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Re: A final fare well

by jasmine • Wed 04 Nov 2009 09:05

Sorry to hear that Gerry wishing you and your family all the very best for the future

Jsmine

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: A final fare well
Replies: 10
Views: 2401

Re: The grues are back!

by jasmine • Wed 14 Oct 2009 10:53

Our x-neighbour swears by the cranes passing over and says when they come and go so does the weather at the time and usually, I have to say he is right. So it looks like it's going to get cold again. :(
Jasmine

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: The grues are back!
Replies: 6
Views: 2223

Re: Horse flies

by jasmine • Fri 09 Oct 2009 09:29

What about spiders? they can leave you with a very sore and itchy area after they bite. I have had a couple of them and they are remarkably similar to what is described here. Not sure what you can do to repel them though :?
Jasmine

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Horse flies
Replies: 33
Views: 12303

Re: Our dog 'put to sleep' - truly

by jasmine • Wed 23 Sep 2009 09:48

you have my sincere sympathies Annik its terrible to lose a loving pet please take heart from the fact that he went so peacefully.

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Our dog 'put to sleep' - truly
Replies: 14
Views: 3471

Re: Puppy advise please

by jasmine • Wed 16 Sep 2009 07:58

Glad to hear he is ok

Jasmine :D

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Puppy advise please
Replies: 9
Views: 2453

Re: Puppy advise please

by jasmine • Sat 12 Sep 2009 12:30

I once had the same problem with a puppy that I had brought. I took it back to the vets and they said it was due to the massive amount of worms which were being treated by the wormer. It was touch and go for a few days but eventually she was ok. I would be inclined to return the to the vets and ask ...

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Puppy advise please
Replies: 9
Views: 2453

Re: Elderberry Ideas

by jasmine • Sat 12 Sep 2009 12:24

These were my mothers recipes I hope that you enjoy them. Elderflower cordial 1kg (2lb 3oz) caster sugar 850ml (1 ½ pts) boiling water 45g (1 ½ oz) citric acid 15 large elderflower heads, flowers snipped from stems 2 lemons sliced Prep 20 mins (stand 5 days) makes approx 1.7 ltrs (3 pints) Put caste...

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Elderberry Ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 2244

Re: FIVE years of Pont Noir

by jasmine • Wed 26 Aug 2009 08:32

I would also like to add my congratulations. Pont Noir has for me been a source of valuable information and a place meet and to make some really good friends. Keep up the good work Dave.
Jasmine :D

Forum: Help Desk and Announcements
Topic: FIVE years of Pont Noir
Replies: 6
Views: 2264

Re: Waste Disposal

by jasmine • Fri 14 Aug 2009 10:36

Hi You should have a land fill site somewhere near you but if not you can hire skips (bennes) from SIERS they deliver and the collect them after a few days so you would need to be ready to fill it quite quickly. Address is SIERS Les Grandes Fougères 23300 Noth Tel: 0555 898600 Compared to hiring a s...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Waste Disposal
Replies: 2
Views: 1302

Dog lameness problem can anyone out there help?

by jasmine • Fri 07 Aug 2009 08:46

I have a friend who has a dog that is lame on a front leg (and has been for several months). It has had x-rays etc. which show nothing unusual and no bone changes. The person is now looking for alternative treatments so does anyone know of a dog specialist who could possibly help with these alternat...

Re: Decorative gravel/slate

by jasmine • Tue 04 Aug 2009 16:55

Hi FionaFrance You may not be aware of it but, you have a quarry just up the road from you. If you take the road to Moutier D'Ahun go through it then following the road to Jarnages/Cressat you will pass it on the left about 3kms after Moutier. They will show you what stone chippings they have availa...

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Decorative gravel/slate
Replies: 4
Views: 1922

Re: Fond of a fondue?

by jasmine • Wed 15 Jul 2009 18:08

I have to say I prefer the meat version. We visited some French friends who did us a fondue beef evening with lots of different sauces I thought it was a great and really sociable way to eat.

Forum: Crazy about the Creuse
Topic: Fond of a fondue?
Replies: 3
Views: 1421

Re: Horse flies

by jasmine • Mon 13 Jul 2009 07:27

Hi

Funnily enough I use the after sun by Avon with the insect repellent and it does work! I have to say though that the smell isn't too clever so its not so good if you are out on a soiree afterwards :lol:

Jasmine

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Horse flies
Replies: 33
Views: 12303

Re: Main Meat, Fish, Poultry & Game Dishes

by jasmine • Fri 10 Jul 2009 20:54

Steak, Guinness (or dark ale) and vegetable pie Serves 6 Prep time 10min Cook time 2hr 20min Ingredients For the puff pastry 226g strong flour Pinch of salt 226g butter Few drops lemon juice 142 ml ice cold water Beaten egg, to glaze For the pie filling 900g chuck steak, trimmed and diced 2 cloves g...

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Main Meat, Fish, Poultry & Game Dishes
Replies: 9
Views: 3200

Cakes and biscuits

by jasmine • Thu 25 Jun 2009 16:08

Raspberry and white chocolate cheesecake 50g unsalted butter 225g ginger nut biscuits crushed 50g chopped pecans or walnuts filling 275g mascapone cheese 175g fromage frais 2 eggs beaten 3 tbsp caster sugar 250g white chocolate 225g raspberries topping 115g mascapone cheese 75g fromage frais white ...

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Re: does anyone have a good recipe to share?
Replies: 12
Views: 3674

Re: Greenhouse

by jasmine • Sat 20 Jun 2009 18:27

Beware of having the larger plastic greenhouses...We brought one securely fitted with the supplies ties and rods and it even used extra metal rods to tie it into the ground 3 hours later we had a really bad windy afternoon I looked out of the window to see only the tie ropes and the metal ground pol...

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Greenhouse
Replies: 5
Views: 1937

Re: is there a worse hardware store anywhere in Europe?

by jasmine • Wed 17 Jun 2009 13:52

" Have you tried Fauconnet's builder's merchants at 2 Place de la Republique in Lavaveix-les-Mines? " When we first moved here we spent thousands and I do mean thousands in that shop, new central heating system, roofing stuff, wood by the tree! flooring, plumbing equipmemt etc. and we brought all th...

Re: Finally Moving!

by jasmine • Tue 16 Jun 2009 09:08

Good Luck with your move Maria I hope it all goes well for you and of course a big welcome to the Creuse

All the best
Jasmine

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Finally Moving!
Replies: 7
Views: 1716

Re: Car insurance - Recommendations

by jasmine • Fri 20 Mar 2009 14:02

We were originally with Credit Agricole for car and house insurance. We changed after the 2nd year as we time to shop around and had much better quotes with Groupama. My car insurance dropped from 595 fully comp to 259 (after a bit of haggling) which is a massive drop. The policy seems to be exactly...

Re: Horse flies

by jasmine • Mon 06 Oct 2008 07:48

Hi
I have not seen any around my horses for about three weeks so I think they have died off again for winter.
Which is great 'cos I hate the little blighters!
Jasmine

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Horse flies
Replies: 33
Views: 12303
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