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Re: The C word!

by virtdave • Sun 14 Jun 2020 22:46

He said the total time from leaving the USA until arrival in Corrèze was 19 hours. Of course, his decision is serious, and I too hope he finds France a better home....

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: The C word!
Replies: 44
Views: 6368

Re: The C word!

by virtdave • Thu 11 Jun 2020 18:20

I just heard from a friend who has a place in France. Last week he was, astonishingly, able to fly from the USA to CDG, take a train from the Gare Montparnasse to Bordeaux, and another train to get to his house in Corrèze. Took him only 19 hours. To clear customs, all he had to do was basically reno...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: The C word!
Replies: 44
Views: 6368

Re: The C word!

by virtdave • Sun 12 Apr 2020 11:24

from the electric bulletin board of my meighborhood; > A chronology of the events of the past few months with Captain Trump of the RMS Titanic at the helm: > > There isn't any iceberg. > > There was an iceberg but it's in a totally different ocean. > > The iceberg is in this ocean but it will melt v...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: The C word!
Replies: 44
Views: 6368

Re: The C word!

by virtdave • Sat 11 Apr 2020 19:41

California has done a pretty good job so far in imposing strict but reasonable controls, as have several other US states--despite the appalling 'leadership' of Trump and his cronies. One of the very few silver linings is the probability that he'll be ousted in November. Tho he may well declare himse...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: The C word!
Replies: 44
Views: 6368

Re: The C word!

by virtdave • Wed 18 Mar 2020 20:16

Just spoke to a friend in Creuse. Here in semi-rural northern California, shelter-in-place is now the law, but the requirements in France seem so draconian as to be counter-productive. My French friend has to have a document with her to walk her dog in the woods. We just cancelled our airline ticket...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: The C word!
Replies: 44
Views: 6368

Re: The C word!

by virtdave • Sun 15 Mar 2020 16:52

Any more news from Creuse? I imagine it's still rather like the northern California coast, not directly impacted but not terribly reassuring. In our nearest big city, Santa Rosa (about the size of Limoges) it's apparently pretty hectic in the big supermarkets--runs on toilet paper (!) etc and hand s...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: The C word!
Replies: 44
Views: 6368

Re: The C word!

by virtdave • Mon 09 Mar 2020 02:01

I assume the level of concern in Creuse is pretty much like it is in semi-rural northern California--i.e., wary but not frantic. We're scheduled to return to France at the end of May. Insh'Allah. For the past 15 years I've joined the local boar hunt. Every hunting day regularly starts with every new...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: The C word!
Replies: 44
Views: 6368

Re: Lac de Lavaud-Gelade and other Swimming

by virtdave • Sun 02 Feb 2020 21:30

here is a view of La Ramade, just barely in Creuse and not far from Giat. Never crowded, rather nice lawn-like place (sometimes with a shower for after-bathing), sometimes with a little buvette for sodas, etc. Dog-friendly (as are many such venues in France, including for sure Lavaud-Gelade). Also ...

Forum: Sleepy Hollow
Topic: Lac de Lavaud-Gelade and other Swimming
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Views: 3458

Re: Last Three Letters

by virtdave • Fri 20 Dec 2019 05:31

cataleptic

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
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Re: Last Three Letters

by virtdave • Fri 06 Dec 2019 18:24

tesselate

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
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Views: 128560

Re: Cannabis in a field near you?

by virtdave • Fri 22 Nov 2019 02:32

a century ago, hemp was apparently rather widely grown in Creuse, tho mostly for its fiber. The former mayor of Crocq restored an old moulin á chanvre not far from Crocq, and there's a nice walk to visit it. Look here . When we're in France, we avoid cannabis, but now we're back in California, we ca...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Cannabis in a field near you?
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Re: Last Three Letters

by virtdave • Tue 12 Nov 2019 07:52

escheat

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1438
Views: 128560

Re: Last Three Letters

by virtdave • Sat 09 Nov 2019 08:13

abscissa

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
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Views: 128560

Re: Last Three Letters

by virtdave • Thu 24 Oct 2019 09:22

casuistry

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
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Views: 128560

Re: Last Three Letters

by virtdave • Sat 12 Oct 2019 00:48

sickle

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
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Views: 128560

Re: Last Three Letters

by virtdave • Tue 08 Oct 2019 20:35

tenterhooks

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
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Re: Last Three Letters

by virtdave • Thu 19 Sep 2019 13:17

noisome

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1438
Views: 128560

Re: Last Three Letters

by virtdave • Thu 19 Sep 2019 00:04

sesquipedalian

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
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Re: Using a Déchèterie

by virtdave • Thu 08 Aug 2019 18:48

The regulations change every time a bureaucrat comes up with some new way to pester folks. Last year, we just needed a little sticker to show we were residents of our commune, this year (as above) one needs a card. YMMV, so do check with your local mairie before you go to avoid being unduly annoyed ...

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: Using a Déchèterie
Replies: 8
Views: 3768

Re: Using a Déchèterie

by virtdave • Thu 08 Aug 2019 11:49

Ask at your local Mairie --in our commune (St-Georges-Nigremont) one must get a card from the local trash authority, and to get the card we had to fill out and send in a formulaire supplied by the mairie . The card arrived quite quickly. For arcane reasons of French bureaucracy, our déchèterie is o...

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: Using a Déchèterie
Replies: 8
Views: 3768
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