Charente • Deux-Sevres • Vienne • Haute Vienne • Limousin

CLE cultural visit to Limoges

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Good afternoon

The committee have agreed to organise a cultural visit to Limoges in on or about 17th October 2017.
A self drive event, car sharing if necessary may be possible, meeting at the Tourist Office at 10.45.
We will then take the road train for a one hour visit around the very interesting streets and buildings
of Limoges.
You will then be free to take lunch, there are plenty of restaurants close by the Tourist Office and for those that wish to have a guided English speaking afternoon tour of the magnificent Cathedral,
this is available as an extra providing we have 20 people wishing to do it. Otherwise we will look at other options for your day if required.
The cost for the morning train trip will be €5 and the same for the cathedral.
There is plenty of parking available in Limoges and we will give all details on booking.
Before we commence booking procedures we obviously need to know that enough members wish to go, so can you please advise me asap either way.
We will then send out a booking form to all.
Kindest regards

CLE Update

Good morning

I have received a couple of enquiries from members stating that they could not get into the new website. On further enquiries it would appear that some do not realise that they had to log in as a member to gain access to the full facility that, as in the previous website you also needed to do.
Your existing username and password has been transferred to the new website but if you cannot recall either or both of these then you need to contact Pat on  and he will supply you with full access details.
In order to obtain details from posts entered  for the various categories on the website you have to subscribe to those categories. This is due to the forthcoming implementation of new data protection rules.
Any problems, please contact in the first instance myself and if I am unable to help, I will seek advice from the expert.
I shall also be sending this message out via the website under announcements. You should all be able to receive it from there. Once again please let me know if you cannot.
Next Wednesday we will again be holding the monthly Meet and Eat at the Cafeteria in Confolens. We started this event at the request of some members and we hope that you can pop in where the committee will be there from about 12.00 and any queries that members may have can be discussed.
If any of you wish to donate any unwanted items for the CLE stall at the November 5th Christmas Fayre at Lessac, then please  bring them along as well as yourselves or perhaps we can arrange collecting them if necessary.
We still have some stall space available for any who wish to sell their craft etc. Please remember that  French law states that if you sell any item that you have manufactured or bought to sell on you have to have a siret number.
Kindest regards

Eating Out at La Grange

Unfortunately 4 members had to cancel due to ill health but 15 enjoyed a very tasty meal in excellent surroundings with an unexpected cabaret by Luigi the Italian chef.

Value for money was second to none and we also welcomed our new members whom we met on the day. Sue and I have already booked in for their New Years Eve celebrations and any member who would like to join us are more than welcome. As the restaurant is heavily used by the French, it is expected that as in previous years, many French will also be at the event.


Invalid Certificate

The CLE site is protected by something called an SSL Certificate (secure sockets layer for what its worth). This show by the little padlock at the left end of your internet browser’s address  will probably have been made aware when accessing another site (especially using Chrome as a browser) of being “about to enter an insecure site”. In reality this is only important for when entering credit details and the like because it is possible for someone within range to the wifi you are using (your own or a hotspot like in McDonald’s) to pick up or sniff the keystrokes you are using. Using SSL means that all keystrokes you make are encrypted and cannot be understood by such a sniffer.

Browsers and virus scanners check for these certificates and their validity, whether they are current, datewise, or if they are valid in other ways too. Some virus checkers are not too accurate in this. Recently for instance, barry, your chairman, had a message from his Kaspersky virus checker.


Now Kaspersky is a problem. Possibly related to the US government banning them from government use (they are Russian) and I might conjecture some tit for tat – our certificate is US generated. In this instance all Barry needed to do was click OK to the Kaspersky message then the Safari link “Continue to this website”. You should do the same. Perhaps click advanced and click “trust this website” or something like. Because the certificate is fully valid and tests well.  See below.


Login Problems

Why can’t I log in to Members’ Pages?

First time on the new site?

1) We have switched to a new system and you should have received the password that we have on record for you.
2) If this doesn’t work then click ‘reset your password’
3) If you still have problems follow the instructions below in “Not the first time?” to clear your browser history
4) After you log into the site, you can go to the profile edit page and update your password to something different.

Not the first time?

If you still can’t log in, your web browser may be remembering a failed entry. Try clearing your browser’s history or cache. Your browser’s cache stores snapshots of web pages you visit so they will load more quickly next time. It also keeps information that appears on multiple pages, so you don’t need to download the same thing several times. However, the cache can sometimes prevent you from seeing updated content, or cause problems when stored content conflicts with live content.

Your browser will have a facility for clearing the cache. Otherwise as “history”. Different versions, and makes can vary where this can be foun but the instructions below should guide you.

Internet Explorer: a cog top-right opens a menu, select Internet Options, the first tab “General” has a browsing history section with a clear settings button to press.

Edge: click the … top right, select settings, Browsing history, click button ‘choose what to clear’, then clear)

Firefox: press ctrl+shift+del, choose the time range (‘everything’ will work)

Chrome:pres ctrl+H and then Clear Browsing Data.

If you are still not sure how to do this, go direct to this link which gives instructions for most browser types: CLICK HERE.

If you are not sure what browser or browser version you are using, click HERE. This web page will instantly identify your browser and computer type.

If the above does not help or you want a new or more memorable password, contact me describing your problem. Your password should have at least eight characters include at least one capital letter, one number and one non-alphanumeric.


There is a new menu option “Downloads” available under the News and Announcements menu option. This replaces the link to the old site (though still available if you navigate to the old site’s fact sheets by clicking here. However you should be aware that these are archival documents and no attempt is made to keep them up-to-date. The new “Downloads” page will be where the more current fact sheets are kept. Even so these are for your information only and any facts you come to rely upon should be checked with a reputable source.

New documents being made available might (or might not)  be heralded by an announcement such as this.



Not receiving CLE mails?

Your own mail box has its personalised spam detector.  If you are ever expecting an email that doesn't arrive or suspect you aren't receiving mails that you should be receiving... look in your spam box. Your email page will usually have a 'toolbar' on the left had side showing, for example gmail, an inbox (réception), starred, important, draft (brouillons), sent (envoyés) others too depending upon the mail provider. On gmail if you hover with the mouse over the list you see 'More' and a whole load of other categories including Spam (indésirables) and trash (corbeilles) - you can create others for your own 'filing' or dossiers.

The folder I want to talk about is Spam. Look in here to see if there is anything that you should have received. Put your mouse pointer on i, left click and hold and drag up to the Inbox and let go (drag and drop). Eventually, your mail system will learn what isn't spam. Likewise, if you drag from the inbox and drop onto the spam folder it will learn what IS spam. Sometimes, like Gmail, you can rightclick the email and choose Spam or Not Spam.

Even though the mail from the CLE website is sent through a reputable mail server some mail providers can classify it as spam. I will keep an eye out for mail that is getting blocked and notify users if possible, for now, I am seeing SFR and Free that need attention from you if you have an account with them.

Some mail providers have a whitelist of 'domains' (the bit after @ in your email address) that are allowed through specifically and you'd need to add "" to this list. Orange used to have a liste verte but no longer. Free I can get no info from but SFR call theirs a 'une liste d'expéditeurs confiable' or trusted senders. You should look on your mail site for something similar. Here is the instruction page from SFR's site


Gestion des Indesirables

there is a tab on your "Gestions des Indesirables" section where you can add to the list "des expediteurs de confiance and a button [Ajouter]

Open post

Ferme St. Michel Confolens

I have just received notification, unfortunately at short notice, for a musical event 18.30h tomorrow at La Ferme St. Michel de Confolens.As you can see it is being repeated in October and November. It is effectively the equivalent of an open mic evening. 

Also this Friday is another performance by the group NO BLAZ, quite a unique group for those that know of them.

Kind regards


Excellent rates on Car Hire

I am pleased to inform members that we have managed to obtain preferential rates for members with indigo car hire in the UK.

Our contact is Matt Carter tel: 00 44 113 48 77 077           e-mail: website:

Please quote CLE when requesting a quote. will give you reviews on this company and we have personal recommendations

to support their competency.

Please also give us any feedback, as this is a new venture for CLE and we obviously wish to monitor how it progresses.

Kind regards


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