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The Bugle (Newspaper)

by Sandi6695 • Sat 31 Oct 2009 12:32

Just picked up The Bugle (English Newspaper) (free) from Carrefour (Bourganeuf).

I must say that first impressions I am impressed with the layout and content. Worth picking up a copy, and hope it keeps on going :D

Sandi

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: The Bugle (Newspaper)
Replies: 7
Views: 3077

Re: Line or Country Dancing

by Sandi6695 • Sun 09 Aug 2009 14:08

Yes there is Line Dancing in St Dizier-Leyrenne every Thursday night, seems to be popular they are now on their 2nd beginners class.

Hope this helps

Sandi

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Line or Country Dancing
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

Re: French Tax Return 2009

by Sandi6695 • Tue 05 May 2009 20:02

Silly me, it must have been the shock, yes I did mean 1.04 euro

Sandi

Forum: Taxes, Health, Finance and Employment
Topic: French Tax Return 2009
Replies: 7
Views: 3067

Re: French Tax Return 2009

by Sandi6695 • Tue 05 May 2009 11:27

I emailed Gueret yesterday and received this reply this morning like lestroisours got the same answer to the question Bonjour, Le taux de change moyen de la livre sterling à retenir pour les revenus de 2008 est de 0,9525 which equates to 1.40 euro I am going to use this rate ,but will also put a cop...

Forum: Taxes, Health, Finance and Employment
Topic: French Tax Return 2009
Replies: 7
Views: 3067

Re: Does anyone have a good recipe to share?

by Sandi6695 • Tue 03 Jun 2008 13:29

For all you Scots out there, left Scotland 38 years ago and missed this sausage . This recipe has been tried and tested more times than I can say and it is delicious - enjoy Sliced Square Sausage Recipe Ingredients 1lb / 450g Minced Beef 1lb / 450g Sausage Meat 6oz / 170g Fresh Breadcrumbs 4 fl oz /...

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Main Meat, Fish, Poultry & Game Dishes
Replies: 9
Views: 3200

Re: Does anyone have a good recipe to share?

by Sandi6695 • Fri 30 May 2008 17:27

Hi all Because of the weather pickes nearly 2kgs of strawberries from the garden so decided to make jam,scones and ginger snaps. is my recipe for ginger snaps, I have also added a recipe for toffee apple crumble - enjoy Regards Sandi Ginger Snaps Ingredients Makes 40 300g / 11oz Butter or margarine ...

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Re: does anyone have a good recipe to share?
Replies: 12
Views: 3673

Re: Restuarant in Bourganeuf

by Sandi6695 • Wed 26 Mar 2008 21:20

Hi Tony

The Golf Course does really lovely luch time and evening meals also reasonably priced the place is spotless clean and very friendly. Patrick the owner speaks a little but good English.

Regards Sandi

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Restuarant in Bourganeuf
Replies: 4
Views: 2342

Re: Skype

by Sandi6695 • Sun 02 Mar 2008 14:42

Hi smilespwp Like ollycat27 I was not impressed and it tried to take over, I however did download and install internetcalls, put 10 euro credit and it lasted for months (you also get so many free days). You have to use an internet phone to use it, because our comp is English (sounds silly - but Fren...

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: Skype
Replies: 2
Views: 1451

Re: French income tax query

by Sandi6695 • Fri 18 Jan 2008 12:54

Hi Goose & FionaFrance This year will get my act together and go and see him at the begining of May and not near the end. I did note on your 1st posting that tax is from ie.e 1st Jam 2007 - 31st Dec 2007 now I am going to show my stupidity how do you work out what income to put as we took all our p'...

Forum: Taxes, Health, Finance and Employment
Topic: French income tax query
Replies: 9
Views: 2851

Re: French income tax query

by Sandi6695 • Fri 18 Jan 2008 10:27

Hi all I agree with Goose, M.Moret is good and he also a sense of humour, he has completed our tax returns for the last 3 years as they really confuse me I would suggest that you make an appointment to see him as every man and his dog is there and when you are there keep an eye on everybody to see w...

Forum: Taxes, Health, Finance and Employment
Topic: French income tax query
Replies: 9
Views: 2851

Dunelm Stores

by Sandi6695 • Sun 02 Dec 2007 19:02

Hi all Thought I would share this with you all, as Dunelm now has on-line shopping, I e-mailed them to ask if they would deliver to France, within 1 hr got this reply We deliver to EU countries. Delivery takes 21 days and is £20 per box. If you would like to place an order please contact us on the n...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Dunelm Stores
Replies: 1
Views: 2687

Re: Britons to lose French healthcare

by Sandi6695 • Wed 31 Oct 2007 10:27

Hi, forgetting my previous replies on this subject, we too received the same letter asking us to pay 299 euros. We telephoned Swiss Life (our top-up insurance agent) who advised us that to receive the same amount of cover which we have at the moment would cost approx 500 euro each per month as oppos...

Re: Britons to lose French healthcare

by Sandi6695 • Sat 08 Sep 2007 21:22

UPDATE I received my letter from CPAM last Tuesday to renew my CMU cover. On Friday I visited CPAM (securite social) Gueret to hand in my forms. The receptionist as usual gave me my number, got seen straight away, She photocopied MOH and my P60's and our avis d'impot showing our Global income and o...

Re: Britons to lose French healthcare

by Sandi6695 • Tue 04 Sep 2007 18:18

Thanks for more info from the biglad, shame even through the Dordogne dozens of expats (British and others) obtaining fraudulent access to French supplementary benefits and free health cover tars us all with the same brush, and these people should consider or should be moving backto the UK or wherev...

Re: Britons to lose French healthcare

by Sandi6695 • Tue 04 Sep 2007 16:40

Very interesting reading. The situation regarding contributing to the French Social security system after the expiry of the E106 which gave you cover for 2 years with a Carte Vital has been in place for a number of years and is not a new agenda by Pres. Sarkozy , a further link to this has been that...

Re: Who else is jam-making this week ??

by Sandi6695 • Wed 15 Aug 2007 08:40

Don't kick yourself Goosey for not planting tomatoes, this year we planted 30 plants and never got one tomato because of the weather, the only thing we got this year was pumpkin (hubby) and marrow for marrow rum, green beans and a few onions, my other veg did nothing (swede, parsnips, melon) I bough...

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Who else is jam-making this week?
Replies: 11
Views: 3829

Re: Who else is jam-making this week ??

by Sandi6695 • Tue 14 Aug 2007 16:49

Hi Goose Glad I am not the only one jam making, I started in June with my strawberries from the garden, then strawberry & rhubarb, then rhubarb, ginger and whiskey, last week blackberry then at the week-end I did apple & tomato chutney, hot rhubarb chutney and Christmas chutney. It is great fun. As ...

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Who else is jam-making this week?
Replies: 11
Views: 3829

Re: Banboo

by Sandi6695 • Wed 06 Jun 2007 08:58

Hi Mike

Yes the bamboo is still there have pm you with my tel no.

Regards Sandi

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Bamboo
Replies: 4
Views: 2393

Re: Has EDF a English help line /

by Sandi6695 • Mon 23 Apr 2007 22:45

Hi chaillac1

I put your area in Google and came up with this info, when I have telephoned EDF I have managed to get someone who speaks English and they have been most helpful.
Customer services
Tel: 08 10 76 32 32
Hope this helps Sandi

Forum: French Electrics
Topic: Has EDF a English help line?
Replies: 14
Views: 11317

Re: Bamboo

by Sandi6695 • Mon 23 Apr 2007 08:30

Hi Pogo

We are in a little hamlet in St Dizier-Leyrenne, about 10km from Bourganeuf. The hamlet is not on any map so if you want some of this bamboo I will be happy to pm you with the directions

Sandi

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Bamboo
Replies: 4
Views: 2393
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