Re: Hornbeam Hedging

by Jeanne • Thu 15 Oct 2015 12:06

They are open to the public. They are just as you come in to Châtelus Malvaleix on the Guéret-La Châtre road. Not sure of their opening hours as they differ with the seasons as they are only a small group of people who run it. Sure a quick call or email would sort that out. Found their prices the sa...

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Hornbeam Hedging
Replies: 6
Views: 1532

Re: Hornbeam Hedging

by Jeanne • Wed 14 Oct 2015 11:17

Not sure if these people can help but they are very helpful and do speak English if you can't speak French. Worth a try.

http://www.atmosvert.fr/

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Hornbeam Hedging
Replies: 6
Views: 1532

Re: Dog friendly cabins Portsmouth Le Havre

by Jeanne • Fri 31 Jul 2015 08:24

There is a vet in Jarnages telephone 05 55 80 98 33. Just on the right as you leave Jarnages. OK for worming etc but certainly would not recommend them for any other treatment. They are a group practice and have a main office at Chenerailles and a satellite one at Châtelus Malvaleix.

Re: smoke detector scams

by Jeanne • Wed 22 Jul 2015 12:04

You must have been unlucky. Fortunately I have not had any of those calls. In fact my cold calls have reduced considerably recently. Must be my "polite" manner with them :twisted: . I too was under the impression that it was the law. I am sure if you had to claim on assurance and you did not have th...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: smoke detector scams
Replies: 7
Views: 1147

Re: New all you can eat Chinese Gueret

by Jeanne • Sun 05 Jul 2015 16:40

Not yet. Guéret is a cauchemar at the moment with route barrée everywhere, trying to avoid going there unless really necessary and the Chinatown Chinese at Châteauxroux burnt to the ground a few days ago.

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: New all you can eat Chinese Gueret
Replies: 4
Views: 1492

Re: La Canicule!!!!

by Jeanne • Sun 05 Jul 2015 16:37

Certainly is a canicule. Depending on where you are located it varies between 30 and 40C. Although its not so much the heat but the humidity. You melt doing absolutely nothing. Still set to carry on for another week apparently at least. Some of my plants have burnt. C'est la vie, too hot, too cold o...

Forum: Weather Centre
Topic: La Canicule!
Replies: 12
Views: 1117

Re: Permissions for swimming pool

by Jeanne • Sun 05 Jul 2015 16:33

You could try Jonathan Critchley 05 55 62 50 38.

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Permissions for swimming pool
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

Re: golf society

by Jeanne • Thu 18 Jun 2015 13:37

There was a guy at Chenerailles a couple of years ago who tried to set up a golf society but I don't know if it ever happened. He played golf at Gouzon. Not sure where your closest golf club would be. I might be able to find his telephone number to ask if you want?

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: golf society
Replies: 1
Views: 1180

Re: Constructing greenhouse

by Jeanne • Tue 02 Jun 2015 19:24

I tried searching for the actual rules but the only thing I could find on a French forum was that it increased your tax fonciere if it was more than 20m2. However, if you look at the extract below, my interpretation is that it has to be of a more permanent structure, which I don't think a polytunnel...

Re: Constructing greenhouse

by Jeanne • Tue 02 Jun 2015 13:40

I wasn't aware until recently that you have to notify the Mairie when you put up a greenhouse/polytunnel as they like to tax it.

Re: St. Moreil and it's Environs

by Jeanne • Mon 25 May 2015 19:34

There certainly are more deer south of Aubusson. I go down that way for events sometimes and hate driving back at 2 or 3 in the morning through the woods. Always a bit too much wildlife ready to leap in front of the car. I regard myself as an Anglais Berrichonne. I wish I could win the Lotto and mov...

Forum: Creuse in Pictures
Topic: St Moreil and its Environs
Replies: 10
Views: 1384

Re: St. Moreil and it's Environs

by Jeanne • Sat 23 May 2015 10:45

Amazing how similar all the villages are in the Creuse. Similar styles of houses; sometimes difficult to discern which village from a pic. Never feel at home south of the N145 though. For me there is a different ambiance in the La Châtre area. Hard to explain but I suppose its a case of where your h...

Forum: Creuse in Pictures
Topic: St Moreil and its Environs
Replies: 10
Views: 1384

Re: Coypu in the Creuse

by Jeanne • Sat 16 May 2015 10:10

They are definitely everywhere in the Creuse and do a lot of damage. Friends had to shoot some dozen or more that were completely destroying their large pond a few years ago.

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Coypu in the Creuse
Replies: 7
Views: 1579

Re: Cocker Spaniel

by Jeanne • Tue 05 May 2015 19:01

With the amount of dogs and pups that are in rescues its a shame you could not consider one of those. Its heartbreaking to see so many dogs locked up and who are often pedigrees that people do not understand how to look after. I would like to see heavier regulation on breeders personally.

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Cocker Spaniel
Replies: 2
Views: 932

Re: fosse septique

by Jeanne • Sun 03 May 2015 15:53

Ours could not be proved to conform and we were charged just €90 and given the report. Assume they will recheck at some point in the future.

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: fosse septique
Replies: 11
Views: 1572

Re: Snow due this week?

by Jeanne • Wed 29 Apr 2015 20:02

I would be extremely surprised if it snowed this year in May. Weather is weather these days; totally unpredictable and I noticed the USA has sufferered pretty awful weather this winter.

I follow these on You Tube and find it extremely interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/user/Suspicious0bservers

Forum: Weather Centre
Topic: Snow due this week?
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Re: Baby Buzz(ard)

by Jeanne • Sat 25 Apr 2015 09:28

They are a bit thin on the ground but have you tried here http://reptilvar.free.fr/centre.htm Covers the Creuse: Centre "La Loutre" Contact : H. MACHET - 87430 VERNEUIL SUR VIENNE Tél : 05.55.48.03.04 The site is quite good for info on all types of wildlife but I have never needed to get in touch wi...

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Baby Buzz(ard)
Replies: 4
Views: 881

Re: Are Forums dying out in France ?

by Jeanne • Wed 22 Apr 2015 16:26

Keep it going Dave! We have just spent a week opening up, digging up more brambles, having a coffee with our neighbours and looking over their new extension and generally marvelling in the wonderful 'Creuse' light and unbelievably blue sky. Need to find a way to share these delights with a wider au...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Are Forums dying out in France ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1876

Re: Are Forums dying out in France ?

by Jeanne • Tue 14 Apr 2015 19:37

I have to say its a shame more people do not use this one. It is the only one that does not generally get the sarcasm that appears on the others. For me, I am not really a forum person, and although I live in the Creuse and like the area and my neighbours etc, it would suit me much more to live near...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Are Forums dying out in France ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1876

Are Forums dying out in France ?

by Jeanne • Sat 11 Apr 2015 10:12

Looking at this forum, French Entree and Anglo Info recently, I have noticed there are very few people that visit them; just the odd few "hardcore" that have been there for years. Do you think they are dying out and as people integrate in to French communities they do not feel the need to visit site...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Are Forums dying out in France ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1876
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