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: 33963

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: 567

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: 680

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: 1092

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: 662

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: 693

Devinettes et blagues de Noel

by Creusebear • Sat 23 Dec 2017 20:05

1- Mon premier est une consonne. Mon deuxième est une note de musique. Mon tout s'offre à Noël. 2- Mon premier se trace souvent avec un crayon et une règle. Mon deuxième veut dire non en anglais. Mon tout transporte le Père-Noël. 3- Mon premier marche sur la tête. Mon deuxième fait déposer les armes...

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: Devinettes et blagues de Noel
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: Creusois December break around the 25th

by Creusebear • Wed 20 Dec 2017 15:24

Les 22 et 23 décembre - Marché de Noël - Guéret

Place du Marché, vendredi de 9h30 à 21h, samedi de 8h30 à 20h.
Informations au 07 75 10 34 69.

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Creusois December break around the 25th
Replies: 13
Views: 1847

Re: Creusois December break around the 25th

by Creusebear • Sun 17 Dec 2017 18:20

On a banner driving through Cluis a couple of days ago 😊. Also a poster on the vet's window. There was one about another Christmas fair in Nouzerolles today but I was too late for that one.

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Creusois December break around the 25th
Replies: 13
Views: 1847

Re: Creusois December break around the 25th

by Creusebear • Sun 17 Dec 2017 14:15

Cluis 23/12 from 1500 - Marche de Noel

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Creusois December break around the 25th
Replies: 13
Views: 1847

Re: Creusois December break around the 25th

by Creusebear • Thu 14 Dec 2017 23:06

Looking for more ideas of places to go and things to see while we are in Creuse for the next two weeks. I have been looking forward to the break for ages!

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Creusois December break around the 25th
Replies: 13
Views: 1847

Re: Restaurant recommendations for lunch

by Creusebear • Mon 04 Dec 2017 20:16

Again, not very close to Pontarion but ... One of my favourites is Le Relais du Facteur in Sainte-Sévère (36) of Tati fame - Le Jour de Fete.

Found Le Petit Roy (36) last summer and ate very well but again a little far.

You are making me hungry!

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Restaurant recommendations for lunch
Replies: 11
Views: 622

Re: visas

by Creusebear • Sat 11 Nov 2017 15:15

virtdave - glad you made it home without too much delay. I think the increased vigilance at the borders is probably the price we are all paying for the heightened security fears. As for Brexit - which continues to be an impenetrable fog as far as I can see - as Dave says - no point worrying about it...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: visas
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: New Rubbish and Recycling Bins

by Creusebear • Sat 11 Nov 2017 15:00

We've heard from a neighbour that our new 'puce'd' bins have been delivered. After a telephone consultation we were advised to take the smaller sizes but I worry that I should have gone for a larger size for the 'recyclables'. Water bottles take up a lot of space even when squished. I am thinking we...

Re: Book Recommendation - La Creuse ... à pied

by Creusebear • Sat 11 Nov 2017 14:52

Wow Dave, I am in awe of your commitment. I have the book and we have tried a couple of the shorter walks. It is a great way to see a different side to the Creuse. It would be great if you shared your top 10! I am hoping that, now we spend less time on DIY, we will be able to try a few more.

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Book Recommendation - La Creuse ... à pied
Replies: 12
Views: 2873

Re: Things I love in France and things I don't ... or just don't get

by Creusebear • Sat 09 Sep 2017 12:53

You are right - the quality of the bakeries is outstanding and I love their savouries too, 'pate de pomme de terre' is a favourite. I love the French's pride in their local food producers - you can have a serious conversation comparing the relative strengths of different bakeries in town - who has t...

Things I love in France and things I don't ... or just don't get

by Creusebear • Mon 28 Aug 2017 16:05

I love: 'Le Petit Marseillais' range of soaps
I don't get: andouillette sausages (bleurgh!)

What are yours?

Weather

by Creusebear • Sat 12 Aug 2017 22:39

We are in the middle of our usual summer visit and the weather seems very changeable compared to previous years. When we arrived it was very hot and since it has been cloudy overcast and rainy- in fact quite a lot of rain, which the garden certainly appreciated as it was bone dry when we arrived. As...

Forum: Weather Centre
Topic: Weather
Replies: 2
Views: 1306

Re: Restaurant and walk at Fresselines (23450)

by Creusebear • Sat 15 Jul 2017 20:11

An update. I was in Fresselines today and the Auberge is closed until July 26th. Apparently the owner has been unwell. A shame as I was gasping for a drink and there is no where else in the village, hopefully it will be back in action soon. Some nice arty places to see 'tho. Found a new path along t...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Restaurant and walk at Fresselines (23450)
Replies: 8
Views: 748
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