Re: vegetable plots

by Lynn • Wed 23 Apr 2014 20:56

I just ate the first peas of the year which have overwintered in my cold greenhouse. The French seem to buy plants for their gardens, hence them leaving it till after the middle of May, so they hopefully avoid the frost. We're at 550m altitude and I plant much the same as in UK but keep an eye on th...

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: vegetable plots
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

Re: Hire of equipment

by Lynn • Tue 25 Mar 2014 09:54

Thanks, Patrick. I've been there and ordered it this morning. It's called BLS, they were very helpful.

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Hire of equipment
Replies: 4
Views: 1232

Re: Hire of equipment

by Lynn • Mon 24 Mar 2014 19:55

It's to sand a wooden floor but I can't use an ordinary floor sander as they're too heavy to get up into my attic. This is a much smaller version but still adequate for the job.

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Hire of equipment
Replies: 4
Views: 1232

Hire of equipment

by Lynn • Mon 24 Mar 2014 12:24

I wonder if anyone knows the name of the Tool Hire company at Aubusson, I have hunted all over the place to no avail and also can anyone tell me the French for Edging Sander?!! I would prefer not to look a total idiot when I go in there!
Many thanks
Lynn

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Hire of equipment
Replies: 4
Views: 1232

Re: Last Three Letters

by Lynn • Sun 21 Apr 2013 10:54

dozenth

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1416
Views: 94909

Re: Wood Burning Stove Installation

by Lynn • Wed 16 Jan 2013 22:03

That's what my insurance company ask for. They don't need to see it but if you have a fire that starts in your chimney, you aren't covered without a certificat de ramonage, I believe.

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Wood Burning Stove Installation
Replies: 15
Views: 2446

Re: Wood Burning Stove Installation

by Lynn • Thu 10 Jan 2013 12:18

We used Barry at stoveseller.com, he is near Dun le Palestel but happily came out to us and we have been very satisfied with his work.

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Wood Burning Stove Installation
Replies: 15
Views: 2446

Re: Last Three Letters

by Lynn • Wed 21 Nov 2012 20:00

testosterone

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1416
Views: 94909

Re: What do people feel about living in the Creuse?

by Lynn • Wed 21 Nov 2012 19:57

There is stuff to do out there but you do have to go out and look for it. I find I read anything and everything that I can find from notices in the local shops to signs on the road telling you what's going on. We have had our house for 8 years and it has taken time to settle in and make friends but ...

Re: LOST - YOUNG FEMALE DOG on 6th July

by Lynn • Tue 10 Jul 2012 21:23

Brilliant news, bet you are so relieved.

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: LOST - YOUNG FEMALE DOG on 6th July
Replies: 8
Views: 1592

Re: Fleas

by Lynn • Tue 10 Jul 2012 21:22

We use Frontline and have never had a problem with our dog. I've no idea what to suggest at all. Hope you find a solution.

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Fleas
Replies: 6
Views: 1521

Re: Mole News

by Lynn • Tue 10 Jul 2012 21:18

Yes, that is what I have found, you have to get the bomb in immediately you spot the little darling's hole!!! We did manage to kill one the other day when i saw the carrot leaves waving around as it was eating them and Tim despatched it with a spade! Sorry to any of you with sensitive natures.

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Mole News
Replies: 68
Views: 18956

Re: Where to buy a Bed?

by Lynn • Mon 11 Jun 2012 22:50

We got ours at Conforama and have been pleased with it and you can hire a van there to get it home if you need to as well.

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Where to buy a Bed?
Replies: 3
Views: 1132

Re: Travelling to the Creuse

by Lynn • Mon 30 Apr 2012 21:44

We have had one for about 5 years and it's brilliant, no queueing or hunting around for change or your card or jumping out of your right-hand drive car to go and pay. They only charge you in the months that you use the doofer, about 2 euros a month, so it's not a bad price and we consider it well wo...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Travelling to Creuse
Replies: 112
Views: 35645

Re: Travelling to the Creuse

by Lynn • Mon 30 Apr 2012 20:59

We have been using one for about 5 years and love it. It saves so much time and they only charge you 2 euros per month for the months in which you use the device, so it's not a bad deal. There are some new toll booths in some areas now where if you drive through at 30kph, you don't even have to stop...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Travelling to Creuse
Replies: 112
Views: 35645

Re: knitting wool

by Lynn • Wed 25 Apr 2012 09:58

If you come into Aubusson and head towards LImoges, you will cross the level crossing. Turn immediately left after the crossing and it's about 400 yards up that road on the right hand side.

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Knitting Wool
Replies: 5
Views: 1183

Re: Broken water meter or should I say frozen water meter

by Lynn • Tue 24 Apr 2012 20:22

This morning we had a flooded kitchen. We eventually discovered that it was because the water meter pit had filled up with water and it was coming in through the wall! We've never had a problem before, never even seen any water in the pit but it's clearly because of all the rain! Think we got off fa...

Re: Ikea Clermont Ferrand

by Lynn • Tue 24 Apr 2012 20:17

There is also one in Saint-Etienne, it depends where you are in the Creuse which one is easiest to get to.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Ikea Clermont Ferrand
Replies: 5
Views: 1881

Re: knitting wool

by Lynn • Tue 24 Apr 2012 20:16

Depends how near to Gueret you want to be, Maxiprix at Aubusson has 500gms for 7.50 euros.

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Knitting Wool
Replies: 5
Views: 1183

Re: Pitter patter of tiny paws-Woof

by Lynn • Mon 23 Apr 2012 10:23

We travel with our dog on the tunnel and have never had a queue at all, it must depend on when you travel, we usually aim for around teatime, if that helps!!

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Pitter patter of tiny paws-Woof
Replies: 7
Views: 1909
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