Re: gilets jaunes

by David_J • Thu 06 Dec 2018 16:28

Yes, a very interesting article but not the Gueret I know. The restaurant in the square 'empty by mid evening' may well be Le Moderne which I enjoy and use quite a bit. It caters for office and shop workers for lunch. A little like a city of London pub/resto which will be closed after 19:00 or so. M...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: gilets jaunes
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: Brexit

by David_J • Thu 06 Dec 2018 16:10

Well . . . that about sums it up for me!

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Last Three Letters

by David_J • Sat 15 Sep 2018 13:13

blend

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1416
Views: 90909

Re: 80km/h Maximum Speed on Local Roads

by David_J • Wed 08 Aug 2018 11:18

My car will not drop into top gear at less than 90 km/h!

Forum: Survey Yourselves
Topic: 80km/h Maximum Speed on Local Roads
Replies: 9
Views: 1386

Re: Surviving Trump - Maybe

by David_J • Thu 21 Jun 2018 10:07

On this subject, this morning's BBC news on-line had this https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44557186

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Surviving Trump - Maybe
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Surviving Trump - Maybe

by David_J • Tue 19 Jun 2018 10:02

Interesting and depressing article, the situation is indeed deeply worrying. When the election was running, much of the ROW did not believe that Trump had a chance. However, with Hilary Clinton as the only opposition, he had a pretty soft run to the top. It is easy to believe why (as the article sta...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Surviving Trump - Maybe
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: visas

by David_J • Mon 06 Nov 2017 11:11

Dave, you express my attitude to it all pretty accurately.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: visas
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: Breathtest

by David_J • Fri 02 Jun 2017 10:39

The law mandating London Taxis to carry a bale of straw (for the horse) has been repealed then?

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Breathtest
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: Breathtest

by David_J • Wed 31 May 2017 18:44

Thanks all, that was pretty much what I thought but I thought best to check the current understanding - probably best filed in the "there will be no septic tanks in France" folder.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Breathtest
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Breathtest

by David_J • Wed 31 May 2017 11:54

Can anybody tell me whether alcohol testing kits are legally required to be carried in cars in France? There is much confusing and conflicting information.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Breathtest
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: What can you tell me about La Naute, near Champagnat?

by David_J • Fri 12 May 2017 09:57

Hi again, We live closer to Chaux than La Naute but Chaux is pretty much in a dip (as are most lakes?) so I expect any sound is localised. We have not heard any noise we can attribute to coming from there but we are well over your 1km away. Frankly this is a very quiet part of the world. I have not ...

Re: What can you tell me about La Naute, near Champagnat?

by David_J • Tue 09 May 2017 09:54

Hi. We live a few km away from Champagnat and have been to La Naute many times as well as other camp site/lakes such as L'etang de Chaux which is also close. These are not Martha's Farm or Glastonbury so forget hoards of travellers and riotous revels etc. La Naute has primarily foreign artists of (s...

Re: Just wow!

by David_J • Sun 30 Apr 2017 09:48

The more I hear world news the happier I am to be here in sleepy hollow.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Just wow!
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: Bored with the changes in the Creuse?

by David_J • Thu 24 Nov 2016 12:06

Totally agree with you Dave

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Bored with the changes in the Creuse?
Replies: 3
Views: 1295

Re: Passport photo

by David_J • Thu 29 Sep 2016 10:55

Unfortunately the French photo requirements are different, mostly with respect to head size in the photo. It won't match. I was puzzled by your comment Siptea. I used an auto machine (LeClerc, Carrefour?) for my French driving licence and it was accepted OK. Why would the machines be there if their...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Passport photo
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: notre hameau miniature

by David_J • Wed 17 Aug 2016 10:33

Fabulous - I want one!

Forum: Creuse in Pictures
Topic: notre hameau miniature
Replies: 4
Views: 1182

Re: Internet, telephone, tv combos...

by David_J • Wed 03 Aug 2016 09:44

My experience with resellers here such as TELE2, Free and SFR was a nightmare. SFR is a book in itself on poor service, hopeless billing and disinterested staff. I recommend Orange (French Telecom as was). Obviously, I already had the line, supplied as with all local loops by FT as outside the citie...

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: Internet, telephone, tv combos...
Replies: 9
Views: 584

Re: Buying sister out of house

by David_J • Tue 05 Jul 2016 11:30

Laurent Chaix in is a notaire who also speaks excellent English.

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: Buying sister out of house
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Re: L'etang Chaud

by David_J • Sun 03 Jul 2016 10:25

Oopps - yes, sorry about that.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: L'etang Chaux
Replies: 2
Views: 716

L'etang Chaux

by David_J • Fri 01 Jul 2016 12:00

Hi all, Just a quick note to tell you all that DK23 will be performing their usual summer concert at the lake on July 23rd. All welcome and food/drinks available as usual.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: L'etang Chaux
Replies: 2
Views: 716
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