Re: visas

by Dave • Fri 04 May 2018 08:56

Good luck with the trip - I hope it goes smoothly. I'd always assumed that you guys needed a visa or waiver for each trip. I'd like to think that even after the UK actually and definitely leaves the EU we won't need a visa, but I expect that the UK will want one for EU citizens for long stays and so...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: visas
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Re: Bats!

by Dave • Wed 04 Apr 2018 10:52

We have a couple of bats that live in a crack on the side of the house and another that lives in the barn - despite the luxury bat box that I installed for them on a big oak tree at full OMG ladder extension height. I've found the odd lone bat in a cellar or old building and I think that large colon...

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Bats!
Replies: 1
Views: 467

Re: Changes To Pont Noir

by Dave • Tue 30 Jan 2018 18:43

The look and feel of the site has been updated slightly. You might need to refresh your browser manually if it doesn't look right (F5 does this on most browsers).

Forum: Help Desk and Announcements
Topic: Changes To Pont Noir
Replies: 7
Views: 2064

Re: Nutella riots!

by Dave • Mon 29 Jan 2018 09:31

This has sort of passed me by, probably because even 70% off isn't enough to tempt me to try it again. It's mostly sugar and palm oil - yuck. :|

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Nutella riots!
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: Tahini Paste

by Dave • Thu 25 Jan 2018 20:43

Cool thanks, that's great and a good excuse to go for lunch in Aubusson one day.

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Tahini Paste
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: Tahini Paste

by Dave • Tue 23 Jan 2018 21:47

I don't go to Limoges often (maybe once every two or three years) but do go to Montluçon regularly and I think they'll have some at Auchan there (or I can get it online, or when I go back to the UK), but I wondered if anyone had seen it in Creuse.

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Tahini Paste
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: Waste Removal

by Dave • Tue 23 Jan 2018 13:22

Welcome to the forum and to Creuse. The system for rubbish and recycling collection has recently changed and you need to get yourself two new wheelie bins. The Maire's office will be able to help you with that. Once you have those, in most places, the rubbish and recycling will be collected in alter...

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: Waste Removal
Replies: 1
Views: 439

Re: Changes To Pont Noir

by Dave • Mon 22 Jan 2018 15:58

Removed the Contact menu item - contact is still shown in the footer on every page.

Forum: Help Desk and Announcements
Topic: Changes To Pont Noir
Replies: 7
Views: 2064

Re: Les blagues

by Dave • Mon 22 Jan 2018 15:02

Je suis trop fatiguer pour faire mes exercices de calcul.

- C'est ridicule, le travail n'a jamais tué personne.

- Pourquoi devrais-je risquer d'être le premier ?

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: Les blagues
Replies: 63
Views: 34276

Tahini Paste

by Dave • Mon 22 Jan 2018 14:57

Does anyone know of a local source for Tahini Paste?

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Tahini Paste
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: Book Recommendation - La Creuse ... à pied

by Dave • Sun 21 Jan 2018 21:58

As requested here is a list of the walks we really liked and would look to walk again (the numbers are the route number in the book): 1 Le sentier des Peintres. This is a short 3.5 km walk around Crozant. You can visit the ruins afterwards and there is a stretch alongside a river. 1.jpg 4 Terre de t...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Book Recommendation - La Creuse ... à pied
Replies: 12
Views: 3195

Re: What do you know (about Creuse)?

by Dave • Mon 08 Jan 2018 12:08

The only motorway (autoroute) in Creuse is the A20 which briefly crosses the north-west corner of the department for 4km but there are no junctions on this stretch.

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: What do you know (about Creuse)?
Replies: 13
Views: 2889

Re: Did you ever swim in any Creusois lakes or rivers?

by Dave • Fri 05 Jan 2018 11:07

I've swum in several of the larger lakes (including a bit of wild swimming) and last year I swam in La Creuse for the first time.

I really enjoy it although I tend to go out of season when it is less crowded and not that often. Lac de la Vaud-Gelade is still my favourite.

Did you ever swim in any Creusois lakes or rivers?

by Dave • Fri 05 Jan 2018 11:01

Outdoor swimming is a pretty common summer activity in Creuse, with many lakes and rivers having official swimming areas. Have you ever done it?

Tell us where and what you thought of it.

Re: Insert woodburner question

by Dave • Thu 04 Jan 2018 13:54

Brunet Prudhomme in Bonnat has a small showroom with several burners and a bunch of catalogues. he and his wife are very helpful and I recommend them. 16 Route de Guéret, Bonnat (05 55 62 14 97) There are also a few stoves on display in most large DIY stores (Mr. Bricolage and Brico Marche for examp...

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: Insert woodburner question
Replies: 6
Views: 1781

Happy New Year

by Dave • Mon 01 Jan 2018 10:22

I wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year. :D

I hope that you all find time to do something new in Creuse this year and if you do, don't forget to drop by and tell us about it - Creuse is such a fabulous place that it deserves to be known more.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: Devinettes et blagues de Noel

by Dave • Fri 29 Dec 2017 15:17

I did try but I was miles away
The same for me. Now that I read the answers it looks a lot easier, but I didn't get far on my own because I didn't realise that it was phonic. :-?

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: Devinettes et blagues de Noel
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Re: Restaurant recommendations for lunch

by Dave • Mon 04 Dec 2017 10:12

I'd recommend the restaurant Des Artistes at Fresselines and also the Cafe Central on the main square in Guéret (with Le grand Cafe as a backup in case it is full although this isn't as good). I'd also highly recommend the Auberge des Voyageurs at Châtelus-Malvaleix. None of these is very close to P...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Restaurant recommendations for lunch
Replies: 11
Views: 825

Re: New Rubbish and Recycling Bins

by Dave • Wed 08 Nov 2017 09:18

That's the idea, but I expect it won't save you very much, since there is still a standing charge and the recycling to be emptied anyway. tbh it all seems like a bit of a faff and something that will encourage fly tipping. The cost of giving everyone two new bins and the systems to manage them will ...

Re: Poisson Rouge

by Dave • Wed 08 Nov 2017 09:13

haha, well the 6 original fish were only €1 each retail including a carry home bag, so I doubt I could get rich. We have thought of transferring some to another pond, and we'd be happy to give some of the smaller one's away. They have all cleared the pond of algae and are pretty cool to watch. I onl...

Forum: Creuse in Pictures
Topic: Poisson Rouge
Replies: 3
Views: 830
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