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

by Les rats bleus • Thu 02 Nov 2017 19:59

I'm inspired by Sally's post above to contribute my own thoughts - much of what she says is so much like our own experience. Well, except the bit about the coypu - we had one turn up at our lake and they do so much damage to the banks. I think this one was at the tail-end of its life though because ...

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

by Les rats bleus • Sat 25 Mar 2017 12:08

I do apologise, we appear to have bought the exact house you are looking for. Fortunately for us, we bought ours two years ago (and at a time when the pound was worth more than five bob and a pile of comics). It was on the market for €163,500 but our offer of €150,000 was accepted. We too had though...

Re: Intruder in our dream house

by Les rats bleus • Mon 13 Jun 2016 00:18

Thanks Mike. :)

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Intruder in our dream house
Replies: 9
Views: 1494

Re: Van hire - France - UK - France

by Les rats bleus • Mon 13 Jun 2016 00:17

Many thanks for this. We of course knew that the supermarkets offered vans for hire but we had assumed that they wouldn't let them out of the departement, let alone the country. We're not sure yet about our local Intermarche but certainly our local Carrefour has them. Once again this forum comes to ...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Van hire - France - UK - France
Replies: 3
Views: 938

Van hire - France - UK - France

by Les rats bleus • Tue 07 Jun 2016 16:05

Hi, I was wondering if anyone could recommend a van hire company that would allow me to hire a van to take to the UK and back? I have to pick up some stuff from our UK house sale and it would be good to avoid the four ferry crossings necessary to use a UK van hire company (especially at this time of...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Van hire - France - UK - France
Replies: 3
Views: 938

Re: Creusois Wildlife

by Les rats bleus • Tue 07 Jun 2016 13:57

Anguis fragilis.jpg
Anguis fragilis. Sorry about the Latin but the English word for this beautiful legless lizard (slow worm) is just so inappropriate! The French word 'Orvet' is much better. :)

Forum: Creuse in Pictures
Topic: Creusois Wildlife
Replies: 16
Views: 2225

Re: Intruder in our dream house

by Les rats bleus • Tue 07 Jun 2016 13:32

I just thought I would give you an update on this. Well we hadn't heard a peep from the police - a fact we mentioned to our mayor. He said he would look into it but we didn't hear back from him either. Then at a village event he came over and asked us if the police had contacted us. We said that the...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Intruder in our dream house
Replies: 9
Views: 1494

Re: Intruder in our dream house

by Les rats bleus • Mon 01 Feb 2016 23:07

Thank you all for your replies and your kind welcome. It was only because the gendarmes had surrounded the house before the guy came out that nothing was stolen, and the only damage was the broken window in the salon (where he had broken in) and a torn antique lace tablecloth where presumably his do...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Intruder in our dream house
Replies: 9
Views: 1494

Intruder in our dream house

by Les rats bleus • Sun 31 Jan 2016 18:27

Hi all, We are newly registered to the forum (although we have been reading the posts with interest for over a year) and would have hoped that our first post in here would have been something less dramatic than what we are about to write. First of all, let us introduce ourselves. We are Sandra and G...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Intruder in our dream house
Replies: 9
Views: 1494
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