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Live Life in Creuse

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: 17
Views: 348

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: 17
Views: 348

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: 17
Views: 348

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
Replies: 11
Views: 1615

Re: Last Three Letters

by virtdave • Fri 20 Dec 2019 05:31

cataleptic

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1438
Views: 116980

Re: Last Three Letters

by virtdave • Fri 06 Dec 2019 18:24

tesselate

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1438
Views: 116980

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?
Replies: 1
Views: 1345

Re: Last Three Letters

by virtdave • Tue 12 Nov 2019 07:52

escheat

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1438
Views: 116980

Re: Last Three Letters

by virtdave • Sat 09 Nov 2019 08:13

abscissa

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1438
Views: 116980

Re: Last Three Letters

by virtdave • Thu 24 Oct 2019 09:22

casuistry

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1438
Views: 116980

Re: Last Three Letters

by virtdave • Sat 12 Oct 2019 00:48

sickle

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1438
Views: 116980

Re: Last Three Letters

by virtdave • Tue 08 Oct 2019 20:35

tenterhooks

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1438
Views: 116980

Re: Last Three Letters

by virtdave • Thu 19 Sep 2019 13:17

noisome

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1438
Views: 116980

Re: Last Three Letters

by virtdave • Thu 19 Sep 2019 00:04

sesquipedalian

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1438
Views: 116980

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: 2882

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: 2882

Re: French Etymology

by virtdave • Wed 10 Jul 2019 20:44

enculage des mouches!

take a step back for a better jump

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: French Etymology
Replies: 8
Views: 1477

Re: Devinez la chanson anglaise par les paroles en français !

by virtdave • Wed 10 Jul 2019 20:37

Crosseyed and painless (les Têtes Parlants?)

un oiseau sur le fil

Re: Devinez la chanson anglaise par les paroles en français !

by virtdave • Sun 30 Jun 2019 14:23

Mr. Froggie Went A-courting?

Toujours fou après toutes ces années

Re: French Etymology

by virtdave • Sun 30 Jun 2019 14:21

I think Sirius is most visible in the winter. In the summer, it rises and sets with the sun, adding the heat of its rays to those of the sun, and producing the weather we've been enjoying recently

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: French Etymology
Replies: 8
Views: 1477
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