Re: Measuring a Barn for Conversion

by CaroleandClive • Sun 19 Jan 2014 17:01

Hello there tebs Not sure if you might have read my post on the subject under a new heading... Just read your post, where do I find this application form? This information is from what appears to be a franchise firm advertising on the web and not all the links work. I'm not totally sure it is comple...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Measuring a Barn for Conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 1876

Architect - Permis de Construire?

by CaroleandClive • Fri 17 Jan 2014 16:35

Hello there I wonder if anyone can help. I need to find an architect who will help me to prepare the RT2012 as I understand it. Since all the changes in regulations, I understand from my friend, who is both French and an immobilier that it is very complicated, and it was his suggestion that I get he...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Architect - Permis de Construire?
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

Re: General Department Information

by CaroleandClive • Sun 03 Feb 2013 18:37

Thanks for that, good to know...
regards
Carole

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: General Department Information
Replies: 8
Views: 4323

Re: Mole News

by CaroleandClive • Tue 24 Jul 2012 10:47

... now at wits end.

Whilst I was posting the previous a mole has come up under my newly planted Huchera. I've only put in four plants and one he/she's already dug up and disturbed.

please help.

I am about to nuke this one with a atomic flare, well you know those ones you get.

Carole

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Mole News
Replies: 68
Views: 18885

Re: Mole News

by CaroleandClive • Tue 24 Jul 2012 10:25

On the subject of moles: Does anyone have the number for a mole man/woman? Have tried everything now and our whole garden is like a ploughed field to walk on (not good for elderly rellies). So, altho I'm not happy about it, enough is enough. Have looked at all posts on the subject elsewhere and know...

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Mole News
Replies: 68
Views: 18885

Re: Intermarche Loyalty Card

by CaroleandClive • Mon 09 Jan 2012 15:40

I use my card regularly and it is great that points actually mean cash. I got 19Euros deduction last time. If you remember to ask how much is on it each time before you leave, you'll be surprised.
kind regards
Carole

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Intermarche Loyalty Card
Replies: 10
Views: 2152

Re: Speed Ferries........

by CaroleandClive • Sat 15 Nov 2008 12:01

Hello there Yes, we too still had three return journeys to use. Thanks for mentioning the possibility of claiming through my credit card company. Just about to book and came upon the statement on their site, so hadn't thought about it. Shame though, enjoyed the quick crossing and generally very plea...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Speed Ferries........
Replies: 6
Views: 2169

Re: :: French equivalent of Pont Noir

by CaroleandClive • Tue 04 Nov 2008 12:47

Hi

Yes, me too, my French is reasonable, but I do find it difficult to translate, having said that though it is really interesting and challenging and they do seem a really nice group of people.

kindest
C

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: French equivalent of Pont Noir
Replies: 2
Views: 1140

Re: Horses in the Creuse

by CaroleandClive • Thu 19 Jun 2008 13:24

I would certainly agree. Nothing is without risk. I have insurance for my own horse, but not for me falling off and getting injured. I think it covers me for death and losing limbs and him too. I honestly think it would be cost-prohibitive. One tip though is to check your travel insurance, mine cove...

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Horses in the Creuse
Replies: 11
Views: 3527

(no longer in operation)

by CaroleandClive • Tue 29 Apr 2008 15:40

Hiya

I used to ride at Anne and Ivor's place. Its located above the viaduct at Glenic, near Gueret. Villalot Equitation it's called there's a sign on the main road.


kindest
Carole

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Horses in the Creuse
Replies: 11
Views: 3527

Re: Orange warning - Mastercard successful recall

by CaroleandClive • Tue 26 Feb 2008 12:32

Hello I was not criticising the english speaking line, but it is not free from the UK and nor is my time from Monday to Friday 0900 to 1730. I did hold on for lots of time, and obviously you also pay from a mobile. Oh the devil of having to earn a crust... The people were very helpful, but in effect...

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: Orange warning
Replies: 12
Views: 3639

Re: Orange warning France Telecom

by CaroleandClive • Thu 21 Feb 2008 14:53

Hello I thought I would just post my experience. I have been trying to get the phone back on (maison secondaire) it was cut off due to non payment of a 92 euro amount, which I had paid on my credit card. Unfortunately, I've spent vast amounts of time on the phone or holding on with the English Speak...

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: Orange warning
Replies: 12
Views: 3639

Re: In the beginning... Ducks or Chickens?

by CaroleandClive • Fri 31 Aug 2007 10:33

Hello Well, for me chickens win thru. Ducks are lovely little critters, but do seem to produce more poo/smell, and then of course geese even more. Depends what you're planning, are you going to build a coop and run or have them running about? We loose the chicks to crows and magpies over here as wel...

Re: Our First Year Progresses

by CaroleandClive • Tue 28 Aug 2007 19:38

Thanks, we're really enjoying your pieces.

Forum: Delights of Life in Rural Creuse
Topic: Our First Year Progresses
Replies: 2
Views: 1146

Re: Creusois house detective - The salle commune

by CaroleandClive • Tue 28 Aug 2007 19:36

Thanks. We are really enjoying reading your pieces. Our house in Creuse is 200ish yrs old, needs more research. Our cottage here in the Uk was old Essex Regiment officers' quarters built 1853. What tales they could tell...

Re: Landline Telephone

by CaroleandClive • Sat 25 Aug 2007 15:16

Thanks Gill
That's exactly what we needed to know.
Appreciate your advice
kindest
Carole

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: Landline Telephone
Replies: 16
Views: 4741

Landline Telephone

by CaroleandClive • Fri 24 Aug 2007 10:15

Hello there

We are thinking of putting a landline in our house, possibly, depending costs as not there full-time yet.

Wonder if you could please advise me of the likely costs? Is it similar to UK, with connection, standing charges, etc? guess so.

many thanks in advance
Carole

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: Landline Telephone
Replies: 16
Views: 4741

Re: Allo, allo - learning French in ten easy stages

by CaroleandClive • Thu 12 Jul 2007 16:56

I really identify with you... My uncle was a french teacher and I really thought that I'd got a reasonable, if basic, understanding after helping with exchange trips, and so on, but nooo. Then I lived in Jersey for a season at 18 in a shared farmhouse with Bretons, couldn't understand a word! Now af...

Re: new member

by CaroleandClive • Tue 26 Jun 2007 16:22

I know loos and laveries, well you can tell my background is social history based, sticks out a bit... but as you say Creusebear, praps I need more counselling. And I know what you mean Landa, I sometimes find English men not so hot on handshaking. Nothing worse than a limp handshake don't you think...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: new member
Replies: 18
Views: 4311

Re: What do you think about Brits wanting to get together?

by CaroleandClive • Tue 26 Jun 2007 15:19

Hello there Just thought I'd add my tuppence... I often think that the danger in groups in general can be that: and I give you a for instance, I've spent lots of time in the horse world, with people from A-Z and that's how they can be. Say the ONLY thing thing that got us together in a group, was we...