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22 April/May 2019


WHAT TURBULENT TIMES we are living in! Often there are moments that I want to turn off the TV, shut down the internet and go back to what we were doing before this all started. But I also know that to protect our children and the more vulnerable members of our society, this is not an option; we need to stand up for our rights. That said, I do think the ‘powers that be’ look at the LIVING print schedule when planning their important votes and ensure that they are as, or just after, we send our pages to the printer to add that extra challenge to our team! In this edition we look at another area where opinion can be divided - vegetarianism and veganism. We ask three established French foodies for their perspective on why catering for veggies is so different in France compared to the UK. We look at organic and vegan wines, cook up some delicious vegan recipes, discover how one family manages a hotpotch of diets and round it all off with vegetable expressions to be dropped into your next conversation. We top all this with a delve into the delights of Châtelaillon Plage and a mooch around Limoges cathedral - as always, there really is something for everyone in our pages. Don’t forget to tell our advertisers you found them here and do consider donating to our Ko-fi fund (below) so we can continue to deliver far and wide. Thank you! À bientôt!





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À la Plage Roger Moss visits the seaside resort of Châtelaillon Plage to discover why it’s consistently popular with visitors


Vegging Up Jessica Knipe asks three influential French foodies for their opinions on vegetarianism here in France


Heart of Stone In the centre of vieux Limoges lies a dazzling medieval masterpiece, we explore the history of the cathedral


Citizens’ Rights Kathryn Dobson tries to make sense of the situation for British nationals in France


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Nikki Legon’s Cuisine Delicious vegan recipes that will delight your guests this summer


Making a Meal of Things Susan Hays explains how to successfully juggle the many changing diets at family mealtimes

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