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Re: Halloumi?

by TournesolKate • Thu 04 Mar 2010 10:30

Well, I don't think I'll be going to Paris for halloumi, that's a bit extreme.
Halloumi is a hard greek cheese, I suppose it's most similar to feta, but it's used for cooking.
It doesn't melt when it's griddled and makes a nice vegetarian dish.
Ah well, I can live without it! :D

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Halloumi?
Replies: 3
Views: 1824

Halloumi?

by TournesolKate • Wed 03 Mar 2010 11:06

Does anybody know if you can buy halloumi cheese over here in Creuse and if it's called halloumi, or something different?

Forum: Creusois Kitchen
Topic: Halloumi?
Replies: 3
Views: 1824

Re: Tick warning

by TournesolKate • Mon 22 Feb 2010 09:43

After a bit of internet research into the life cycle of a tick, I found that in the cold winter months they lie dormant somewhere warm and wait for the spring. I expect my nosy cat disturbed a nest of ticks on one of her daily expeditions! Since she had the ticks for two or three days running, I gue...

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Tick warning
Replies: 9
Views: 2489

Re: Tick warning

by TournesolKate • Sun 21 Feb 2010 19:44

Yes, they are definately ticks.

She hasn't had any for a few days, so maybe she's not going wherever it was she was going to get them. (did that make sense?!)

Anybody know of a good tick preventing product?

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Tick warning
Replies: 9
Views: 2489

Re: Moles

by TournesolKate • Thu 18 Feb 2010 11:29

Moth balls work for me. put one or two down each molehill, right down in the tunnel, then pack the earth back in after them.

Sometimes the mole will push them back out again, but if you keep doing it he'll get fed up and go elsewhere.

Forum: Gardening, Smallholding and Livestock
Topic: Mole News
Replies: 68
Views: 19782

Re: Tick warning

by TournesolKate • Thu 18 Feb 2010 11:23

I've got two long hair cats, one black and white, one pure white. Last week (in the midst of all the snow!) I noticed what I thought was a flea burrowing into the fur of the white cat. I treated both cats and the dog with frontline. About two days ago a noticed a a little black speck on the ear of t...

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Tick warning
Replies: 9
Views: 2489

Re: new life in the creuse

by TournesolKate • Tue 02 Feb 2010 20:34

Hi Jonathon. When I came over in September 2008, the first thing I did was to register at Pole Emploi. If you're unemployed when you come over and your French is not brilliant, you might be entitled to free French lessons. I've been taking lessons for just over a year and I can't tell you how much t...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: New life in the Creuse
Replies: 10
Views: 1965

Re: Aggressive dogs

by TournesolKate • Sat 23 Jan 2010 16:18

My dog reacts in the same way as Goose described. People always go to approach her with their hand held out and she doesn't like it at all. When people meet her, I tell them to completely ignore her and let her sniff them in her own time. She's good as gold after that. When you meet an unknown dog a...

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Aggressive dogs
Replies: 20
Views: 4934

Re: Hairdresser please?

by TournesolKate • Thu 14 Jan 2010 12:16

Just to say, I can now highly reccommend Lisa, she cut my very long, curly, damaged hair into a beautiful style this morning I'm so happy!
Thanks everybody for your responses, I'll definately stick with Lisa now. :)

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Hairdresser please?
Replies: 14
Views: 4667

Re: Hairdresser please?

by TournesolKate • Fri 08 Jan 2010 18:47

Thankyou Lestroisours!
I've heard Lisa reccommended before, but didn't have a number for her and it's nice to see her website with prices too. Looks very reasonable.

Coif Hair is a bit out of the way for me, but thankyou anyway.

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Hairdresser please?
Replies: 14
Views: 4667

Hairdresser please?

by TournesolKate • Wed 06 Jan 2010 12:19

Can any ladies recommend a good hairdresser, near to Ahun?
Mobile, salon, English, French I don't mind, as long as they're GOOD!

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Hairdresser please?
Replies: 14
Views: 4667

Re: Les Oiseaux dans la Creuse

by TournesolKate • Mon 04 Jan 2010 16:16

It's that time of year again, the snow is falling and the birds are fighting over the feeders!
My beautiful pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers have returned to the garden for food.
Has anybody seen any interesting or unusual birds in the garden this year?

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Birds in la Creuse
Replies: 41
Views: 12575

Re: post codes

by TournesolKate • Sat 28 Nov 2009 20:02

It's the same, 23320.

If you go to Google Maps and type in the name of the place you're looking for, it should give you a suggestion with the postcode.

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: post codes
Replies: 3
Views: 1630

Re: Laptop Woes.

by TournesolKate • Wed 04 Nov 2009 16:34

Oh, I see! I thought you meant there was one on the camera!! :roll:
I really have no idea!

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: Laptop Woes
Replies: 7
Views: 2045

Re: Laptop Woes.

by TournesolKate • Wed 04 Nov 2009 16:28

Undelete function?
I didn't know there was one...
I'll have a look, but most of the pics I want were from a different camera, sadly.
I will try though, thanks.

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: Laptop Woes
Replies: 7
Views: 2045

Re: Laptop Woes.

by TournesolKate • Wed 04 Nov 2009 16:12

Thankyou both for you replies, I tried and failed to recover my photos :(

I have learnt my lesson the hard way and will back up EVERYTHING in future.

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: Laptop Woes
Replies: 7
Views: 2045

Laptop Woes

by TournesolKate • Fri 30 Oct 2009 12:24

Does anybody know if it's possible to retrieve photo's and files from the hard drive. My laptop died yesterday! I got "The blue screen of death" and had to completely reboot and restore factory settings (with the assistance of the Dell helpline). It's working again now, but I lost all my photos and ...

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: Laptop Woes
Replies: 7
Views: 2045

Re: NHS v French Health System

by TournesolKate • Mon 26 Oct 2009 19:28

Poor you, that sounds horrendous! My experiences of French hospitals have all been good. May 2008 I was living in Maine et Loire, I broke my leg, went to hospital and was seen immediately. I was X-Rayed, put in a plaster cast and sent home with strict instructions and heavy painkillers within two ho...

Re: Kitten needs home

by TournesolKate • Thu 15 Oct 2009 19:23

Female ginger cats are quite rare, I would love to take her, but unfortunately I can't.
I've already got two cats (who would be less than amused!) and a very bouncy puppy.
I hope you can find a home for her soon.
Let us know when you do :)

Re: Horse flies

by TournesolKate • Sat 10 Oct 2009 16:03

I hope it's not spiders!! Eek!
I only seem to get bitten while I'm outside, which is why I think it's some sort of flying insect...

Forum: My Pets and Other Animals
Topic: Horse flies
Replies: 33
Views: 11825
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