Cleaning old floorboards

by sally watkins • Fri 07 Oct 2016 20:02

Hi there, When we removed the lino from our landing, the floorboards below were and still are, covered in a white powdery filler/plaster. We've cleaned much of it off, but the stuff just won't go away and is stuck in the grain. I guess it was a leveller before the lino went down or something to fill...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Cleaning old floorboards
Replies: 2
Views: 1371

Autumn Weather

by sally watkins • Wed 28 Sep 2016 22:11

I've been checking the weather almost daily since we were last in Creuse in early June. Please can everyone make sure the weather remains gorgeous until we return in mid October.

Very much obliged

:wink:

Forum: Weather Centre
Topic: Autumn Weather
Replies: 1
Views: 1052

Re: French news media

by sally watkins • Thu 08 Sep 2016 23:22

Brilliant! Thanks for all the suggestions.

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: French news media
Replies: 5
Views: 923

French news media

by sally watkins • Tue 06 Sep 2016 23:18

Hi there, Which newspapers or other media would you recommend for the Limousin? I am trying to better my French by attempting to read Le Monde for national news (but I often resort to google translate) but I'd like to get a sense of what the news is more locally, particularly whilst I'm in the UK. T...

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: French news media
Replies: 5
Views: 923

Re: Autorail Creusois- vintage train from Gueret to Felletin

by sally watkins • Wed 31 Aug 2016 18:56

Felletin is lovely to while away a few hours. Lovely architecture and the Tourist office has a selection of short walks to take, 50cents each I think. Nice pizza place too in the main square.

Don't know anything about the train journey though.

Re: Planning a visit to La Creuse for the first time.

by sally watkins • Tue 16 Aug 2016 00:16

We bought out house 6 months ago now, roughly in the area you are describing between Bourganeuf and Aubusson and though we are not there full time yet it has lived up to our dreams so far, quiet, gentle and friendly. We spent 2 years looking for our house and estate agents frequently took us to see ...

Re: Plug for a local pepinniere

by sally watkins • Wed 10 Aug 2016 17:44

Hi Freezer Bill,

I've bought a few plants from the nursery in Pontarion too, it's lovely and the plants are so well looked after and the staff very helpful.
Our garden is a blank canvas so it's been a pleasure to work on, so far!

Sally

Re: Plug for a local pepinniere

by sally watkins • Tue 09 Aug 2016 23:07

Thank you Creusebear for this useful information. We are intending to the same in October so you've just saved me a lot of work finding a nursery. We have a great one here in Dorset, also family run and trees in beautiful condition, so I wondered where I would find the same in Creuse. Happy Planting...

Re: kids clubs

by sally watkins • Tue 21 Jun 2016 19:49

Thank you for the tip off Les Meuniers, I will investigate further.

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: kids clubs
Replies: 3
Views: 740

kids clubs

by sally watkins • Mon 20 Jun 2016 20:26

Hi there, Does anyone know if there are any weekend/holiday clubs for children that are farming/forestry/countryside orientated - in the Bourganeuf area (although we're willing to travel)? Forest and farming clubs are all the rage here in South West UK, so just putting feelers out for anything simil...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: kids clubs
Replies: 3
Views: 740

Re: Last Three Letters

by sally watkins • Tue 10 May 2016 23:18

Malodorous

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1425
Views: 99391

Re: Brocantes in the Creuse

by sally watkins • Wed 04 May 2016 00:53

Hi there,

We're just about to begin buying bits and pieces of furniture. Does anyone know if you can bargain a bit on Bon Coin? Some things seem much better value than others.

Thank you

Sally

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Brocantes in the Creuse
Replies: 13
Views: 2825

Re: Last Three Letters

by sally watkins • Mon 02 May 2016 20:07

Trapezium

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1425
Views: 99391

Re: Last Three Letters

by sally watkins • Fri 22 Apr 2016 15:34

Ischemia

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1425
Views: 99391

Re: Last Three Letters

by sally watkins • Tue 19 Apr 2016 18:49

Rally

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1425
Views: 99391

Re: Last Three Letters

by sally watkins • Sat 16 Apr 2016 18:05

Ukulele

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1425
Views: 99391

Re: Castles (or parts thereof) of Creuse

by sally watkins • Wed 13 Apr 2016 18:47

That's a great list, thanks for posting. I hadn't realised there were so many - I've only been to the Bourganeuf one and seen the Pontarion castle from the road. We'll be over in May for our first proper stay at the house so castle spotting will be on list of things to do too when we need a break fr...

Forum: Creuse in Pictures
Topic: Castles (or parts thereof) of Creuse
Replies: 9
Views: 1402

Re: Last Three Letters

by sally watkins • Mon 11 Apr 2016 20:18

Chives

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1425
Views: 99391

Re: Van Hire

by sally watkins • Sun 03 Apr 2016 23:09

Thank you.

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Van Hire
Replies: 3
Views: 883

Re: Last Three Letters

by sally watkins • Sun 03 Apr 2016 23:09

daydreamer

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1425
Views: 99391
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