by Landa • Sun 06 Apr 2008 19:55
A French friend told me he cuts several meter lengths of bramble and pushes them down several mole holes and leaves them there. So in desperation I tried it and have not seen a mole since.
by Landa • Wed 12 Mar 2008 20:10
Learning a foreign language is never easy.You have to go back to basics.Young children learn to talk before they can read.So I bought a Teach Yourself French CD and book.Before I even looked at the book I used to play the tape over and over in the car on every journey I made for about six months bef...
by Landa • Tue 03 Jul 2007 19:05
I personally think agents tell vendors not to accept below a certain price even if they may be tempted because agents will get less commission. Hence inflated prices. Location is very important. Will family want to visit you? Last year we had heavy snow and had to walk to the local town 1km for shop...
by Landa • Thu 21 Jun 2007 21:13
I dont think alot of French men use public loos.
Any bush will do and our men are learning fast.
Also kissing.I have never been kissed by so many
British men before.Not that I mind anyway! Some
customs are quite enjoyable.
by Landa • Wed 18 Apr 2007 12:39
Some friends of mine went to register their English car and were told to produce a tax return as proof of residence in France.Although I have heard in other departments its different.
by Landa • Wed 28 Feb 2007 18:05
Hi Tom, Creuse is a large area and weather can even differ from north to south.But generally speaking it is colder in winter and warmer in summer than the uk.That is if you have come from southern England as I do.So I dont know if one would class that as being better or not.
by Landa • Sat 30 Sep 2006 19:21
Hi everyone, For the extra price B.ferries charge even for a cabin is it is really not worth it.All of these cabins are hot and stuffy and you can hear the person next door snoring.I did not get a good nights sleep on either.Personally I cant see any difference between either of them.Its price that ...
by Landa • Sat 22 Apr 2006 02:21
Hi everyone,I have been here a year now and only watch French tv.I have found it has helped me alot.I also go for a walk with my elderly French neighbour each afternoon and we have a good old chat.Sometimes I dont know how she understands me.The only problem I have is their country accent.
by Landa • Tue 14 Feb 2006 07:12
Hi everyone can anyone tell me what these 10 litre tubs of plaque de platre sold in Brico are used for? I bought one thinking it was a sort of plaster ready made for skimming.When I opened it looks very much like paint to me.Used it on the ceiling and did a better job than the paint did! Many thanks...
by Landa • Tue 06 Dec 2005 14:35
Thanks everyone for the info.But what is French for radiant panels? Having always had gas back in England I would not know a panel if I saw one.
by Landa • Sun 04 Dec 2005 14:45
We were also thinking of electric for heating but were not sure how prices compared.Does anyone know if you can get cheaper electricity at night like economy 7 in GB?
by Landa • Thu 03 Nov 2005 14:48
Yes I have to pay line rental as well as call charges.One word of warning! In a bad storm make sure your computer is protected or pull out from the socket and the telephone line.Ours was badly damaged back in June.But fortunatly we were able to claim from our contents insurance.
by Landa • Tue 01 Nov 2005 14:37
Hi Kev,there are many telephone and internet providers out there.But initially you will have to get France telecom to connect you.It cost us about 90euros.If you don`t have a telephone pole nearby you may have to pay a lot more.We also have Fr telecom as our internet provider and we get broadband he...