Re: A rare sight!

by patricksussex • Wed 09 May 2018 13:26

Not posted for ages, so thought I would add that we are just back from Normandy (after 5 days in the Creuse). Last weekend was the annual AOC festival in Cambremer, Calvados, and yes there was a mobile still on display. Hardly modern though!

Forum: Creuse in Pictures
Topic: A rare sight!
Replies: 4
Views: 820

Re: Travelling to the Creuse

by patricksussex • Sun 18 Dec 2016 15:20

We have found what we feel is the best route - tunnel then head for Amiens then the A86 west of Paris through the new 12km tunnel and onto the A10. Tunnel costs €7 and the other tolls are a bit pricey but its quite fast. We always come back Chartres/Rouen then up to Dieppe for the 6pm DFDS to Newhav...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Travelling to Creuse
Replies: 112
Views: 35982

Re: Coypu in the Creuse

by patricksussex • Mon 01 Feb 2016 14:09

A few years back we were looking over the bridge at Pont a L'Eveque, just below Pionnat, watching what we thought might be an otter or beaver swimming up river. A river authority van tuned up with a guy and a girl to look at a tree washed up against the bridge. I asked what was the 'animal avec les ...

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Coypu in the Creuse
Replies: 7
Views: 1579

Re: Dog friendly cabins Portsmouth Le Havre

by patricksussex • Mon 03 Aug 2015 00:38

Many thanks Jeanne for the info re vet in Jarnages. Can't wait to get back down there again!

Re: Dog friendly cabins Portsmouth Le Havre

by patricksussex • Thu 30 Jul 2015 23:47

Info please: we are bringing our dog down with us next week and will need a vet Jarnages - Gueret for the worming and certificate prior to return to UK. Last time we stopped in Normandy for a few nights and used a tame vet there, but not so this time. PS, we use Newhaven-Dieppe, 4 hours and the dog ...

Re: Are Forums dying out in France ?

by patricksussex • Tue 21 Apr 2015 23:00

Keep it going Dave! We have just spent a week opening up, digging up more brambles, having a coffee with our neighbours and looking over their new extension and generally marvelling in the wonderful 'Creuse' light and unbelievably blue sky. Need to find a way to share these delights with a wider aud...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Are Forums dying out in France ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1876

Re: fosse septique

by patricksussex • Fri 19 Dec 2014 23:50

Hi Jay, try http://www.la-coterie.com, only a few km from where you are. Steve is English, legit, and did a great job for me a few years ago. Because of the land we had to have a gravel filter, very labour-intensive. He sent photos daily of progress

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: fosse septique
Replies: 11
Views: 1572

Re: Broadband

by patricksussex • Mon 17 Nov 2014 13:59

Many thanks to both Robert and Virtdave, to be organised for next year!

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: Broadband
Replies: 21
Views: 2712

Re: Broadband

by patricksussex • Sun 16 Nov 2014 11:07

Many thanks Robert, and others, info taken on board. Just one further question: whilst I can suspend the phone line at the end of October I presume I need to pay the €21 per month through the whole year, or does that also stop when I stop the phone line?

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: Broadband
Replies: 21
Views: 2712

Re: Broadband

by patricksussex • Fri 14 Nov 2014 14:11

The time has come for me, too, to get broadband. I'm not looking to have a TV bundle, just a phone line and a router. I'm sure I've read somewhere a service you can stop at the end of the season and then re-activate in Spring, anybody able to help with info?

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: Broadband
Replies: 21
Views: 2712

Re: holiday home/permanent home

by patricksussex • Wed 12 Nov 2014 00:09

If you have not made any progress yet on the mortgage front go to http://www.mortgagesoverseas.com. They are Conti mortgages, UK based, arranging mortgages with French banks

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: holiday home/permanent home
Replies: 9
Views: 1514

Re: terestial french tv via an aerial

by patricksussex • Sat 12 Jul 2014 23:30

Hi Mike - check your aerial - digital needs it to be in top-notch condition. If that's OK, have any trees around the house grown taller?

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: terestial french tv via an aerial
Replies: 5
Views: 828

Re: new power to building

by patricksussex • Wed 19 Feb 2014 00:31

Hi
Don't really understand kVa but the higher tariff gives you 45KW, enough to power 22 and a half 2KW radiators?

Forum: French Electrics
Topic: new power to building
Replies: 7
Views: 1229
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