Re: Mystery Word....

by Dave • Wed 23 Jan 2019 09:11

I think he is saying impeccable. Which is impeccable in English, but in this context it is used like "great" or "outstanding" - a positive filler word.

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: Mystery Word....
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Bonne année!

by Dave • Wed 02 Jan 2019 12:25

Merci, vous aussi! :)

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: Bonne année!
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Creuse in 1959

by Dave • Fri 28 Dec 2018 13:55

Here is a short video from YouTube showing Creuse in 1959. There are a lot of recognisable places and although you can see some changes it's very similar



(it's better with the sound off IMO but each to their own).

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Creuse in 1959
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Call Me Sir

by Dave • Fri 28 Dec 2018 12:42

Another monkey related phrase (but not used in the video)

monnaie de singe - empty promises

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: Call Me Sir
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Re: Brexit

by Dave • Thu 06 Dec 2018 11:54

Haha, I enjoyed that.

I didn't think that you could view stuff on FB without an account; I guess things have changed.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: gilets jaunes

by Dave • Tue 04 Dec 2018 10:14

Nice to see worldwide coverage of the department, but The cafe in the main square is empty by midafternoon. The hulks of burned-out cars dot the moribund train station’s tiny parking lot, abandoned by citizens too poor to maintain them. that doesn't sound like the Guéret I know. It's a bit run down ...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: gilets jaunes
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: Other French Forums and Sites

by Dave • Sun 25 Nov 2018 18:01

Reviewed and updated; one dead link removed and many updated.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Other French Forums and Sites
Replies: 3
Views: 4500

Re: Arboretum de la Fôt

by Dave • Fri 23 Nov 2018 11:56

Has anyone been here?

Forum: Creuse in Pictures
Topic: Arboretum de la Fôt
Replies: 1
Views: 941

Re: VO Films - Le Senechal or elsewhere 'en Creuse'

by Dave • Fri 23 Nov 2018 09:38

Le Senechal seems to show a number of VO film (although not always in English) although these aren't normally block-busters. iirc there used to be a mobile cinema that went from town to town and also that English language films were sometimes shown in places like Bourganeuf, but it's been sometime s...

Re: 500 members

by Dave • Fri 23 Nov 2018 09:35

Welcome all the recent members - make a post or two: perhaps by introducing yourself Where do you live in Creuse? or by telling us what you think of Creuse What do people feel about living in the Creuse? or by starting a new post. NB: Your first post will be held for approval so won't appear immedia...

Forum: Help Desk and Announcements
Topic: 500 members
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Black Friday Sales

by Dave • Fri 23 Nov 2018 09:18

Have you bothered with the Black Friday sales this year or is it all too much drama for too little discount?

Forum: Survey Yourselves
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Tax Habitation and Foncier

by Dave • Wed 21 Nov 2018 18:44

Mine has gone up about 2.5% which is pretty much normal.

It should show you on the back page which part has increased, but 300% is a lot unless you had a reduction applied before (because the place was considered a ruin for example).

Re: Late Cranes

by Dave • Thu 15 Nov 2018 17:11

I noticed a bunch a week or so ago and we heard some after that but didn't see them in the clouds. I am not sure exactly when they come and go, but I always like hearing them and stop to watch the V go by. We also had a couple of large flocks of smaller birds. They were all silent except for their w...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Late Cranes
Replies: 5
Views: 159

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

by Dave • Thu 15 Nov 2018 17:05

I took them as we walked round. I have at least one or two from each walk, although some walks had more to photograph than others.

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Book Recommendation - La Creuse ... à pied
Replies: 12
Views: 2869

Re: Last Three Letters

by Dave • Tue 02 Oct 2018 12:47

suomi

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1416
Views: 91296

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: 1751

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: 1
Views: 941

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: 953

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: 302

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 bit better than some of the horse fairs where I've seen some rough handling of an...

Forum: Creuse in Pictures
Topic: Glenic Donkey Fête 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 350
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