Pont Noir

Live Life in Creuse

Re: Pont Noir Closure

by sevy1 • Thu 30 Jul 2020 20:59

Thanks Dave for running Pont Noir We have been able to meet people in person thanks to your site and made friends. In the early days the post re "Fosse Septique" (the British obsession) were very informative and helped a great deal. I understand your decision to close and wish you all the best (whoe...

Forum: Help Desk and Announcements
Topic: Pont Noir Closure
Replies: 10
Views: 731

Re: The C word!

by sevy1 • Sun 28 Jun 2020 15:15

Hooray!! The quarantine is over and we are crossing on Friday. We would normally fly and hire a car but this time we are travelling on the Eurotunnel. Last time we were at the house was at the end of March. We were on the last flight out of Limoges. It was weird only about 30 passengers on the plane...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: The C word!
Replies: 47
Views: 7276

Re: The C word!

by sevy1 • Fri 27 Mar 2020 16:01

We left the Creuse last Sunday on the last flight to Manchester from Limoges. The Airport was deserted. Only around 30 on the flight. Back in Manchester we were the only passengers passing through passport control. Surreal. We were at our house for 10 days did a big shop at the start and then only v...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: The C word!
Replies: 47
Views: 7276

Re: Rick Stein's Secret France

by sevy1 • Wed 20 Nov 2019 16:25

Hi Creusebear
He does not come over to the Creuse but next week he is in the Auvergne. Looks like Salers from the Trailer.
This and Escape to the Chateau and Escape to the Chateau DIY keep us going during our time back in the UK.
Dreaming of a permanent move to France soon.
Sevy

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Rick Stein's Secret France
Replies: 4
Views: 1124

Re: Another Delay

by sevy1 • Fri 01 Nov 2019 17:37

The whole Brexit process has been real roller coaster. It is has always been my plan to move and retire to France in 2021. Just after the proposed transition period. I have watched every twist and turn of the Brexit saga to the point that I have "Brexit Anxiety" that is now listed a real condition!!...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Another Delay
Replies: 5
Views: 2000

Secheresse creuse 2019!!

by sevy1 • Fri 16 Aug 2019 18:07

I have been checking the weather in the Creuse since our last visit in early July. Looks like there has been no real rain during that time. Just how bad is it? The French news sites are widely reporting water restrictions, dry lakes and thirsty cows!!. I am expecting our garden to be dead apart from...

Forum: Weather Centre
Topic: Secheresse creuse 2019!!
Replies: 4
Views: 5680

Re: Shrub ID help

by sevy1 • Sun 19 May 2019 09:43

Hi Creusebear
It is a Deutzia. There are lots of varieties a lovely shrub. Here is more information on the different types.

Sevy

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Shrub ID help
Replies: 4
Views: 2593

Re: Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU

by sevy1 • Wed 27 Mar 2019 18:11

Hi
Latest news Parliament are due to debate the "revoke Article 50" on the 1st of April, hope it is not an April Fool!!!! They have responded stating that they must honour the will of the 17. 4 million who voted leave. Depressing :(
Sevy

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU
Replies: 3
Views: 1728

Re: Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU

by sevy1 • Sat 23 Mar 2019 16:28

Already signed it!! Currently stands at 4,366,791. Let's hope it makes a difference along with the Peoples Vote march today in London.
The whole process has been a real Rollercoaster for us with property in France.
Sevy

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU
Replies: 3
Views: 1728

Re: Couscous recipe

by sevy1 • Tue 26 Feb 2019 17:21

Hi Creusebear I love Moroccan Tagines and Couscous dishes. There is a great book of North African and Middle Eastern dishes called Arabesque by Claudia Roden. Lamb and Pears, Chicken and Dates are deliciously sweet and savoury. The book also features other interesting North African cuisine. https://...

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Couscous recipe
Replies: 4
Views: 2862

Re: Seafood/fish restaurants

by sevy1 • Tue 24 Jul 2018 18:30

Hi Suzanne There are 2 you could try, they are not exclusively fish restaurants but do feature fish and non meat options. Les Fougeres French, Asian, Contemporary 9 Place Courtaud, 23500 Felletin, France +33 5 55 67 03 25 A La Terrade Rue Alfred Assolant | Pont de la Terrade, 23200 Aubusson, France ...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Seafood/fish restaurants
Replies: 2
Views: 975

Re: Brexit: Will you sell up before it is finalised?

by sevy1 • Wed 06 Jun 2018 18:22

I will continue to watch the news and read everything written about Brexit, a real roller coaster!! I have always worked towards retiring to France, getting our house in the Creuse ready. Spending thousands on renovations. I keep hoping for the best. I am now resigned to having to apply for a Visa e...

Re: bats

by sevy1 • Tue 29 May 2018 18:33

Hi Virtdave
We had the same problem a few years ago but since the roof has been replaced they are obviously homeless with no way back in, Hopefully! as it is a bit scary to have a bat flying around the bedroom in the middle of the night.
Sevy

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: bats
Replies: 2
Views: 885

Re: A rare sight!

by sevy1 • Tue 24 Apr 2018 21:26

Hi Creusebear
Really interesting piece of Kit. Is the use of a still against the law?
I saw something similar at the apple festival in St Feyre a couple of years ago.
Sevy

Forum: Creuse in Pictures
Topic: A rare sight!
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

Re: Just bought a house !!

by sevy1 • Tue 24 Apr 2018 21:24

Congratulations!! I am sure you will be very happy in the Creuse. We are currently only part time but hope to retire here "Brexit permitting" in around 3 years, we love it here. We can't help with the changeover but I am sure a member who is close by would welcome a small job. Enjoy your new home :-...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Just bought a house !!
Replies: 4
Views: 1494

Re: Tahini Paste

by sevy1 • Thu 25 Jan 2018 18:39

Hi

This shop in Aubusson stocks Tahini.

Sevy

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Tahini Paste
Replies: 5
Views: 1562

Re: Did you ever swim in any Creusois lakes or rivers?

by sevy1 • Sat 06 Jan 2018 09:12

There are lots of lakes near us and we swim in Etang de Meouze during the summer. There is a little sandy beach, playground, volleyball and a restaurant. I took a Dingy out which was good fun. Last year however it was closed to swimming due to algae. A problem that has affected a number of lakes in ...

Re: visas

by sevy1 • Sun 05 Nov 2017 09:35

Hi Virtdave Sorry to hear your story and hope it does not stop you visiting the Creuse in the future. We are planning to retire to the Creuse from the UK 2 years after the Brexit deal concludes. Our plans were made when buying the house and spending thousands on renovation that we would eventually m...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: visas
Replies: 5
Views: 1864

Re: Tax habitation form

by sevy1 • Tue 29 Aug 2017 18:50

Hi Sally I would take advice as we completed our form accurately including measurements, number of doors and windows, new electrics, septic tank, pointing, new roof and the bill doubled in 1 year. I think the previous elderly French owner had not provided updates since the house was just habitable. ...

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: Tax habitation form
Replies: 4
Views: 1240

Re: telephone line issues

by sevy1 • Tue 29 Aug 2017 18:45

Hi The actual telephone line to a neighbours house has fallen from the wooden post and is lying in the bushes in our garden. I have reported the problem 3 times now using the online reporting page at Orange. I have even uploaded a couple of photos. So far the line is still down. The phone is still w...

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: telephone line issues
Replies: 2
Views: 867
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