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  1. Hi, I do n't know if you can help? I have a small scaffolding tower 21ft by 3 by 6ft just purchased. We live in Bath and hope to take some of the scaffolding down on our roof rack just after Christmas. Our cottage is in Dept 23 and we used La Rochelle airport to fly my parents back to UK in the summer.

    Any offer to take some bits over would help and transport costs paid as suggested.

    best wishes

     

    Mike

     

     

  2. Pleased to see a red squirrel in Boussac high street - nearly ran over it.
  3. Hi Lin & Dave,  we are not full-timers in France yet but have a place reasonably close to you. We have a farmhouse near Boussac which is being renovated (slowly).

    We love the Millevache which we visited when we came down in Feb,  unfortunately car would not get us up the last bit to Pigerolles to try the crosscountry skiing. We need to pack snow chains next time.

    We loved Aubusson, and had an excellent meal in a cafe just over the river on the right,  plus looked at the expensive carpets in the show room next door  - will order some if we win the lottery.

    We are down near Boussac end of May for a week and then for just over 2 weeks in the summer, would be interested see how you are finding it as we are keen to retire to the area.

    best wishes

     

    Mike

     

     

     

  4. The Rouen route is our choice, can be easy to get lost in Rouen (refer to earlier postings for best route along North Bank). There is a lovely new bit of Motorway around Dreux.

    We only attempt Paris at 2.00 or 3..00am (and follow signs for Bordeaux).

    bon voyage

     

     

  5. Can n't wait to get down to Le Creuse, leaving tomorrow via P&O after frantic rushing around at work. Trouble is it takes several days to unwind, but the fantastic scenery and contented Limousin cows help.

    Calm and tranquil are words used by our French neighbours when they describe the area.

    The weather is variable within the Limousin due various micro-climates but tends to be much better than the UK if you like sunshine.

    Yes property is more sensibly priced than say the Dordogne

     

  6. Can n't wait to get down to Le Creuse, leaving tomorrow via P&O after frantic rushing around at work. Trouble is it takes several days to unwind, but the fantastic scenery and contented Limousin cows help.

    Calm and tranquil are words used by our French neighbours when they describe the area.

    The weather is variable within the Limousin due various micro-climates but tends to be much better than the UK if you like sunshine.

    Yes property is more sensibly priced than say the Dordogne

     

  7. Well said Doug  - we must use them before we use them.

    Mike

     

  8. We watched the programme on Speedferries and were even more impressed by the company having used them in October.

    I hope we can all support the small guy against the big bullies.

    Curt Stavis the Chief Executive Officer/toilet cleaner etc seems a person worth supporting and we hope to continue using Speedferries for a long time.

    "Fight the Pirates"

    Boulogne is a great port to go into and it is great to start the holiday off from such a welcoming port.

    Mike

     


     

  9. Try "Walking in France" by Rob Hunter - The Oxford Illustrated Press Ltd 1st published in 1982 may be out of print - An excellent chapter on Central France with graded walks in the Auvergne.

    However when he asked the Tourist Office woman in Clemont about where the best walking country was in the Auvergne she replied "partout", "everywhere".

    Have a great trip and I agree that you can pick up excellent maps & guides when you are there.

    ps The section on climate, gradings of walks, map reading and health hazards (weather can change dramatically) are useful.

    best wishes

    Mike
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