by Creusebear • Fri 14 Jul 2017 20:02
Thanks both. I am not keen on fireworks (wuss, I know) so have decided on a quiet evening in. Our nearest town is putting on a band and a bal trad. When I asked my neighbour about the bal trad (recent arrival - not a Creusois) she told me it was not to be missed as every one got plastered and it was...
by Creusebear • Thu 13 Jul 2017 09:34
We are here for the first time for July 14th. I have noticed some staging and a marquee going up in the local town. What sort of events happen to celebrate Bastille Day here in Creuse?
by Creusebear • Thu 01 Jun 2017 22:07
I saw a cockapoo today wearing two red polka dot hair bows - very fetching! The top ten weirdest laws in Britain today 1. All beached whales and sturgeons must be offered to the Reigning Monarch 2. No person shall, in the course of a business, import into England, potatoes which he knows, or has rea...
by Creusebear • Sat 22 Apr 2017 11:20
I love Fresselines and Crozant. In the summer ther are artist exhibitions on. In Crozant there is Lebonthierre's (sp?) studio, he does oil landscapes of the area. There is also the restored Hotel Lepinat which is now a museum to the artists who visited the area. In Fresslines in the summer that are ...
by Creusebear • Mon 17 Apr 2017 13:42
Coming to the end of an idyllic two weeks in Creuse! Leaving is going to be so hard this time. We have been visiting now for over ten years and I still love it. The weather was perfect and the dandelions were out. My highlight must be ... spending a lazy day just sat on a riverbank reading in the su...
by Creusebear • Mon 17 Apr 2017 13:29
I have noticed some staining in the cream lime render on the back of the house. Our neighbour tells me it is a fungus and unless treated will result in dark red patches - I have see this on other houses and always wondered what had caused it - so now I know! So, same neighbour has told be to spray t...
by Creusebear • Mon 10 Apr 2017 21:35
Fair enough, We all need to do our bit. So no more Roundup or 'Ronup' as my lovely old neighbour used to say with a thick Berrichon accent - took me ages to figure out what he was talking about! Does anyone have any recommendations for alternative weed control?
by Creusebear • Sat 08 Apr 2017 09:53
On a recent visit to a garden centre I noticed the weed killer aisle was roped off and in our local farmers shop there were no weed killers on the shelf at all. Has there been a recent change in the regs in selling glycophosphates?
by Creusebear • Sat 25 Feb 2017 17:22
I love the solar vent virtdave! to date we have not suffered from too much moisture in the house and last year was the first time I noticed any mustiness, but I think I had inadvertently closed the door to the bedroom so it had not been able to air well. i might try the moisture traps too - thanks f...
by Creusebear • Sat 25 Feb 2017 11:23
Well, I meant to upload some photos from my trip but was thwarted by mobile phone technology and my inability to make Bluetooth work for me. It was a great way to spend a lazy day in August. The train was full and there was a running commentary in French about the history of the line and the train a...
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by Creusebear • Fri 20 Jan 2017 23:27
We live in interesting times. I hope that the checks and balances of a modern democracy will prevail. Whatever happens, it is going to be a wild ride. We are also looking forward to our next stint of sanity in Creuse at Easter.
by Creusebear • Sat 14 Jan 2017 18:22
It has been dream of mine to build a sauna. I'm thinking of using a stone shed in the garden. Has anyone tried this? Most of the plans I have found are for dry heat saunas as opposed to wet steam room types so maybe they are easier to build/maintain. I was going to use an old cuisiniere from the ori...
by Creusebear • Sun 01 Jan 2017 16:40
Happy New Year to all PNers. I hope 2017 proves to be a good vintage and that this site continues to provide a friendly place for comment, shared experiences and advice to all of us lucky enough to have homes here.
by Creusebear • Sun 25 Dec 2016 11:30
Le douzième jour de Noël, mon véritable amour m'a envoyé douze batteurs au tambours, onze cornemuseurs jouant, dix seigneurs sautant, neuf dames dansant, huit laitières faisant la traite, sept cygnes nageant, six oies pondeuses, cinq anneaux d'or, quatre oiseaux chanteurs, trois poules françaises, d...
by Creusebear • Wed 21 Dec 2016 11:23
Le dixième jour de Noël, mon véritable amour m'a envoyé dix seigneurs sautant, neuf dames dansant, huit laitières faisant la traite, sept cygnes nageant, six oies pondeuses, cinq anneaux d'or, quatre oiseaux chanteurs, trois poules françaises, deux tourterelles et une perdrix dans un poirier.