Re: Auberge du Moulin de Freteix (near Betete)

by Creusebear • Wed 25 Jul 2018 11:09

Thanks for the recommendation Suzanne. It looks lovely! We will definitely be trying it out.

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Auberge du Moulin de Freteix (near Betete)
Replies: 6
Views: 1054

Re: 80km/h Maximum Speed on Local Roads

by Creusebear • Sun 01 Jul 2018 15:57

A very timely reminder as we are coming over soon and I had forgotten! I hope it does reduce fatalities, but is the main cause of road deaths speed, senility or inebriation? And don't get me started on the 'sans permis'!

Forum: Survey Yourselves
Topic: 80km/h Maximum Speed on Local Roads
Replies: 9
Views: 1426

A culinary conundrum!

by Creusebear • Tue 26 Jun 2018 23:49

I have been pondering this for a while but can't decide on a definitive definition of the difference between ....
Rillettes ... Pate... and .. Terrine
Any ideas?

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: A culinary conundrum!
Replies: 2
Views: 992

A rose by any other name ...

by Creusebear • Sat 23 Jun 2018 11:24

Schoolboy error: Macron reprimands teen for using nickname I have been having the usual 'the trouble with kids these days is ...' chat with some colleagues ( a hazard of the industry, I'm afraid) and the subject of appropriacy of language came up. I have a pet theory that as children move in smalle...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: A rose by any other name ...
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Re: Tutoring (English)

by Creusebear • Sun 20 May 2018 16:25

So, plenty of experience in the trenches then! :-D I have the CELTA and taught in a language school overseas for a few years but never in France so I don't have any first hand advice to offer. However, I do not think mainstream French schools will recognise the qualification - they tend to require F...

Forum: Taxes, Health, Finance and Employment
Topic: Tutoring (English)
Replies: 4
Views: 924

Re: Brexit: Will you sell up before it is finalised?

by Creusebear • Sun 20 May 2018 16:15

As holiday home owners I am hoping we will still be able to keep our house in Creuse for a while yet with little change. It is so difficult to get any sense of the practical implications when Brexit goes live. Will we need a visa? Will we be taxed differently? Who knows! I have tried to maintain a '...

Re: Tutoring (English)

by Creusebear • Wed 16 May 2018 20:36

There are lots of resources for teaching EAL online. Have you any teaching experience? Teaching adults and children can be a very different experience! Also is there a purpose? eg is it to support school or business language or just to improve conversation.In my opinion you need to know your market....

Forum: Taxes, Health, Finance and Employment
Topic: Tutoring (English)
Replies: 4
Views: 924

Re: Just bought a house !!

by Creusebear • Sat 28 Apr 2018 12:58

Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your purchase. Crozant is a lovely spot! Your new neighbours may be of help in finding someone to open up the house for you (also a very useful way of keeping a regular eye when you are not there) I have also noticed on the notice board of the local bakery...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Just bought a house !!
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: A rare sight!

by Creusebear • Sat 28 Apr 2018 12:50

Our neighbours took along nearly 100 litres of fermenting soft fruit (mainly plums) they had been keeping in a plastic vat and feeding with sugar since last summer. It was processed and distilled in one day. They came away with 17 litres of 'la goutte' or there was another name they used too ( nueau...

Forum: Creuse in Pictures
Topic: A rare sight!
Replies: 4
Views: 546

A rare sight!

by Creusebear • Sat 21 Apr 2018 15:51

Saw this parked up in a local village car park. 'Le brouyeur de cru' (sp?) I had heard there were still a few around but had never seen one up close. There was a plaque on the boiler dating it at 1926! I wish I had stayed longer to chat to the owner. He told me that once he retires there will be no-...

Forum: Creuse in Pictures
Topic: A rare sight!
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Bats!

by Creusebear • Tue 03 Apr 2018 19:36

I thought they hung out in family groups. Just found one hanging from the cellar ceiling all on its lonesome, has it been banished? I have called (her) Marlena for the moment. :-?

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Bats!
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Re: Loofahs!

by Creusebear • Fri 09 Mar 2018 00:01

Ha! I thought so too until I once saw them growing in a garden by the Nile when I was but a nipper - it was like a mind reset moment. I recently came across a Canadian blogger who had successfully grown them, eventually. If they can grow in the short Canadian summer surely they could grow in the glo...

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Loofahs!
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Loofahs!

by Creusebear • Thu 08 Mar 2018 20:01

Anyone grown them in the Creuse?

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Loofahs!
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Re: Nutella riots!

by Creusebear • Mon 29 Jan 2018 19:37

:evil: :evil: :evil: This has sort of passed me by, probably because even 70% off isn't enough to tempt me to try it again. It's mostly sugar and palm oil - yuck. :| I know what you mean, but our little friend 'Scampering Didier' cannot resist it's sweet unctuousness, which makes it perfect bait for...

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Nutella riots!
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: Les blagues

by Creusebear • Sat 27 Jan 2018 19:41

Le partage Un vieux couple entre lentement chez Macdonald, par une froide soirée d’hiver. Plusieurs clients les regardent avec admiration : – Regardez ce vieux couple, toujours amoureux malgré les années… Le vieux monsieur se rend directement à la caisse, commande et paie pour le repas. Le couple pr...

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: Les blagues
Replies: 63
Views: 33902

Nutella riots!

by Creusebear • Sat 27 Jan 2018 15:43

Been hearing of fights breaking out in supermarkets across France. Any trouble observed in Creuse? It seems a strange thing to have caused such a ruckus.

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Nutella riots!
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: Tahini Paste

by Creusebear • Mon 22 Jan 2018 21:34

It's interesting the things that are commonplace and what is more recherché in local supermarkets. I reckon you'd have to look in a larger city or in a specialist shop. (I'd be happy to bring some out at Easter for you!) There's a guy in St Aout market who sells herbs and spices, I think he has a sh...

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Tahini Paste
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Re: Insert woodburner question

by Creusebear • Sat 06 Jan 2018 20:18

I second Dave's recommendation for Brunet Prudhomme in Bonnat. We have a freestanding wood-burner but they also do inserts. M. Prudhomme lined the chimney and fitted the baffle as well as the burner. Prices were good and service and advice was excellent - very professional and efficient. We also use...

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: Insert woodburner question
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

Re: Happy New Year

by Creusebear • Wed 03 Jan 2018 20:27

Happy New Year! Just back from a few days in Creuse over the festive season - it was bliss! I am hoping we will be able to spend longer before too long.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Re: Devinettes et blagues de Noel

by Creusebear • Thu 28 Dec 2017 22:49

1 : k-do - cadeau
2 : trait-no - traîneau
3 : pou-paix - poupée
4 : voix-tu-re - voiture
5 : gui-re-land – guirlande

Meilleurs voeux pour le Nouvel An!

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: Devinettes et blagues de Noel
Replies: 4
Views: 670
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