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!
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...
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?
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
by TournesolKate • Fri 08 Jan 2010 18:47
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.
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?
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 ...
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...
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