Re: Wood Burning Stove Installation

by grandad • Tue 06 Aug 2013 09:47

Oh dear, that's a matter of opinion, and it will be the insurance company's opinion which counts. It IS possible to have fire fire start in a liner and for it to spread beyond it.
Worth saying that in my experience (only on 3 stoves) a liner is much better because it draws better.
Enjoy your wood !

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Wood Burning Stove Installation
Replies: 15
Views: 2415

Re: The all New Pont Noir

by grandad • Sat 13 Jul 2013 10:32

The new colour is really oppressive now to the point where it is no longer a pleasure to read !!! I normally look at the site a couple of times (min) each day, and it is now hard work, so I'm much less likely to bother. That would be a shame, for me at least. Am I the only one ? Doubt it !

Forum: Help Desk and Announcements
Topic: The all New Pont Noir
Replies: 22
Views: 1816

Re: The all New Pont Noir

by grandad • Thu 11 Jul 2013 12:38

Loads of work for you, and thank you for it !
I find the new colour a little "heavy" but I'm often in a minority, says my wife !
Well done.

Forum: Help Desk and Announcements
Topic: The all New Pont Noir
Replies: 22
Views: 1816

Re: L'abattage d'arbres en Creuse

by grandad • Fri 28 Jun 2013 18:43

A real shame. To take a longer view, could you maybe get hold of the wood fom it, and in return either give the price of, or better still use the value to plant two more elsewhere ? Won't fix that view, but it might make you feel better !!!!

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: L'abattage d'arbres en Creuse
Replies: 4
Views: 1789

Cat boarding

by grandad • Sat 02 Mar 2013 16:10

Is there anyone with personal experience of using any of the cat "kennels" in the region Auzances, montlucon, evaux etc ?? Please tell me if you have anything either good or bad to say to avoid bad experiences for Kitty.
Thanks.

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Cat boarding
Replies: 3
Views: 1411

Re: Selling or Donating Household items

by grandad • Tue 26 Feb 2013 09:33

There is also the Croix Rouge at Gueret, best phone ahead or call to see the times/days they are open. Our local one is always busy and crying out for halfway decent stuff to pass on to those less fortunate. Sorry you are going back to UK, hope it works out, France isn't right for everyone ! Good luck

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Selling or Donating Household items
Replies: 5
Views: 1357

Another scam arrives

by grandad • Tue 19 Feb 2013 10:48

I'm sure it's old hat by now, but worth a mention. This morning had a really lifelike email from Paypal wanting to help me sort out a problem with my account, and for security reasons asking for bank credit card and password details...... A really good effort !!!
Nowhere safe ?

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Another scam arrives
Replies: 1
Views: 848

Re: New Breathalyser Law

by grandad • Sun 17 Feb 2013 13:19

Joy, oh joy !!
No doubt that is why my income tax will be a little higher AGAIN this year ?

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: New Breathalyser Law
Replies: 30
Views: 7463

Re: New Breathalyser Law

by grandad • Sun 17 Feb 2013 09:07

Not so different from the UK really... Politicians building themselves a grandstand on which to stand and shout, to make an impression, or make believe they are actually doing something useful. Then a little opposition, and the politician turns around , changes his/her mind, and shouts about somethi...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: New Breathalyser Law
Replies: 30
Views: 7463

Re: Wood Burning Stove Installation

by grandad • Tue 08 Jan 2013 19:28

:bore: If you were a resident, paying income tax here, then you get a further benefit by way of a tax offset on such expenditure. But I don't think there is any residence issue because his reduction is applied at the point of sale.

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Wood Burning Stove Installation
Replies: 15
Views: 2415

Re: Wood Burning Stove Installation

by grandad • Tue 08 Jan 2013 18:24

Before you decide about that I suggest you speak to your local supplier of wood stoves. Certainly up to last year there was a financial incentive for installing appliances to burn renewables, which meant that the VAT was at 5 rather than 19.6 percent, an enormous saving, but ONLY if fitted by a prof...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Wood Burning Stove Installation
Replies: 15
Views: 2415

Re: Secure parking

by grandad • Sun 23 Dec 2012 14:34

There is a perfectly fine car park at the station, hard standing and lights, also inspected from time to time by staff. You have to pre book on line at www.resaplace.com . It is not the car park immediately in front of the station where the buses are, but immediately to your left if you standing out...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Secure parking
Replies: 2
Views: 1081

How many ?

by grandad • Mon 10 Dec 2012 10:28

Every time we drive down to La Souterraine, my O/H and I ask each other why is the village on the 145 called
Le Trois et Demi

PLEASE does anyone have any idea ??

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: How many ?
Replies: 1
Views: 974

Re: Blessed are the cheesemakers.

by grandad • Sat 20 Oct 2012 21:31

You will obviously need someone to do the quality tests ......
I'll be round!

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Blessed are the cheesemakers.
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

Re: Farmyard Manure

by grandad • Thu 18 Oct 2012 22:15

MUCH better to give him a reciprocal gift than to try to pay for it. Makes for a better relationship.

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Farmyard Manure
Replies: 3
Views: 1592

Re: TooWay satellite internet

by grandad • Tue 16 Oct 2012 11:35

Food for thought - thanks

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: TooWay satellite internet
Replies: 3
Views: 1740

TooWay satellite internet

by grandad • Sun 14 Oct 2012 11:21

Does anyone out there have any experience of this system please?

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: TooWay satellite internet
Replies: 3
Views: 1740

Re: Firewood Supplier

by grandad • Sat 13 Oct 2012 14:43

I would be very interested to hear what you consider to be a good price - over here (Auzances sector) I seemed to have to pay 40 euros plus plus per cu m. to get any decent wood when I was buying it

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Firewood Supplier
Replies: 5
Views: 1317

Re: New Law 01.07.2012 - Breathalyser

by grandad • Fri 12 Oct 2012 16:17

Breathalysers, and how hot does it get in your car ?

I managed to get a box, and on the side it says that it needs to be kept under 40 degrees.

Well well?

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: New Breathalyser Law
Replies: 30
Views: 7463

Re: Carte vitale

by grandad • Wed 22 Aug 2012 23:15

Les trois ours - couldn't agree more !!!!!!!!

:-D :-D :-D :-D

Forum: Taxes, Health, Finance and Employment
Topic: Carte vitale
Replies: 3
Views: 1661
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