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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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 ...
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...