Re: Moulin Noye Reopening?

by Creusebear • Mon 06 Aug 2018 14:10

Flood damage has been repaired however the restaurant seems to have closed in July. Faute de personnel, le chef du Moulin Noyé, près de Guéret, rend son tablier According the chef, Stephane Marchand, he couldn't get the quality of staff necessary to keep up standards and that young people today don'...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Moulin Noye Reopening?
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: 80km/h Maximum Speed on Local Roads

by Creusebear • Sun 05 Aug 2018 17:02

Our neighbours are most disgruntled about the new speed limit. But the best example for lack of joined up thinking I have heard so far is from a bus driver. The new lower speed limits mean (obviously) that their route takes longer to complete yet the bus company have refused to change the timetable ...

Forum: Survey Yourselves
Topic: 80km/h Maximum Speed on Local Roads
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: A book about bees

by Creusebear • Sun 05 Aug 2018 12:04

We have some lavender too and it is a magnet for bees, bumblebees, butterflies and the Hummingbird hawk moths as in Dave's photos on the Creuse in Pictures thread (in fact, that could be our lavender!) We also have buddleia and comfrey and are planning to plant more next year.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: A book about bees
Replies: 2
Views: 40

A book about bees

by Creusebear • Sat 04 Aug 2018 18:07

I love my summers in the Creuse (even tho this one is a little warm!) as it gives me the opportunity to read more in a few weeks than I do for the rest of the year! One surprising book has been 'A Sting in the Tale' by Dave Goulson who has devoted his life to the study of bumblebees. It was absolute...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: A book about bees
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Auberge du Moulin de Freteix (near Betete)

by Creusebear • Wed 25 Jul 2018 11:09

Thanks for the recommendation Suzanne. It looks lovely! We will definitely be trying it out.

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Auberge du Moulin de Freteix (near Betete)
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: 80km/h Maximum Speed on Local Roads

by Creusebear • Sun 01 Jul 2018 15:57

A very timely reminder as we are coming over soon and I had forgotten! I hope it does reduce fatalities, but is the main cause of road deaths speed, senility or inebriation? And don't get me started on the 'sans permis'!

Forum: Survey Yourselves
Topic: 80km/h Maximum Speed on Local Roads
Replies: 9
Views: 153

A culinary conundrum!

by Creusebear • Tue 26 Jun 2018 23:49

I have been pondering this for a while but can't decide on a definitive definition of the difference between ....
Rillettes ... Pate... and .. Terrine
Any ideas?

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: A culinary conundrum!
Replies: 2
Views: 52

A rose by any other name ...

by Creusebear • Sat 23 Jun 2018 11:24

Schoolboy error: Macron reprimands teen for using nickname I have been having the usual 'the trouble with kids these days is ...' chat with some colleagues ( a hazard of the industry, I'm afraid) and the subject of appropriacy of language came up. I have a pet theory that as children move in smalle...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: A rose by any other name ...
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: Tutoring (English)

by Creusebear • Sun 20 May 2018 16:25

So, plenty of experience in the trenches then! :-D I have the CELTA and taught in a language school overseas for a few years but never in France so I don't have any first hand advice to offer. However, I do not think mainstream French schools will recognise the qualification - they tend to require F...

Forum: Taxes, Health, Finance and Employment
Topic: Tutoring (English)
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Brexit: Will you sell up before it is finalised?

by Creusebear • Sun 20 May 2018 16:15

As holiday home owners I am hoping we will still be able to keep our house in Creuse for a while yet with little change. It is so difficult to get any sense of the practical implications when Brexit goes live. Will we need a visa? Will we be taxed differently? Who knows! I have tried to maintain a '...

Re: Tutoring (English)

by Creusebear • Wed 16 May 2018 20:36

There are lots of resources for teaching EAL online. Have you any teaching experience? Teaching adults and children can be a very different experience! Also is there a purpose? eg is it to support school or business language or just to improve conversation.In my opinion you need to know your market....

Forum: Taxes, Health, Finance and Employment
Topic: Tutoring (English)
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Just bought a house !!

by Creusebear • Sat 28 Apr 2018 12:58

Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your purchase. Crozant is a lovely spot! Your new neighbours may be of help in finding someone to open up the house for you (also a very useful way of keeping a regular eye when you are not there) I have also noticed on the notice board of the local bakery...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Just bought a house !!
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: A rare sight!

by Creusebear • Sat 28 Apr 2018 12:50

Our neighbours took along nearly 100 litres of fermenting soft fruit (mainly plums) they had been keeping in a plastic vat and feeding with sugar since last summer. It was processed and distilled in one day. They came away with 17 litres of 'la goutte' or there was another name they used too ( nueau...

Forum: Creuse in Pictures
Topic: A rare sight!
Replies: 4
Views: 208

A rare sight!

by Creusebear • Sat 21 Apr 2018 15:51

Saw this parked up in a local village car park. 'Le brouyeur de cru' (sp?) I had heard there were still a few around but had never seen one up close. There was a plaque on the boiler dating it at 1926! I wish I had stayed longer to chat to the owner. He told me that once he retires there will be no-...

Forum: Creuse in Pictures
Topic: A rare sight!
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Bats!

by Creusebear • Tue 03 Apr 2018 19:36

I thought they hung out in family groups. Just found one hanging from the cellar ceiling all on its lonesome, has it been banished? I have called (her) Marlena for the moment. :-?

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Bats!
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Re: Loofahs!

by Creusebear • Fri 09 Mar 2018 00:01

Ha! I thought so too until I once saw them growing in a garden by the Nile when I was but a nipper - it was like a mind reset moment. I recently came across a Canadian blogger who had successfully grown them, eventually. If they can grow in the short Canadian summer surely they could grow in the glo...

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Loofahs!
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Loofahs!

by Creusebear • Thu 08 Mar 2018 20:01

Anyone grown them in the Creuse?

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Loofahs!
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Nutella riots!

by Creusebear • Mon 29 Jan 2018 19:37

:evil: :evil: :evil: This has sort of passed me by, probably because even 70% off isn't enough to tempt me to try it again. It's mostly sugar and palm oil - yuck. :| I know what you mean, but our little friend 'Scampering Didier' cannot resist it's sweet unctuousness, which makes it perfect bait for...

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Nutella riots!
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Les blagues

by Creusebear • Sat 27 Jan 2018 19:41

Le partage Un vieux couple entre lentement chez Macdonald, par une froide soirée d’hiver. Plusieurs clients les regardent avec admiration : – Regardez ce vieux couple, toujours amoureux malgré les années… Le vieux monsieur se rend directement à la caisse, commande et paie pour le repas. Le couple pr...

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: Les blagues
Replies: 62
Views: 32545

Nutella riots!

by Creusebear • Sat 27 Jan 2018 15:43

Been hearing of fights breaking out in supermarkets across France. Any trouble observed in Creuse? It seems a strange thing to have caused such a ruckus.

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Nutella riots!
Replies: 4
Views: 245
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