Re: Brexit

by sally watkins • Sun 09 Dec 2018 23:26

Sums it up for me too!

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Effraie des clochers

by sally watkins • Fri 19 Oct 2018 23:54

LOVELY!

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Effraie des clochers
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Car Hire

by sally watkins • Wed 10 Oct 2018 20:16

Thanks, that's really helpful.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Car Hire
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Car Hire

by sally watkins • Mon 08 Oct 2018 21:11

Hi there, I'm coming over in November on a very short visit with a friend and so instead of driving we're coming by plane to Limoges airport. Does anyone have any recommendations for car hire? I've trawled the compare sites and the prices aren't bad but the collision damage waiver isn't great, exces...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Car Hire
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Re: Book Recommendation - La Creuse ... à pied

by sally watkins • Sat 11 Nov 2017 19:10

I've only just seen this thread. It's inspired me to get 'the book'.
Thanks

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Book Recommendation - La Creuse ... à pied
Replies: 12
Views: 2839

Re: Things I love in France and things I don't ... or just don't get

by sally watkins • Wed 13 Sep 2017 19:53

I love the night, the quiet, the variety of birds. I love looking into the far distance and it's still green. I love the bread. I love looking and finding mushrooms and fungi that I've never seen before. I love that all sorts of people of no particular 'class' live in hamlets and villages. I love th...

Re: Tax habitation form

by sally watkins • Sun 03 Sep 2017 22:27

Thanks everyone. We're in the UK at the mo but the estate agent who sold us the house is happy to help. And thanks for the warning too re tax increase. My worry is that the previous owner has done a lot of additional work and it's not been picked up yet.

Sally

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: Tax habitation form
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Tax habitation form

by sally watkins • Tue 22 Aug 2017 20:57

Hi, We've just been sent x3 tax habitation forms to complete as the new owners of our house and I wonder if anyone can answer a few questions for me. I've translated the questions on the form, but can you tell me: 1. The form is in triplicate, each one for a different section of the land that we own...

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: Tax habitation form
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: The racing circuit at Mas Du Clos?

by sally watkins • Sun 23 Jul 2017 16:17

Have you seen this?

http://www.racingcircuits.info/europe/f ... XSvDiMrIy4

Not sure if it might be more up to date than your current info?

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: The racing circuit at Mas Du Clos?
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Re: Site Upgrade

by sally watkins • Mon 12 Jun 2017 14:31

Looks good!

Forum: Help Desk and Announcements
Topic: Site Upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: Just wow!

by sally watkins • Sat 29 Apr 2017 18:59

Yep, I know what you mean. We've just returned from a couple of weeks too. Admittedly it did snow on our last day, but even that was lovely in it's weirdness.
What an amazing, gentle place La Creuse is. I miss it so much when I'm not there.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Just wow!
Replies: 3
Views: 597

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

by sally watkins • Mon 03 Apr 2017 12:28

Have you seen this?

http://www.transaxia-bourganeuf.fr/3436 ... sante.html

Very quiet, couple of acres, €82,500, scope to increase size of property.

Re: Soft Fruits

by sally watkins • Sun 02 Apr 2017 22:48

Thanks for the tips.

I'm hoping to plant in April and try to time another visit with a harvest. But expect it will be a year before the plants settle in and I get some fruit.

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Soft Fruits
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Soft Fruits

by sally watkins • Sat 01 Apr 2017 21:11

Hi there, I'm hoping to grow some soft fruits when I come over this summer. I'd like to try black currants, raspberries and gooseberries. I grow them at home here in the UK and I don't really take as good care of them as I should but they still fruit quite well, particularly the gooseberries. Has an...

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Soft Fruits
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Putin's choice for France

by sally watkins • Tue 07 Feb 2017 23:39

You're correct....I was (perhaps incorrectly) extrapolating from one person's posted admiration of Mr.Putin. I guess I'm so bummed by Trump that I over-reacted.
Said virtdave
I think that's understandable given the circumstances.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Putin's choice for France
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: DIY sauna

by sally watkins • Tue 17 Jan 2017 21:26

Hi there,

I've nothing useful to add, yet. But I also thinking of doing the same thing so I'll share on here if I find out anything useful.

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: DIY sauna
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Re: Tax Habitation and Foncier

by sally watkins • Sat 03 Dec 2016 22:19

Thanks Rictel,

As it turns out both the notair and immobilier who sold us the house say that as we didn't own the house on the 1st of January, we don't pay until 2017. I hope they're right!

Tax Habitation and Foncier

by sally watkins • Wed 30 Nov 2016 17:46

Hi, When we bought our house in February this year we paid 11 months Taxe d'habitation. We haven't yet received a bill for this year or for Tax Foncier. I now have the horrible feeling that we should have registered somewhere, but because we paid the first bill on signing for the house, I thought we...

Re: Property hunt in La Creuse.

by sally watkins • Thu 17 Nov 2016 20:05

I thought I wanted somewhere more isolated too, as it is my neighbours are the life force of our little hamlet, have made us feel entirely welcome and have made our French living experience amazing.

Some compromises might be worth making.

Good luck!

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Property hunt in La Creuse
Replies: 9
Views: 854

Re: Cleaning old floorboards

by sally watkins • Sat 08 Oct 2016 20:55

That's great. Thanks for your help.

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Cleaning old floorboards
Replies: 2
Views: 1274
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