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Re: Arriving in June after a long, sad time

by dissid32 • Tue 02 Apr 2013 08:33

Thank you for sharing all that with us. I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Very sad for you. I hope you have a good journey when you come, and a happy stay. I trust the weather will have improved by then.

Regards

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Arriving in June after a long, sad time
Replies: 7
Views: 1465

Re: Public Transport

by dissid32 • Fri 08 Mar 2013 10:35

Only 7 votes so far, so not very conclusive. I have thought about using it, but have never found out how I can. I get sent a little booklet every year about the buses, but I'm not sure if that is just for school children, or for the general publiic. I have never actually seen a bus(I don't think). A...

Forum: Survey Yourselves
Topic: Public Transport
Replies: 4
Views: 1241

Re: Campervan free stopovers well almost

by dissid32 • Wed 06 Mar 2013 09:01

Very interesting. Annoying music. Thanks, Beetle.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Campervan free stopovers well almost
Replies: 1
Views: 1026

Knit-a-Square

by dissid32 • Sun 17 Feb 2013 10:12

There is an article in this month's (February)Creuse News about knitting for charity, which I thought might interest some Pont Noirers who don't read Creuse News. There is also quite an interesting web site about it. Link below:-

www.knit-a-square.com

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Knit-a-Square
Replies: 1
Views: 895

Re: Useful one liners for tomorrow!

by dissid32 • Thu 14 Feb 2013 09:58

OMG!!!! Pourquoi pas en francais?

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Useful one liners for tomorrow!
Replies: 2
Views: 924

BNP Paribas La NetAgence

by dissid32 • Tue 05 Feb 2013 18:44

Does anyone have experience of the BNP internet banking. I have an account with BNP and I'm wondering whether to change to the internet account. Any comments anyone?

Re: General Department Information

by dissid32 • Mon 04 Feb 2013 10:31

Thanks, Dave. Can you tell me what an arrondissment is?

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: General Department Information
Replies: 7
Views: 4457

Re: Garden in Corrèze

by dissid32 • Tue 22 Jan 2013 09:46

Looks wonderful on the 'ordi'. Pity it's so far away. Four hours from me, according to Michelin, which would make it quite a long day out. Still, nothing ventured nothing gained, as they say. Maybe one day!

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Garden in Corrèze
Replies: 2
Views: 1101

Re: Wood Burning Stove Installation

by dissid32 • Fri 11 Jan 2013 11:16

It's stovesellers rather than stoveseller. They appear to have quite a comprehensive website.

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Wood Burning Stove Installation
Replies: 15
Views: 2614

Re: 3 phase socket

by dissid32 • Fri 16 Nov 2012 17:21

Thanks, Dave. I think probably I'll have to consult an electrician, as you suggest. I haven't actually got the cooker yet. It's coming from Cdiscount and we haven't been able to fix a delivery date yet.

Forum: French Electrics
Topic: 3 phase socket
Replies: 6
Views: 1813

Re: 3 phase socket

by dissid32 • Fri 16 Nov 2012 10:29

Excellent! Very clearly explained. Thank you.

Forum: French Electrics
Topic: 3 phase socket
Replies: 6
Views: 1813

Re: 3 phase socket

by dissid32 • Thu 15 Nov 2012 17:14

Thank you, RobertArthur. As a matter of fact, I had already read the earlier discussion, but they didn't really seem to answer my question. Also, I didn't really understand the significance of "over there" in "still a three-phase installation electrique over there?" Are there places where there isn'...

Forum: French Electrics
Topic: 3 phase socket
Replies: 6
Views: 1813

3 phase socket

by dissid32 • Wed 14 Nov 2012 19:30

I am in the process of getting a new gas cooker, which will need a power supply to run the ignition and oven light. There is a three phase socket, which was probably used to run an electric oven some years ago, although the actual socket is a relatively new one, put in by the electrician when I had ...

Forum: French Electrics
Topic: 3 phase socket
Replies: 6
Views: 1813

Re: Bed bugs

by dissid32 • Tue 02 Oct 2012 21:08

I had a look at what it says on an ordinary can of fly/insect spray, and it claims to kill cockroaches, so maybe it would kill bedbugs. Have you tried it? Another suggestion is: ask at the pharmacy. You can't be an isolated case, I wouldn't have thought, so what do french people do about them. Punai...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Bed bugs
Replies: 23
Views: 2944

Re: Campervan/Motorhome free stopovers

by dissid32 • Fri 28 Sep 2012 21:02

France Passion sounds lovely at first skim through. And free!!! Then I started to think: when I used to go camping in a Toyota equivalent of a VW what I looked for in a camp site were loos, showers, washing-up place, possibly electricity, drinking water etc. All of these appear to be excluded from F...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Campervan/Motorhome free stopovers
Replies: 3
Views: 1320

Re: Paying for district nurse

by dissid32 • Sat 22 Sep 2012 09:59

I think that probably ihusker has covered the ground pretty thoroughly. Being a bona fide Carte Vitale holder I'm not au fait with your situation and can't really comment, and I don't understand between what and what the top-up insurance pays and what the EHIC pays, so I'll say no more.

Re: Paying for district nurse

by dissid32 • Fri 21 Sep 2012 21:40

I don't really understand your situation. Have you got a Carte Vitale?

Re: Sanitation

by dissid32 • Tue 18 Sep 2012 18:51

Thanks, Dave. That's put my mind at rest a bit. Bit of a cheek really - charging you for not doing something, but I guess it can't be helped. They did try to visit a couple of times two or three years ago, but both times I was in the UK, purely by chance.

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Sanitation
Replies: 3
Views: 1359

Sanitation

by dissid32 • Mon 17 Sep 2012 21:12

I believe that the end of this year is the deadline for having one's sanitation, fosse septique, inspected. Does anyone know what happens if one doesn't have it done by then? Also, in the case that one's system doesn't meet the requirements, which I'm sure mine won't, what happens if one can't affor...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Sanitation
Replies: 3
Views: 1359

Re: My Shaggy Dog Story

by dissid32 • Tue 04 Sep 2012 13:51

Nice story

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: My Shaggy Dog Story
Replies: 1
Views: 1373