by Isabel • Sun 22 Jan 2012 17:57
My non-French speaking in-laws visited the vet in Cluis & didn't have a problem. It's a new building on the left just before you reach Cluis (driving from Aigurande). Think they were charged about 43 euros for whatever was required. At the Calais tunnel there are big paw print signs for pet passport...
by Isabel • Sun 27 Sep 2009 18:19
We have the folding metal persiennes on our house too. They are very easy to remove for painting. We found painting them with a brush was not ideal but have found that the Hammerite electrostatic sprayer did an excellent & very easy job.
by Isabel • Mon 21 Sep 2009 18:08
This summer we saw a very large flying insect that we have been unable to identify. It is nectar drinking with a long mouth piece & is much bigger than any other insects that we have seen - perhaps 5cm long.
I'd love to know what it is - any suggestions?
by Isabel • Mon 23 Feb 2009 17:11
I saw a dentist in France last summer. Had some trouble finding one that wasn't on holiday in August but after that just phoned & was offered an appointment within a day or so. The charges (for the dentist & for the prescription medications) seemed reasonable too. My one very important piece of advi...
by Isabel • Fri 06 Feb 2009 10:12
I support freecycle in the UK too. Just had a look at French freecycle groups. The closest seems to be Bourges. There really aren't that many groups on France, whereas there are lots in the UK.
by Isabel • Sun 30 Nov 2008 11:09
Read this earlier in the year & really enjoyed it, especially as it coincided with a visit to Chartres cathedral which is mentioned in the book.
I've also read 2 other books by Kate Mosse - set in France too with interesting historical descriptions but variations on the same theme really.
by Isabel • Sun 02 Nov 2008 12:37
I'm not a fan of TV, however we bowed to pressure from the children & bought one of those set top boxes so that we can watch some French TV. It does help with the language & it is also interesting to hear the news from the French perspective. There are some "interesting" chat shows too.
by Isabel • Fri 26 Sep 2008 21:55
I've used on-line check with several airlines including Ryanair. I think that you can only do on-line check in a certain number of hours before your flight so you can't print out the return trip check in cards before you have taken the outbound flight. (There are usually security questions about bag...
by Isabel • Sun 07 Sep 2008 23:45
I really like to see the local farmers "taking the cattle for a walk". The Charolais are big beasts & the job of herding them along the road does look to be quite stressful, especially when they start to trot. I presumed that the ladies were at the back keeping them moving whilst the men on foot at ...
by Isabel • Tue 02 Sep 2008 19:19
Hi Edmoraz Don't know the cost of a check up but the cost for my dental treatment was very reasonable: 2 x-rays, 2 anaesthetic injections & drill work - about 30 mins in the chair - for 22 euros. Four lots of medication came to about 45 euros. Incidentally my holiday health insurance company were ve...
by Isabel • Sun 31 Aug 2008 15:40
We have just returned to the UK after a lovely 4 weeks at our house on the Creuse / Indre border near Aigurande. During the holiday I developed tooth ache & decided to visit a dentist there rather than endure the possibly worsening discomfort for the rest of the holiday. We had some difficulty findi...
by Isabel • Thu 24 Jul 2008 07:25
I have read through all of your articles over the past few days & just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed them. Your experiences are really interesting & sound such fun. Thank you for sharing them.
by Isabel • Wed 16 Jul 2008 11:42
I have also wondered about rabbits. I see alot in the UK & in not at all rural locations (grassy roundabouts on busy roads)but I haven't seen any in extremely rurals places in France. Is it just that the natural balance of life is haywire in the UK where the rabbits main "predator" is probably the c...