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hat a rum summer! One minute it’s T-shirts and shorts, then long sleeves and trousers! Oh for the long hot summers of France! Not the only thing I miss about France either. Oh for the variety of fresh veg and fruit in French markets! Veg here are prepacked so I can’t buy in the quantity I want. Tomatoes – boring red or small cherry yellow – no large green, yellow, orange and dark red ones we’re used to. Farmers markets you say? Disappointing. And cheeses – the only place selling French cheeses is Morrisons and not much selection there! Niort market and La Flotte on Ile de Re are distant memories now! Councils here could learn a lot from the French about attracting stallholders back to town market places. It’d help tourism too. I know you don’t much like sport but I hold my hand up – Roland Garros, Queens, Eastbourne and then Wimbledon – I admit I overdosed on tennis, brought back memories of visits past. The Olympics coverage wasn’t up to the usual standard, trust Sky and Discovery to buy up most of the rights to televise them, poor old Beeb didn’t have the money to compete. We have to pay for a TV licence now so I don’t see why I should have to pay extra to other channels. Interested to read about the Tour de Poitou Charentes. Brought back memories of when we first moved over when we had the B&B. One

by Beryl Brennan

weekend we had four English lads come to stay, with their bikes. They’d come by train and were going to follow the Tour when it went through La Chataignerie. So I asked what they wanted for breakfast, assuming things like bananas to give them strength, and what training they had done. They wanted full English breakfast and hadn’t done any training! The application’s now gone off to the DVLA to register the Peugeot here. What a palaver! First the headlights had to be changed – because of Brexit the local garage had difficulty getting hold of the correct ones from France for the 2008. I’ll be really sorry to lose the French registration – makes it easy to spot our car in the car park – too many models look the same. Then we’ll have to pay for road tax. Another rip off! Wouldn’t be so bad if the money collected was used for road maintenance. Must admit it’s hard to find anything to like about being back. Empty shelves in the shops now, partly due to Brexit and partly to a severe shortage of lorry drivers. Many of them Europeans who have gone back home. There’s also a shortage of lorry drivers and experienced staff to use the refuse and recycling equipment. It’s not even safe to walk dogs; recently a dog walker was attacked by 2 men with a van trying to grab his dog. He ended up with broken ribs after successfully fighting them off. Even though ‘Freedom Day’ is long gone, we still avoid large groups and use our masks and gel. Visiting the coast is not on our calendar until schools are back – pictures of crowded beaches are enough to put us off. At least, being retired, we have the choice of when to go - suppose there’s got to be one advantage to being ‘old’! A bientot.

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not getting wet anymore. It seems scarcely possible that it’s September already. By the time you read this we’ll all be starting to think about Christmas (136 days at time of writing). Well, I won’t. I’m not really a Christmas sort of person. Nothing against it really, it’s just that my head is too small to keep the cracker hats on and I’ve got more than enough nail clippers. Still, there’s always the John Lewis advert to look forward to.

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A couple of my favourite recipes this month

Given we are always busy around the Chateau I find myself using my slow cooker more and more. It’s wonderful to stop work and tea is ready A hearty meal at the end of the day. and waiting. Here are a few tried and tested recipes perfect after Slow cooker vegetable stew with a hard day.….Donna cheddar dumplings

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250g pitted dates, chopped 100g butter, plus extra for the basin 4 tbsp treacle 1 tsp vanilla extract 250g light brown soft sugar 300ml double cream 2 eggs, lightly beaten 200g SR flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda vanilla ice cream, to serve. Put the dates in a bowl and cover with 150ml boiling water - leave to soak for 30 mins. Butter a 1litre pudding basin and line the base with parchment. Tip half the butter, half the treacle, the vanilla, 75g of the sugar and the cream into a pan set over a medium heat. Cook for 4-5 mins, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Turn up the heat, bubble for 3 mins, then whisk in a pinch of salt. Pour a third of the sauce into the basin. Beat the remaining butter, treacle, sugar and the eggs together, then fold in the flour, bicarb, ¼ tsp salt, the dates and their soaking liquid. Spoon into the basin and smooth the surface, leaving a 1cm gap from the top. Cover with a double layer of parchment and foil, making a pleat in the middle so the pud can expand. Secure with kitchen string. Set the slow cooker to low. Sit the basin inside, then add boiling water so it comes halfway up the basin. Cover and cook for 7-8 hrs. Run a knife around the edge of the pudding and turn out onto a plate. Reheat the remaining sauce and pour over. Serve with ice cream.

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Apple & Gin Autumn Cocktail Tart, slightly sweet and downright delicious

4 oz Gin 4 oz Apple Cider 1 oz Lime Juice 2 oz Honey Simple Syrup Dash Cinnamon Honey Simple Syrup: ¼ Cup Honey ¼ Cup HOT Water

Make the honey simple syrup: Add the HOT water and honey to a mason jar and shake vigorously until the honey dissolves. For the cocktail: Combine gin, apple cider, lime juice, honey simple syrup, and cinnamon in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously until chilled. To serve: Fill two glasses with ice and matchstick apples. Strain cocktail to glasses and garnish with sprigs of thyme. Enjoy!

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2 tbsp olive oil 200g carrots 3 leeks , cut into thick slices 3 garlic cloves , crushed 3 tbsp plain flour 400ml vegetable stock 2 courgettes , large chunks 2 x 400g cans butter or cannellini beans 1 bay leaf 4 thyme sprigs 200ml crème fraiche 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard 200g broad beans or peas 200g spinach ½ small bunch of parsley Dumplings: 100g SR flour 50g Suet 100g mature cheddar ½ small bunch of parsley , finely chopped

Set the slow cooker to low. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a frying pan and fry the carrots for 5 mins until just golden, add to slow cooker. Heat the remaining oil in the pan and fry the leeks with a pinch of salt for 5 mins until soft. Add the garlic and stir in the flour. Gradually add the stock, stirring, until the flour has dissolved and there are no lumps. Bring to the boil, then add to slow cooker. Add the courgettes, beans and herbs, topping up with water to cover the veg, if needed. Cover and cook for 4 hrs. To make the dumplings, tip the flour into a bowl and stir in the suet. Add the cheese, parsley, ½ tsp cracked black pepper and a pinch of salt. Mix in 3-4 tbsp cold water with your hands to make a soft, slightly sticky dough (add a little more water if needed). Divide into six and roll into balls. Add the crème fraiche, mustard, broad beans or peas and spinach to the slow cooker and turn it to high. Arrange the dumplings over the stew, cover and cook for 1-2 hrs more until firm and doubled in size. Scatter with parsley and serve. Will keep for up to three days in the fridge or in the freezer for up to three months.

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This Month’s Book Reviews The Secret Recipes of Sophie Valroux by Samantha Verant

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Relaxing in French – Can reading books in French be enjoyable? ˙H}`NÉÉ

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his article has its origin at the beginning of our French period, some 20 years ago, during an exploratory shopping trip in Niort, and was prompted by a recent conversation about books and literature with a British woman who had just moved to France. When I explained to her my experience of reading in French, her reaction was, “You could help other people if you wrote an article on what you have just explained.” The reason for writing this article is not to blow my own trumpet, but to encourage others. Before relating my relationship with books in French, I need to explain my relationship with foreign languages. At school in the UK, I had very poor marks for French, and taking an O level in French wasn’t even a remote possibility. When I was 21, I met a Dutch woman who would become my wife. A few years later, I emigrated to Holland to live with her and take up a position as an engineer . I stayed there until we were pensioned and we emigrated to France. During that period in Holland, I quickly picked up Dutch, to the point of being able to use it competently as a second language in conversation and reading; writing was more laborious. My colleagues at work had said, “We are not going to speak English to you” and, to a lesser extent, my Dutch family-in-law did the same – and so I learnt. Language education in the Dutch school system was, and is, extensive;

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many Dutch people can speak Dutch, English, French and German, and enthusiasts add on a couple more. I had thought to emulate this and started on German but failed miserably – partly due to the method of instruction, which was “learning as a child does” and involved fast spoken German from tape recorders, and no grammar. However, English was and is the language of engineers, and so on foreign business trips I had no real problems knowing only English and Dutch. I still remember a French engineer who was put into a working group because of his technical competence but who had almost no English at all – I felt very sorry for him and could well understand how he must have felt. Towards the end of our working life, my wife and I realised that we had the choice of staying in the house where we had lived for 25 years or moving. We felt we needed a change and so the idea of emigrating to France germinated. This led to my wife saying (stipulating?) that we both needed to get our French up to speed, and so we started on a computer-based course with one-to-one lessons. The lady giving the course was Swiss, and the base language was Dutch, but since the majority of the brainwashing was done by computer, in French, this did not really form an impediment. The course was grammar based, with merciless interrogations from the computer on verbs and their conjugations and tenses, genders, pronouns, numbers, days of the week, and so on. This course actually


helped a little, and a year or so later, when we were purchasing our dream house in the Deux-Sèvres, I could read and understand some of the documentation, albeit with difficulty. Spoken French was and still is a problem, compounded by deafness and age in general, and, to be honest, leaves me with a feeling of inferiority. I came to France expecting to follow the same rapid learning process for French that I had experienced for Dutch so long ago, but this was not to be. Without making excuses but naming factually a number of causes, I can say that it proved impossible for me to achieve any really proficient level of spoken French. The reasons are many, but deafness limits any conversation even in English, because we interpolate a lot of what we hear and because in our replies we reuse vocabulary and grammar. If you don’t hear well, then this whole process, including learning, breaks down. Add to that the difference in social life between that of a young working person with children at home and all the interactions that implies, in the Netherlands, and that of a retired person with a very small circle of social contact with his environment, in France, and you can see that attempting to become fluent in an additional language under those conditions is very much uphill work. As many of you will have done, I started with French lessons once we had settled in. At that time, the Centre Socioculturel in Bressuire had commenced a course of lessons, and the lady instructing us gave the lessons using grammar as the base. She required written homework from us, in French, and this worked very well for me. I was there for three years, I think, and I learnt a lot – she was a very good teacher. But the course came to an end, and I did not search for another – a mistake, perhaps, but it leads me to the start of this article. I read a lot for relaxation and whilst in Niort that day shortly after we’d moved to France, we went into a bookshop (which has since moved or gone out of business), to browse as we were used to back in Holland. The English section was small. But there was a vast selection of French books, and I realised that if I was to continue reading, I needed to have a big choice available at hand, and I thought what a pity it was that I could not read all those French books. I resolved there and then to see if I could develop a pleasure in reading in French. Once home, I took out a French copy of Marcel Pagnol’s Jean de Florette and started to read, with a dictionary on my knee (later I bought a dedicated electronic dictionary, which helped enormously). That first book was not easy, and nor were the subsequent books. I soon realised that there was a learning process involved – not so much one of vocabulary, but one of assimilating, first, what a phrase meant, then, later, a sentence and then, a lot later, a paragraph. Going through this process took more than a year , but as bigger and bigger groups of words began to make sense, my pleasure in reading increased, as did my speed. Weirdly enough, a newspaper such as Le Monde proved hard to understand, to the point that it was very easy to lose interest in articles, whereas a magazine such as Pour la Science, dealing with facts in the present tense, was quite understandable from the beginning.

I think that the turning point with reading in French was when I nearly fell over a pallet of books in a Le Relais shop in Gare Montparnasse returning from a family visit. The pallet was fully loaded with a selection of detective paperbacks by a French author, and on the spur of the moment I bought a couple, after which I settled down in the TGV to Poitiers to read one. To my surprise, I enjoyed them both, even though I had to guess at a lot of the French police jargon. But that is the way it is – every new undertaking in a foreign country requires new vocabulary. From there onwards, I started reading other French authors and authors in translation, including some British ones. A lot of the books were parts of series, and I have tried to read all the books per series, in sequence, because life is easier if you understand and know the characters and the way the author expresses him- or herself (or should I say themselves these days?). I graduated after a few years to a Kindle e-reader and benefited from the built-in dictionaries, which allowed consultation on the fly. The enrichment I found in this process of reading French has included gaining self-respect; learning a lot about French history, about the French and their attitudes, and about the French countryside; and increasing my French vocabulary. I also found that I read books a lot more thoroughly in French than in English, although more slowly – no skip-reading in French. All very positive indeed. All in all, having access to a large source of authors, most of whom would not be translated into English, is an enrichment and the variety of information, ideas, and explanations allows a better comprehension of the society around us. This article was actually an introduction, because, if our editor and publisher agrees, I will every so often write about the books and particularly the various series I have read in French. To kick off, I would mention Marie-Hélène Texier, an author whose books I discovered some years ago. She writes historical fiction covering a thousand years, from Charlemagne to almost the present day. The language is not complex, she leaves the worst violence of bygone ages out, and the historical accuracy seems excellent to me. I will return to her books later, but one that stays in my mind was about late 19th century London and the Post Office messenger boys scandal, which was unknown to me (later I found reference to it in the TV series Ripper Street). She approached the subject from an unusual angle, and that made the book for me.

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CLESSÉ

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DPE: D ENERGY CLASS: 188 CLIMATE CLASS: 31

DPE: D ENERGY CLASS: 223 CLIMATE CLASS: 11

DPE: C

Agency fees included : 7% TTC to be paid by the buyer

Agency fees included : 8% TTC to be paid by the buyer

Agency fees to be paid by the seller

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