Pont Noir

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La Tour: feudal mottes update

by Annik • Mon 14 Oct 2013 13:10

Anyone who has been following the story of the maintenance and promotion of the three feudal mottes at La Tour in the commune of St-Dizier-la-Tour may be interested to know that we had 500 visitors during July and August, when guided tours of the village medieval trail were given six days a week, an...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: La Tour: feudal mottes update
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Re: what is a "breiul"?

by Annik • Mon 14 Oct 2013 12:45

I have got access to a fascinating book called "Les noms de lieux du Limousin, Témoins de l'histoire d'une région" by Marcel Villoutreix, published by the Association des Antiquités Historiques du Limousin, at Limoges in 2002. I don't know if it is publicly available. If anyone wants a place-name lo...

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: what is a "Breuil"?
Replies: 21
Views: 3599

Logging in

by Annik • Mon 14 Oct 2013 12:32

The old Pontnoir site used to recognise me when I arrived and I hardly ever logged in. I have ticked the box asking for this to happen now but it doesn't, and I have to log in each time. Is there anything I can do? This happens even when I have received a topic reply notification and have clicked on...

Forum: Help Desk and Announcements
Topic: Logging in
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Views: 882

Re: Last Three Letters

by Annik • Wed 09 Oct 2013 10:29

transcendental

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
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Re: Last Three Letters

by Annik • Sun 06 Oct 2013 23:16

necromancy

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
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Re: Last Three Letters

by Annik • Thu 26 Sep 2013 08:05

calorific

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
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Re: Last Three Letters

by Annik • Tue 24 Sep 2013 22:38

denigrated

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
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Views: 136266

Re: Last Three Letters

by Annik • Sat 14 Sep 2013 19:43

kleptomania

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
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Re: Last Three Letters

by Annik • Thu 12 Sep 2013 08:44

Suffolk

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
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Re: Hopping mad

by Annik • Thu 15 Aug 2013 08:25

I would be less cross if the shoes had been what I regard as cheap, but mine cost about £65 a pair, and my OH's were between £80-90. Seems like very sneaky planned obsolescence to me, since the manufacturers obviously know of the problem.

Annik

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Hopping mad
Replies: 4
Views: 2879

Hopping mad

by Annik • Sat 10 Aug 2013 11:08

Do you keep shoes at your holiday home in France and leave them in your wardrobe for long periods? Beware - they may well crumble to pieces next time you wear them. My OH usually wears steel toe-capped trainers or boots while we are in France so that he can do heavy jobs without being concerned abou...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Hopping mad
Replies: 4
Views: 2879

Re: Last Three Letters

by Annik • Tue 16 Jul 2013 22:49

tributary

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
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Re: what is a "Breuil"?

by Annik • Wed 03 Jul 2013 10:17

Thank you very much. I had come across some of the words while doing my analysis of the 1819 cadastre of the commune but many are new and very useful to know. I did the work in the days when I had enough money to splash out a dictionary of the rural world, which cost a amazing 80€, but was frustrate...

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: what is a "Breuil"?
Replies: 21
Views: 3599

Stolen direction signs

by Annik • Sat 29 Jun 2013 13:12

The feudal mottes at La Tour in the commune of St Dizier la Tour are in the Creuse Tourism inter-sites passport scheme for the first time this year and lots of volunteers in the commune are working hard to make the site a success. We will be doing guided tours from the middle of next week. However, ...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Stolen direction signs
Replies: 1
Views: 1144

Re: Last Three Letters

by Annik • Sat 29 Jun 2013 13:04

denizen

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
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Re: Rules regarding dogs in cars

by Annik • Thu 27 Jun 2013 22:34

We have a Galaxy 7-seater people carrier and have taken the two back seats out. We have created a dog space there with a padded barrier and because my OH is an electronics wizard, a fresh air fan, too. We have had up to three dogs in there over the years but now it is just reserved for our remaining...

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Rules regarding dogs in cars
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Views: 2395

Re: Last Three Letters

by Annik • Thu 20 Jun 2013 12:13

orbital

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
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Re: House Insurance

by Annik • Wed 19 Jun 2013 23:25

We are with AXA in Chenerailles. The very nice chap is a friend of a friend, extremely helpful, and has cut our fees by half from what we were paying separately for the building and contents insurance. The building was previously insured by an agent in Chateauroux (don't ask why!!!) who had no local...

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: House Insurance
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Re: Last Three Letters

by Annik • Mon 17 Jun 2013 08:56

kettle

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
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Re: Last Three Letters

by Annik • Thu 13 Jun 2013 23:35

extraneous

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
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