Re: Last Three Letters

by RobertArthur • Thu 19 Sep 2019 12:16

annihilation

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1421
Views: 95102

Re: Last Three Letters

by RobertArthur • Wed 18 Sep 2019 23:55

useless

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1421
Views: 95102

Re: Snake!

by RobertArthur • Thu 05 Sep 2019 12:33

Not as impressive, but the frogs have gone undercover, https://up.picr.de/36683554ix.jpg Around and in a rather warm pile of bricks many small black snakes, about 10 centimeters, with two white dots aroud their neks. I'll try to catch them, with my camera, next time when we meet. Probably also of th...

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Snake!
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: French Etymology

by RobertArthur • Thu 11 Jul 2019 16:26

Okay, Virtdave, you stepped back, a longer runway, to make your jump across the Atlantic, so I fully understand the background of your English translation. But here on the Old Continent in France it looks like that there is another meaning: Enculer les mouches. Porter son attention sur des détails d...

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: French Etymology
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Re: Locksmith

by RobertArthur • Sat 06 Jul 2019 20:55

The usual suspects lineup: more than once, trying to open a door that didn't move for some time, I discovered after closer inspection a misalignment of latch and strike plate. I almost broke a key when I tried to open such a lock in our own house. Lifting the door with a prybar helped. Sometimes you...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Locksmith
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Locksmith

by RobertArthur • Fri 05 Jul 2019 13:36

Ricardo, something like this in the backyard to open the door?

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Locksmith
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Locksmith

by RobertArthur • Fri 05 Jul 2019 09:59

Already tried to spray WD40 into the lock and onto the key? Let it do it's work during 30 minutes, it sometimes helps.

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Locksmith
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: French Etymology

by RobertArthur • Tue 02 Jul 2019 11:55

Okay, there we go again. I started translating: slipper = pantoufle . Followed by a google search: pantoufle + service public. Followed by a direct landing - once again - on the Wikipedia website . Pantouflage , about the almost eternal mix / thin lines between the French public service and private ...

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: French Etymology
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Re: French Etymology

by RobertArthur • Sun 30 Jun 2019 13:00

Only after visiting Wikipedia, astronomy lessons in la France profonde, I see what you mean. The star Sirius, a very bright one, is member of the "Grand Chien" constellation. In Latin: canis major. Okay, from dog to little dog or puppy brings us to a nice Roman canicula (diminutive of canis). That's...

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: French Etymology
Replies: 8
Views: 237

40 template letters to the French taxman

by RobertArthur • Wed 26 Jun 2019 10:39

Trying to understand the French tax laws and regulations is not easy, writing a letter to les Impôts in French is the next hurdle. To make life a little bit easier these 40 template letters can be helpful. Speaking about sample letters: the French "Institut National de la Consommation" published the...

Re: Help with Main Supply Cable Size and Type

by RobertArthur • Sun 26 May 2019 22:34

Only a minor update this time: a more compact table (copper wiring) for the so called " long connection".

Forum: French Electrics
Topic: Help with Main Supply Cable Size and Type
Replies: 6
Views: 4644

Re: Shrub ID help

by RobertArthur • Sat 18 May 2019 12:58

I tried this website for identification of plants from my laptop, only to notice that you need to install another app for your smartphone. So only a road sign, no answer I'm afraid.

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Shrub ID help
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Speeding fines and points

by RobertArthur • Sun 07 Apr 2019 23:41

In the near future you will get a permis de conduire virtuel . After the first infraction you will receive a letter announcing the birth of your virtual French drivers license. And your points. Dark clouds over France: enough points and you are not allowed to drive in France for a year or more. Sunn...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Speeding fines and points
Replies: 9
Views: 746

Re: Travelling after Brexit

by RobertArthur • Mon 25 Mar 2019 15:30

Dark clouds gathering between Dover and Calais, Time for sunny intervals of longer periods of sunshine, let's keep our fingers crossed.

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Travelling after Brexit
Replies: 8
Views: 856

Re: Travelling after Brexit

by RobertArthur • Sun 24 Feb 2019 18:41

Worst case scenario, a no deal. Pandora's box and what's inside, a quick inventarisation yesterday in The Guardian. About pets the following summary: "The EU pet passport scheme ends for UK travellers and their cats and dogs – replaced with expensive tests every time they travel."

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Travelling after Brexit
Replies: 8
Views: 856

Re: Three phase - how do I hate it, let me count the ways!

by RobertArthur • Mon 07 Jan 2019 11:44

Number 15 in the little porthole in a modern three-phase main switch: 15 amps per phase (9 kVA puissance souscrite).

Re: Three phase - how do I hate it, let me count the ways!

by RobertArthur • Wed 02 Jan 2019 09:30

Creusebear, to continue this step-by-step introduction to the secrets of l'installation électrique : you mention your "amp-age" being 5 amps per phase in three-phase. I'm afraid your so called puissance souscrite - see this table for the translation of amps into your puissance souscrite (total power...

Re: Three phase - how do I hate it, let me count the ways!

by RobertArthur • Tue 01 Jan 2019 15:02

A happy new year to all the readers of this forum. Creusebear, you may not believe me, but once upon a time I was the boy who was reading books and books and more books. Please don't ask him to do anything practical. Things changed after building my first crystal radio receiver, a switch was turned ...

Re: Brexit

by RobertArthur • Sat 22 Dec 2018 23:50

Another face of Brexit in Berlin and job opportunities in the Paris Metro, shelter from the storm?

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Re: gilets jaunes

by RobertArthur • Thu 20 Dec 2018 10:25

From Gueret to Paris. The building of the Bank of France, interesting place to visit , tourists not allowed I'm afraid, not yet on the hitlist of the gilets jaunes . But if the Bank tries to discredit them the police will have to seal off the neighbourhood. Because the Bank doesn't show any sign of ...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: gilets jaunes
Replies: 8
Views: 873
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