by lestroisours • Thu 22 Mar 2012 21:02
How to deal with moles. The best (in my view) pièges are scissor-like tines, welded to a bent spring steel plate. They are obtainable from farm shops like Agroserv, rather than the cheap sprung steel ones from briconautes. With a piece of wire loosely anchor the trip plate to one of the tines,so tha...
by lestroisours • Thu 22 Mar 2012 13:55
I recently despatched one huge mole about 8" long that had tunnelled up from the meadow below our walls. (body count now 16 - Sorry folks, but they created problems for the cows, who can break ankles in the galleries.
by lestroisours • Thu 22 Mar 2012 07:28
I agree. Obama is a good man for the job, but bound by the system in place. However, we have a power within each of us, that of free will. Whilst there are the unfortunates amongst every nation, their internal drive has become lost in despair, and the motivation to pull oneself out of the mire is no...
by lestroisours • Wed 21 Mar 2012 20:00
I think what was meant was a form of social democracy, rather than state socialism. I refrain from comment on the political aspect of the discussion, but I will add some more to read and ponder. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man how to fish and he will eat for life. The rich g...
by lestroisours • Mon 19 Mar 2012 08:19
From the south we prefer to travel via Bourganeuf, St Dizier Leyrennes, Le Grand Bourg bypass, to join the N145 westbound, Handy to drop off les chats at their holiday home before joining the A20.
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by lestroisours • Fri 16 Mar 2012 21:22
Dave, as far as I can see, a licence can be issued to anyone who has passed a test in theory and practice, Whatever their age may be, so it says. Look at this. , it;s buried in there somewhere, and makes interesting reading. I can see no restricting in age. I have to take a medical in 2014 for towin...
by lestroisours • Tue 13 Mar 2012 16:00
Getting to know people, looking for the welcome, joining in, and generally enjoying the experience Out into the community. Our first adventures into French functions in the commune were challenges. To begin with, we knew only a few people and those by sight only, so they were an interesting start, b...
by lestroisours • Fri 09 Mar 2012 19:07
I have been to Nimes in the 90#s when a circus was performing in the arena. Quite a beautiful city. If you have the opportunity to visit, include a trip to Aigues Mortes in the Carmargue.
by lestroisours • Fri 09 Mar 2012 18:49
I believe that if the trees are within your domaine they will remain yours. If they are within the commune, then the commune have the rights on the timber, and you might be able to buy it. If the land is departemental, then of course it's their timber and could be difficult to get hold of it. Howeve...
by lestroisours • Fri 02 Mar 2012 18:33
My other comment would be how psychic has a gendarme to be, in determining if one has speed cameras enabled on the GPS, which makes one liable to a 1500 Euros fine. That is just plain stupid.
by lestroisours • Fri 02 Mar 2012 12:32
Well It's happening folks. Decree No. 2012-284 28 February 2012 relating to the possession of a compulsory breath test kit by the driver of a land motor vehicle (except a moped), comes into force on the 1st July 2012, but fines won't be issued until 1st November 2012. Notice: the decree requires eve...
by lestroisours • Wed 29 Feb 2012 13:06
This is a good starting point, being one of the big network providers in France. Otherwise I would recommend a google search using "bon plan carte Prépayée" should reveal everyone.
by lestroisours • Tue 28 Feb 2012 09:20
Regarding the markets, La Croisille market (haute vienne) on the 18th of every month, I remember seeing a singer sewing machine repair man. In fact I think I have seen one in Bourganeuf in the summer markets.
by lestroisours • Fri 24 Feb 2012 19:31
Nothing in the Creuse any more, But there are Singer repairers and servicers in Palais sur Vienne near Limoges, Chateauroux, Bourges, Moulins and Montlucon, whatever the nearest to you may be. So you have some travel to consider. I service ours myself.
by lestroisours • Wed 22 Feb 2012 19:23
I refer to my post in "Harsher Traffic Controls" in January. Having not seen any publicity for the specific law relating to the breath test kits, I visited my local adjutant at Royère gendarmerie this morning. He told me that while this was a project in progress it had not yet reached the "mettre en...