Re: Last Three Letters

by Dave • Tue 02 Oct 2018 12:47

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Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1416
Views: 90037

Re: Changes To Pont Noir

by Dave • Sun 09 Sep 2018 13:29

Fixed attachment uploading issues.

Forum: Help Desk and Announcements
Topic: Changes To Pont Noir
Replies: 7
Views: 1619

Arboretum de la Fôt

by Dave • Sun 09 Sep 2018 12:15

There is a small but well stocked Arboretum near Noth (next to the Chateau de la Cazine) which is free and well worth a visit. There is easy parking nearby and although it is on the side of a hill, the gradients aren't too bad There is a map of the layout showing paths and trees. map.jpg Each type h...

Forum: Creuse in Pictures
Topic: Arboretum de la Fôt
Replies: 0
Views: 811

Re: Castles (or parts thereof) of Creuse

by Dave • Sun 09 Sep 2018 12:07

Chateau de la Cazine near Noth. This is a posh hotel run by an international chain and also has a good restaurant.

chateau.jpg

Forum: Creuse in Pictures
Topic: Castles (or parts thereof) of Creuse
Replies: 6
Views: 892

Lavender Visitors

by Dave • Sun 15 Jul 2018 12:49

I recently spent a hot but engrossing hour watching the various visitors to our lavender bushes. Mostly this is white-tailed bubble bees, but there are various other bees including few honey bees. There are a large variety of butterflies including this one butterfly.jpg My favourite visitors this ti...

Forum: Creuse in Pictures
Topic: Lavender Visitors
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Glenic Donkey Fête 2018

by Dave • Wed 04 Jul 2018 10:57

It has been about 5 years since we last attended the Donkey Fête in Glenic, which is now held on the first Sunday in July every year. I really like donkeys so I enjoy this fête (the owners seems to know their animals a better than some of the horse fairs where I've seen some rough handling of animal...

Forum: Creuse in Pictures
Topic: Glenic Donkey Fête 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 289

80km/h Maximum Speed on Local Roads

by Dave • Sat 30 Jun 2018 16:49

In case you've missed it a two year trial starts tomorrow - 1 July 2018 reducing the maximum speed on local roads from 90km/h to 80km/h (50mph) The law reduces the speed on all two lane roads without a central reservation. The speed of 50km/h in towns remains the same. The aim is to reduce the numbe...

Forum: Survey Yourselves
Topic: 80km/h Maximum Speed on Local Roads
Replies: 9
Views: 1266

Re: Action de groupe contre les GAFAM

by Dave • Wed 27 Jun 2018 12:01

So far there have been over 12000 people signing up to this campaign. Personally I though it was a bit much; I decided years ago that I'd simply not use many online services rather than give up my privacy but many people didn't read the T & Cs nor really understand what the impact of them was. Some ...

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: Action de groupe contre les GAFAM
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Re: Le Bon Coin

by Dave • Wed 27 Jun 2018 11:51

I don't use Le Bon Coin but I expect that you can set notification preferences in your account options and there will be somewhere to set it to notify you by email about replies (just as you can here on Pont Noir and iirc on eBay).

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Le Bon Coin
Replies: 1
Views: 380

Re: A rose by any other name ...

by Dave • Wed 27 Jun 2018 11:45

I think that he was right to insist on the lad being more respectful - I posted a bit more about that in Call Me Sir because its in highlights some interesting language and cultural points. He was far from furious - and I think handled it very well. I think that these days kids don't mix in adult co...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: A rose by any other name ...
Replies: 1
Views: 368

Call Me Sir

by Dave • Wed 27 Jun 2018 10:19

There seems to be a bit of an uproar (on the internet anyway) about Manu, er sorry, Monsieur le président de la République, dressing down a young lad in the crowd for not showing respect. I think that Mr. Macron acts fairly and it is far from a dressing down. He explains why it wasn't appropriate to...

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: Call Me Sir
Replies: 0
Views: 205

Re: A culinary conundrum!

by Dave • Wed 27 Jun 2018 09:44

Haha, good question, one that I've pondered myself. I think it must be to do with spread-ability on toast; pate spreads nicely, terrine is difficult to spread and is more solid and rillettes are, well, mostly just yuck. :|

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: A culinary conundrum!
Replies: 2
Views: 885

Re: English speaking vets near Gueret

by Dave • Tue 26 Jun 2018 09:03

Hi and welcome to Pont Noir. We used Veterinaires de la Marche , who are based in Bonnat, while our dog was still alive (and a few times since when strays have turned up and we needed to find the owner via the microchip). I would really recommend them and I know they speak good English since I have ...

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: English speaking vets near Gueret
Replies: 1
Views: 687

Re: Surviving Trump - Maybe

by Dave • Sat 16 Jun 2018 10:19

We have our fair share of unsuitable leaders of dubious character. Possibly the biggest flaw with democracy is that we ask for volunteers to lead the country with an expectation that they will serve the greater good. In an age where there seems to be no personal consequences to being a known liar, t...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Surviving Trump - Maybe
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: French Crosswords

by Dave • Sat 26 May 2018 19:58

The celebrate the re-launch of the crosswords section there is a new French language crossword (clues in French with English answers) on Gardening Tools. Bonne Chance!

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: French Crosswords
Replies: 3
Views: 2377

Re: Changes To Pont Noir

by Dave • Sat 26 May 2018 19:54

The Crosswords section has been re-designed and re-launched. You can still play online and post comments, but you can now also download a PDF of each crossword to print and play offline. I hope that I have updated all the links in the forums to the new location, but if you spot a broken one please P...

Forum: Help Desk and Announcements
Topic: Changes To Pont Noir
Replies: 7
Views: 1619

Action de groupe contre les GAFAM

by Dave • Thu 24 May 2018 16:47

Les GAFAM (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft) nous font payer leurs services avec nos libertés. Notre liberté de conscience, les laissant accéder aux détails de notre esprit pour nous manipuler de façon individualisée et automatisée. Notre vie privée et notre intimité, sans laquelle nous ne...

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: Action de groupe contre les GAFAM
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Brexit: Will you sell up before it is finalised?

by Dave • Sat 19 May 2018 18:54

Brexit. Well, like it or not, it seems to be a new reality and in a couple of years (currently after 31 Dec 2020) Brits will no longer be European citizens and therefore won't have the rights that go with it. Will you keep your home in the Creuse or sell up before it finally happens? Staying or sell...

Re: Changes To Pont Noir

by Dave • Sat 19 May 2018 11:46

The Directory is now back and fully working. You can also Submit a new Directory Entry.

Please take a moment to comment on a favourite business.

If you spot an incorrect entry or a business that is no longer trading please contact me either by using the contact form or by PM.

Forum: Help Desk and Announcements
Topic: Changes To Pont Noir
Replies: 7
Views: 1619

Re: Changes To Pont Noir

by Dave • Sat 19 May 2018 11:42

The privacy policy has been updated - as before it can be found here, or from the link in the footer.

Forum: Help Desk and Announcements
Topic: Changes To Pont Noir
Replies: 7
Views: 1619
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