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: 737

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: 2736

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: 601

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: 377

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?

Clamp down on glycophosphates?

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?

Re: How often do you visit your home?

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...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: How often do you visit your home?
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Re: Autorail Creusois- vintage train from Gueret to Felletin

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...

Re: Pont Noir Calendar 2017

by Creusebear • Sun 12 Feb 2017 14:28

That means mine is a 'limited edition'! I especially liked the photos of the less known spots in Creuse.

Forum: Help Desk and Announcements
Topic: Pont Noir Calendar 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1189

Re: I, for one, welcome our new Russian overlords

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.

DIY sauna

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...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: DIY sauna
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Re: Happy New Year

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.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Re: English carols ... in french!

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...

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: English carols ... in french!
Replies: 12
Views: 2382

Re: English carols ... in french!

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.

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: English carols ... in french!
Replies: 12
Views: 2382

Re: Creusois December break around the 25th

by Creusebear • Mon 19 Dec 2016 18:20

Spotted another one for those in North Creuse: Cluis Christmas Market - 23rd December, starting at 1500.

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Creusois December break around the 25th
Replies: 13
Views: 1836

Re: English carols ... in french!

by Creusebear • Fri 16 Dec 2016 19:42

Le huitième jour de Noël, mon véritable amour m'a envoyé 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.

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: English carols ... in french!
Replies: 12
Views: 2382

Re: English carols ... in french!

by Creusebear • Tue 13 Dec 2016 22:12

Le sixième jour de Noël, mon véritable amour m'a envoyé six oies pondeuses, cinq anneaux d'or, quatre oiseaux chanteurs, trois poules françaises, deux tourterelles et une perdrix dans un poirier.

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: English carols ... in french!
Replies: 12
Views: 2382

Re: English carols ... in french!

by Creusebear • Mon 12 Dec 2016 20:26

Le troisième jour de Noël, mon véritable amour m'a envoyé trois poules françaises, deux tourterelles et une perdrix dans un poirier.

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: English carols ... in french!
Replies: 12
Views: 2382

English carols ... in french!

by Creusebear • Sun 11 Dec 2016 19:06

Le premier jour de Noël, mon véritable amour m'a envoyé une perdrix dans un poirier.
...

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: English carols ... in french!
Replies: 12
Views: 2382

Re: Creusois December break around the 25th

by Creusebear • Mon 05 Dec 2016 00:05

Quite right Les Meuniers - I have amended the title and content of my original post to more accurately convey my request for information.

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Creusois December break around the 25th
Replies: 13
Views: 1836
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