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Re: French CRB Check or equivalent!

by amandaandclint • Thu 23 Apr 2009 09:20

I have not had a look at the link provided but there is a good chance that you will be after the 'Bulletin Numero 3' from the French 'Republique Francaise Ministere De La Justice'. Its free to get, you just write to them asking for it and they post one to you in about a week. I think I sent a photoc...

Re: Car insurance.

by amandaandclint • Wed 18 Mar 2009 20:37

Post subject: Re: Car insurance Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:49 am -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ref car insurance, I would recommend the following company: Asttral S.A The chaps name is: Nick Chubb (he speaks both english and French) email: nchubb @ ...

Re: Storm damage

by amandaandclint • Thu 12 Feb 2009 18:13

Hi Annik Was in Jarnages the other day and there were a few barns etc with hols in their roofs. Also, in our area between you and Boussac there has been a lot of roof damage - some buildings having 2 - 3m holes. A lot of people lost the odd tile etc. A lot of places also lost electric... we did for ...

Forum: Weather Centre
Topic: Storm damage
Replies: 15
Views: 4578

Re: Why can some people advertise and others can't?

by amandaandclint • Fri 30 Jan 2009 18:17

Having kept my eye on this, I thought I would just say that I agree with what Dave is saying regarding the situation. It is hard to define certain aspects and obviously if this was a 'yes or no' issue then I am assuming that this topic would have fallen on waste ground and not been given any thought...

Re: Why can some people advertise and others can't?

by amandaandclint • Fri 30 Jan 2009 12:03

I also have to say I agree with Bobby & Blaudeix. Though I agree that it is useful for people to find out what is going on in the area, I do feel that certain posters get away with a considerable amount more than others. I am not picking on anyone in particular so please do not take it to be this, b...

Re: Frequency of Rabies vaccine

by amandaandclint • Sat 24 Jan 2009 15:27

We had a similar problem with different vets (UK and French).

Just do what ever DEFRA say as they are the ones that say what is and isn't allowed in to the UK.

We get our boys done yearly now just in case.

Our dogs are also very nice ;-)

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Frequency of Rabies vaccine
Replies: 11
Views: 3580

Re: Bank complaints procedure

by amandaandclint • Wed 21 Jan 2009 14:27

When we had problems with CA in Gouzon, we wrote to the head office in Clemont Ferrand (I think). We also sent a copy of the letter to the Bank Manager in Gouzon (all recorded delivery). Part of out letter to them explained that we were making an on-line diary of the situation on numerous Ex-pat for...

Re: Car repairs

by amandaandclint • Wed 14 Jan 2009 10:27

I would agree with Edmoraz We have used Peugeot in Gueret quite a few times now and they have been great every time. We last used them when the window cable went on our old landrover. The LR dealer in montlucon wanted to chanre 490 euros. The Peogeut place in Gueret did it all for 180 euros. Obvious...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Car repairs
Replies: 8
Views: 2309

Re: Accommodation needed near La Grand Bourg

by amandaandclint • Wed 31 Dec 2008 11:33

See the B&B accommodation in the Directory.

I would recommend 'Maison Le Verger' but I think we are probably not in your chosen area


Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Accommodation needed near La Grand Bourg
Replies: 4
Views: 1752

Re: 2 Million Hits

by amandaandclint • Wed 24 Dec 2008 13:32

Just out of interest, is that hits or visitors? I only ask as we discussed the stats on our various websites with a couple of web designers a while back. They all explained to us that 'visitors' is what is important as hit counters just count the amount of data / images /avator viewed. (eg. if your ...

Forum: Help Desk and Announcements
Topic: 8.5+ Million Hits (Page Views)
Replies: 21
Views: 9182

Re: Tasting

by amandaandclint • Sun 23 Nov 2008 13:04

Thanks for that Mike, we were in Auchan a few weeks back and they had proper (english style) bacon in the deli section. When we went back it was not there, does anyone know if they were just trialing it or was it simply sold out? We also visit Carrefour for Cheddar as they stock two types and think ...

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Re: Tasting
Replies: 6
Views: 2516

Re: Speeding UK drivers - Big Brother,s out to get you !

by amandaandclint • Fri 10 Oct 2008 11:01

If it means less accidents then they should do all they can to reduce speeding. I agree that when driving up to Calais the speeding cars are mostly UK registered... But if you remember to take a look when you are on the otherside of the water when you drive in the UK, it will be all the French, Dutc...

Re: canceling french vehicle insurance

by amandaandclint • Fri 26 Sep 2008 09:45

Nice one

Thanks for your help Mousse.

I have also just been recommended to write 'vendu'across the carte gris and photocopy this for the insurance company.

Its all new to me so if I find anything else out i will post it incase it helps anyone else in the future.



Cancelling French Vehicle Insurance

by amandaandclint • Thu 25 Sep 2008 16:36

Hi All We are just in the process of selling a vehicle and we contacted our insurance people to ask what they need to cancel the policy. They asked for a copy of the 'cerificat de cession d'un vehicule' which is fine... but they also asked for a signed and dated 'cross vendu'. The problem is, I dont...

Re: Horse flies

by amandaandclint • Thu 07 Aug 2008 20:59

I'll have a look out for those things on the boots website Alldown.

Sounds like they would be handy to have in the car just in case :-)


Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Horse flies
Replies: 33
Views: 12357

Re: Driving Licence

by amandaandclint • Thu 31 Jul 2008 22:10

Hi Tom Glad you got to the bottom of it. Migh tbe worth you editing your last post and removing your driving lic number... ...as you never know who could use it (For one thing people can get your date of birth from it) We rented a motor a few years back in Cyprus and all we needed to do on their web...

Forum: Taxes, Health, Finance and Employment
Topic: Driving Licence
Replies: 6
Views: 2425

Re: books

by amandaandclint • Wed 30 Jul 2008 14:55

Hi Howfeness Just a quick note to say that we have nothing in the pipeline just yet with regards to our next book swap. Our work is keeping us a little busy at the mo :D If you dont want to keep your books for swapping and you would rather give them away it might be worth having a look around to see...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: books
Replies: 6
Views: 1845

Re: House Numbers

by amandaandclint • Sat 26 Jul 2008 08:34

Just a quick mention about Recorded Delivery from the UK. It does not work from our experience. We have a lot of post from the UK and after a few problems we asked at our local post office about the fact that some stuff never arrives and other stuff never needs to be signed for. Apparently only abou...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: House Numbers
Replies: 14
Views: 3172

Re: Don't move to France ( it really is rather horrid)

by amandaandclint • Mon 21 Jul 2008 20:58

Well said Plantboy.


Re: trees again!

by amandaandclint • Sun 20 Jul 2008 12:34

Hi Becca

Might be worth having a chat with your local farmer/neighbour.

Many french chaps would happily chop down your tree of they can keep the wood.

Might cost you a bottle of whisky too :-)

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: trees again!
Replies: 5
Views: 2170