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...
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.
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).
by Dave • Mon 03 Jul 2017 10:42
All paperwork done for the export, nobody wanted to check them at the tunnel thoughLOL. 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.
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?
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...
by Dave • Wed 21 Jun 2017 13:06
I had not heard of Pick's Disease (or frontotemporal dementia) before. It doesn't sound too pleasant. I can't really comment on whether President Trump has a neurological disorder but he does at least seem to find focusing on and expressing one single train of thought to be somewhat difficult. From ...
by Dave • Sat 17 Jun 2017 20:20
Replacing your bookmark with a new one is a good idea. Many problems when logging in can be cured by deleting the Pont Noir cookies or you browser cache. I'm glad that you kept at it and managed to eventually log yourself in.
by Dave • Fri 16 Jun 2017 14:34
I've just heard via another site that the owner of La Rose Rouge B&B (Martin Chappell) died recently.
My Condolences to his daughter Sam. For anyone that knew him there will be a small gathering on Monday 19 June 2017 at 12h00 in Saint Amand 23200.
by Dave • Thu 15 Jun 2017 21:37
Thanks, that's interesting and although partly a shame, it is nice to think that the original owner who put the effort in was able to sell up first, rather than it just folding. Running something like that is a tremendous effort I expect and often underestimated. It was a great source for local even...