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Eating Out- Restaurant Le Moulin de Condac 24/10/2017

    Our monthly Eating Out for October was held at the Moulin de Condac near Ruffec.The weather was so good that we were able to sit out on the terrace overlooking the river. Indeed the only problem was to avoid too much sun! The menu for €13 was first class. For entrée there was a choice of Sardine Profiteroles or Tarte de Maison (the latter resembling a large portion of pork pie) Plat was salmon or chicken both beautifully presented and tasty. Dessert was cheese or Tarte de Pomme. A very enjoyable afternoon.

     For November we have our Christmas Lunch on the 26th at Etagnac to look forward to.Places are still available with details and menu choices available from the website.

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CLE visit Limoges

Arriving at Limoges Tourist Office we found our train waiting to take us on the Limoges City tour alongside over 20 CLE members.

For nearly an hour we travelled around the busy and quiet streets, whilst listening to a very interesting commentary. Too much to take it all in, but the salient points will be remembered.


We then had ample time to take lunch in any of the restaurants close  by, before taking a short walk to the Cathedral, where we were met by our very enthusiastic English speaking guide.

For the next 80 minutes we listened to, not only the history of the Cathedral but that of Limoges itself. So informative that one member said that of all the guided tours she had been on this had been the best.

We then went into the Bishops Garden and with a view across the river that was superb, our guide imparted even more information.

The day came to an end with a relaxing drink nearby before making our way back to the various parking locations. Once again we were lucky with the weather, which enhanced what was a very enjoyable day out with CLE.


Moulin de Cindac

Unfortunately we cannot join you but the Moulin de Condac is one of our favourite local restaurants and I’m sure everyone who is going will definitely enjoy it as the food is excellent.  It’s even nicer in the summer sitting eating on the decking over the river 

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Further Spam Advice

No, the advice itself isn’t spam, its advice about how to prevent CLE mails being classified as spam. 🙂

Apparently and Hotmail email has recently had much of its spam detection systems reset. Which means those of you with such email accounts should look more diligently in your spam folders.

Many email systems do not classify any addresses found in the personal address book as spam. So in addition to moving the non-spam emails from the spam folder to the inbox – you can add those email addresses (often from the right click menu – hover the mouse pointer over the email, click the right button and select your choice from the “right click menu” with a left click) to your address book.

Or, as far as CLE mails go, just add to your address book.

Happy de-spamming.



Eating Out- Restaurant Le Moulin de Condac 24/10/2017

Our next Eating Out get together will be on Tuesday 24th October at Le Moulin de Condac meeting at 12.00 midday.The restaurant is by the river in the village of Condac which is situated on the D740 Confolens to Ruffec road. (A couple of kilometres before Ruffec itself).The restaurant serves courses reflecting the best market options at the time so there is not a specific choice in advance. However, there will be a choice of 2 entrees,2 plat de jour (one fish/one meat) and either cheese or the dessert of the day.The cost is €13 with drinks purchased separately as taken.

Login – User ID and Password tips

When a new user is created they are emailed a link to activate their membership and to be given a strong password. Too strong to remember so, ideally they could double click the password on the screen and hold the ctrl and C keys to copy it to the “clipboard”. Then create a new document in Word (or whatever) or send themselves an email with that password in the body – just make sure to have it handy when logging in.

If you want a more meomrable one or if the password is lost or forgotten, click on the Lost Password link under your login boxes. This will send an email with a link to click. Whilst this will generate a strong password it can be overwritten with something perhaps more memorable. too weak and the message below will be shown.

“Please choose a stronger password.
Try including numbers, symbols and
a mix of upper and lower case letters
and remove common words. ”

So pick two random words at least 5 letters long, some (not all) uppercase and 2 numbers e.g. doGgy42puSsy would work.

After 50 login attempts (it used to be 5) the login will be locked out for 5 minutes.

The userid is not case sensitive, so patbell, PaTbEll and PATBELL would all work. The password however is and this is where most users go wrong.

Save on Electric costs.

There is an official offer on from the French Government to enable you to receive free or at a maximum cost of €14.99 for 25 LED bulbs.

Go to and you will need your 2016 Avis de Situation Déclarative à L’Impot to enter your Numéro fiscal and Revenufiscal de reference numbers.

There is a choice of screw, bayonet or GU15 bulbs and the cost is dependant on your tax declaration.

Please remember to tick the acceptance box at the end of that form and all boxes that have a * against them.

The bulbs will arrive shortly afterwards.



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