Poisson Rouge

by Dave • Tue 07 Nov 2017 14:09

About 9 months ago I bought 6 small (2 cm long) goldfish ( poisson rouge ) from the local Bricomarche. They came home together in a single small plastic bag along with a tub of fish food. I thought that it'd add some life to our pond and help keep the algae at bay a bit. Now we think we have somewhe...

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

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

by Dave • Tue 07 Nov 2017 11:18

Well after more than a decade since we did our first walk in the book, a couple of weeks ago we finally completed all 50 walks! We had a number of years off in the middle when we didn't do any and we, typically, left most of the long and most distant walks until last. Creuse is a big department and ...

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

New Rubbish and Recycling Bins

by Dave • Tue 07 Nov 2017 10:59

Creuse has been chosen as part of a trail of a new rubbish and recycling system. This was supposed to be introduced in time to start in the New Year but it seems to have been delayed a bit. They were going to stop collecting rubbish from the old bins from 01 January 2018 but I don't think that is li...

Re: visas

by Dave • Mon 06 Nov 2017 10:16

I'm glad that you got home to the USA OK. A small fine and a ticking off doesn't seem too bad if that's all it is. If you overstay a visa waiver in the USA it's taken much more seriously - arrest and fine and you aren't able to use it again ever so must always pre-apply for a visa in the future, whi...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: visas
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: hornet question

by Dave • Tue 03 Oct 2017 13:31

Ah, I didn't think that you'd be able to use a regular wasp trap. I might try that in the Spring, although tbh providing they don't nest in the buildings, I've no real problem with them.

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: hornet question
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Re: hornet question

by Dave • Sun 01 Oct 2017 19:57

What sort of trap can you use to trap the Queen?

We have hornets nesting in outbuilding from time to time and have to destroy a nest now and then but normally hornets are docile and don't really bother us so we let them alone.

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: hornet question
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Re: Excellent concert near Vallière

by Dave • Sun 01 Oct 2017 10:28

There are a number of concert programmes with events in Creuse (and nearby) both classical and more modern (folk, jazz and blues being the more common). These never seem to be that well advertised though and I tend to only find out about them by accident, usually by going for a coffee somewhere are ...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Excellent concert near Vallière
Replies: 1
Views: 413

Re: Journées du Patrimoine 2017

by Dave • Sun 01 Oct 2017 10:22

I plan on visiting the village and church later this year as well as the mottes which I've wanted to visit since you first posted about them.

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Journées du Patrimoine 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Re: Weather

by Dave • Mon 21 Aug 2017 09:39

The weather seems to have settled for a bit. It is forecast to be a bit like August weather of old for the next couple of weeks with mostly hot sunny days broken by regular heavy but short downpours and thunderstorms. We have often watched large evening storms raging over the hills to the South with...

Forum: Weather Centre
Topic: Weather
Replies: 2
Views: 2063

Re: Le quatorze juillet

by Dave • Thu 13 Jul 2017 10:01

It depends a bit on the town, but the one's I've been to had various amounts of partying / dancing / speeches / marching and all had drinking and late night fireworks.

These days I tend to enjoy the fireworks from a distance and raise a quiet glass at home.

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Le quatorze juillet
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: Screwfix

by Dave • Mon 03 Jul 2017 15:26

Screfix EU is a handy site. Free delivery from €70 now and some prices seem a little better than the UK site as well - although many items don't seem like good choices for a French property and a little care is needed (T&E cable, UK socket layouts and pipe fittings).

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Screwfix
Replies: 3
Views: 1324

Re: Have you ever brought your pets to France?

by Dave • Mon 03 Jul 2017 10:42

All paperwork done for the export, nobody wanted to check them at the tunnel though
Said Freezerbill
LOL. I can't really see them scanning each bee and filling in their passports. I am bit surprised that you are allowed to take bees on the tunnel.

Chapeau!

Re: Have you ever brought your pets to France?

by Dave • Mon 03 Jul 2017 09:17

You brought bees with you from the UK?

Re: Useful Websites for Creuse

by Dave • Tue 27 Jun 2017 20:54

Added a few more links to the building and DIY section.

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Useful Websites for Creuse
Replies: 5
Views: 7435

Re: Other French Forums and Sites

by Dave • Tue 27 Jun 2017 13:05

Reviewed and updated; again many dead links removed and many more updated.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Other French Forums and Sites
Replies: 3
Views: 4692

Re: What has happened to La Coterie?

by Dave • Tue 27 Jun 2017 09:26

La Coterie Enterprise ceased trading in February 2017. The website is also dead so I assume that the accommodation side has also stopped.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: What has happened to La Coterie?
Replies: 2
Views: 603

Have you ever brought your pets to France?

by Dave • Mon 26 Jun 2017 12:31

Did you bring your pets to France when you moved over, or on holiday?

Has anyone ever brought a Ferret? Or something even more exotic? :horse: :cow: :snake: :monkey:

Re: Lightning Tracker

by Dave • Fri 23 Jun 2017 13:22

I like that, very interesting and I think it might be very addictive.

Forum: Weather Centre
Topic: Lightning Tracker
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Portraits de Creuse

by Dave • Fri 23 Jun 2017 12:43

There are some nice videos about Creuse from the perspective of a different people by Tourism Creuse. Here are a couple that I've picked out: - Rebecca Oliver, a local artist (who moved from England with her parents). urPAZeCrhI4 - David Detour, a professional horse rider, GoQV8437HdE They look grea...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Portraits de Creuse
Replies: 1
Views: 467

Re: General Department Information

by Dave • Fri 23 Jun 2017 11:07

Reviewed and updated with new information and statistics.

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: General Department Information
Replies: 8
Views: 4295