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by LadyBass
Fri 15 Jul 2011 13:08
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: La Fête de la Bastille where is good to see Fireworks?
Replies: 18
Views: 8683

hahahaha

seriously no problem we had a fun evening and glad you did too...

:lol:
by LadyBass
Fri 15 Jul 2011 12:31
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: La Fête de la Bastille where is good to see Fireworks?
Replies: 18
Views: 8683

What Fireworks ?

LOL We went to St Cyrien and spent a lovely evening cherching les feu d'artifice, anyhow we heard some great live music and got ribbed mercilessly from our friend who came with us who swore we had made it all up in order to get him to drive ! great night and will go on Bastille Eve next year ;-) :ro...
by LadyBass
Thu 14 Jul 2011 19:03
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: La Fête de la Bastille where is good to see Fireworks?
Replies: 18
Views: 8683

What time are the Fireworks usually?

Thanks all, Sue would love to meet up another time ;-) have a good time with your friends.

Sav will take pics...

CUFC saw it once from the motorway, amazing ! bit far for tonight been painting all day and dinner in the oven..

Any idea what time the fireworks start?

:roll:
by LadyBass
Thu 14 Jul 2011 16:10
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: La Fête de la Bastille where is good to see Fireworks?
Replies: 18
Views: 8683

Thanks

Thanks John think St Cyp is nearer for us... altho I love PV ;-)
by LadyBass
Thu 14 Jul 2011 13:57
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: La Fête de la Bastille where is good to see Fireworks?
Replies: 18
Views: 8683

Thanks !

thankyou Sue and Paul :lol:
by LadyBass
Thu 14 Jul 2011 13:54
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: La Fête de la Bastille where is good to see Fireworks?
Replies: 18
Views: 8683

La Fête de la Bastille where is good to see Fireworks?

"Fête Nationale. La Fête de la Bastille or Fête Nationale marks the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789 and the beginning of the French Revolution of 1789. Fireworks, dancing, and a lot of celebrating mark the event every year throughout France." copied this from PO Life main site.... Where woul...
by LadyBass
Tue 05 Jul 2011 12:40
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: How do French Holidays work ???
Replies: 2
Views: 2905

school hols / french hols

I dont know why I posted this question in this section must have been having a senior moment ! I imagine that they are school hols but my calendar just says vacances d'ete... I have been coming to France for hols for ahem a VERY long time since i was 8 years old, and have always been told that Franc...
by LadyBass
Mon 04 Jul 2011 23:34
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: How do French Holidays work ???
Replies: 2
Views: 2905

How do French Holidays work ???

So sorry to be dumb, do the french really have ALL of July AND August for holidays?

If so how does Industry and commerce continue?

Can anyone explain how the Holidays work please?

On my calendar every day in July and Aug are marked Vacances d'ete with acute accents I cant find on my PC :wink:
by LadyBass
Fri 10 Jun 2011 19:56
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Decking or any other ideas ?
Replies: 28
Views: 10304

Astro turf

;-)

could be a bit ticklish...
by LadyBass
Sun 24 Apr 2011 20:50
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Gravel / Garden stones needed...
Replies: 13
Views: 5286

Gravel by the ton...

Thanks all

you are amazing, will let you know where we finally get it. We have a little trailer but have both hurt our shoulders so may get it delivered.

:wink:
by LadyBass
Sat 23 Apr 2011 22:25
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Gravel / Garden stones needed...
Replies: 13
Views: 5286

L'Indepandant

Thankyou Blackduff will do that, brill idea.

This forum is ace :lol:
by LadyBass
Sat 23 Apr 2011 20:48
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Gravel / Garden stones needed...
Replies: 13
Views: 5286

Gravel Search....

Thanks both yes Baixas would be near willd ef check that out...

Spoken to Ruby and Mike Thumbelina, but the Quarry near here now only sells powdered stuff for tiles and glass.. thanks for the suggestions

:)
by LadyBass
Sat 23 Apr 2011 20:10
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Gravel / Garden stones needed...
Replies: 13
Views: 5286

Thanks Dylan / Sue...

Thanks for this...

Are they builders merchants? is that what we are looking for?

Thanks loads anyhow
:wink:
by LadyBass
Sat 23 Apr 2011 19:51
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Gravel / Garden stones needed...
Replies: 13
Views: 5286

Thanks Allan

was hoping for a quarry or similar, GC and LM are pretty expensive and artificial grass is monumentally expensive.. and a bit weird !

Thanks for your help tho

:)
by LadyBass
Sat 23 Apr 2011 18:19
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Leroy Merlin above ground Pool advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 4551

Ta Pol

Aha think we were on the wrong track then Pol. We were at the garden centre near the main road from Claira to Bacares and nthe only gravel they had was for their own renovations, still we were tempted lol There was a builders merchants too but no stones... didnt see a water tower so will have anothe...
by LadyBass
Sat 23 Apr 2011 17:51
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Gravel / Garden stones needed...
Replies: 13
Views: 5286

Gravel / Garden stones needed...

Hello I am after yet more advice if anyone can help. We have decided to take the great advice from you kind peeps on this forum and put gravel / small stones down in place of out pathetic baldy lawn. However we scoured St Hypolyte and went to our local quarry with no joy and now don't know where to ...
by LadyBass
Sat 23 Apr 2011 17:47
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Leroy Merlin above ground Pool advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 4551

Thankyou both

Thanks Merry and Russel I suppose it is reasonab;e to pay for a Devis but I have to pay out hundreds to quote my clients and sometimes dont get the business... guess its another cultural difference. Stops the messers ! Merryleigh, thanks for that I am veering towards the above ground whilst we save ...
by LadyBass
Tue 19 Apr 2011 14:07
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Leroy Merlin above ground Pool advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 4551

no one has one?

any other above ground pool advice? what to look for what to avoid?

Ta
by LadyBass
Sun 17 Apr 2011 20:41
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Leroy Merlin above ground Pool advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 4551

Leroy Merlin above ground Pool advice?

Hello tous.. has anyone got or know about the Leroy Merlin above ground pools which are outside at the momemt? They are about 1500Euros for the smaller one and 2400 for the larger one. They are not set up with a liner but have a wooden shell into which I presume a liner is fitted. I asked them to co...
by LadyBass
Tue 29 Mar 2011 18:55
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Decking or any other ideas ?
Replies: 28
Views: 10304

Thnx

Thank you Int66... more research and more saving up !

Think I may have to get creative first and then do proper decking later...
by LadyBass
Tue 29 Mar 2011 15:02
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Decking or any other ideas ?
Replies: 28
Views: 10304

Composite...

just remember , you get what you pay for. softwood decking will look good for the first year or 2 but may start to warp, split shrink or expand in hotter /wet conditions and will need to be treated every spring (regardless if it is pre treated) to keep it in tip top condition. if you pay a little m...
by LadyBass
Mon 28 Mar 2011 21:27
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Decking or any other ideas ?
Replies: 28
Views: 10304

Thanks Thumbelina

I am quite excited about this idea but also scared have never been a very creative gardener but I will do some research and see what i can find.

Is there a gardening club ( for dummies) does anyone know?

:lol:
by LadyBass
Mon 28 Mar 2011 17:16
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Decking or any other ideas ?
Replies: 28
Views: 10304

Membrane...

I hardly dare ask for one of those... but yes a good plan.. I hadnt thought of getting properly creative just wanted it tidy for table and chairs but thats a good idea... thank you..

This is great, thank you all for this input, I have been worrying about this for about 2 years !

:D
by LadyBass
Mon 28 Mar 2011 17:13
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Decking or any other ideas ?
Replies: 28
Views: 10304

Get Decked at B&Q !

Ha just seen this Sue, I make howlers like that daily speaking my Catafranglais in Brico... or maybe they just laugh because I'm odd ?? Once asked for a Pere Noel qui monte des batiments... that raised a titter....
by LadyBass
Mon 28 Mar 2011 17:06
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Decking or any other ideas ?
Replies: 28
Views: 10304

I would be warped ...

Think I woul'd be warped at 1500 euros Opas, but its all expensive.... maybe I'll knit something green !

:shock:
by LadyBass
Mon 28 Mar 2011 17:04
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Decking or any other ideas ?
Replies: 28
Views: 10304

Decked !

Wow, blimey.... I hadnt thought of that.... wonder how I can break this to my sister in the Corbieres who has loads of it round her pool ( probably wont ) I guess it could attract termites too...? Thanks Kate, I have / had a strange longing for decking. I love wood and natural materials but nice sto...
by LadyBass
Mon 28 Mar 2011 11:46
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Decking or any other ideas ?
Replies: 28
Views: 10304

Stoned.....!

Thanks for the idea Pol will go and have a lookie, cant quite imagine it, but sounds good... we have an area just beyond where we hope to put an above ground pool and that was gonna be my next question... any advice on above ground pools, am sure yours is a posh one tho ;-) We are finding a renovati...
by LadyBass
Sun 27 Mar 2011 22:30
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Decking or any other ideas ?
Replies: 28
Views: 10304

Decking or any other ideas ?

Hello everyone, would appreciate any advice... we have a tiny garden 10 metres long by 4 metres wide wich turns into a dusty dump in the summer. We are prevented from watering what passes for grass so are considering decking it all. I wondered if anyone has done decking themselves and how difficult ...
by LadyBass
Mon 03 Jan 2011 23:35
Forum: Shopping
Topic: any ideas where to find new/ old/ reclaimed Teracotta Tiles?
Replies: 6
Views: 2780

A night in the tiles....

Balckduff and Thumbs thanks so much will check both out and let you know how I get on. really kind to do all that searching BD :)
by LadyBass
Mon 03 Jan 2011 08:53
Forum: Shopping
Topic: any ideas where to find new/ old/ reclaimed Teracotta Tiles?
Replies: 6
Views: 2780

any ideas where to find new/ old/ reclaimed Teracotta Tiles?

Happy New year all... :) Does anyone know where I can find second hand ( ideally) terracotta tiles to renovate our beautiful Catalan staircase? Our tiled risers are cracked and wobbly? I would also like to tile my terrrace in Terracotta tiles and wondered if anyone had found a cheap ( fair priced ) ...