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Seeking info on Ryanair flights please :-)

by amandaandclint • Sat 22 Mar 2008 16:31

Hi As some may already know, there has been a slight miss-hap at Limoges airport and the runway is currently closed. We currently have guests who are supposed to be returning to the UK tomorrow and we are trying to find out if the runway will be back up and running tomorrow. The Ryanair hotline just...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Seeking info on Ryanair flights please :-)
Replies: 1
Views: 2272

Re: shops over easter

by amandaandclint • Fri 21 Mar 2008 20:41

he he he

Im glad its not just me :-)

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: shops over easter
Replies: 4
Views: 1864

Re: shops over easter

by amandaandclint • Fri 21 Mar 2008 16:28

Nice one

Thanks Annik, I just didn't want to be one of those people who drives up to the shop, parks the car, gets out with the shopping bags, walk up to the shop door and realise its closed... and then pretend that you knew it was closed (so that anyone watching doesn't think you're daft) :lol:

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: shops over easter
Replies: 4
Views: 1864

Re: Impending doom for Chambre d'Hote

by amandaandclint • Fri 21 Mar 2008 16:25

I think its quite acceptable to have all B&Bs registered as businesses. When we registered last year we were told by the chambre of commerce that the authorities had already started doing spot checks in Creuse and that any unregistered B&B serving drinks (tea, coffee or wine etc) would be fined on t...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Impending doom for Chambre d'Hote
Replies: 4
Views: 2302

shops over easter

by amandaandclint • Fri 21 Mar 2008 10:42

morning

Can anyone tell me if the shops (supermarkets) are open as normal over the weekend?

Im expecting Monday to be mostly closed and sunday, but is it safe to wait until Saturday to pop out for some milk?

Thanks

Clint

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: shops over easter
Replies: 4
Views: 1864

Looking for a good Car battery place

by amandaandclint • Wed 12 Mar 2008 16:14

Afternoon all

Can anyone recommend a good place to get a car battery (Landrover Freelander)from?

Either Boussac, Gouzon or Gueret area.

Thanks in advance

Clint

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Looking for a good Car battery place
Replies: 2
Views: 1680

Re: Van Hire

by amandaandclint • Sun 09 Mar 2008 09:48

Burnt tree are also a company that used to do it but Im not sure if there would be a branch near you are they are not a massive company :D

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Van Hire
Replies: 13
Views: 4166

Re: Van Hire

by amandaandclint • Sat 08 Mar 2008 14:38

Hi This info may be a little out of date as its all from 2007 but regarding van hire from the Uk, you could look at a couple of companies: 1) Enterprise rent a car/van. These do allow vehicles to leave the UK and go to European countries. I think you have to provide proof that you will not be using ...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Van Hire
Replies: 13
Views: 4166

Re: What are you really good at and what can't you do?

by amandaandclint • Thu 06 Mar 2008 11:47

Morning Well I am shocking at spelling...and English in general really (I always have to rely on Amanda checking my letters or the American Spell checker on Word) :roll: Uni didn't change anything either as I chose a course that was predominantly art (graphic design/webdesign etc)... ... so, after 4...

Re: Thank heaven we speak English

by amandaandclint • Thu 06 Mar 2008 11:33

Morning Brian Having read your last post I will firstly apologise if I offended and am grateful that you have taken a step back and viewed this subject from both sides. I agree with the TV and the Music - there will always be an influence in this media. My opinion is that there are some great people...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Thank heaven we speak English
Replies: 8
Views: 2182

Re: Thank heaven we speak English

by amandaandclint • Wed 05 Mar 2008 10:46

Don't you think you are being slightly stereotypical with your last post Brian? I'm soon to reach the grand old age of 32 and I still wear a baseball cap on a daily basis and may not speak the Queens English quite as well as others... and I'm from the north (far far away from London Town). I don't k...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Thank heaven we speak English
Replies: 8
Views: 2182

Re: Credit Agricole in Gouzon....

by amandaandclint • Mon 03 Mar 2008 21:06

Hi All Thought I would put a quick update of what happened in the end since the first posting about this. Well, after a few letter to their head office and a few uncomfortable visits back at the Gouzon branch, we finally got a letter from them saying they would credit us 36 euros (which was better t...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Credit Agricole in Gouzon
Replies: 18
Views: 7169

Cheap Times for Electric?

by amandaandclint • Sun 24 Feb 2008 10:01

Morning all Can anyone help with a question I have?... We have the split tariff electric which I believe is HC and HP Now up until recently we had the info on our bills for the HC (heures creuse) as being: 1.30am - 5.30am, 2.30pm - 4.30pm, 9.30pm - 11.30pm But we got a bill last week that says that ...

Forum: French Electrics
Topic: Cheap Times for Electric?
Replies: 2
Views: 2200

Re: tree removal

by amandaandclint • Sun 24 Feb 2008 09:55

Hi Plantboy If its a large-ish tree then go and see your local wood/log seller/farmer. The guy we use (down our road) offers to cut down large trees for free if he is allowed to take the wood away too... I guess he then makes his money selling it on at a latter date and it saves you a bit of cash to...

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: tree removal
Replies: 5
Views: 1753

Re: Security software for computers

by amandaandclint • Wed 06 Feb 2008 20:20

Thanks to all of you

I will have a look at all you have mentioned and go from there.

Thanks again

Clint

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: Security software for computers
Replies: 7
Views: 2417

Security software for computers

by amandaandclint • Tue 05 Feb 2008 12:24

Hi All I just want to pick your brains... My security software is about to expire in a few weeks on my computer and Im thinking of trying a different make (mine is CA Security) as I have had a few problems with mine in recent months... so, can anyone recommend a good security package that isn't too ...

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: Security software for computers
Replies: 7
Views: 2417

Re: What is your property missing?

by amandaandclint • Thu 17 Jan 2008 13:12

tap dancing mice....

do they have top-hats and canes too? :lol:

I was told once by an old gent in the UK that you get one of three things...

mice, cockroaches or rats.

is that true?

Im glad that we have the mice in our barns and not the others. :D

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: What is your property missing?
Replies: 33
Views: 12655

Re: Language game - Qui suis-je?

by amandaandclint • Thu 17 Jan 2008 13:06

... I know other names for it too... but I was trying to work it out in French... but Im a bit slow at grasping the lingo :roll:

J ne suis pas très rapid avec mon français (I think :wink: )

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: Language game - Qui suis-je?
Replies: 197
Views: 45037

Re: What is your property missing?

by amandaandclint • Sun 13 Jan 2008 17:53

could be worth a try...

might even get them trained enough to wash the car every now and then...

or if they wont, I could at least use them as a sponge :wink:

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: What is your property missing?
Replies: 33
Views: 12655

Re: Mole News

by amandaandclint • Sun 13 Jan 2008 11:33

Hi All I've been doing a bit of research as some of you may have heard that we suffer from the odd mole or two. The vibration devices dont work so I would recommend not using them. Moles - on average- eat 10 - 12 worms per day. The vibrations attract the worms (a bit like when worms come to the surf...

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Mole News
Replies: 68
Views: 21727
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