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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: 2
Views: 42

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: 2
Views: 42

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: 34

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: 71

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: 69

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: 87

Re: Last Three Letters

by Creusebear • Sun 10 Nov 2019 17:48

sasquatch

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1433
Views: 103106

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: 4
Views: 121

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: 61

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: 61

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: 1049

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: 255

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: 252

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

by Creusebear • Tue 22 Oct 2019 18:39

Saw them live once - awesome!

So how about
'Quelle merveilleuse vie!'

Re: Last Three Letters

by Creusebear • Tue 22 Oct 2019 18:35

kleptomaniac

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1433
Views: 103106

Re: Hello! What's this?

by Creusebear • Tue 22 Oct 2019 18:24

I bet you have some great stories to share and I am looking forward to the next instalment. 'Barmpot' is a new one on me, Thomas asks if you are Lancashire born?

Forum: Sleepy Hollow
Topic: Hello! What's this?
Replies: 2
Views: 134

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

by Creusebear • Wed 02 Oct 2019 07:11

Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus.
My favourite version:
https://youtu.be/Fw8ZDwdyHJQ

Un autre:
Quelle merveilleuse vie!

Re: Secheresse creuse 2019!!

by Creusebear • Fri 23 Aug 2019 19:33

It is as dry as dust here. I had hoped that the tail end of last week's storms further north would bring some rain but it seems to have skipped over us. The grass is burnt to a crisp and there is a hosepipe ban. Today has being blistering and even the wind is hot! I feel for the farmers who are havi...

Forum: Weather Centre
Topic: Secheresse creuse 2019!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1459

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: 1473

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: 1473
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