Pont Noir

Live Life in Creuse

Buzzard, Buizerd, Engels

by beetle • Sun 29 Jan 2012 20:45

I think a number of people will find this link most interesting and will help to increase understanding of the nature around us.

Buizerdfilm Dutch with english sub-titles

Part 1

Part 2

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Buzzard, Buizerd, Engels
Replies: 5
Views: 1834

Re: Pitter patter of tiny paws-Woof

by beetle • Sun 29 Jan 2012 20:28

Thanks for the info. The last thing we want to do is make a mistake, she means too much to us already. I see now there has been quite a bit of discussion on the subject of the new requirements we will check and double check before leaving the UK. Thanks again for your replies. For entertainment: Cat...

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Pitter patter of tiny paws-Woof
Replies: 7
Views: 2324

Pitter patter of tiny paws-Woof

by beetle • Sun 22 Jan 2012 14:49

She's a Cocker-Sheltie cross, who came to us by chance. Due to the previous owners marriage breakup, she was destined for the Dogs Home. However due to a chance meeting in a corridor the option of adopting her was given to us :-D . Four years previous our last much loved Springer died of cancer and ...

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Pitter patter of tiny paws-Woof
Replies: 7
Views: 2324

Re: Drawn to compare GB/FR

by beetle • Mon 05 Dec 2011 21:03

The first link in the musical journey, as you are aware did not work. I came across the link over a year ago and in passing he mentions the video was composed whilst considering what they should play at his funeral. That sort of comment makes you think he is far sighted,always prepared, but as it no...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Drawn to compare GB/FR
Replies: 15
Views: 2907

Re: Drawn to compare GB/FR

by beetle • Sun 04 Dec 2011 23:19

We wish it could be possible to ignore a lot of things around us in the UK, but as daylight is just fading away we are taking the dog for her walk and see the police have caught a monkey driving a small souped-up car! A monkey here, is a youth (sometimes referred to as a hoodie ) when viewed from be...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Drawn to compare GB/FR
Replies: 15
Views: 2907

Re: Drawn to compare GB/FR

by beetle • Tue 22 Nov 2011 21:10

The sky at night is orange, shooting stars replaced with navigation lights. A morning sky is usually grey, distant views obscured behind a traffic induced haze. CCTV cameras once a feature of high security prisons, stand sentinel on all entry and exit roads, plus the village centre. Make certain you...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Drawn to compare GB/FR
Replies: 15
Views: 2907

Re: Drawn to compare GB/FR

by beetle • Sun 13 Nov 2011 13:02

Moving countries does allow you to ditch all the work/bill related issues that's true and in reality it add's a lot of fresh challenges, puzzles to solve and overcome, I'm sure. When you have climbed those mountains just reflect for a second, we did not know it was possible at the start but just loo...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Drawn to compare GB/FR
Replies: 15
Views: 2907

Drawn to compare GB/FR

by beetle • Fri 11 Nov 2011 17:25

What a difference just one hour can make to the quality of life. We have a house in the Creuse yes, but find ourselves spending a lot of time outdoors, watching the suns rays at the birth of a new day,whilst drinking coffee or sipping an apperatif as they disapear with onset of night. There is time ...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Drawn to compare GB/FR
Replies: 15
Views: 2907

Re: House Insurance

by beetle • Tue 30 Nov 2010 17:20

Thanks for the advice and we will be following it up. Insurance is something which helps to give peace of mind. Who knows what sort of event may or may not affect your property at any time of the year. Repair costs could set you back a few years. Personal injury! I shudder to think of the consequenc...

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: House Insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 2886

Three Years on - The Little Things

by beetle • Mon 29 Nov 2010 20:05

Subway Mouse Out of the cave came a light brown mouse, long tail, white shirt front and big black eyes. He stopped sat back on his haunches; observed me closely and I did likewise him. His curiosity satisfied it was a quick exit left and down the outside drain. Why? Drain leads to soak away tubes - ...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Three Years on - The Little Things
Replies: 4
Views: 2209

House Insurance

by beetle • Mon 22 Nov 2010 17:00

Any tips or advise regarding house insurance.
A requirement when purchasing the house, but still in the dark as to what we are actually paying for?
It's the old language thing! :roll:

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: House Insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 2886

Re: Rats / Friut Rat

by beetle • Fri 25 Sep 2009 12:02

I have only found copper wire wool advertised in the States. After experimenting with ordninary coarse steel wool stuffed behind the beams and between beam / roof tiles, plus additionally secured in place using expanded foam ( a bit messy! ): found this worked a treat. Thought I might end up with a ...

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Rats / Friut Rat
Replies: 23
Views: 8818

Re: Ski / Snowboard - where, how ,when

by beetle • Sat 29 Nov 2008 12:18

Winter comes around but once a year. Hold-on! That's not true for us here trapped in the UK Midlands, the local mountain has snow 365 days a year. If you want to learn to ski, snowboard or just play in the snow its a great place to go. www.snowdome.co.uk Tobogganing video P.S Apart from Tamworth the...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Ski / Snowboard - where, how and when
Replies: 11
Views: 3611

Books - The Labyrinth - Kate Mosse

by beetle • Sat 29 Nov 2008 11:35

Labyrinth by Kate Mosse A young woman who by chance is drawn to an area of France nr Caracassonne, or is it chance? One of the mysteries that will unfold as you read on and you always want to. In a sense you have two books in one, two stories in time some how intertwined. Ancient tourist sites becom...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Books - The Labyrinth - Kate Mosse
Replies: 3
Views: 1408

Re: Ski / Snowboard - where, how ,when

by beetle • Sun 23 Nov 2008 14:32

Sevy's entry above and web link should provide all the information you need about the variety of activities available.

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Ski / Snowboard - where, how and when
Replies: 11
Views: 3611

Re: Ski / Snowboard - where, how ,when

by beetle • Sat 22 Nov 2008 11:21

Update - for those of you using Broadband, here is a short film link for Mont Dore - Bon appetit.


Ski Mont Dore

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Ski / Snowboard - where, how and when
Replies: 11
Views: 3611

Books - The discovery of France - Graham Robb

by beetle • Wed 12 Nov 2008 20:33

www.picador.com If you are interested in the history of France, this book has been extensively researched and the list of 'Works Cited' offers a basis for further reading/study. Try the above link, type in the authors name - Graham Robb - then select interview and on the right hand side select - ex...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Books - The discovery of France - Graham Robb
Replies: 1
Views: 1119

Re: French Home - illness-Move there and you will be arreste

by beetle • Sun 09 Nov 2008 14:05

Interesting responce's but did they pass the Law in question? 12 months in terms of law making is but a short time. Could people find themselves in the title situation: not now but in years to come. The rumour about wealthy Brits was proved to be malicious.(weapons of mass destruction Hmm) 182 accum...

Re: French Home - illness-Move there and you will be arreste

by beetle • Sat 08 Nov 2008 21:06

We cherish the thought of retirement with a dog or two in France, but that is at present still quite a few years away. Every year we both know of poor souls who fail to reach their goal and have to settle for less, due to the emergence of some health (work) related problem. Stress is not good for yo...

French Home - illness-Move there and you will be arrested?

by beetle • Sat 08 Nov 2008 13:15

Is this the future? Annik provided a link to french-news.com excellent newspaper, but I read with concern the article "French idyll or French nightmare" then "Brit Embassy update for Britons in France". In short France proposes to make it law for all new immigrants to posses private health care insu...