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Re: Last Three Letters

by Annik • Wed 06 Jan 2016 16:41

nascent

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1438
Views: 133696

Re: Last Three Letters

by Annik • Wed 06 Jan 2016 12:49

necromancy

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1438
Views: 133696

Re: Merry Christmas and a Happy and Peaceful New Year

by Annik • Fri 25 Dec 2015 21:47

My toes curl up at the thought of a dip in the Pacific on New Year's Day. But just now it is warmer in Cheshire (14C) than Melbourne (11C), where it is pouring with rain and there are flash floods. But last night it was 35C in Melbourne and there were wild fires... What amazing weather we're having ...

Re: Merry Christmas and a Happy and Peaceful New Year

by Annik • Fri 25 Dec 2015 14:12

The video was fascinating. I hope I am not being unduly pessimistic when I note that the dear old Creuse looks a rather insignificant part of the new region. On verra , as they say - and fingers crossed. I thought the regional election results were interesting. Our commune always votes for the right...

Merry Christmas and a Happy and Peaceful New Year

by Annik • Thu 24 Dec 2015 10:47

We wish everyone on Pontnoir a merry Christmas and a very happy and peaceful New Year. I suppose from January 1st we are all Aquitainians...

Our dog has died suddenly

by Annik • Wed 25 Nov 2015 12:05

Friends in France may remember our lovely red and white Collie, Barney, who is depicted on my avatar. He was bright, intelligent and healthy and loved the Creuse. Just over a week ago at the age of about nine years he was suddenly struck down and we thought he'd been poisoned. In a matter of hours h...

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Our dog has died suddenly
Replies: 1
Views: 1700

Re: Footbridges

by Annik • Wed 25 Nov 2015 11:50

That's very interesting, Dave. Thank you. We use the D7 frequently to go to Gouzon but have never ventured off into any of the anciens chemins that close to the town. We will check it out. The shapes in the field nearby are really strange. I wonder what they are?

Forum: Creuse in Pictures
Topic: Footbridges
Replies: 7
Views: 5599

Re: Footbridges

by Annik • Tue 24 Nov 2015 23:25

What lovely photos! We are particularly interested in the one over the river Goze as it is the baby Goze that goes through La Tour and between our beloved feudal mottes. Could you say exactly where it is?

Forum: Creuse in Pictures
Topic: Footbridges
Replies: 7
Views: 5599

Re: Last Three Letters

by Annik • Mon 09 Nov 2015 17:21

trigonometry

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1438
Views: 133696

Re: Over-wintering geraniums when we aren't here

by Annik • Fri 11 Sep 2015 12:13

Thank you, we will try putting them in the bathroom, which has a frost-stat on during the winter, and see what happens. I gather the weather pundits are predicting a particularly hard winter this year, so the unheated greenhouse might not be an option. We shall see!

Re: Over-wintering geraniums when we aren't here

by Annik • Thu 10 Sep 2015 22:18

Thanks very much for the suggestion. We can't take them home (with the sacks of potatoes and onions) because while we might have enough room in the Galaxy on the way back to England, we certainly wouldn't on the way back over here! After 21 years you would really think there isn't anything else we n...

Journées du Patrimoine, Sept 19-20, 2015

by Annik • Thu 10 Sep 2015 20:40

Yes, folks, it's that time again. Look out for the usual very peculiar posters that the artistic bods at the Ministry of Culture have decided will advertise the Journées du Patrimoine events this year. You can also get hold of A4 booklets produced by the Limousin giving details of places that are op...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Journées du Patrimoine, Sept 19-20, 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1640

Over-wintering geraniums when we aren't here

by Annik • Thu 10 Sep 2015 20:12

We have had some really nice geraniums this year and it seems a shame that they should just be left to die after we've gone back to England for the winter. I have looked at various ways of over-wintering them, but these all seem to involve doing vital things in January and February when we aren't he...

Re: Last Three Letters

by Annik • Wed 05 Aug 2015 23:12

kedgeree

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1438
Views: 133696

Re: Last Three Letters

by Annik • Wed 05 Aug 2015 10:31

visualized

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1438
Views: 133696

Re: Last Three Letters

by Annik • Fri 31 Jul 2015 23:25

ominpotent

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Last Three Letters
Replies: 1438
Views: 133696

Re: Dog friendly cabins Portsmouth Le Havre

by Annik • Fri 31 Jul 2015 23:23

Could you tell me please if it's very expensive?

Re: La Canicule!!!!

by Annik • Wed 29 Jul 2015 10:36

Addendum to the above post: We have just had 8mm of rain during the night and it's still raining gently...

Forum: Weather Centre
Topic: La Canicule!
Replies: 12
Views: 1536

Re: La Canicule!!!!

by Annik • Tue 28 Jul 2015 22:17

Can't you use your own water to water your own vegetables? Our well water is definitely non-potable. We pump it up into tanks in the barn hayloft and use this height as a head for watering via hosepipes. The lawn is brown and crackles when you walk on it; we have certainly never seen anything so bad...

Forum: Weather Centre
Topic: La Canicule!
Replies: 12
Views: 1536

Re: Prices for barns

by Annik • Wed 15 Jul 2015 16:10

Thanks very much, Robert. We were going to telephone the sellers when we had an idea whether or not the barn might be within our price range. At the moment all that we know is from the hand-written notice nailed to the door yesterday saying "A vendre" plus a phone number. In fact, amusingly, someone...

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: Prices for barns
Replies: 3
Views: 1145
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