by Daviddiavel • Thu 11 Jun 2020 12:36
just looking at Eurotunnel. at the moment until 15th june they are offering a no questions asked refund and prices are good at the moment. We are going to book for july 6th
for 3 weeks and hope we can go then, if not we can rearrange or cancel and get refund so seems a good deal worth considering.
by Daviddiavel • Tue 09 Jun 2020 12:44
well it looks like we are getting nearer to be able to go to our house in Crozant hopefully first week in July after everything that has gone on, I need a holiday, Though will no doubt spend a fair proportion of it gardening and sorting out house, as we could not go for a few months. Lets all hope t...
by Daviddiavel • Thu 30 Apr 2020 10:49
As I expected was made redundant today. Hopefully all this mess will change for the better soon.
looks like France are loosening the lockdown in a couple of weeks, I hope I can soon return and if I am jobless can at least enjoy the time off in crozant !!!
by Daviddiavel • Tue 07 Apr 2020 15:21
Thanks guys for your kind words. Have phone call with HR tomorrow to discuss situation, but you know what companies are like, they will have already decided exactly what they will be doing, but I will not know till end of month. just hope they offer me a bit of money to keep me going until we get ou...
by Daviddiavel • Wed 01 Apr 2020 18:03
creusebear, jealous you can retire in a few months. Just had a bad couple of days, though thankgoodness only really about money !! Was furloughed yesterday so salary has now dropped about 50% ,then today told in a redundancy situation and likely to lose job at end of month with probably only a minim...
by Daviddiavel • Fri 27 Mar 2020 11:26
yes this is an unprecedented situation. I am lucky living in a small village so we can at least have a country walk daily with little chance of meeting anyone. It looks like I will now lose 20% of my salary, but will hopefully keep my job. was also planning on going to France for Easter, the local g...
by Daviddiavel • Tue 10 Mar 2020 12:22
just returned from our little house in Crozant last night. Nothing has seemed to change in the Creuse area and no one seems to be discussing the corona situation. However most of the Reataurant/bars are still closed for the winter and very few people are about. We did go to Cognac for a couple of da...
by Daviddiavel • Thu 27 Feb 2020 10:18
Thanks Ricardo have not been to Anzeme, will try it in the summer. Creusebear your secret on directions is safe with me ! Over in Crozant next week , with all this rain, could probably swim in the garden !! Have booked a treat midweek going to stay one night in Cognac and visit Remy martin distiller...
by Daviddiavel • Wed 19 Feb 2020 09:57
thanks for the directions.
yes also like the confluence and walk across the bridges or stepping stones there.
So where are you based in france ?
by Daviddiavel • Mon 17 Feb 2020 17:49
Creusebear, sorry for your failed boat trips from hotel du lac. The problem is the owner will only go if about 15-20 people turn up, although last year he had so many coaches booked all summer that you probably would have not got on as it was full !!! as you say you will get there in the end. Intere...
by Daviddiavel • Fri 14 Feb 2020 11:03
I presume he has pestered you as well, he bought us a drink on a couple of occasions but we then had to listen to his tall stories !!
But we had a good laugh about it all afterwards so it added to the Jouillet Plage experience .
by Daviddiavel • Thu 13 Feb 2020 12:07
Our little holiday home is just outside Crozant, so our nearest beach is Plage de Fougeres on lac de Chambon. This is the quiter side of the lake but does have a Bar/restaurant and a free hourly ferry to take you over to the busier side with watersports and water park. I am also a fan of Bourg d hem...
by Daviddiavel • Thu 19 Dec 2019 11:38
we have a house just outside Crozant and have spent many enjoyable hours kayaking up and down the river. last year we purchased an inflatable kayak from Decathlon which has been great. we have also put it in other parts of the river where no hire kayaks are available and would recommend this idea. w...
by Daviddiavel • Thu 21 Nov 2019 12:48
Agree those programmes do keep you going, waiting for the next trip and retirement, although a few years away unfortunately ! Was surprised Rick did not venture to the real forgotten france , but I guess he and his team don't know france as well as they think they do. Still back to Crozant for a wee...
by Daviddiavel • Wed 23 Oct 2019 15:48
hi Chris and Julia,
tell us more about you.
Do you know the creuse area well.
is this a permanent move ?
I have a small cottage I bought from a friend in Crozant, luv going there but holidays only until I retire in a few years !!
by Daviddiavel • Mon 08 Apr 2019 11:22
Craig, the fines all mention speed cameras and the over speed allowance in france is only 5% unlike the 10% usually used in the uk. so for one fine with 5% taken from my measured speed I was 1kmh over !! I cannot see any point in trying to argue so am just going to have to pay up and be a lot more c...