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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: 57

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: 57

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: 40

Merry Christmas to all PNers!

by Creusebear • Wed 25 Dec 2019 14:51

And best wishes for a peaceful and successful 2020!

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Merry Christmas to all PNers!
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Last Three Letters

by Creusebear • Mon 23 Dec 2019 10:33

How about a festive theme for this week?

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Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1436
Views: 109003

Re: New electricity meters

by Creusebear • Sun 22 Dec 2019 13:35

Ours was fitted earlier this year. I'm none the wiser as to its benefits.

Forum: French Electrics
Topic: New electricity meters
Replies: 35
Views: 11898

Re: Demonstrations and strike action in France

by Creusebear • Sun 15 Dec 2019 17:02

We arrived yesterday and had no problems at all, although I did keep the tank full. In the end we decided to skip the planned overnight stay in Paris in case we had problems with the metro/RER running. I was looking forward to it too, but I am now warm in front of a blazing Creusois fireplace, so it...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Demonstrations and strike action in France
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Re: Demonstrations and strike action in France

by Creusebear • Mon 09 Dec 2019 23:04

Really useful links - thanks Dave. I suppose we will have to just play it by ear!

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Demonstrations and strike action in France
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Demonstrations and strike action in France

by Creusebear • Sat 07 Dec 2019 20:51

We are hoping to come over for a week before Christmas but are a bit nervous with all the news on the demonstrations. Will the motorways services and petrol stations be affected? Would it be better to travel on the N roads? We were going to stop for the night in Paris on the way down. What has been ...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Demonstrations and strike action in France
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Grand frère vous surveille!

by Creusebear • Sat 30 Nov 2019 14:27

Reconnaissance faciale - France Technologie

Listening to the news today about the expansion of facial recognition technology in China and the implication on privacy and government control, I was surprised to hear France was planning similar.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Grand frère vous surveille!
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Rick Stein's Secret France

by Creusebear • Tue 19 Nov 2019 20:35

BBC 2, Tuesday, 9pm.
Any one watching? I notice he does not venture this way! :(

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Rick Stein's Secret France
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: Les Pierres Jaumâtres

by Creusebear • Sun 17 Nov 2019 17:58

It is such a special place - your post has reminded me that it has been an age since we have been there. One for when the weather gets a little warmer!

Forum: Sleepy Hollow
Topic: Les Pierres Jaumâtres
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: Solar panels in France: a steeplechase

by Creusebear • Sun 17 Nov 2019 17:55

Our local farmer has had two massive barns put up on his land by solar energy companies. They choose the location and install panels and he gets the barn (although not a concrete floor in it) I have seen several similar in the area and wondered if there were deals for houses if they pointed in the r...

Forum: French Electrics
Topic: Solar panels in France: a steeplechase
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: Last Three Letters

by Creusebear • Sun 10 Nov 2019 17:48

sasquatch

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1436
Views: 109003

Re: Another Delay

by Creusebear • Tue 29 Oct 2019 17:39

It is all such a mess, and such a waste of money on 'Are you ready for Brexit?' adverts etc.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Another Delay
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: Cèpe season

by Creusebear • Wed 23 Oct 2019 16:45

I did most of what you suggested but I love the idea of Worcestershire sauce! I was confused by the 'mousse' - take it off or leave it on. In the end I removed it as it had a greenish tinge I didn't like the look of.
Very tasty with a plain omelette and a green salad. :D

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Cèpe season
Replies: 2
Views: 1166

Cèpe season

by Creusebear • Tue 22 Oct 2019 19:38

I've never cooked them before and a lovely neighbour has just presented me with two whoppers, what now? Help!

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Cèpe season
Replies: 2
Views: 1166

Re: Firewood needed

by Creusebear • Tue 22 Oct 2019 19:35

Glad you found someone local. We are just about to take delivery of a 'corde' to store in the leanto. Hopefully it will last us around two years as non residents who like a blazing fire! Sitting n front of one now on this rainy, windy evening - bliss!

Forum: Small Ads
Topic: Firewood needed
Replies: 9
Views: 1268

Re: Introduction

by Creusebear • Tue 22 Oct 2019 18:42

How is everything going? Is this a holiday home or a permanent move?

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Wild Food. What do you pick?

by Creusebear • Tue 22 Oct 2019 18:41

I'd love to be brave enough to pick mushrooms!

Forum: Survey Yourselves
Topic: Wild Food. What do you pick?
Replies: 2
Views: 1177
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