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N° 36 15 oct - 15 déc 2010


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Châtaignes © Le Forty-Six - Sophie Lascombes

HEALTH & WELLBEING SPECIAL EDITION Sleep problems p2 Go Bio ! p5 A la carte Cosmetics p7 Guide to the coming weeks p8 Fibres & Colours Festival p11


Six bottles of Astrolabe wine from Côtes d'Olt to win !

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ver wondered how you might cope with a medical emergency? This becomes even more critical when you live in a foreign country since even the best linguists might struggle when in a panic. The obvious solution is to undertake a first aid course with either the Red Cross ( , the Civil Protection organisation (, or the Croix Blanche ( Perhaps you could go one step further and sign up as a volunteer fireman as they are all trained to treat a variety of medical emergencies ( Even if your French is not perfect, it is well worth attending one of these courses because as well as learning the skills that could help you save a life, you will have the chance to meet local people and improve your French at the same time. If you live somewhere quite remote, it may also help if you keep a note, written in French, that gives clear directions to your house. To assist you in the event of a medical emergency, here are some handy phrases : English I need... a doctor an ambulance to have asthma to have a heart attack to have a stroke I broke my... He/she broke his/her... arm leg ankle He/she is badly injured

French J'ai besoin d'... un médecin une ambulance être asthmatique avoir une crise cardiaque avoir une attaque Je me suis cassé... Il/Elle s'est cassé... le bras la jambe la cheville Il/Elle est grièvement blessé(e)

If you think your language skills are really not up to attending a First Aid course in French, there may soon be another option. Beckie Roques is an English woman living in the Tarn et Garonne region and she is in the process of qualifying as a First Aid instructor in conjunction with the Croix Blanche. Beckie is hoping to hold courses for English speakers in groups of 8-10 people. The basic first aid course (PSC1) takes around 1012 hours over a 2 day period and will cost about 50-70 euros, a small price to pay if it helps you deal with a medical emergency. However, we will have to update you on Beckie's availability in a future edition as she has just had the happy news that she is expecting her fourth child, so she is otherwise engaged for a few months! Shirley 15

SAMU for ambulance and emergency medical care Police (Gendarmerie) Fire (Pompiers) - they are also trained for medical emergencies EU-wide number for emergency services

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Relaxation Therapy and Sleep Problems


leep is essential for our physical and mental well being. The body rests while the brain sifts and sorts all the facts that it has recorded during the previous day. But sometimes our “hard disc” rebels and refuses to be cleaned. Then we encounter problems sleeping or we wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep again. Of course this happens to most of us from time to time but unfortunately there are those who suffer like this for longer periods leading to more problems. Tiredness sets in straight away and then little by little our bodies and brains begin to suffer resulting in irritation, forgetfulness, bad temper, stress, hypertension, depression and lack of concentration. Little by little the joy of living disappears. You find yourself suffering in a vicious circle, insomnia is brought on by the belief that you won't be able to sleep. The doctor prescribes sleeping pills and you think you will be able to sleep peacefully. However pills treat the symptoms of the problem and not the cause. After an artificially induced sleep you wake even more tired than before… So what can you do about it? To begin with you need to look at how you live life day to day, develop a regular day and night routine. Don't watch television in bed – or if you have to, watch comedy or nature programs (the brain finds it difficult to cope with images of war or anything stimulating). Don't eat a meal after 8pm, do some sort of sport – better than taking an antidepressant. Air the bedroom and sleep with the window open, let go of the day's problems. But how do you do that? You can learn to leave the day behind you by doing simple exercises. A few sessions from a relaxation therapist and/or by listening to a training CD can teach you how to relax before you go to bed. Instead of taking a sleeping pill, take Passiflora (passionflower, passiflore in French), or a few drops of Bach Flower Rescue Remedy or Bach Rescue Night Spray (Fleurs de Bach). St John's Wort (Millepertuis in French) can help if you are very stressed but better still consult a relaxation therapist and learn to manage your stress. I wish you all a relaxed and refreshing night's sleep!

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Stress, insomnie, déprime, angoisses, etc. Stress, insomnia, depression, anxiety, etc.

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HEALTH EDITORIAL When I am with my Anglophone friends, we regularly get to chat about health in France : social security, insurance, doctors and all these subjects which I believe are essential when living permanently in a foreign country. In this issue, I did not want to talk about such serious topics because there is already lots of such information available on the web and in newspapers. Instead, I thought it would be helpful to suggest ways of living that prevent people from getting sick or injured in the first place : taking first aid classes could be a good start, not to mention the fact that it is a great opportunity to spend time with French people. After all, we all have the same body if not the same language !

AND THE WINNER IS... Thank you for your participation in the game to win a dinner for 2 at Le Chapeau Melon in Souillac !

a) Bowler hat b) Top hat c) Straw hat The answer was a) Bowler hat !

Issue 35, the question was : What does Chapeau Melon mean in French ?

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The winner is Rosemarie Blackburn Bravo et Bon appétit !

It's a better idea to stay in good health, “être en bonne santé”. So let's give it a go by eating fresh and organic food, keeping fit, sleeping well and pampering ourselves too ! Bonne lecture ! Sophie

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We serve all day - Menus in English

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Eat Seasonal Products ! October & November : Châtaigne/Chestnut - Coing/Quince Noix/Walnut - Pomme/Apple - Raisins/Grapes Navet/Turnip - Potiron/Pumpkin - Courge/Marrow Endive/Chicory - Chou-fleur/Cauliflower

Souillac sur Dordogne Robert Véril Restaurateur hôtelier La Vieille Auberge

Gourmet cuisine, seasonal & local dishes

Enjoy our new Autumn menus : Game, shellfish, foie gras Check our website for full menu details in English: "Menu Gastronomique La Vieille Auberge", "Menu Tradition", Menu Vegetarian, "Menu Dégustation" (to sample the full range of our cuisine), Junior Gourmet Menu. We offer a great selection of wines from Cahors, Bergerac and further afield!

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Publié par / Published by ID Com / Le Forty-Six Audhuy - 46700 DURAVEL - France Directrice de publication : Sophie Lascombes SIRET 494 190 333 00018 - Dépôt légal Imprimé par Grafika - Le Boulou (66) 2 500 copies - Téléchargeable sur internet Prochaine/Next publication: 15 décembre 2010 Date limite/Deadline: 20 novembre 2010 à 17h Pour faire connaître votre entreprise ou un événement, contactez-nous : For display advertising or for a special event, call or email us: Sophie : 06 76 22 49 50 Office : 09 62 58 05 41

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Studios & restaurant Le Port, Souillac Tel : 05 65 32 22 11 1km centre-ville dir. Cahors

We will not be open our regular hours during November, December and January however our studios are open & we will be delighted to take party bookings for the Restaurant. We will also hold some events – please see our website, telephone or join our mailing list for details. We wish all our friends and clients a Happy Christmas and hope you will join us for our usual St. Valentine's evening!

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ith all the debates about Genetically Modified crops, many people are becoming more interested in buying food and other products that have been produced as naturally as possible. This consumer interest prompted the creation of the Biocoop organisation in France some twenty years ago. Biocoop is a network of over 300 shops across France, dedicated to supplying organic products and to the development of organic farming, encouraging farmers who respect animals and use natural methods for producing food. Typically their outlets stock a wide range of organic foods but also other items such as organically produced cosmetics, cleaning materials, baby products and wines. Because of the levels of interest in organic products, more of these are also appearing in the bigger supermarkets, a sure sign that the wider public is demanding their availability. However, the range of goods offered still tends to be more limited than in specialist outlets such as the Biocoop members. You may also have seen the logo AB (Agriculture Biologique) on some products. This is France's national sign for organic food products and means that the product must contain over 95% organic components, it must have been produced in the EU and been certified by one of the accredited inspection bodies. So, if you care about how animals are treated and how your food is produced then think Bio when you next go shopping. After all, as consumers, we have the power to change which products are stocked on the shelves. Would you like to buy organic food ? Sophie, Denis and their team will guide you at the Biocoop in Cahors, in front of the bowling alley (not far from Carrefour). Open Tuesday to Saturday 10h to 1pm & 3pm to 7pm. To find your nearest Biocoop store, see their website Shirley

AMAP “Association for the Maintenance of Country Agriculture”


n the UK, we were encouraged to buy products with a little red tractor symbol to signify its origins. Here in France, the system is much more locally based and involves direct contact between consumer and producer, rather than relying upon a supermarket chain to stock these products. The basis of AMAP is a contract between producers and consumers. This contract is a mutual obligation - the producer cultivates his produce ecologically, without chemicals or pesticides and the consumer commits to buy this produce throughout the year in the form of a weekly “basket”. Vegetables and fruits are chosen from what is seasonally available and bought directly from the producer. Founded in 2001, AMAP has been developed successively in Provence Riviera, Midi-Pyrenees, Ile de France, Rhône Alpes, Aquitaine, etc. Today, AMAP is present in the majority of the areas of France, counting today between 1000 and 1200 producers and representing more than 50.000 families, nearly 200.000 consumers. The cost of the average basket varies according to the number of members and what they buy, but is typically between 20 and 25 euros per week for a family of 5 people. Each week, at a pre-arranged time, the consumers replenish their baskets. This is a key time in the operation of AMAP. It is when information is exchanged about what produce is available and consumers can give feedback as to what they are seeking. In general, the consumer contacts AMAP and the produce to be cultivated is determined by the farmer in agreement with the consumers, according to season, demand and local specialities. Thus AMAP functions in your locality, directly between producer and consumer to ensure good relations and production in accordance with the demand for ecologically healthy produce for a healthy diet. The AMAP system is also a good way for us to stimulate the local economy. Demand is high and there are often waiting lists, so ensure you register without delay! Anne-Gaëlle & John BELAYE & CASTELFRANC : Camp de Ras. Tel : MONTCUQ : Des Malayries Basse. Tel : CAHORS & LABASTIDE-MURAT : La rivière. Tel : LACAPELLE CABANAC : Les Paysbio. Tel : FIGEAC/CAPDENAC : coming soon ! (check website More information : Midi-Pyrénées network : National network : CSA (community supported Agriculture)

SOUPE DE POTIMARON by Mimie, Les Dodus en Ville in Puy L'Evêque Ingredients : - One onion - Garlic - Potimaron (pumpkin) - Curry - Cinnamon - Butter - Crème fraîche liquide In a pressure-cooker, put a peeled onion, 3 cloves of garlic, a potimaron cut in large chunks with its skin but remove the seeds. Cover with water, add a pinch of cinnamon and a pinch of curry. Close the pressure-cooker and leave it to cook for 15 minutes. Once cooked, mix everything, add some butter, salt & pepper, and fresh cream. Add some grated cheese (parmiggiano, Gouda, or Mimolette, etc.) and serve with croutons. Bon appétit !

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Ingrédients : - Un oignon - Aïl - Potimaron - Curry - Cannelle - Beurre - Crème fraîche liquide Dans un cuiseur vapeur : mettre un oignon épluché, 3 gousses d'ail, un potimaron avec sa peau, vidé de ses graines, et coupé grossièrement en gros cubes. Couvrir à peine d'eau. Ajouter une pincée de cannelle et une pincée de curry. Fermer la cocotte et cuire 15 minutes. Une fois cuit, mixer le tout dans la cocotte, rajouter un bon morceau de beurre et de la crème fraîche liquide, saler et poivrer à votre goût. Saupoudrer de fromage râpé au choix, parmesan, mimolette, Gouda... et servir avec de petits croûtons. Bon appétit !

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3 € ttc/line for real estate, vehicles & services 3 € ttc/ligne pour l'immobilier, véhicules & services Pour 5 petites annonces publiées, la 6ème est gratuite ! Buy 5 small ads, get 1 free ! Do you want to place a small ad ? Download the grid at

JOB OPPORTUNITY WANTED : Saxophone teacher with at least some English to take on beginning student in Cazals/Prayssac area. Contact Brent at 36-03-F

WANTED I play the trombone and would like to start a trad jazz band in the Lot region. If you play the trumpet, clarinet, banjo, base or tuba, drums, then please contact me. My name is Nick Snoek. Tel. 05 65 30 32 02 E-mail : 35-10-F

Piano accompanist wanted for 3-part Adult Choir. The choir rehearses every Tuesday at the Mairie in Salviac from 20.30h-22.30h. The accompanist need only come 2/3 rehearsals before a concert, if weekly rehearsals are impossible. Salviac is 11 kms from Gourdon. For info contact Rosalind 05 65 27 16 82 34-01-F Koi carp wanted. Do you have unwanted Koi carp? I will re-home them in a lake, and will collect within the LOT. If you wish to donate your Koi please call Mark on 05 65 21 98 55 33-05-F Wanted : Aspiring Journalists, Budding Authors. We need volunteers to write regular articles, reviews, stories, etc. in English in Le Forty-Six. If you have good writing skills, knowledge of the region, sense of humour, commitment, please write to

REAL ESTATE MONTCUQ - Medieval house in the heart of Montcuq. 3 levels, shop, courtyard. 110 000€. Tel 05 65 22 98 69 / 05 65 22 98 67 Lunch or dinner time.

Heating boiler, Remeha Quinta 35c. Ideal for underfloor heating or radiators and water cost. New 800€ Accept 199€. Underfloor heating Maifold and integrated pumpeuroflex double circuit. Can be added to cost. New 400€ Accept 180€ (2 available). Te l : 0 5 6 5 2 2 3 7 7 5 o r 34-10-F Hot-water incubator (brooder) for sale 50€ - Brought to right temp. Thru hot water and maintained by heat from a lamp. Dates back to 1920's. Call Anne-Marie on 06 12 50 18 72 or 34-06-F Mécanique Roof Tiles in very good condition. Size 200mm by 300mm. Approximately 1200 available. Enough for a roof of 60 metres square ie 10m X 6m. Price 90 cents each or 850€ for all. Tel:05 65 36 02 32 35-07-F Old flat roof tiles. Excellent solid condition. 70 cents each. 05 65 31 04 36 34-04-F Rolling aluminium/zinc door. H 2,70m W2,60m. Suit barn or large shed. 75€. Buyer collects. Tel : 05 65 31 04 36 34-05-F Ride-on-Mower - Verts Loisirs B15/H92, Regularly serviced and in very good working order. 1300€ Tel: 05 65 22 37 88 35-06-F Miscellaneous : Velux 50€ /40€ - Radiators 20€ - Sink 20€ - French window 120€ Windows 30€ / 15€ - Sideboard 50€ - Farm table 700€ - Dressing table 200€ - Bedside table 80€ - Chairs 15€ - Table (just the top) 200€ Tel : 05 65 31 14 14 31-04-F

HOME & GARDEN Sheep : A few Ewes for sale, local crossbreeds, fully inoculated tagged, etc. Born 2009, 2010. Older ewes In lamb from November. Buyer to collect. Tel : 05 65 20 16 73 evenings 36-06-F G a s w a t e r h e a t e r . Va i l l a n t Propane/Butane model MAG 250/7 17.4 Kw. Ideal for shower / sink during house renovation poolside or domestic. Little used and clean with instructions. Doesn't need an electrical supply! Bargain at 60 euro. Ring Bob on 05 65 34 20 73 or 00 33 (0)677 314 750 36-01-F Antique and Vintage linen, lace and crochet for sale. Table Cloths, Napkins, Pillowcases, Nightgowns, Cushion Covers. Lace edged, hand embroidered and Damask items. All in very good clean condition, located in Cahors. Email: Tel: 05 65 22 26 57 36-07-F Bergere 3 pce Suite. Suit upholstener. E-mail for photo Tel : 05 65 22 98 57 (Dawn) 35-01-F Staircase oak spiral 19C. 2600€. For photos and dimensions e-mail 35-08-F

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FREE to collect - Brother KH830 Knitting Machine in carry case (needs a new sponge bar). Transfer carriage and 2 ribbing attachments. All accessories, including table, books, patterns, punch cards, wool winder,packs of new needles and spares. Ideal for anyone interested in having a go at knitting or for anyone into E- Bay selling. Free to collect, 17 miles north of Cahors. Tel: 05 65 31 20 10 35-04-F Hague Linker in excellent condition. For sewing up knitted garments and knitted fabrics. 40 Euros. Buyer to collect. 17 miles north of Cahors. Tel: 05 65 31 20 10 35-05-F

Full set of Encyclopaedia Britannica, 24 volumes including Index and Atlas and 1957 and 1958 Yearbooks, published in 1957. Excellent condition. Leatherbound. Offers please in the region of 100 euros. Please contact Valerie 05 65 29 55 89, mobile 0044 (0)7518349253, email 36-05-F Loom for Sale: Semi-professional. As new. Made in Lyon by Tassinari & Chatel. 4/6 treadles, a 40.10.10 reed. A spool - 30 wooden reels - Some wooden shuttles – M. Davidson pattern book. Measurements: Width: 1m 20, Height: 2m12, Length: 1m 30. Price: 600€ negotiable. (1600€ new). The loom can be seen assembled, near Toulouse/Blagnac. Easy to dismantle and transport. Tel: 05 62 21 27 45. Mob: 06 62 63 88 64 33-07-F Large pet carrier on wheels. Used once. 100cmx67cmx80cm. 60€. Tel : 05 53 28 96 56 34-11-F

Retired builder sells building materials: clamps, beams, 2 firedogs, 2 cast-iron firebacks (1m20x60cm), one is decorated Tel: 05 65 24 60 57 30-15-F

Grey plastic cosy dog bed. 72cm, 15€. Varikennel pet carrier 75cm x 48cm x 48cm, wire door with handles. 35€. Tel : 05 65 24 55 54 or 06 68 33 44 10 33-06-F

Large corner stone, Bouriane style (40cm x 50cm x 20 cm thick). Tel : 05 65 24 60 57

English book exchange at the bibliotheque de Gourdon 9-10am 1st Tuesday of each month from 2nd February. Contributions welcome 05 81 58 00 28 32-05-F




Golf Kit For Sale comprising: Driver, Woods 1,3 + 5, Irons 3-9 inclusive + Pitch + Sand, Putter. Golf Bag and Trolley. €80. Montcuq area Tel : 05 65 35 06 67 35-03-F

Piano Yamaha PF1000 digital piano with stool and pedals, in immaculate condition. Too many features to list (check it out on the Yamaha website), this is a quality instrument. Suitable for any level from beginner to pro. 350€. Tel : 05 65 36 53 67 36-02-F Electric/Acoustic archtop guitar 'Godin 5th Avenue 'Kingpin' in hardshell case. Ideal for blues, jazz - all styles. See for sound clips - search 'Godin Kingpin. As new/'parfait état'. Price new 635€ + 55€ for case. Will accept 450€. Tel: 05 65 35 18 92 (St.Daunes - nr.Montcuq) 36-04-F Baby Walker, Stairgate, Plastic or wooden playhouse. Tel : 05 65 40 09 52 36-08-F Vintage Shop Scales, cast Iron, very heavy, with copper pan and weights. (1 Kilo, 500 grams and 200 grams). About 50 years old and used for many years in an Ironmongers shop. 30 Euros, buyer collects, 17 miles north of Cahors. Tel 05 65 31 20 10 35-09-F

Miscellaneous : Kitchen pullout storage insert 90deg.LH/RH corner, new boxed 230€ – Sheepskin coat chocolate, calf length, 44 Barely worn 70€ - Internet modem ADSL2 + Fast Ethernet 18€ - Hipflask Sheffield Pewter engraved male golfers 40€ - Cigarette case white metal 30's style engraving 20€ - Golfball monogrammer 8€ Titleist HP Tour'balls x 12 for 20€ Tel : 05 65 21 14 38 36-09-F

SERVICES Fryer Photographic : a souvenir of your holiday ? A gift for a friend? Something new for your home ? A friendly local service from a friendly local photographer. Tel : 05 65 32 03 52 / 06 27 83 12 37 33-12-F For all your Artwork Paul Parry, illustrator, cartoonist, caricaturist, painter; portraits etc. in oils or watercolour, (as seen in Le FORTY-SIX). Now living in the Lot. Please contact: or 06 80 76 44 08 28-04-F Accounts, tax returns and general advice. Call an English-speaking chartered accountant. 05 65 22 14 10 or write 35-40-02-P Do you need reliable people for the maintenance of your gite or second home ? Marina & Serge deal with cleaning, check-in/out, renovation, gardening all year round. Figeac area. Tel 06 59 76 29 09 We accept chèque emploi service 34-34-10-P-

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MUSIC Topazmusic live(ly) duo play music of 1950-90's and self written material. Tel: 05 65 32 28 31 33-38-02-P HOME & GARDEN Plasterer : for all your plaster work or advice, call Dirk Schurink. Tel : 06 01 74 20 03 33-38-05-P Experienced roof worker, all ladders; Can fix, maintain, clean roofs & gutters, etc. Call 06 88 88 28 62 for quote Building works, digger and driver, all projects undertaken. Free estimates Tel: 05 65 36 78 25 or Mob: 06 80 27 81 75 35-40-01-P English Painter & Decorator. Fully qualified, free quotations given, all types of work undertaken. Phone Stephen Duke:- 05 65 22 96 44 or 0033 6 75 01 67 08 Email: 32-37-01-P

Painting and decorating - Colin Bell. All interior and exterior work, wall papering and paint effects. 30 yrs experience. Honest, reliable and efficient service. Working within 40km radius of Gourdon. Ref available. Free estimate. Tel : 05 65 22 91 04 or 06 19 39 99 39 e-mail: 31-36-01-P Chimney Sweep Services Clean professional service, insurance certificates issued, 1 hour radius of Gourdon. Tel Eddie Matthews on 05 65 23 03 44 28-33-08-P

Construction & Renovation - John Purser, General builder based near Gourdon. All types of works undertaken, small or large scale projects. Tel 06 08 99 35 18. Siret 44864425200026 34-39-07-P Electrical work: big or small, new or renovation, registered English artisan 05 65 30 76 35 31-36-07-P Landscaping, garden and pool maintenance, looking after your property when you’re away - Paul Krinke - 46300 Léobard (Gourdon) - Tel : 05 65 41 12 45 34-39-04-P Grass cutting, hedge, shrubs and border care, key holding and security checks, pool cleaning by experienced registered English gardener. Tel : 05 53 28 16 58 or 34-39-11-P LESSONS/TRANSLATION/IT Total immersion French courses in central Gourdon in the Lot. Make a leap forward in your French! One week courses, all year round, with great accommodation if required. Go to or call Giles Murray on +33 (0)5 65 32 21 96 36-36-01-P Mayne Space : Make the Net Work for you ! Sébastien Cauzit can help you : with the internet (website creation, improve your web presence), choose an Internet service provider, select appropriate hardware and (free) software, manage your company with collaborative tools. Tel : 06 24 07 01 73 33-11-F Certified translations : birth certificates, driving licences, diplomas by sworn translator with French courts. Tel : 06 18 03 18 38 e-mail : 33-36-01-P

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43 Boulevard de la Paix - 46220 Prayssac Tél. 05 65 35 52 29

Moment pour soi

Beauty institute for men & women

Face and body care Hammam Waxing Pedicure & foot care Dyeing and bleaching Make-up and semi-permanent make-up Nail care (tips + gel or gel on natural nail) Maria Galland products

5, ave Maréchal Bessière - Prayssac Tel: 05 65 36 48 38

SHOPPING BIEN-ETRE, SHOPPING Sechlotine events Planning your special day Let me take in charge the organisation of your wedding !

From Dresses, Suits, Flowers, Décor, Service to Cocktails


Maison d'hôtes Stay in comfortable, quiet surroundings with spa

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Take a little of your holiday back home!

Le Bourg - 12260 Salles Courbatiers Tel : 06 08 26 60 43

Salon de Coiffure Hairdresser Hand & Foot Care Appointments: Tuesday to Friday 2pm to 7pm & Saturday 10am to 7pm non-stop Tel : +33 (0)5 65 53 13 72 english spoken Le Bourg 46800 St Matré



Hammam is the Moroccan version of a Swedish sauna but, in my opinion, offers a more relaxing experience. Whereas a sauna is more of a dry heat, a Hammam is based on warm water and steam. Both saunas and Hammams are believed to offer relief from tired and strained muscles, to stimulate the immune system, cleanse toxins from the body and reduce stress. In addition, the treatments involved in a Hammam will exfoliate and moisturise your skin. For a truly genuine Hammam (meaning 'spreader of warmth' in Arabic) you need to visit Morocco, but many luxury hotels and spas around France offer the chance to enjoy it a bit closer to home. In Morocco the setting for a Hammam is usually a marble-decked room where you recline on a hot marble bench and warm water is poured over you and your surroundings creating a steamy atmosphere. You are then massaged with black soap made from oil and crushed black olives which exfoliates and moisturises the skin. After this you are rinsed with warm water and the soap is reapplied, this time a bit more vigorously with a coarse mitt that removes dead skin cells and stimulates the circulation, reducing

the build-up of cellulite. Once again you are rinsed all over before your body and hair is coated with Rhassoul clay. This clay is found deep under the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and it has been used for over 1400 years as a cleansing and detoxifying material. Once fully coated, you relax in the warmth for several minutes before being rinsed again with warm water. You then step into a large marble bath of cool water, emerging a few minutes later to have warm water and delicately scented rose water poured all over you before being wrapped in a fluffy towelling robe and served some delicious mint tea. Whilst the types of Hammam offered by various spas may differ from the genuine Moroccan experience, the general process should be similar and will leave you feeling pampered, rejuvenated and refreshed. Shirley Feel like experiencing a hammam ? Camille Mangieu at Moment pour soi (beauty institute for men and women) in Prayssac has installed a brand new one ! So have a go for a hammam, exfoliating and massage… Moment pour soi, 5 ave Maréchal Bessière, 46220 PRAYSSAC Tel : 05 65 36 48 38

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e all enjoy our luxuries from the cosmetic counters, but in the current economic climate a few ideas for saving money might be welcome, especially if they are good for you as well as your pocket! So, shut the bathroom cabinet, open up your store cupboard and fridge, as here are some suggestions for everyday toiletries that can be made from ingredients mostly found in your kitchen or nearby Pharmacie. Face Mask - 1 tblspn Natural Yogurt (live is best) - 1 tblspn of roughly chopped peeled cucumber - 1 tlbspn of chopped parsley (parsley has natural antiseptic qualities) Puree the cucumber, parsley and yogurt in a blender till smooth. Cleanse your face and cover with the mask. Leave on for 15-20 mins and then rinse off with tepid water. Moisturise afterwards. Any leftovers must be kept in the fridge and used within 24 hours or eaten as a delicious 'dip' or served as a sauce for fish! The Morning after the Night Before!! Sliced cucumber, sliced raw potato or COLD used tea bags are all individually, excellent remedies for dark circles and puffy eyes.

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And talking of eyes, if you feel a stye coming, gently rub the affected area at least five times a day and before you go to bed, with something made of smooth gold. As wedding, or signet rings are perfect, it's easy to do and non messy! This is not an 'old wives' tale, it works brilliantly... Bathtime Treat These bath salts can be made using any favourite essential oil, I prefer lavender oil as it is local and does help me sleep. - 3 teacups of coarse Sea Salt - 1 teacup of powdered milk - 1 teacup of fine oatmeal (optional) - 20 drops of lavender oil In a large bowl, carefully mix the above ingredients and then store in a suitable jar with a close fitting lid. Throw a couple of handfuls into the bath under running taps – lie back, luxuriate and plan how to spend all the money you've saved! I have made and used all of the above at various times and suffered no allergies whatsoever, but please be aware that people can experience different reactions, so use these recipes at your own risk. Lucienne

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Exhibitions / Expos CAHORS Exhibition and sale of painted wood furniture. European popular art. Salle Caviole. Until Nov 4th. Open 1pm to 6.30pm. Closed on Sunday and Monday.

Fairs & Festivals CAHORS Fun Fair. Oct 16th to Nov 1st FIGEAC Le Chaînon Manquant. Music, street art, circus, dance festival. Oct 20th to 24th LOT / FRANCE Fête de la science. Science festival. Detailed programme on October 21st to 24th CAHORS Bourse aux vêtements. Second hand clothes market. Espace Valentré. Oct 23rd & 24th ST CIRQ SOUILLAGUET Marché d'automne (craft, local products, antiques). Oct 24th LE MONTAT Bourse aux armes anciennes. Antique arms. Oct 24th DURAVEL Les reliques du temps. Duravel will be back in 800. A Medieval afternoon. Lunch available. 12pm to 5pm : Historical reconstitution with 500 comedians in the village 5pm to 6pm : final show 6pm to 7pm : rolling barrels and wine tasting. Oct 24th, 2pm to 7pm * FIGEAC Foire à la brocante. Oct 30th & 31st CARDAILLAC Foire à l'Arbre (Antique fair, crafts, etc.). Nov 7th CAHORS Ciné-concert. Music after the film ! The Lodger (Alfred Hitchcock) and concert by Christian Paboeuf Cinéma Le Quercy. Nov 11th, 9pm CAHORS Salon des collectionneurs. Espace Valentré. Nov 11th AGEN Journées du bien-être. Fair. Parc des expositions. Nov 19th to 22nd ST GERMAIN DU BEL AIR Salon de la feuille. Paper & book fair. Salle des fêtes. Nov 21st, 8am to 6pm CAHORS Orchid fair. Espace Valentré. Nov 27th & 28th LOT / FRANCE Téléthon. More info Dec 3rd & 4th SOUILLAC Book and toys fair. Dec 5th

Dance CAHORS Un rendez-vous en Afrique, Cie Hervé Koubi (African dance). Théâtre municipal. Nov 9th


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PARNAC LHERM Festi'vendanges. Spend the whole day in Concerts and shows all year at Le Bar à the vineyard and in the cellar to Trucs. experience wine making ! - 8.30am : breakfast ALBAS - 10 am : harvest L'esplanade. Concerts all year. - 1.30pm : back for lunch - 2.30pm : visit of cellars on foot, train or horse GOURDON - 6pm : wine tasting & music Concert Sound System : Tonton David, - 7.30pm : dinner Tirelless Recordz, Herbal Sound System. Information 06 32 39 08 41 or Oct 16th, 9pm October 16th FIGEAC Alima Et Lone Kent + L. Tachakounte. Workshop / Conferences Chapiteau du puits. Oct 20th VERS Discover mushrooms in their natural environment : name them, classify them, learn how to cook them, etc. Don't forget your basket ! Booking is necessary 05 GRAMAT Anne Queffelec (piano) Classical music. 65 24 20 50. More info Oct 17th, 2pm to Salle de l'horloge. Oct 29th, 8.30pm**** 5pm F ALBAS LABASTIDE MURAT Univerprop (pop rock). Conference about wool : history, L'esplanade. Oct 23rd, 8.30pm specificities, uses, etc. More info Salle TOURNON D'AGENAIS Oct 26th to 30th.: Blues Station. Workshop multimédia (Mairie). Oct 23rd, 8.30pm F Oct 30th : Blues night with The Moeller CAHORS Brothers (feat. Darrell Nulish) Painting session. Info 05 65 35 75 47 CAHORS Docks session slam & blues : No Bleu, J.Y Le Goût des Arts. Oct 21st or 25th, 9.30am to 12.30pm. Dec 21st, 6.30pm to Astier, Booby Trap, J.P Harp. 8.30pm**** Les Docks. Nov 6th, 9pm * GOURDON Itsasoa (basque choir). Eglise St Pierre. Oct 23rd, 8.30pm

LUZECH Des fourmis et des notes (French songs) Salle de la Grave. Nov 6th* CAHORS Concert : Military music Espace Valentré. Nov 16th, 8.30pm

BIARS-SUR-CERE Cooking classes : pumpkin special. Booking : 05 65 38 03 79. Oct 22nd, 2 to 5pm* BIARS-SUR-CERE Franco-english meetings : talk in English or in French ! Info : 05 65 38 59 53. Oct 26th. F

CAHORS Les Fatals Picard (rock, punk), Univerprop COUZOU (pop rock). Les Docks. Nov 20th, 9pm *** Le jour de la nuit : fêtez la nuit noire !" More info www.parc-causses-duTOURNON d'AGENAIS Chicago Blues Festival Tour. Chicago Blues Festival 2010 & Miss Niccki and the 6.30pm : film and conference about lightning pollution.F French Band. Nov 21st, 9pm 8.30pm : observation of the stars. Oct 30th, from 6.30pm F PRAYSSAC Harmonie de Puy l'Evêque. GREZELS Espace Maurice Faure. Nov 21st Estelle will present her trip in Japan, plus a selection of books and document GOURDON sabout Japan (translation in English will Xinarca (Choir from Corsica). be available on request). Eglise St Pierre. Dec 11th, 8.30pm Library. Oct 30th, 3pm CAHORS MARCILHAC SUR CELE Katerine (pop). Learn how to build dry stone walls. Info : Les Docks. Dec 18th, 9pm **** 05 65 53 40 00 MARCILHAC SUR CELE Oct 27th, Sport 8.45am to 12pm F FLOIRAC Nov 6th & 20th, 1.45pm to GOURDON 5pm Tel : 05 65 33 81 36 Pedestrian race. Plan d'eau Ecoute s'il pleut. 10.30am to 5pm GRAMAT Franco-English meetings in Gramat in a MONTCUQ relaxed atmosphere. A great opportunity Les 2 jours de Montcuq. Horse race to meet new friends and native people. (200km) Conversation in English and French. Oct 30th & 31st Hôtel du Quercy 1st and 3rd wednesday of the month 7.30 p.m to 9.30 p.m . Tel : Christmas Market 05 65 38 75 75 or 05 65 33 75 92. Free GOURDON : Dec 4th & 5th (Eglise des Cordeliers) Vide-Greniers & Brocante MAUROUX : Dec 4th AUJOLS : Dec 5th CORNAC : Oct 24th PAYRIGNAC : Dec 5th BIO : Nov 20th (toys) UZECH : Dec 5th (L'oulerie) LUZECH : Dec 12th Let us know about the events SALVIAC : Dec 12th which take place in your ST GERMAIN : Dec 12th (salle des fêtes)

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LISTINGS Gastronomy CAJARC Safran fair. Les Safranières. Oct 23rd & 24th GREZELS Chestnuts night. Info 05 65 21 04 32. Oct 30th, 8.30pm

FAIRS AND MARKETS IN THE LOT MARCHES / MARKETS Morning MONDAY Assier (1st & 3rd Monday) Labastide-Murat (2nd & 4th Monday) TUESDAY Bretenoux - Catus - Floirac Gourdon - Gramat - Leyme - Puy l’Evêque - Salviac WEDNESDAY Bagnac-sur-Célé - Cahors Latronquière - Les Quatre-Routes - Lissac-et-Mouret - Luzech THURSDAY Libos (47) - Mercuès - Sauzet Vayrac FRIDAY Floirac - Gramat - Latronquière Les Quatre-Routes - Limogne-enQuercy - Prayssac - Salviac Souillac - St Germain-du-Bel-Air SATURDAY Bretenoux - Cajarc (pm) Cahors - Duravel - Figeac Gourdon - Lalbenque - Martel Puy l’Evêque - Saint Céré Vayrac SUNDAY Arcambal - Cardaillac Castelnau-Montratier - Cazals Concots - Douelle - Espère - Les Quatre-Routes - Limogne-enQuercy - Montcuq - Puybrun Saint Céré - Saint Géry - Saint Sozy

MONTHLY BROCANTE (Antique) All day Gourdon : 1st Saturday of the month

Gramat : 2nd Saturday of the month

Mercuès : 3rd Sunday of the month Sarlat (24) : Last Sunday of the month

Souillac : 3rd Saturday of the month

FOIRES / FAIRS All-day monthly fairs TUESDAY Catus Last Tuesday Gourdon 1st & 3rd Tuesday Prayssac 3rd Tuesday WEDNESDAY Cajarc 2nd & 4th Wednesday St Céré 1st & 3rd Wednesday Sousceyrac 2nd Wednesday THURSDAY Vayrac 1st & 3rd Thursday Gramat 2nd & 4th Thursday FRIDAY Souillac 1st & 3rd Friday SATURDAY

Cahors 1st & 3rd Saturday Figeac 2nd & 4th Saturday

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hen I spotted an advert on the Air France website in June for a new flight from London City to Brive I was delighted, being a Londoner with a second home in the Lot. I booked, not realising it was for the inaugural flight. A champagne reception at the gate and on time departure was a good start, though arrival at Brive was very slightly delayed. My theory is that we flew round twice and admired the view because the ducks were not lined up for our arrival. The ducks were assorted dignitaries required for the welcome and photo-opportunity. It was worth the wait when two fire trucks sprayed their hoses over the plane to welcome us. It's also the first time I've been met on the runway by hulking great rugby players offering free tickets. On the plane I talked to the City Jet representative. This is only a summer/weekend route, and its success will depend on the predictable - bums on seats/revenue. They were selling tickets at low prices for a full service scheduled airline. City Jet is an Irish airline, based in Dublin but 100% owned by Air France/KLM. The City Jet for Air France network was first initiated in 2007 and serves a number of cities out of London City Airport. There wasn't a bar, restaurant or shop at Brive airport or even a drinks machine. A visit to the ladies required hopping over the detritus left behind by the builders and checking that the paint was dry. But this isn't an airport requiring lots of facilities because there's no need to be there long. Car hire, if you need it, is quick and easy. AVIS were efficient and it takes just three minutes to get to the A20. City airport being the smallest and most central of London's airports, it's also quick in and out at the other end. This is a great option for a Friday/Sunday night getaway. Air France has changed its pricing policy so you can also now get one-way tickets without breaking the bank. And remember that there's no extra charge for a bag, a drink or a sandwich; and unlike some airlines, I can't see them thinking about charging to use the loo. Since that first weekend, I've used the route again and can happily report that the airport toilets are now fully functional, the paint dry and a drinks machine and extra seating have appeared. Not sure if I'll ever make it to a Brive rugby match, but I will be using the airport again soon. Karen

Village Life : Mauroux Peter V. tells Le Forty-Six about his integration in the Lot and his involvement in the activities of the village.


veryone who has moved to France over the past 10 years will be aware of how the influx of étrangers has influenced many of the rural villages. This has been a huge change for the locals but they have welcomed and supported us and helped to resolve day to day problems that have arisen. In response to the kindness shown, three local ladies decided that they could help raise funds for community projects and the idea for a Marché de Noël was formed. However, nothing is ever simple and it soon became clear that we would have to put our intentions on a formal basis by forming an association. "Aurora Borealis" was registered in March 2009. That done, we entered into discussions with the local school (which is in the heart of the village) to enlist support from the children and their parents to raise money for the two Plateau schools .The Maire was enthusiastic and promised a Christmas tree, lights and decorations around the village. The plans for the Marché gradually began to take shape with offers of help, home produce and gifts for the Tombola. We were delighted with the range and diversity of the 36 stalls. The event was attended by about 350 people ! The book stall that had books in French, Dutch and English was busy throughout as was Chateau La Tuc selling vin chaud. But the Tombola was a runaway success with many winners returning again and again. One elderly lady who emptied her pockets and handbag of all her change managed a win with every one Euro ticket she bought and told us she was able to buy all her Christmas presents for her family with just nine Euros! Father Christmas made several appearances throughout the afternoon dispensing sweeties to the children and the fishing game proved very popular with everyone winning a prize. Face painting and pottery decoration have been added to the extra attractions this year.

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films in English (VO)

TAMARA DREWE Directed byStephen Frears, 2010 Starring Gemma Arterton, Roger Allam, Bill Camp Contemporary version of the Thomas Hardy classic “Far From The Madding Crowd” where a shy, unattractive country girl transforms herself into a sultry femme fatale. > Escamps. Oct 18th, 8.30pm > Le Bourg. Oct 23rd, 8.30pm CLEVELAND vs WALL STREET Directed by Jean-Stéphane Bon, 2010 Starring Barbara Anderson, Keith Taylor, Michael Osinski Examines the lawyer Josh Cohen and his team, hired by the City of Cleveland to file a lawsuit against 21 banks, which they held accountable for the wave of foreclosures that had left their city in ruins. Following the trial, the film takes apart, from a plain, human perspective, the mechanisms of subprime mortgage loans - a system that sent the world economy reeling. > Cinéma Liberty - LIBOS - From Nov 24th to 30th THE DEAD / LES GENS DE DUBLIN Directed by John Huston, 1987 Starring Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Helena Carroll Inspired by James Joyce's 'The Dubliners,' this creation by John Huston starring his daughter Angelica in the leading role, focuses on the closing story of the novel. Written almost as an elegy, the story based at the turn of the century illustrates the relationship between, Gretta Conroy and her two aunts by marriage. When the memory of Gretta's dead lover is conjoured by conversation, she has to explain to her husband that she may have been responsible his death. As the story unfolds, Huston stays faithful to Joyce's belief that the dead will always influence the living. > Cinéma Liberty - LIBOS - From Nov 30th, 8.30pm THE RED SHOES / LES CHAUSSONS ROUGES Directed by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1948 Starring Anton Walbrook, Moira Shearer, Marius Goring Boris Lermontov is a peerless ballet impresario takes a young dancer under the wing of his company and makes a star of her by coupling her unique skills with the inspired music of a hungry new composer. But when the ballerina and the musician start to develop romantic feelings for one another, Lermontov - inspired by both jealousy and fear that they will each squander their gifts - tries to come between them with tragically disastrous results. > Cinéma Louis Malle - PRAYSSAC - October 17th, 5.15pm > Cinéma Le Quercy - CAHORS - From Dec 12th THE 39 STEPS / LES 39 MARCHES Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1935 Starring Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Peggy Ashcroft A classic British spy mystery, and one of Hitchcock's best, THE 39 STEPS is the story of an innocent man who struggles to prove his innocence. Robert Donat gets more than he bargained for when he brings home a mysterious woman who confesses to be a British agent on the hot trail of a dangerous spy ring. The woman is killed in Donat's apartment and he immediately finds himself on the run, burdened with the charge for her murder and the dangerous knowledge of her mission. The film is distinguished by its pioneering use of contrapuntal sound effects, as well as the dynamism between Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll. > Cinéma Le Quercy - CAHORS - From Oct 20th to 26th GLORIA Directed by John Cassavetes, 1980 Starring Gena Rowlands, John Adames, Buck Henry Gloria, the quintessential "tough-talkin' dame" - complete with time in prison and ties to the mob - has put those days behind her, now living a quiet, solitary life. That changes when the Mafia marks her neighbors for death and Gloria is asked to care for their young son, Phil. She reluctantly agrees, but because the boy knows incriminating information, they must immediately go into hiding, which takes them on a journey through New York City and ends up sparking a mother-son bond that neither could have ever expected. > Cinéma Le Quercy - CAHORS - From Dec 1st to 7th THE LODGER Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1926 Starring Ivor Novello, Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney A couple renting a room to a mysterious young man realise that he is the perpetrator of a series of brutal murders around London. > Cinéma Le Quercy - CAHORS - Nov 11th + concert !!! DAYS OF HEAVEN Directed by Terrence Malick, 1979 Starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard Terrence Malick's follow-up to BADLANDS is an exquisitely photographed story of a group of early-20th-century itinerant workers who find themselves entangled in a deadly love triangle. > Cinéma ABC - CAHORS - From Dec 8th to 14th

As a result the Mauroux Marché de Noël will now become a regular annual event and improve each year to raise funds for a variety of local activities. Using some of the proceeds, the schools were able to organise coach hire to take the children from both schools on an educational visit to the Dordogne, an event that hitherto would be a rare treat... This year's event will be held at the same venue on December 4th starting at the earlier time of 11am to allow everyone to enjoy lunch in addition to the afternoon activities. Anyone with crafts to sell and who would be interested in participating in this year's Marché de Noël are asked to contact Gill Beattie on 05 53 70 18 86.

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Fibres & Colours Festival Labastide-Murat Sunday, October 24th 2010 10am to 6pm Salle multimedia (below the Mairie) This new festival is going to be a celebration of natural fibres, including all aspects of wool, and arts and crafts in wool, flax or even hemp. It is organised by members of the association “Fils et Cordes”, enthusiasts of weaving, spinning, dying, knitting and bobbin lace activities. The day includes demonstrations and crafts for sale sure to please a fibre artist from a novice to an expert ! You will be able to see and learn about : - The different stages from the fleece to the wool craft techniques and creations - Other natural fibres (like hemp, flax) - All aspects of wool and different sheep breeds and fleeces - The local sheep breed called the “Caussenarde” - Techniques of dyeing (from plants, food colouring, or chemical pigments…) - Demonstrations of carding, spinning, dyeing, weaving, felting, bobbin lace and other fibre related skills. - Workshop of how fibres were used during the Neolithic age - Exhibit of photographs and artistic crafts combining fibres and colours Our association is trying to promote the wool from the local sheep breed as well as regional fibres (flax, hemp) and to show the artistic, historic and economic richness of these fibres. This event is a delightful agricultural and learning experience for the general public as well as shepherds and fibre enthusiasts. Crafts for sale from various artists like handspun yarns, roving wool, lace, fibre crafts, knitted and felted clothes, etc. Kids workshop available all day : collage, felting, etc. For adults : dyeing, spinning, weaving from recycled fabric, or using a giant knitting bobbin. Free entrance. Food and drink available at the “knitters café” !

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robably the most important factor affecting your fire or stove is the quality of the wood you burn. Wood should be well seasoned. Burning firewood that isn't seasoned uses all the heat from the fire to "cook" out the excess moisture and doesn't produce heat for your home. Seasoned wood will ignite and burn much easier and cause fewer problems with condensation and creosote. Burning badly seasoned firewood will also result in a lot of deposits in your chimney which can be dangerous and can also reduce the life of your stove, flue pipe and chimney. Good seasoned firewood should be a minimum of two years cut with one year stored outside open to the elements and one year covered. The most desirable wood for calorific value is oak (chêne) and is widely available, but chestnut (chataigner) is also a close second. A good thing to look out for is to look at the end grain of the firewood - if there are a lot of little splits in the wood, then this is generally a good sign. If wood is cut and split, this will also assist in the drying process. Signs of wet wood are smoking, blackened glass and a build up of residue in the chimney resulting in a reduction of draw. Chimney Sweeping Services My advice would be to ask around Bouriane Ramonage your friends and neighbours for a Friendly Clean Service, good wood supplier. Purchase a Brush & Vacuum Sweep small quantity initially to check the Wood Burners, Open Fire, Chimney Liners, quality and don't leave it too late Inglenook, Smoke Testing this winter to order your wood...

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ather your herbs early in the morning, after the dew has dried off, and preferably during a spell of dry weather. The ideal time is just before the herbs flower. The volatile oil content is then at its highest. Herbs can be dried on their stems but this requires more air circulation than when leaves are dried on their own. If you are drying only leaves, try not to bruise them when taking them off their stalks. Herbs can be dried in a dark room. A fan heater may help. In hot dry weather, a garden shed or shaded greenhouse should be satisfactory. The temperature in the drying area should ideally be around 30 degrees for 24 hours. Thereafter, 25 degrees is sufficient. Make sure there is sufficient ventilation to take moisture away – the moisture content of herbs is around 70% ! Rapid drying is necessary to change the condition of the leaves. They should be crisp, not leathery. It is best to dry herbs in single layers, on kitchen paper, net or muslin. Drying takes anything from 36 hours to several days, depending on the type of leaf and drying conditions. Test by cracking or crumbling a sample – it should snap or powder quite easily. If it is leathery, continue drying. Herbs stored damp go musty. To store, it is best to remove the stalks. If you prefer powdered herbs, crush with a rolling pin and rub through a non metal sieve. It is easier to judge the quantities of powered, dried herbs given in recipes if they are ready prepared and stored in tightly closed dark bottles or jars. Care must be taken when using wild herbs to ensure that they have not been contaminated by animals or crop sprays. Remember that it is far safer to grow herbs in one's own garden! Tony

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