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Re: Pitter patter of tiny paws-Woof

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...

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Pitter patter of tiny paws-Woof
Replies: 7
Views: 1969

Re: Language for Exchange

by Isabel • Mon 07 Nov 2011 22:42

My 15 year old daughter is learning French. Perhaps you could help each other via email?

Isabel

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: Language for Exchange
Replies: 4
Views: 1636

Re: Price of a cord of wood

by Isabel • Sun 13 Mar 2011 14:14

We're just over the border into Centre & pay 25 euro / stere delivered (50cm logs) for mixture of well seasoned oak & other woods.

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Price of a cord of wood
Replies: 4
Views: 2128

Re: Opinions on shutters

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.

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Opinions on shutters
Replies: 6
Views: 1754

Re: Insect !

by Isabel • Mon 21 Sep 2009 23:13

That's it! What a beautiful photo too. Now our initial debate about whether it was a bird or an insect doesn't seem quite so ridiculous.
Thank you.

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Insect !
Replies: 4
Views: 1661

Insect !

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?

Thanks
Isabel

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Insect !
Replies: 4
Views: 1661

Re: Practise reading in French

by Isabel • Sat 18 Jul 2009 11:34

What an excellent site! Thank you.

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: Practise reading in French
Replies: 1
Views: 1246

Re: Travelling to the Creuse

by Isabel • Tue 07 Jul 2009 17:55

Just wondered if anyone has a recommendation (or warning!) for a budget hotel in Chartres?

Thanks
Isabel

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Travelling to Creuse
Replies: 112
Views: 36398

Re: Electric meter

by Isabel • Sun 15 Mar 2009 22:54

Hello

The electrician that we use is happy to offer an advice only service to customers. He's in the north creuse area. PM me if you'd like his details.

Isabel

Forum: French Electrics
Topic: Electric meter
Replies: 4
Views: 6434

Re: Doctor/Dentist

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...

Forum: Taxes, Health, Finance and Employment
Topic: Doctor/Dentist
Replies: 4
Views: 1661

Re: Digital Camera's

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.

Isabel

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: French Freecycle
Replies: 7
Views: 1863

Re: Books - The Labyrinth - Kate Mosse

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.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Books - The Labyrinth - Kate Mosse
Replies: 3
Views: 1305

Re: You have a house, therefore you must have a T.V

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.

Isabel

Re: Online Checkin

by Isabel • Fri 26 Sep 2008 22:00

Oh dear. I've just re-read your posts & decided that I have got the wrong end of the stick. Sorry. :oops:

I haven't had any problems doing on-line check in.
Isabel

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Online Checkin
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

Re: Online Checkin

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...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Online Checkin
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

Re: White cows

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 ...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: White cows
Replies: 11
Views: 2674

Re: Dentist & Doctor Recommendations Please

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...

Dentist & Doctor Recommendations Please

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...

Re: Drawing towards the End of “Our Story”

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.

Isabel

Re: Where are all the wildfowl??

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...

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Where are all the wildfowl?
Replies: 7
Views: 2301