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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: 17
Views: 348

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: 17
Views: 348

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: 17
Views: 348

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: 17
Views: 348

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: 17
Views: 348

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: 1615

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: 1615

Re: Last Three Letters

by Creusebear • Sun 16 Feb 2020 14:38

noxious

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1438
Views: 116979

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: 1615

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: 66
Views: 38003

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: 1358

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: 1358

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: 1031

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: 419

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: 1438
Views: 116979

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: 12779

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: 1206

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: 1206

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: 1206

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: 647
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