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: 2102

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: 825

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: 681

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: 3195

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: 2063

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: 893

Re: Le quatorze juillet

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...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Le quatorze juillet
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Le quatorze juillet

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?

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Le quatorze juillet
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: Portraits de Creuse

by Creusebear • Thu 13 Jul 2017 09:31

Really interesting - thanks for posting them. I especially enjoyed listening to Rebecca's story.

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Portraits de Creuse
Replies: 1
Views: 467

Re: Breathtest

by Creusebear • Fri 02 Jun 2017 18:14

Yes - in 1976 I believe.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Breathtest
Replies: 9
Views: 727

Re: Breathtest

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...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Breathtest
Replies: 9
Views: 727

Re: Les blagues

by Creusebear • Sun 14 May 2017 17:10

Pourquoi les éléphants n'ont pas d'ordinateur?

Parce qu'ils ont peur des souris!
:D

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: Les blagues
Replies: 63
Views: 34276

Re: Restaurant and walk at Fresselines (23450)

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 ...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Restaurant and walk at Fresselines (23450)
Replies: 8
Views: 893

Re: What do you know (about Creuse)?

by Creusebear • Mon 17 Apr 2017 13:46

Legend has it that George Sands was responsible for introducing couscous into France!

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: What do you know (about Creuse)?
Replies: 13
Views: 2889

Just wow!

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...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Just wow!
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Champignions dans l'enduit!

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...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Champignions dans l'enduit!
Replies: 1
Views: 431

Re: Clamp down on glycophosphates?

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?

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