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  1. If you look at the post again, you will see that this person has replied giving fuller details of how s/he looks after the cats.  I think it would be an ideal home for a non-house cat or kittens.

  2. We had quite a few enquiries from them, but only one booking, which barely covered the cost of advertising with them.

  3. Our dogs are a sort of border collie (a rescue) and a labrador x springer who has long silky hair.  The collie doesn't seem to attract the ticks, but the lab does!

    We have owned our house in Limousin for 5 years and lived here for nearly 2.  The house wasn't habitable before that!!!

    Miszter

  4. Hi there

    We live in Limousin and brought two dogs, a horse and two kids (!) all of whom like rolling in the long grass!!!

    We use Advantix on our dogs and since we have been using it, have never seen a tick on either of them.  Before we moved here, we came for a holiday with the dogs and one seemed to attract ticks like mad.  Now we never see them, so we know the Advantix works.  Frontline is also supposed to be good, but my vet said that the Advantix was better as it repells the ticks before they bite, rather than kills them when they do bite!  If you have cats you can't use Advantix because it is very poisonous to cats, even if they just lick the dog.

    One of our dogs does get mites, but she got them in the UK as well, so we just have to keep an eye on her and act when they appear!

    Good luck with your move, we love Limousin.

    Miszter

  5. The short answer is - yes, you will be limited to hacking (mainly) in France!! 

    I started to look into doing some competing here with my no-breed papers (even though I know how he is bred) horse and the whole thing was just too complicated and too much hassle.  And I didn't have the problem of qualifications for myself, because I have transferable ones from the UK.

    If anyone can give a more detailed answer to what needs doing, I would be very interested. 

    Miszter

  6. We use Advantix on our dogs and have never had a tick on either of them and one was very prone to ticks before we started on the Advantix.  If you have a cat, don't use Advantix on the dog if the cat licks the dog!!  Advantix is very poisonous to cats.
  7. miszter

    Slugs

    Get some ducks - they love slugs as a delicacy!!

    We let ours into the veg patch after it has rained (a lot this year) and they go slug hunting.  We haven't seen a slug in there for weeks.Big Smile [:D]

  8. I have never seen a website quoted anywhere specifically for the cinema, but Le Dorat has a website, www.ledorat.com, and may well have details on there.  I haven't looked through it!!!

    Otherwise, the leaflet of whats on for the month comes through the door with the rest of the promos once a month.

    Miszter

  9. I sometimes travel with my children and sometimes without!  Have to say it is much easier without.

    I would gladly pay a small fee to be allocated a seat when I am travelling with the children so that we did not have to join the scrum, but could board last and still be sure of sitting together.  They are far too young to be separated from me on a plane!  When I am on my own I don't mind who I sit next to, and as it is only me, I am bound to get a seat, so can't be bothered to join the scrum.

    Perhaps we (people who travel with children) should suggest this to Mr O'Leary.  He likes making money on extras so perhaps he would be up for this![;-)]

    Miszter

  10. I sometimes travel with my children and sometimes without!  Have to say it is much easier without.

    I would gladly pay a small fee to be allocated a seat when I am travelling with the children so that we did not have to join the scrum, but could board last and still be sure of sitting together.  They are far too young to be separated from me on a plane!  When I am on my own I don't mind who I sit next to, and as it is only me, I am bound to get a seat, so can't be bothered to join the scrum.

    Perhaps we (people who travel with children) should suggest this to Mr O'Leary.  He likes making money on extras so perhaps he would be up for this![;-)]

    Miszter

  11. Thank you for your help.  We have received and connected the Freebox and it is working!

    Miszter

  12. Hi there

    We have just signed up with free.fr for broadband and unlimited phonecalls and are waiting for the modem which should be here today.  We are non-degroupage so will have to continue to pay FT for the line.  We have had an email from free.fr and we are not sure what we have to do in the control panel regarding the set up of the phone calls etc.  Do all phone calls have to go through VOIP to be free as somewhere it mentioned carrier pre-select.

    We have used a translation tool on the emails, but still are not sure exactly what (if anything) we need to do.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    Miszter (and OH!) 

  13. Hi there

    You don't need a UK address to register with CPAM.  You do need a French address.  You need to take with you when you go to the CPAM office:  E106, French utility bill (for address), Birth certificates, marriage certificates, RIB.  Take copies of EVERYTHING before you go.    I think that is all we took with us and all was sweetness and light!!

    Sorry - can't help with the social charges as I don't really understand them myself, but there are plenty of very knowledgeable people on this site.

    Good luck with your move

    Miszter

  14. Hi

    I guess we must just be lucky!!  Our children are picked up from the door every day, they are the only pick up in our village and could easily walk to the end of the lane if necessary.  I would rather not, because the current situation is very easy!!!

    I knew, when we moved to rural France, that distances involved in everything (shopping, school, appointments etc) would all be much greater than in the UK.  Our children walked to school (20mins) in the UK and I would be quite happy for them to do the same here, except it is much further, so they go on the bus.  I think the OP either needs to buy a bike or enjoy the exercise.  The better weather is coming and soon the 1 km walk will be very pleasant.  I bit of exercise wakes the children up in the morning and allows them to let off steam after school.

    Miszter

  15. Hi there

    We have two children who started at school here this academic year.  They had VERY basic french skills.  They could ask for the loo, and count a bit and not much more!!!  They are the only English children at our very small village school.  They have thrived, our daughter is speaking and reading french and english and our son (who had a tough time in school in the UK) is speaking a bit, understanding a lot and is starting to read some  french.  They get two extra french lessons a week at school.

    For us, it has worked very well, but I know this is not always the case.  Our children have the advantage that there are the two of them, so they always had someone to talk to and that they are both fairly outgoing.

    Good luck with your move.

    Miszter

    PS  I forgot to say - the children are 7 & 8.

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