Les petites bêtes du jardin

by Creusebear • Sat 15 Jun 2019 19:58

Garden mini-beasts - Les petites bêtes du jardin Spider - l’araignée (f) Ladybird - la coccinelle (f) Bee - l’abeille (f) Butterfly - le papillon Grasshopper - la sauterelle Ant - la fourmi Snail - l’escargot (m) Worm - le ver Beetle - le scarabée Slug - la limace Wasp - la guêpe Fly - la mouche Cr...

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: Les petites bêtes du jardin
Replies: 0
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Re: 10 arbustes mellifères pour aider les abeilles!

by Creusebear • Wed 05 Jun 2019 23:36

Hi Freezerbill We kept bees for a few years in partnership with a friend. However, as we are in France for most of the summer, it became more difficult to manage and we have given up having hives. Although we still enjoy the odd pot of local honey! I read a great little book written by a bumblebee e...

10 arbustes mellifères pour aider les abeilles!

by Creusebear • Fri 31 May 2019 18:12

10 arbustes mellifères pour aider les abeilles - 10 shrubs full of nectar that are good for bees Le cornouiller - ‘Dogwood’ - Cornus Sanguinae Le cornouiller offre des fleurs aux abeilles dès les premiers beaux jours notamment avec les espèces Cornus mas et Cornus officinalis. Très facile de cultur...

Re: Shrub ID help

by Creusebear • Mon 20 May 2019 20:09

That's it! Thanks Sevy, everyone kept saying it was a mock orange, What a pretty thing!

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Shrub ID help
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Shrub ID help

by Creusebear • Wed 15 May 2019 23:06

Does anyone know what this is called? French, English or Latin is fine!

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Shrub ID help
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Castles (or parts thereof) of Creuse

by Creusebear • Sun 28 Apr 2019 16:59

We discovered Jouillat quite by accident on a brocante hunt last year. It is surrounded by a very picturesque little hamlet. If you visit do check out the stone sculptures on the gateposts. Gallo-roman? Stunning! I saw this other fierce fellow outside the aptly named "St Michel des Lions' in Limoges...

Forum: Creuse in Pictures
Topic: Castles (or parts thereof) of Creuse
Replies: 9
Views: 1114

Re: Speeding fines and points

by Creusebear • Sun 14 Apr 2019 22:22

:oops: :oops: Well, we have just come home (UK) to a speeding fine from the beginning of the month. We were definitely in the area although the alleged time was off. Will pay the reduced fine and hopefully learn from the experience! :oops:

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Speeding fines and points
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: Travelling after Brexit

by Creusebear • Wed 03 Apr 2019 11:05

Well, we made it ' sans drame ', although the Portsmouth/St Malo ferry seemed rather empty. I was musing on our way to Creuse, passing through all those small towns on the RN proudly displaying their 'twinned with' signs, and wondered what is going to happen to all the committees between English tow...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Travelling after Brexit
Replies: 8
Views: 772

Re: Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU

by Creusebear • Sun 24 Mar 2019 20:15

Have signed, thanks for the link. I am beyond depressed with it all.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: Couscous recipe

by Creusebear • Sun 03 Mar 2019 19:34

That book looks fab! I have been thinking of trying to make my own preserved lemons too!

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Couscous recipe
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

Re: Couscous recipe

by Creusebear • Sun 24 Feb 2019 18:09

I have found a great recipe for the authentic Moroccan couscous and plan to try it next time we are over. Just need a 'couscoussière' and a small army to feed!
https://www.finecooking.com/article/mak ... n-couscous

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Couscous recipe
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

French numbers are funny!

by Creusebear • Fri 22 Feb 2019 17:46

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Forum: Langue Française
Topic: French numbers are funny!
Replies: 1
Views: 902

Couscous recipe

by Creusebear • Fri 22 Feb 2019 17:13

I have had a few cracking traditional Algerian couscous meals here in France and would love to have a crack at trying to make it myself. Does anyone have a good recipe to share?

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Couscous recipe
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

Re: Travelling after Brexit

by Creusebear • Wed 20 Feb 2019 19:43

I hadn't even considered what effect B may have on pet passports! Did you get any advice?

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Travelling after Brexit
Replies: 8
Views: 772

Travelling after Brexit

by Creusebear • Mon 18 Feb 2019 19:46

In the absence of any kind of reassurance from anybody, I am 'prepping' for our Easter visit to the Creuse. Today, we got International Driving Permits (1968) from the Post Office, I have checked my EU breakdown cover and health insurance will continue to be valid and have requested a Green Card fro...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Travelling after Brexit
Replies: 8
Views: 772

Re: Three phase - how do I hate it, let me count the ways!

by Creusebear • Sat 05 Jan 2019 16:00

It is careful you must be Master Yoda - this Padwan ain't that smart! I will check the bills on our next visit but I know there is a number 15 on the box - that must mean something? Our neighbours were muttering about the new Linky smart meter but I haven't had a letter about it yet. We do have an o...

Re: Three phase - how do I hate it, let me count the ways!

by Creusebear • Tue 01 Jan 2019 14:01

Thank you for replying so fully! We are on 15amps, so 5 per phase - I'm trying to sound knowledgeable! The electrician positively hissed when I suggested it might be easier to switch to mono and muttered darkly about the many Machiavellian ways the EDF have of parting you with your money. We could u...

Bonne année!

by Creusebear • Tue 01 Jan 2019 13:49

Je vous souhaite une très bonne année 2019, pleine de projets, de rencontres et de belles surprises!

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: Bonne année!
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Re: Mole News

by Creusebear • Wed 26 Dec 2018 18:08

Neighbour used this style of trap. Chose freshest molehills, dug down to expose the tunnel. Set one trap in each direction and pinned them into place with a skewer. Left hole open but stuffed leaves into the passage way to block out the light. Set traps in around 6 holes. Checked daily. Said that ho...

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Mole News
Replies: 68
Views: 18806

Re: Seasonal meal!

by Creusebear • Tue 25 Dec 2018 19:09

In the end we went for the evening meal on the 24th. A traditional roast chicken from a local farm (best I have ever tasted!) stuffed with herbs from the garden and plenty of seasoning and garlic, roast potatoes (which I haven't attempted here before - brought some Maris Pipers with us) green beans ...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Seasonal meal!
Replies: 4
Views: 426