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: 3
Views: 66

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: 6
Views: 104

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: 4477

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: 900

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: 60

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: 80

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: 2
Views: 55

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: 2839

Re: Last Three Letters

by Dave • Tue 02 Oct 2018 12:47

suomi

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1416
Views: 90995

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: 1708

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: 900

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: 926

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: 277

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: 328

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: 1402

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: 393

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: 428

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: 419
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