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Re: Chim chiminy chim chiminy chim chim charooo!

by amandaandclint • Thu 18 Oct 2007 13:19

Nice one Anthony I have had a pro in to do it this time but I will have a look for those log things you have mentioned. I will dig out my ins stuff and have a read but I guess that it was probably best to get the professionals in this time as its the first time we have had it swept so you never know...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Chim chiminy chim chiminy chim chim charooo!
Replies: 15
Views: 3452

Re: Chim chiminy chim chiminy chim chim charooo!

by amandaandclint • Wed 17 Oct 2007 22:11

I thought about doing it myself with one of those kits but then someone told me that I need to get a professional in to do it as I need a certificate to say it has been done. Something about if my house burns down and I dont have the certificate to prove the chimney was swept each year, the house in...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Chim chiminy chim chiminy chim chim charooo!
Replies: 15
Views: 3452

Re: Info on making lime mortar mix for re-pointing

by amandaandclint • Wed 10 Oct 2007 18:45

Hi All We have recently had to visit our Marie to discuss painting an external wall...(amongst other things) and with the new forms that are now out (as of 1st Oct) you are now required to get permission for just painting a wall or shutters etc. I would think that repointing would be the same if you...

Re: Folk Music

by amandaandclint • Thu 04 Oct 2007 19:56

Hi Welcome to Pont Noir. I don't know much about folk music but I do know that this maybe of interest to you. www.expatsradio.com We got speaking to a fellow 'Chocolate Lab' owner a few weeks back and he is one of the presenters (Steve Wilson - country music I think) and he mentioned what they play ...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Folk Music
Replies: 11
Views: 4645

Question about Fires / Wood burners

by amandaandclint • Sat 29 Sep 2007 19:15

Evening All Just been talking to one of our French neighbours and he asked me if I knew the answer to the following question: "If you have a boiler that runs on diesel and the flue to this goes into your existing chimney, can you install a new woodburner and use the same chimney?" My neighbour has b...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Question about Fires / Wood burners
Replies: 1
Views: 1431

Chim chiminy chim chiminy chim chim charooo!

by amandaandclint • Sun 23 Sep 2007 17:21

(Sorry about the spelling) :wink:

Can anyone recommend / suggest a good chimney sweep who is near Boussac / Parsac.

Thanks in advance

Clint

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Chim chiminy chim chiminy chim chim charooo!
Replies: 15
Views: 3452

Re: seeking a rotavator for a few days or so

by amandaandclint • Thu 13 Sep 2007 18:46

Thats one hell of a good idea....

I know it may be a little tough but I may just have to grin and bear it... and drink that wine and chat away...

I'll tottle down the lane tomorrow and give it a try..

...with a bottle and a corkscrew in hand :D

Re: seeking a rotavator for a few days or so

by amandaandclint • Thu 13 Sep 2007 16:31

Hi Annik

Im getting a little worried as the wife wants a patch about 15m x 10m.

I thought all my dreams would be answered with a rotavator but now after reading what you have said, im not so sure...

Maybe I should try and train the moles we have to dig in straight lines?

seeking a rotavator for a few days or so

by amandaandclint • Wed 12 Sep 2007 17:59

Evening all Im being pushed by the 'boss of the house' to start thinking about a veggy plot and although I have now removed all the rocks and boulders (I hope) from the chosed area, I am now thinking that I may be able to save my back if I use a rotavator to start working the ground. Does anyone kno...

In the beginning... Ducks or Chickens?

by amandaandclint • Fri 31 Aug 2007 10:19

Is not the chicken or egg question this time but more of what people would recommend... We are at the stage where we would like to take the first step and buy our first animals (only small ones of course). What would people recommend first... ducks or chickens? We have been told that ducks may smell...

Re: Moles "a problem"

by amandaandclint • Fri 31 Aug 2007 10:04

Hi Danny These traps you have mentioned... are they easy to set - as in where do you set them? I only ask as we have tried all sorts of traps and I think I can say 'hand on heart' that Mr mole that lives in our garden must be the brainiest mole in the land... Every different trap we have bought and ...

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Moles "a problem"
Replies: 7
Views: 2995

Re: Insurances

by amandaandclint • Fri 31 Aug 2007 09:50

Morning Wynn If you are still looking, you could try Axa in Boussac. We had a few problems with other companies and we initially thought that the big companies would be more costly - but Axa was spot on. The Guys name there is : Jean-Christoph Rosio he speaks perfect english and wouldbe happy to com...

Forum: Taxes, Health, Finance and Employment
Topic: Insurances
Replies: 7
Views: 2458

Re: Freezing pages on websites!

by amandaandclint • Sun 05 Aug 2007 14:04

Hi We experienced a similar problem a few weeks back (amongst other stuff). I dont know if this will help but it is worth a try... If you have a seperate security package on your computer (with spyware, anti-virus and firewall) and your computer is set to automatically update itself when newer softw...

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: Freezing pages on websites!
Replies: 5
Views: 2178

Re: sky t.v. connection.

by amandaandclint • Sat 04 Aug 2007 11:01

We used as guy called Mike

www.sky-tv-installations.com

there is an email too but I cant seem to find it at the mo (its probably on their site anyway)

He was spot-on, knew what he was doing and even swept and hoovered up after him etc.

Its worth a look

Clint

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: Sky TV connection
Replies: 5
Views: 2250

accountants

by amandaandclint • Thu 26 Jul 2007 17:27

Hi

Can anyone recommend an Accountant in the Creuse that can speak english?

We had one al arranged buy they have called today to say they cannot see us until September.

Any help and recommendations would be great

Thanks

Forum: Taxes, Health, Finance and Employment
Topic: accountants
Replies: 1
Views: 1785

JCB or Mini Digger Search

by amandaandclint • Sun 10 Jun 2007 08:36

Hi Im looking for either a JCB or Mini Digger to assist in leveling a driveway before I have new gravel delivered. Is there anyone localish to Parsac (jnt 44 N145)that has one of these for rent or maybe if they could operate it too - can you give me a quote for a day or twos work. We ideally need a ...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: JCB or Mini Digger Search
Replies: 1
Views: 1574

Seeking advise on registering a new french car

by amandaandclint • Sat 03 Feb 2007 17:07

Hi We are new to the site and we are seeking a little guidance from some of the more experienced members out there. We have recent purchased a french car and understand that we need to take the 'Certificat d'immatriculation' to our local Prefecture to register the vehicle in our names etc. We are go...

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