Pont Noir

Live Life in Creuse

Re: French Public Holidays or Why is the bank shut again?

by dikdok • Thu 30 Jul 2015 23:27

but dont forget le pont....

Re: Last Three Letters

by dikdok • Thu 30 Jul 2015 23:25

Angleterre

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1438
Views: 113111

Re: New all you can eat Chinese Gueret

by dikdok • Thu 30 Jul 2015 22:39

If you go to Wok Asie in Montlucon for lunch, you can forget it if its after 1.30, as they seem to stop refilling the trays and everything looks a bit dried-up. Before that and it's the best in town. (Also, there aren't many places where you can get totally p*ssed for the price of the first drink!)

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: New all you can eat Chinese Gueret
Replies: 4
Views: 1598

Re: Are Forums dying out in France ?

by dikdok • Thu 30 Jul 2015 22:29

I think the problem is that a lot of us were buying properties a few years ago when it was all the rage and we all needed help from those who had gone before, as it were, but obviously as the attraction to live here has dwindled and us original frontiersmen/women have found our feet and made our own...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Are Forums dying out in France ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2058

Claims using EHIC

by dikdok • Tue 11 Nov 2014 10:06

I understand you can no longer make retrospective claims in the UK but have to claim from CPAM while still in France. Is this correct? Also do you have to take all the paperwork with your EHIC card in person to Gueret or can it all be done by post? (In this case I suppose it can be sent from home).

Forum: Taxes, Health, Finance and Employment
Topic: Claims using EHIC
Replies: 1
Views: 907

Re: Rouen diversion

by dikdok • Wed 03 Sep 2014 21:00

Apparently the bridge has now reopened. (Don't quote me if I've been misinformed.) :(

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Rouen diversion
Replies: 10
Views: 2106

Re: Ready mix concrete

by dikdok • Mon 23 Jun 2014 21:40

Try Toute Faire (Pradeux Monteil) in Auzances.

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Ready mix concrete
Replies: 2
Views: 1420

I'm going to be SPANCed

by dikdok • Mon 23 Jun 2014 21:37

This is a long tale, get yourself a glass of wine. Bought the house 10 yrs ago, according to the estate agent's blurb it was on tout a l'egout. It wasn't till the signing chez le notaire that we learned there wasn't actually mains drainage in the village yet but it was due very soon; we were led to ...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: I'm going to be SPANCed
Replies: 4
Views: 1320

Re: Where's the nearest A&E?

by dikdok • Mon 26 May 2014 13:08

Sorry, Enzo, never got back to you. She (we) decided to sit it out for a few days and as I expected it settled down a bit, so eventually we just got by with painkillers and rest. The main worry was that she'd had a massive fracture of the foot a few years ago so it was hard to tell if she'd done any...

Re: Where's the nearest A&E?

by dikdok • Sat 26 Apr 2014 11:24

Thanks for that, Dave. Someone else suggested the Croix Blanche, but when I Googled it it appeared to have been downgraded and most services transferred to Gueret. I will try to check however.

Where's the nearest A&E?

by dikdok • Fri 25 Apr 2014 12:48

Is there any form of A&E department near Aubusson? My wife has an ankle injury which we think needs xraying but don't want to go all the way to Gueret. We are near Auzances so possibly Montlucon may be nearer - can we just go on spec without seeing a GP first? (we are not resident so not registered ...

Re: 2CV Buyers Guide

by dikdok • Sat 16 Nov 2013 16:49

That strange "revolte-ing" object is no more a 2CV than the new "DS" series is a DS. If it's not the same then call it something else.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: 2CV Buyers Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 3019

Re: Last Three Letters

by dikdok • Sat 16 Nov 2013 16:24

slyly

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1438
Views: 113111

Re: Suspending internet and telephone service (France Téléco

by dikdok • Thu 30 Aug 2012 11:04

Can you update me on the numbers to contact the English speaking helpline from France and UK?

Re: Suspending internet and telephone service (France Téléco

by dikdok • Wed 29 Aug 2012 19:06

That's what I thought. The term "jobsworth" comes to mind (so do a few others which I can't quote here). Thanks, I'll keep trying.

Re: Suspending internet and telephone service (France Téléco

by dikdok • Wed 29 Aug 2012 17:59

I have had a ligne fixe for several years from Orange (formerly France Telecom).I get my internet service from another provider.The house is only used for a few months each year as I live in the UK. My Orange bills are sent to my UK address. I went into the Orange shop in Montlucon armed with Counci...

Rose diseases

by dikdok • Fri 10 Aug 2012 10:00

Some of my climbing roses seem to be affected by a disease where the new shoots are pale, mottled and pink(not the usual red of new shoots), some are distorted, and some flower buds abort before opening. Googling for this makes me wonder if this is rosette disease, a virus spread by a mite, which is...

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Rose diseases
Replies: 1
Views: 1451

Re: Trench depth for a new water supply

by dikdok • Sat 12 May 2012 00:41

No idea, but apparently the underground mains water supply near Pontaumur froze this winter. Don't know how deep that was, but I imagine it was thought to be safe enough when they put it in.

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Trench depth for a new water supply
Replies: 5
Views: 1879

Re: Frost damaged bamboo

by dikdok • Wed 04 Apr 2012 10:30

They don't tell you on the label if they're clumpers or runners!

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Frost damaged bamboo
Replies: 9
Views: 2295

Re: Gas heating - a lucky escape?

by dikdok • Wed 04 Apr 2012 10:27

Bet you don't get this problem in California, eh Dave?

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Gas heating - a lucky escape?
Replies: 4
Views: 1145