Re: Using a Déchèterie

by Dave • Thu 08 Aug 2019 21:40

This has changed a lot over the years. I used to have to go the the Maire to get the key to the dump to let myself in years ago. I've never been asked for ID or needed a card but I haven't been for a little while and it would not surprise me if I did need one now, esp. if they are starting to charge...

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: Using a Déchèterie
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: Devinez la chanson anglaise par les paroles en français !

by Dave • Mon 29 Jul 2019 11:06

Non. C'est une chanson pop de 1981

Re: Devinez la chanson anglaise par les paroles en français !

by Dave • Sat 27 Jul 2019 19:17

Young Americans by David Bowie!
Said Creusebear
Mais non! Réessayez.

Re: Devinez la chanson anglaise par les paroles en français !

by Dave • Sat 27 Jul 2019 09:26

Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone,

Des jeunes en Amérique

Re: Physical cafe

by Dave • Fri 26 Jul 2019 09:52

Welcome to Pont Noir.

There used to be some informal coffee mornings organised by some members and some book swap events but I don't think these happen now.

There isn't an official meet up, but there is nothing to stop members organising something informal if they like.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Physical cafe
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Les petites bêtes du jardin

by Dave • Thu 27 Jun 2019 09:58

So have you learned the French names yet? Test yourself with our Creepy Crawlies Crossword.

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: Les petites bêtes du jardin
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: 40 template letters to the French taxman

by Dave • Wed 26 Jun 2019 12:05

That's very handy. We have a book with a bunch of sample letters like these (from maybe 20 years ago) and they helped a lot. There are a lot of complex and expected phrases and paragraphs to include in these type of letters and a template gets you off to the right start.

Re: Weather Links

by Dave • Fri 24 May 2019 12:58

Reviewed and updated - removed a dead link.

Forum: Weather Centre
Topic: Weather Links
Replies: 3
Views: 1778

Re: Castles (or parts thereof) of Creuse

by Dave • Mon 22 Apr 2019 13:02

Le Château de Jouillat

jouillat.jpg

Forum: Creuse in Pictures
Topic: Castles (or parts thereof) of Creuse
Replies: 9
Views: 1168

Re: Castles (or parts thereof) of Creuse

by Dave • Mon 22 Apr 2019 13:00

Le Château de Saint-Fiel (near Glenic)

st-fiel.jpg

Forum: Creuse in Pictures
Topic: Castles (or parts thereof) of Creuse
Replies: 9
Views: 1168

Re: Speeding fines and points

by Dave • Fri 05 Apr 2019 09:53

I've not heard of anyone getting the points on their UK license, although they have paid the fines (since they live here and drive a French registered car). Unless you've been very reckless I doubt they have the resources to chase UK based folks for speeding fines and I expect that's even less likel...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Speeding fines and points
Replies: 9
Views: 705

Re: Travelling after Brexit

by Dave • Wed 03 Apr 2019 12:14

That's a sad thought but thankfully the twinning thing isn't an EU thing. It's possible that twinning with the UK will become even more popular when it's out since that might make it seem more exotic (or just open to a larger twinning budget haha).

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Travelling after Brexit
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU

by Dave • Fri 22 Mar 2019 10:36

I know. I know. You've all had enough of Brexit and inability of people in charge to actually commit to anything. Me too. There is a government petition that is gaining traction about just cancelling Bexit and staying in. You can sign it here:- Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU I doubt it'll me...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU
Replies: 3
Views: 458

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: 327

Re: Bonne année!

by Dave • Wed 02 Jan 2019 12:25

Merci, vous aussi! :)

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: Bonne année!
Replies: 1
Views: 429

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: 411

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: 567

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: 672

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: 835
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