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Re: Useful Websites for Creuse

by Creusebear • Thu 13 Aug 2020 23:09

Are there any good anglo Creuse groups, Facebook etc, to find local info, news etc?

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Useful Websites for Creuse
Replies: 9
Views: 8718

Re: Pont Noir Closure

by Creusebear • Sun 09 Aug 2020 16:55

Thanks, Alastair!
I always thought to organise them myself into a photo book format as a souvenir. It was my first/only attempt at 'writing' so I am very grateful to Dave for the opportunity.

Forum: Help Desk and Announcements
Topic: Pont Noir Closure
Replies: 10
Views: 880

Re: Pont Noir Closure

by Creusebear • Thu 06 Aug 2020 23:14

I joined Pont Noir just at the start of our renovation project. I was so pleased to find a local English speaking forum that focused on La Creuse, it has always been friendly and always helpful under Dave's management. I have really enjoyed being a moderator and loved writing about some of our exper...

Forum: Help Desk and Announcements
Topic: Pont Noir Closure
Replies: 10
Views: 880

Lockdown cuisine

by Creusebear • Mon 13 Jul 2020 18:05

All of this enforced time at home has encouraged more cooking. I don't think we have ever eaten so well! Although the inevitable increase in girth needs attention! I am usually rather a pedestrian, everyday cook so I am feeling quite pleased with myself. :egypt: So far I have made: rice pudding grav...

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Lockdown cuisine
Replies: 1
Views: 286

Re: The C word!

by Creusebear • Sun 12 Jul 2020 18:17

So, how is it? Are the town markets running? Do you think people are happy to see you? We are hoping to travel in August but haven't made a booking yet.

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: The C word!
Replies: 47
Views: 7502

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: 47
Views: 7502

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: 817

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: 817

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: 47
Views: 7502

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: 47
Views: 7502

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: 47
Views: 7502

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: 47
Views: 7502

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: 47
Views: 7502

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: 47
Views: 7502

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: 47
Views: 7502

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: 47
Views: 7502

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: 3737

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: 3737

Re: Last Three Letters

by Creusebear • Sun 16 Feb 2020 14:38

noxious

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1438
Views: 141750
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