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Live Life in Creuse

Re: Narrow Dog to Carcassonne by Terry Darlington

by baywindowgirl • Sun 19 Apr 2009 12:32

I heartily agree, a fantastic read.
If you like audio books, the audio version is also excellent.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Narrow Dog to Carcassonne by Terry Darlington
Replies: 6
Views: 1714

Re: New bug questions

by baywindowgirl • Fri 06 Feb 2009 22:18

You can get Ecover products in France, shouldn't have any problems with that. Self and OH are very sensitive to anything nasty and we've always found it OK

Re: Second World War - should it ever be mentioned?

by baywindowgirl • Tue 22 Jul 2008 22:25

We went to Oradour on our last trip over in June, it's well worth a visit. The visitor centre is excellent, it handles the subject matter with great sensitivity. The village itself is incredibly poignant. The thing that really got to me was the sight of a sewing machine in practically every house. S...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Second World War - should it ever be mentioned?
Replies: 13
Views: 3252

Re: Where to buy meat

by baywindowgirl • Tue 22 Jul 2008 22:18

I'd be interested to know how the price of meat compares with that in the UK? I don't eat meat, so never look at the prices. The stuff we buy a lot of (fish, seasonal veg, beans and pulses) is a similar price or cheaper, but I've seen posts complaining that a grocery shop is more expensive in France...

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Where to buy meat
Replies: 5
Views: 2609

Re: Don't move to France ( it really is rather horrid)

by baywindowgirl • Sun 20 Jul 2008 22:06

This thread seems to be turning into a four legs (people who are already over there) good, two legs (those of us who haven't made it yet) bad diatribe, which I think is a little unfair. Yes you do see people on those TV progs who obviously don't have a clue (the ones who can't speak any French but s...

Re: vegetarian meat

by baywindowgirl • Sun 01 Jun 2008 18:57

Have you checked that your friend eats meat substitutes like Quorn mince? Some veggies don't on principle. I try not to because frankly it's not terribly nice! I know we can be a bit awkward to cater for, but you're pretty safe with pasta and veggies :-)

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: vegetarian meat
Replies: 8
Views: 4509

Re: How good was your French?

by baywindowgirl • Sat 29 Mar 2008 10:08

Many thanks for your views, which are actually quite reassuring. I wouldn't expect to be able to use English over there (although as an interesting aside, I work for a local authority here, and we will translate any of our official documents on demand), and I would certainly never start a conversati...

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: How good was your French?
Replies: 12
Views: 3122

How good was your French?

by baywindowgirl • Thu 27 Mar 2008 21:02

We're looking to buy in La Creuse in the next year or so, for holidays initially, then planning to move over permanently when we can escape work! I've been going to evening classes for the past two years to brush up my school french, and can get by pretty well, but I'm certainly not anything like fl...

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: How good was your French?
Replies: 12
Views: 3122