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Re: The C word!

by Creusebear • Sun 21 Jun 2020 17:51

I hope your journey goes well Charlie. We have put any plans to travel on hold for the moment, although a friend is, like you, heading over next week to check on his house. We are fortunate that our neighbours are keeping an eye on our place and keeping the grass under control, so we are going to wa...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: The C word!
Replies: 43
Views: 4679

Re: Walking to Saint Fiel

by Creusebear • Tue 02 Jun 2020 20:34

Is it sleeping with the fishes?

Forum: Sleepy Hollow
Topic: Walking to Saint Fiel
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: Walking to Saint Fiel

by Creusebear • Sun 24 May 2020 16:18

Same here! We pass Glenic on the way to Gueret and have been to a sizeable brocante there a couple of summers ago but never for the donkey fair. That walk looks lovely!

Forum: Sleepy Hollow
Topic: Walking to Saint Fiel
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: How fast does grass grow?

by Creusebear • Sat 16 May 2020 22:33

We've been moving towards more wild flower meadows as a way of helping pollinators and reducing the amount of mowing needed. We also have a fosse and were a bit unsure about leaving grasses with long roots on it (probably over-cautious there!) so have resowed it with a slow growing estate grass whic...

Re: The C word!

by Creusebear • Sun 03 May 2020 23:25

Daviddiavel I am so sorry to hear your news, that sucks. Are you OK? Life does not seem fair with everything else we are having to deal with. The longer this limbo lasts the harder it is to see what the future holds. Wishing you well and looking forward to our next time in the Creuse, whenever that ...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: The C word!
Replies: 43
Views: 4679

Re: The C word!

by Creusebear • Tue 14 Apr 2020 19:23

Virtdave That is darkly funny - not sure whether to laugh or cry. It will be interesting to see what history has to say of all our our elected (and non elected) leaders' decisions during this time. So, it has been three weeks since the UK lockdown, I hope you are all keeping well? I think a PN meet ...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: The C word!
Replies: 43
Views: 4679

Re: The C word!

by Creusebear • Sun 05 Apr 2020 19:56

David I'm so sorry you are going through such a worrying time. I can't imagine the stress this uncertainty must cause. I really hope that it doesn't come to the worse case scenario and that your job will still be there when this is over. I too dream of being able to lose myself in the quiet calm of ...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: The C word!
Replies: 43
Views: 4679

Re: The C word!

by Creusebear • Tue 31 Mar 2020 20:03

I have been hearing lots of stories from around the world of animals reclaiming the deserted streets: rats in New Orleans, dolphins in Venice, a civet on an Indian high street and goats in Wales. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-52103967 Any Creusois critter sightings? cerfs on the town square? s...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: The C word!
Replies: 43
Views: 4679

Re: The C word!

by Creusebear • Mon 30 Mar 2020 18:31

Isn't it scary how quickly we get used to a new normal? I spent last week trying to give meaningful lessons, tasks and activities through Google. It was exhausting, but as a school, we managed to make it to Friday in relatively good shape. I am already worrying how to sustain this fro the 12 weeks o...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: The C word!
Replies: 43
Views: 4679

Re: The C word!

by Creusebear • Tue 24 Mar 2020 19:44

Had a lovely email from our neighbour in La Creuse today. She had taken some photos of our garden showing all the daffs and daisies in flower. Made my day!

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: The C word!
Replies: 43
Views: 4679

Re: The C word!

by Creusebear • Sun 22 Mar 2020 22:58

Well, I don't know about everyone else, but I am currently feeling pretty freaked out. I seem to have taught my last face to face class ever (planned retirement at the end of the year) and we will be teaching via the computer from now on. How did this happen so quickly? I can't even surmise when we ...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: The C word!
Replies: 43
Views: 4679

The C word!

by Creusebear • Wed 04 Mar 2020 21:15

So how is coronavirus affecting day to day life in the Creuse? We are coming over in a few weeks so are hoping that things have settled down a little by then.

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: The C word!
Replies: 43
Views: 4679

Re: Lac de Lavaud-Gelade and other Swimming

by Creusebear • Fri 21 Feb 2020 20:39

Not far from Crozant. We like exploring the area and are always looking for new places to find.

Forum: Sleepy Hollow
Topic: Lac de Lavaud-Gelade and other Swimming
Replies: 11
Views: 3020

Re: Lac de Lavaud-Gelade and other Swimming

by Creusebear • Tue 18 Feb 2020 21:49

Well, as long as you don't tell everyone! Malval is just north of Bonnat off the D6. It is a tiny and ancient hamlet that has some great ruins which Dave has mentioned before and a gorgeous ancient church. You have to keep going right down to the river. There is a weir, a plantation of tall trees th...

Forum: Sleepy Hollow
Topic: Lac de Lavaud-Gelade and other Swimming
Replies: 11
Views: 3020

Re: Last Three Letters

by Creusebear • Sun 16 Feb 2020 14:38

noxious

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1438
Views: 126029

Re: Lac de Lavaud-Gelade and other Swimming

by Creusebear • Sun 16 Feb 2020 13:55

Another vote for the pleasures of Jouillat beach. Although, I have yet to meet Goulash and have completely missed the zip line. Is that new? Haven't been for a year or so. Our failed attempts to take the boat trip from the Hotel du Lac at Crozant over the past few years have bordered on the comic. I...

Forum: Sleepy Hollow
Topic: Lac de Lavaud-Gelade and other Swimming
Replies: 11
Views: 3020

Re: Les blagues

by Creusebear • Sun 26 Jan 2020 19:27

Que dit un oignon quand il se cogne ?

Ail!

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: Les blagues
Replies: 67
Views: 40589

Re: Single Use Plastic

by Creusebear • Mon 13 Jan 2020 19:44

Ooh, I love a project! Checking You Tube now!

Forum: Survey Yourselves
Topic: Single Use Plastic
Replies: 3
Views: 3004

Re: Single Use Plastic

by Creusebear • Sat 11 Jan 2020 18:15

Trying to but it is difficult. We have gone back to solid soap rather than liquid soap dispensers/shower gels and I use a shampoo bar instead of liquid shampoo (Tom doesn't need to, no hair! :-D). We have bought paper bags which I use when buying loose vegetables at the supermarket but it is not alw...

Forum: Survey Yourselves
Topic: Single Use Plastic
Replies: 3
Views: 3004

Re: mushroom compost

by Creusebear • Sat 04 Jan 2020 14:17

It may be too far but there are several button mushroom farmers in the Loire valley https://www.loirevalley-france.co.uk/outings/gourmet-outings/local-produce-and-specialities/mushrooms-and-mushroom-farms-loire-valley . Also I found this place which may be more local to you? They seem to specialise ...

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: mushroom compost
Replies: 1
Views: 2192
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