Re: Exchange rate for tax forms

by lestroisours • Thu 08 May 2014 19:53

Which is exactly what I said 1/1.1775 = 0.8492

Re: Broadband

by lestroisours • Fri 02 May 2014 20:29

We are at 3.1 kilmetres from our exchange, at the very limit of ADSL, and get roughly 2MB download speed according to Ookla.net and 80-100KB upload. We consider ourselves very lucky. I am a sysop for my radio club based in ST Junien (87), and we have a radio site near Peyrat le Chateau just south of...

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: Broadband
Replies: 21
Views: 2574

Re: Any changes to sat TV reception

by lestroisours • Fri 02 May 2014 20:23

Astra 2F is now in service with some channels changed to it in preference to the UK with a footprint more focused. Many ex-pats have lost reception in Spain and the south of France. The answer is to get a bigger dish, and if that doesn't work get an even bigger dish. True about the heating of the he...

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: Any changes to sat TV reception
Replies: 4
Views: 1014

Re: Exchange rate for tax forms

by lestroisours • Fri 02 May 2014 20:15

0.8492 is the rate of exchange according to the Banque de France for the year.

Re: Importing a 2CV

by lestroisours • Thu 30 May 2013 22:33

There is no longer any departmental restriction on Voiture de Collection. They may be driven anywhere. Get your attestation de voiture de collection before your CT. I did it the other way round so I have only 2 years, then it will be 5 years thereafter. Check your 2CV's V5 - If it has an European nu...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Importing a 2CV
Replies: 8
Views: 1754

Re: change from ie to chrome

by lestroisours • Sat 11 May 2013 20:00

I'll answer some of your concerns about shortcuts. By having shortcuts of any sort on your desktop does decrease the memory availability and response speed of your computer, but probably more true of the older machines with less physical memory size. If you have program short cuts on the desktop, yo...

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: change from ie to chrome
Replies: 5
Views: 1071

Re: change from ie to chrome

by lestroisours • Fri 10 May 2013 22:02

Firstly, having too many desktop shortcuts is inefficient, as most are accessible from your start button if you are careful. I have not been a fan of other browsers, so have stuck with IE(now)10. I have noticed an advisory from gmail that notes I am not using Chrome and recommends the change. Firefo...

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: change from ie to chrome
Replies: 5
Views: 1071

Declaration Impots 2013

by lestroisours • Thu 02 May 2013 16:14

For those doing their tax return either on line or paper, the rate of exchange is 0.8161. For those of us doing a tax return with a government pension, it seems, that the convention for 2010 changed the boxes we fill in on the form 2047, and those amounts go through to paragraph 1 on the 2042. Mine ...

Forum: Taxes, Health, Finance and Employment
Topic: Declaration Impots 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1253

Re: Public Transport

by lestroisours • Fri 08 Mar 2013 16:24

For the first time we have elected to let the train take the strain, and go to the UK from Limoges Benedictins - Paris - Ashford and then take a hire car. There is no chance of getting to Limoges to take the train, other than with the help of friends. The No.9 bus service Felletin - Limoges is other...

Forum: Survey Yourselves
Topic: Public Transport
Replies: 4
Views: 1106

Re: New Breathalyser Law

by lestroisours • Sun 17 Feb 2013 12:54

That's not all apparently.They are going to put back all the signs for the radar sites as well. I wonder if they will allow radar in the sat navs eventually too!

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: New Breathalyser Law
Replies: 30
Views: 7433

Re: New Breathalyser Law

by lestroisours • Fri 15 Feb 2013 17:01

Maneul Valls, the Minister of the Interior in France has announced today, the removal of the obligation to carry a breath test device in your cars, where it is not fitted as a requirment, such as in buses and school transport. An anouncement will follow in the national official bulletin.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: New Breathalyser Law
Replies: 30
Views: 7433

Re: How good is your English grammar?

by lestroisours • Sun 10 Feb 2013 12:00

Sine doctores, ubi essent erimus?

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: How good is your English grammar?
Replies: 14
Views: 1945

Re: How good is your English grammar?

by lestroisours • Sun 10 Feb 2013 10:56

I had a head start - I did latin at school, helps with terminology, although french has the same structure.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: How good is your English grammar?
Replies: 14
Views: 1945

Re: How good is your English grammar?

by lestroisours • Sat 09 Feb 2013 17:06

13 out of 14

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: How good is your English grammar?
Replies: 14
Views: 1945

Re: How many ?

by lestroisours • Tue 11 Dec 2012 15:53

A phone call to the Marie at Fleurat may assist. Not only is it the name of the hamlet adjacent to the main road, but the name of the road itself parallel to the N145. Maybe because it trois et demi kilometres from Fleurat, because that's what it's measured.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: How many ?
Replies: 1
Views: 965

Re: Snow?

by lestroisours • Tue 11 Dec 2012 15:34

We've had snow in Royère all week and it's not thawed. It snowed briefly this morning. Suprisingly from Chatain eastwards there was nothing lying last night when we made the trip to Aubusson.

Forum: Weather Centre
Topic: Snow?
Replies: 3
Views: 1291

Re: What do people feel about living in the Creuse?

by lestroisours • Wed 21 Nov 2012 17:45

Well said Dave, end Everywhere has its own peculiarities. But I 've said it as well, you have to be pro-active, otherwise, you can get cabin fever. Mind you with weather such as today, staying in is a good idea.

Re: Mole News

by lestroisours • Tue 20 Nov 2012 08:25

17 - Message ends.

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Mole News
Replies: 68
Views: 18794

Re: a view from the USA...well, from California

by lestroisours • Sun 11 Nov 2012 07:46

It is always a difficult concept when you try to believe that one man can make a difference. It has happened at least twice before with significant impact, one led a brutal regime that killed millions, and the other one was crucified by his own people but look at the result in spiritual belief level...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: a view from the USA...well, from California
Replies: 9
Views: 1358

Re: English Bacon

by lestroisours • Thu 08 Nov 2012 13:32

In Leader Price we found a pack of "quart de jambon sec", square cut but lean bacon in all but name. No water in it, and very tasty.

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: English Bacon
Replies: 9
Views: 1992
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