Re: François Hollande élu président de la République

by lestroisours • Sun 06 May 2012 21:11

Il faut attendre mon prochain article, concernant les resultats. Soyons nous heureux? Je pense pas. Effectivement le pays est divisé en deux. Certains des bloqeurs osent de parler au guerre civile, mais comme d'habitude une partie soyent heureux et le reste, pas de tout. On attend l'élection prochai...

Re: What gift for a new baby in the village?

by lestroisours • Sat 05 May 2012 12:27

Cash or a voucher can be acceptable, rather than something that may or not be used or to their liking, all dressed up in a nice card.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: What gift for a new baby in the village?
Replies: 3
Views: 919

Re: Odd phone call

by lestroisours • Fri 04 May 2012 13:15

Cold (lukewarm) call, probably from a list supplied. We get a number of personally addressed calls, and we can't for the life of us remember who had our details, other than France telecom (orange) or EDF, as they are the only two we deal with. We answer these calls with "we have double glazing, We h...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Odd phone call
Replies: 6
Views: 1286

Re: Travelling to the Creuse

by lestroisours • Tue 01 May 2012 09:20

I normally travel with a big antenna attached, so I have similar problems at the péages and the restrictors. Our use of the autoroutes is minimal except the a71 a20 stretches anyway. It suprises our visitors how far we are from the autoroute in the first place. Any of them are at least an hour from ...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Travelling to Creuse
Replies: 112
Views: 35388

Re: Buying a New Car

by lestroisours • Mon 30 Apr 2012 20:06

We are and we did, but for a temporary resident I don't know. If you are keeping a car here, then it makes sense to make it french, so that it has no problems with assurance and testing etc. If you are paying cash, I see no problems, but not sure about finance requirements for extended payments. I k...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Buying a New Car
Replies: 7
Views: 1294

Re: British Boiler

by lestroisours • Mon 30 Apr 2012 11:19

From my days in the plumb center combi condensing boilers came in both flavours for town gas and LPG. So either way it would not normally be a problem, but have you considered replacement parts etc. and servicing. Unless you have a large gas reservoir, you'll be burning a bottle of gas a fortnight. ...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: British Boiler
Replies: 2
Views: 1020

Re: Amazing moles

by lestroisours • Mon 30 Apr 2012 11:11

I don't think our charcuterie has got around to stocking them yet. Hmmm! Mole Burger and Chips. Mole-Rattatouie, or for the advanced chef, food mol(e)ds. :lol:

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Amazing moles
Replies: 13
Views: 1997

Re: knitting wool

by lestroisours • Wed 25 Apr 2012 12:30

The back of the shop still displays it former NETTO logo. Whilst there is a lot of wool, Anne (mon épouse) says you will have to adapt your patterns accordingly. There was a shop in Aubusson town that had lots of wool, but it looked as if it was closing sometime ago. Try a search for tricotage and s...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Knitting Wool
Replies: 5
Views: 1153

Re: Water pressure in new taps

by lestroisours • Mon 23 Apr 2012 11:17

Completely reasonable. Well done!

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Water pressure in new taps
Replies: 7
Views: 1405

Re: Water pressure in new taps

by lestroisours • Fri 20 Apr 2012 14:50

In disturbing the old tap, the chances are that some crud has fallen into the pipe, and in reconnecting the new tap the crud has gone up into the tap and has caught in the mixer-tap end filter at the nozzle. Un-screw the filter with a wrench and shake it out and you will find all is well. I had the ...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Water pressure in new taps
Replies: 7
Views: 1405

Re: Electronics Components Sources - Limoges/Gueret

by lestroisours • Thu 19 Apr 2012 16:56

If I need something special I would first try pearl.fr. I get a reasonable service from them and a catalogue every few months. Almost the French equivalent of Maplin I would say.

Re: Les Oiseaux dans la Creuse

by lestroisours • Mon 16 Apr 2012 08:09

Seen this weekend in our garden. Managed to snap several images including one of his display to its mate that was out of shot, whilst in the background I could hear several cuckoos. Truly a spring sight.

Hoopoe (Upupa epops) is renowned visitor for nesting.

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Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Birds in la Creuse
Replies: 41
Views: 12058

Re: Frost damaged bamboo

by lestroisours • Mon 02 Apr 2012 22:26

Blackberry is difficult as you have to get the crown root out, but the odd bramble can still be missed. As for Bracken, not had to deal it as a pest, as the corms are quite pretty in the right place. The spores can get everywhere, and lie dormant.

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Frost damaged bamboo
Replies: 9
Views: 2121

Re: Frost damaged bamboo

by lestroisours • Mon 02 Apr 2012 13:21

Same result to a bamboo in our garden, so we trimmed it right to the ground. It shows green in the base of the cut stems so it's still alive. It will resprout from the base. Incidently ours is planted in a bed with a double skin of polythene in the trench, so that it doesn't invade the rest of the g...

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Frost damaged bamboo
Replies: 9
Views: 2121

Re: Snake eats lizard's tail

by lestroisours • Sat 31 Mar 2012 19:24

Nope, you are right, small invetebrates and crickets, and they don't hang about either. But they dont have the ability to strike like a snake.

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Snake eats lizard's tail
Replies: 6
Views: 1491

Re: Snake eats lizard's tail

by lestroisours • Sat 31 Mar 2012 12:26

Couleuvre is favourite. Slow worms are insectivors and of course are lizards.

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Snake eats lizard's tail
Replies: 6
Views: 1491

Re: Snake eats lizard's tail

by lestroisours • Fri 30 Mar 2012 15:26

I suspect this was either a small viper or could be likely a juvenile couleuvre (grass snake). What say you you other wild life people?

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Snake eats lizard's tail
Replies: 6
Views: 1491

Re: Check your water

by lestroisours • Sun 25 Mar 2012 08:17

Ours is crystal clear and taste great, and we don't glow yet. The report is usually on the back of the facture for consommation. Strangely no mention of radioactivity, but high in iron.

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Check your water
Replies: 4
Views: 1356

Re: When does the season for burning end?

by lestroisours • Sun 25 Mar 2012 08:14

March 31st in my commune, starts again in 1st October.

Re: Read, ponder and comment!

by lestroisours • Thu 22 Mar 2012 21:11

Rhinoceros Success - Just damn the torpedoes and charge!

I have read many books in the same genre and enjoyed them. I think Maryr's professor read them as well.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Read, ponder and comment!
Replies: 9
Views: 1291
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