch?
Replies: 6
Views: 1903

Re: ticks!

by jumac • Thu 06 May 2010 18:30

I buy my Frontline from Vet-medic.co.uk. Its very reasonable. I start in March and generally finish in November, all depending on how warm it is. I buy a tic-tir from the local pharmacy for twisting out the little blighters!

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Ticks!
Replies: 37
Views: 9405

Re: My cake wont rise

by jumac • Sat 13 Mar 2010 11:51

I have a super recipe. Weigh your eggs(3). Whatever the weight is use the same weight of margarine, sugar and flour(gateau flour). Cream fat and sugar, add eggs one by one, add flour and bobs your uncle you have a nice sponge. Cook at 180-200c. for about 20 minutes. The time may vary according to yo...

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: My cake wont rise
Replies: 7
Views: 3479

Re: Dog lameness problem can anyone out there help?

by jumac • Sat 05 Dec 2009 11:05

I've found an osteopath that does dogs, he is in Neris-les-bains. His wife is a vet. His name is Alain Giraud and his number is 04 70 09 03 03. If nothing else, it might be worth ringing up for a chat. Incidentally, when I had my old dogs I used to buy all my pills and potions from Vet-medic.co.uk. ...

Re: :: recommendations opinions for Cuisinieres a Bois

by jumac • Mon 02 Nov 2009 17:45

I bought a beautiful godin cuisiniere from a shop next door to Intermarche in Auzances. They provide a fitting service too. I'm absolutely delighted with it, had it two years now.

Re: Pet insurance

by jumac • Wed 21 Oct 2009 07:20

Try Axa, or Credit Agricole bank.

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Pet insurance
Replies: 2
Views: 1362

Re: Puppy advise please

by jumac • Fri 16 Oct 2009 18:00

Yes I have heard of this before. Don't know anything about it though.

Take some nice pate next time!

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Puppy advise please
Replies: 9
Views: 2453

Re: Dog lameness problem can anyone out there help?

by jumac • Fri 16 Oct 2009 17:54

It may not be the dogs leg at all. It could stem from his back. If you could find a chiropractor that does dogs it might be a good start.

I used one in England and we had great success.

If you can find one could you post the address please.

Re: Our dog 'put to sleep' - truly

by jumac • Fri 16 Oct 2009 17:50

So sorry Annik, its a hard time for all of us dog lovers. I lost my two old dogs within 15 weeks of each other - I was gutted. But I now have a border collie that I rescued from a farm. He is totally crackers but absolutely gorgeous. Having to work with him and show him the world has given me someth...

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Our dog 'put to sleep' - truly
Replies: 14
Views: 3471
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