Re: Using a Déchèterie

by Creusebear • Sat 10 Aug 2019 12:42

Report back!
And Virtdave - thanks of the text speak lesson! - I had to look up YMMV! :-?

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: Using a Déchèterie
Replies: 8
Views: 85

Re: Using a Déchèterie

by Creusebear • Fri 09 Aug 2019 11:17

Well, I can report back that nothing has changed at our local déchèterie and no-one was bothered about ID. As usual, the lads were on hand to help with unloading the car (that doesn't happen at home - they just stare blankly as we struggle on our own) and showing us where everything goes, and as usu...

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: Using a Déchèterie
Replies: 8
Views: 85

Re: Using a Déchèterie

by Creusebear • Thu 08 Aug 2019 18:09

Our nearest is not our 'official' déchèterie and I keep expecting them to ask for ID as I have seen done in other areas. So far so good, but with a change (again) to the refuse collections service (apparently it is now weighed per household) I keep expecting to be challenged. We're off there tomorro...

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: Using a Déchèterie
Replies: 8
Views: 85

Re: Advice on choosing a wood burner

by Creusebear • Sat 03 Aug 2019 13:16

There is a heating specialist near you in Bonnat called Prudhomme. They have a showroom with a good range to look at. We went for the Fanco Belge 'Gasgoigne 15' as it is the house's only heat source. Works well.

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Advice on choosing a wood burner
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Devinez la chanson anglaise par les paroles en français !

by Creusebear • Mon 29 Jul 2019 18:32

Enfin!
Alors, revenons à nos moutons ...

Je ne suis qu'un jeune connard.

Re: Sourcing old glass roofing tiles

by Creusebear • Sat 27 Jul 2019 13:22

Have you already checked Ebay.fr and Le Bon Coin?

I spotted these but not sure if they are the right size?

Forum: Small Ads
Topic: Sourcing old glass roofing tiles
Replies: 7
Views: 75

Re: Devinez la chanson anglaise par les paroles en français !

by Creusebear • Sat 27 Jul 2019 10:14

Young Americans by David Bowie!

Je ne suis qu'un jeune connard.

Re: French Etymology

by Creusebear • Wed 17 Jul 2019 17:09

RobertArthur has it!
On to the next:
An unsuccessful romantic encounter and a the position of a common pet.

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: French Etymology
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Devinez la chanson anglaise par les paroles en français !

by Creusebear • Wed 17 Jul 2019 17:04

Ah, Bird of a wire - J'adore Leonard Cohen,

Comme une pierre roulante ...

Re: 2 Great places to eat we've tried this Easter trip

by Creusebear • Sun 07 Jul 2019 20:32

Always looking for new places to try - I love my food! Thanks for the recommendations, we will look out for them this summer - can't wait!

Re: Devinez la chanson anglaise par les paroles en français !

by Creusebear • Sun 07 Jul 2019 17:17

Still crazy after all these years - Paul Simon

'Yeux croisés et sans douleur'

Re: French Etymology

by Creusebear • Sun 07 Jul 2019 17:12

OK next one, more of an idiom:
Delicate and intimate surgery on flies and and an attention to detail!

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: French Etymology
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Locksmith

by Creusebear • Thu 04 Jul 2019 23:14

Could you ask at somewhere like M.Bricolage?

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Locksmith
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: French Etymology

by Creusebear • Mon 01 Jul 2019 20:29

That's right - I think that's fascinating! I'm such a nerd!
How about this one:
What links slippers and the Civil Service?

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: French Etymology
Replies: 8
Views: 189

French Etymology

by Creusebear • Sat 29 Jun 2019 14:48

I find word roots fascinating, especially when there is a story, do you know this one?

What links a heatwave to the star Sirius?

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: French Etymology
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Devinez la chanson anglaise par les paroles en français !

by Creusebear • Sat 29 Jun 2019 14:28

The Rolling Stones - Nineteenth Nervous Breakdown

Mon tour:

'Monsieur Grenouille va courtiser'

Re: Devinez la chanson anglaise par les paroles en français !

by Creusebear • Thu 20 Jun 2019 20:19

Oui, Prince
Ooh, bonne question! Le célèbre M. Dylan peut-être? Mais le titre de la chanson n'est-il pas, 'Quand je peins mon chef-d'oeuvre'?

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