Re: Bed/Bedding - keeping it fresh

by Landa • Fri 16 May 2008 22:03

I would leave it as it is.When you return invest in an electric blanket to air it when you return.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Bed/Bedding - keeping it fresh
Replies: 5
Views: 1415

Re: Mole News

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.

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Mole News
Replies: 68
Views: 17840

Learning French

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...

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: Learning French
Replies: 11
Views: 2728

Re: freeview box

by Landa • Tue 04 Mar 2008 11:33

Thanks for the info Brian.Guess we will have to try and align it all over again.When it stops snowing!

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: Freeview box
Replies: 29
Views: 14183

Re: freeview box

by Landa • Mon 03 Mar 2008 09:50

We bought an Elap DV3 from brico which is the same as the Axil.
But when it rains we lose the signal.Has anyone any idea how to overcome this.

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: Freeview box
Replies: 29
Views: 14183

Re: Housebuying

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...

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: Housebuying
Replies: 25
Views: 10869

loos and kissing

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.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: new member
Replies: 18
Views: 4177

Re: new member

by Landa • Fri 15 Jun 2007 18:50

Hello everyone,
we also live near Aigurande in a little place called
Lourdoueix St Pierre.It is about 1km from the border
with dept 36.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: new member
Replies: 18
Views: 4177

Re: Car insurance and taxation

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.

Re: The Weather

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.

Forum: Weather Centre
Topic: The Weather
Replies: 2
Views: 2199

Re: LD Lines Le Havre

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 ...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: LD Lines Le Havre
Replies: 12
Views: 7877

Re: French Language

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.

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: French Language
Replies: 11
Views: 5968

Re: Plaque de platre

by Landa • Tue 14 Feb 2006 13:37

Many thanks Dave.
I think it is most likely a primer for plasterboard from your description.
Landa

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Plaque de platre
Replies: 2
Views: 2579

Plaque de platre

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...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Plaque de platre
Replies: 2
Views: 2579

Re: renovation

by Landa • Fri 13 Jan 2006 14:24

Hi Dave
you can go to your local tourist office and they will have a book on 2006 events or you can go to icilacreuse.com. But I don't think there will be much until the spring.Landa

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Renovation
Replies: 6
Views: 4832

Re: Central Heating........LPG or Oil?

by Landa • Thu 08 Dec 2005 14:03

Hi Dave,Thanks for the translation.Been to Brico and bought some.Better get them fitted before the next cold spell.
Landa

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Central Heating - LPG, Oil or Electricity?
Replies: 19
Views: 26975

Re: Central Heating........LPG or Oil?

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.
Landa

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Central Heating - LPG, Oil or Electricity?
Replies: 19
Views: 26975

Re: Central Heating........LPG or Oil?

by Landa • Sun 04 Dec 2005 14:45

Hi everyone,
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?

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Central Heating - LPG, Oil or Electricity?
Replies: 19
Views: 26975

Re: Telephone lines and broadband connections

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.
Landa

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: Telephone lines and broadband connections
Replies: 4
Views: 4162

Re: Telephone lines and broadband connections

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...

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: Telephone lines and broadband connections
Replies: 4
Views: 4162
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