The Deux-Sèvres Monthly Magazine - September 2022 Issue

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English language magazine for the Deux-Sèvres and surrounding areas

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Reaction Theatre Book Club Have you found yourself with more time to read after being confined to the house by COVID and, more recently, by the heatwave? If so, you might like to join a book club which will be running on a monthly basis from the end of September. The idea is that a book of the month is nominated and all club members read it and come to an afternoon meeting to discuss their reactions to it. A new book will then be chosen for a future month. Our September book is ‘The Tidal Zone’ by Sarah Moss. available from Amazon or from secondhand online sellers such as Wob and Momox. The September meeting will be held at 16.00 on Wednesday the 28 September at the Café des Belles Fleurs in Fenioux. If you are interested and plan to attend, please contact John Round via johnwround@gmail.com in advance so that he knows how many to expect. If you can’t get to this meeting John will keep you informed of the book for October. There is no charge for the first meeting but if you wish to become a regular member, Reaction’s very reasonable membership rates would apply.

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systems are great at bringing the outside signal to inside the house, but they only work if you have an external 4G reception already. It cannot boost what isn’t there. If you can’t receive 4G and don’t have a landline telephone, then your next port of call for an internet connection is satellite internet. Going back to last month’s article about Orange offering a free TNTSAT box to customers following the closure of its satellite TV service, I can confirm that this is true. My neighbour received one and all was fine. Naturally, he had to ask Orange for it, it wasn’t automatically offered, but that may have been an isolated case. Hint, it won’t be! As always, please feel free to get in touch if you would like any further information or would like to discuss your requirements. Contact details can be found on the advert. Have a great month.

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Food and Drink

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are still green and fresh; the vines' main root system is within the first meter of the top, but then there are the fine roots that will reach 10 meters in search of moisture, hence the rich green foliage that remains during the heatwave. Younger, non-fruit producing plants can struggle a little and are the only ones that can be watered.

We have not really seen any rain to speak of since before June and the ground around the vines, throughout the valley and gardens is scorched and dry. Despite this, the vines

With only a few days of notice it can be a bit of a rush to set up for the actual harvest, but this is how things are on a vineyard and everyone is used to having to put everything

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We begin checking the grapes for ripeness during the first few days of September and, once the colour from the skin begins to bleed into the juice when we break open a grape, it is time to become more scientific and take a sample to our oenologist (an expert in the science of wine) for analysis. After two analyses, we are able to plan our harvest day and, with this continued hot weather, it is likely to be early this year.


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into place quickly. We have a team of willing helpers who arrive early to pick the fruit from the terraces and the machine picks the rest of the vineyard. Some vignerons prefer to hand pick completely, but this takes time and manpower. Speed is of the essence and keeping the fruit cool and moving quickly from vine to vat is aided by the speed in which the machine works. Sorting as it picks, the best fruit is selected and transferred from the field to the cellar quickly and efficiently. Harvest days are important milestones in the wine making calendar and, once the clean up of the day is complete, we all join together to celebrate with a meal and to raise a glass to the harvest. Wine-making is a way of life and the importance of these community days and traditions is what makes the hard work thought the year worthwhile. We have lost many traditions in our lives so holding on to the ones that remain is important. After harvest, the art of making wine begins. All the hard work that has led up to this time to produce quality fruit means that it needs to be treated with care and attention on a daily basis to ensure a perfect fermentation. The natural quality of the cellar has properties that work their own magic in giving our wine its own signature due to the environment in which it is produced. This is the difference that being an artisan wine maker can make: subtleties that can not be replicated in more commercial cellars. Making wine at Clos Vieux Rochers is about heart and passion for the taste of the wines that we produce. We ked will talk more about and pic H the fermentation process next time. results Meanwhile, we have been kept busy over the past month with

guests and visitors to the vineyard and gîtes who have enjoyed sweltering weather and visits to the nearby recreational lake for a swim in the cool waters, a welcome break from the heat of the day. We are very lucky that being high up we do get a pleasant breeze most of the time but some days even the breeze was hot. Now we move achine" M into September the drop e h T " in temperature is most welcome and, with the area in the throws of harvest, the activities surrounding it make a spectacle for those visiting. With fruit laden tractors trundling along the narrow roads and people milling in the vines filling their baskets overflowing with ripe bunches of grapes. You can not help but get excited when you are surrounded by this hive of activity and get swept into the romance by the lively chatter and aroma that abounds. September is a very busy time, not just for the vineyards, but with tourists visiting the area to experience the region, there is always plenty to see and do and of course lots of lovely wine to taste. There is nothing better on a September evening but to sit with a glass of wine, overlooking our valley watching the sunset at the end of the day and just listen to nature. We hope one day you will be able to visit and have the opportunity to enjoy what we are privileged to experience every day. Until next time.

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Saugé Vintage Tea Room Château de Saugé 79400 Saivres (border of Exireuil) 06 29 15 36 55 Info@chateaudesauge.com

Hard to believe we are now in September, where did this year go ? Channel 4 filming of ‘Chateau DIY’ has finished for the Summer and the camera crews won’t be back now until around November for filming of the next series, with lots more projects. Series 3 is currently being shown on Channel 4 every weekday and we hope you are all enjoying it. Our days are currently spent finishing off our new Fig Tree Business & Events Centre, which is located under our Terraced area and due to open October 2022 so not a moment to spare – as usual ha-ha Wishing you all a wonderful September. Donna x Ratatouille I have just tried out this recipe to use up some of the veggies kindly given to me by friends with green fingers and it is wonderful.

Ingredients 500 g Onions (Red, White, Spring whatever you have) 600 g Peppers 1 Kg Courgette 1 Kg Aubergine 20 g Garlic cloves crushed 1200 g cans Chopped tomatoes 1 tbsp Sugar 2 tbsp Red Wine vinegar Clean all vegetables and after removing any stalks, seeds etc chop in cubes / slices and roast on a baking tray for 25 minutes. I added some olive oil with the garlic and salt & pepper. Once soft combine into a pan with the remaining ingredients and let simmer for around 20 minutes until the sauce thickens. Taste for seasoning. This recipe provides around 10 portions which can be frozen for up to 6 months.

For some serving suggestions: Greek Veg Bake – Stir in herbs, sprinkle through some breadcrumbs then crumble feta over the top and add a little oregano Bake this at 180 C for 15 minutes. Veggie Chilli Jackets – Bake a potato in the oven, add a few tbsp water into a pan with cumin seeds and chilli powder simmer until water disappears then add the Ratatouille until warm through, serve over the jacket potato topping with Greek yoghurt. YUM

The only Trading Post shop in France Open Every Saturday & Sunday and other times on request Remember our Vintage Tearoom is also open every weekend. Buy all your UK Food locally @ Château de Saugé 1 minute Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie And for that quick fix chocolate craving, why not try this quick and easy dessert. 24 g All-Purpose Flour 18 g Brown Sugar 1/8 tsp Salt 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract 1/4 tsp Baking Powder 15 gr Melted Butter 1 Egg Yolk You can Replace with 1 tbsp of mashed banana or 1tbsp peanut butter if you prefer. 1.5 tbsp Chocolate Chips/ Chunks Combine All the Ingredients directly in a microwave safe mug or ramekin. Microwave for 1 minute. Enjoy!

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A-Z of the Communes in the Deux-Sèvres Trayes & Le Vanneau-Irleau

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groom

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a guest

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a marriage proposal

une alliance

wedding ring

un anniversaire de mariage

a wedding anniversary

un gâteau de mariage

a wedding cake

une robe de mariée

a wedding dress

demander la main en mariage

asking your hand in marriage

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the witness, the best man

les vœux de mariage

wedding vows

se marier

to get married


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by Stephen Shaw

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Whilst I look at this from a work perspective, I also have cats and a dog who I use the same principles with to make sure I help them be as happy as possible, and get some trusted cuddle time with them too! Let’s look at dogs for example. A dog will usually show you a sign that they’re happy by wagging their tail or show excitement by being a little bouncy and running towards you. But do you know the signals that dogs use to show stress or anxiety? These are important to look out for to have a happy animal, and also to keep them and those around them safe, preventing unwanted defensive or aggressive behaviours. Dogs can demonstrate small movements to show signs of stress such as moving their ears back, averting their gaze and turning their face away from unwanted attention, flicking their tongue or stress yawning. When you see these small but telling signs, it’s time to remove the hazard and help your dog feel safe. This is the same across all animals. When we pay attention and take positive action from animals' stress signals, we can embrace their happiness, remove any hazards or danger and reassure them they are safe and loved. They will return this, with that super interaction we adore and crave from animals that in turn greatly benefits us by releasing endorphins, de-stresses us, lowers our heart rate and generally makes us feel happier. And these are the mutual benefits! See if you can notice these in your pets and, once you do and react to these in a positive way, you will reap the rewards of bringing joy to your pets. I hope you can give this a go at home and, of course, give us a visit at the farm too if you want to see this in person or find out more.

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The gentians’ bluest fringes are curling in the sun; In dusty pods the milkweed its’ hidden silk has spun.

The sedges flaunt their harvest in every meadow nook, And asters by the brookside, mean asters in the brook. From dewy lanes at morning, the grapes sweet odours rise;

At noon the roads all flutter with yellow butterflies. By all these lovely tokens, September days are here, With Summers’ best of weather and Autumns best of cheer. But none of all this beauty, which floods the earth and air Is unto me the secret, which makes September fair. T’is a thing which I remember, to name it thrills me yet! One day of one September, I never can forget!

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Inheritance planning in France. Protect your heirs. There is more to cross-border estate planning than many people realise. You need to plan for many different elements, including the complex and potentially high French succession tax, UK inheritance tax if you have assets there, and France’s restrictive forced heirship regime. Also consider how your pension can be passed to your family and the tax implications. Blevins Franks has 45 years of experience helping thousands of UK nationals in France achieve their wishes for their heirs. Every family is unique, so our estate planning recommendations are personalised for your specific situation and wishes.

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I N T E R N AT I O N A L T A X A DV I C E • I N V E S T M E N T S • E S T AT E P L A N N I N G • P E N S I O N S Blevins Franks Group is represented in France by the following companies: Blevins Franks Wealth Management Limited (BFWML) and Blevins Franks France SASU (BFF). BFWML is authorised and regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority, registered number C 92917. Authorised to conduct investment services under the Investment Services Act and authorised to carry out insurance intermediary activities under the Insurance Distribution Act. Where advice is provided outside of Malta via the Insurance Distribution Directive or the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II, the applicable regulatory system differs in some respects from that of Malta. BFWML also provides taxation advice; its tax advisers are fully qualified tax specialists. Blevins Franks France SASU (BFF), is registered with ORIAS, registered number 07 027 475, and authorised as ‘Conseil en Investissements Financiers’ and ‘Courtiers d’Assurance’ Category B (register can be consulted on www.orias.fr). Member of ANACOFI-CIF. BFF’s registered office: 1 rue Pablo Neruda, 33140 Villenave d’Ornon – RCS BX 498 800 465 APE 6622Z. Garantie Financière et Assurance de Responsabilité Civile Professionnelle conformes aux articles L 541-3 du Code Monétaire et Financier and L512-6 and 512-7 du Code des Assurances (assureur MMA). Blevins Franks Trustees Limited is authorised and regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority for the administration of retirement schemes. This promotion has been approved and issued by BFWML.

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