by Sevy • Mon 03 Jun 2013 18:09
We are managing to keep artichokes, lettuce, beetroot and chard going. We have cherries, strawberries and currants of all colours. Our place is a holiday home but these seem to do ok with little care. We have to be lucky to enjoy any of the fruit but the birds love them and it is fun to grow it anyw...
by Sevy • Tue 30 Apr 2013 18:38
Hi Susan We used the La Coterie Tel No. 0555808330 team to rewire our house. It is a 2 bedroom house. The total cost was 5000 euros. We were very pleased with the work which was done whilst we were in the UK. We have used them for a number of projects now and would definately recommend them. They ha...
by Sevy • Thu 26 Apr 2012 20:03
Our neighbour suggested putting a load of salt down the toilet when you lock up for the winter to stop the water freezing. If you drain the U Bend you will end up with an awfull smell in the house!
by Sevy • Mon 12 Mar 2012 17:05
I have been looking around the local Brocantes for old country furniture. I have tried the one in Moutier Rozeille nr Felletin and a place in Mars (really!)who both have some good stuff. Has anyone else found anywhere that they can recommend? I beleive there is a big brocante in Limoges does anyone ...
by Sevy • Thu 08 Mar 2012 18:10
For those who miss spicy food there is a great little Vietnamese/Chinese restaurant in Aubusson called La Rizière at 59 Grande Rue. For those who like food with chilli she serves a small amount of fresh chilli to add as you like. The food is freshly cooked in front of you as you enter the restaurant...
by Sevy • Thu 01 Mar 2012 10:30
Thanks for the correction Virtdave, Sevy was not so Savy 20 years ago and may not have understood the difference between Riz and Ris but I will eat most things so not a problem.
by Sevy • Wed 29 Feb 2012 18:33
Decided to take pot luck once with a dish called "Riz de veau" It turned out to be sweetbreads!! Quite delicious if you can divert you mind from thoughts of eating glands. A bit of a shock if you are expecting veal with rice.
by Sevy • Wed 29 Feb 2012 18:27
There is a chap that sells new and reconditioned sewing machines on Felletin market. I am sure he does repairs/service. It is on a Friday morning. However he may not be there every week. The market is well worth a visit anyway as it is the best one around.
by Sevy • Sat 04 Feb 2012 17:52
Thanks for that Dave The whole number is 0892 70 72 96 Premiere Classe Hotel Gueret I have booked a room via the internet but the hotel closes at 9pm and I need to acces the hotel after midnight. They have told me to call them on the day for the code to get in the room. Our flight does not arrive in...
by Sevy • Sat 04 Feb 2012 09:16
I need to contact a business in France from the UK that has a telephone number starting with 0 892 707 ----- I have tried to get through but keep hearing a message stating that there is a problem. Has anyone found a way round this?
by Sevy • Mon 21 Nov 2011 11:32
Does anyone know how to set up monthly payments for tax d'habitation. I currently pay at this tme of year in a lump sum. Is there a cut off point for arranging monthly payments.
by Sevy • Fri 28 Oct 2011 15:19
Hi La Petite
You can't go wrong with Farrow and Ball paint, great range of colours and finishes.It stands up well to the extremes in temperature in France.
If you are still mainly based in the UK take it over with you. Otherwise check out the Farrow and Ball website for stockists in France.
by Sevy • Thu 26 May 2011 17:45
Thanks for the feedback. I will go to the Mairie and ask who the parcel belongs to. It is only a small piece of land, totaly overgrown and full of boulders. It would be interesting to find out who it belongs to. It may even belong to the lady who sold us the house and she may be unaware that she sti...
by Sevy • Tue 24 May 2011 18:11
When I bought my house in 2004 the owner mentioned a wooded area beyond the garden, however we could never work out where this land was and forgot about it. Recently I have been looking through the sale details and discovered on a document supplied by the vendor another parcel number. Does anyone kn...
by Sevy • Sat 26 Mar 2011 10:08
I have seen a chap on Felletin Market (Friday Mornings) who sells new and reconditioned sewing machines. He may be able to service your machine.
I am not sure if he is there every week but I have seen him quite a few times. Hope this helps.
by Sevy • Wed 02 Mar 2011 17:56
Thanks for the link virtdave. I also live close to the crash site. I often see and hear the fighter jets I think they use the Creuse as a training area, maybe not so much now!!. Did the plane crash into houses or into a field?