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an’t believe I’ve already packed away shorts and T-shirts and am wearing winter trousers and sweatshirts! So much for global warming, it hasn’t reached our bit of Blighty this year. We had a baking hot February, then nothing since but mostly grey clouds. I’ve been surprised how windy it is in the garden. I expected that, as we’re surrounded by high fences and on the edge of town, we’d be sheltered but no such luck. Wind resistant plants are now on the list for planting in the redesigned garden, my poor hibiscus from France are not happy! I brought lots of cuttings with me – memories of my French garden and plants friends gave me – just hope they survive with the change of climate. Not been a happy time recently. As you know, we brought our last three dogs with us. We lost Polar in April, and now in the last month we’ve lost both Bracken and Bebe. It’s been a shock; for the first time in our lives we are dogless, in fact we’ve no animals and it takes a lot of adjustment. We will get another dog, but we’re taking time out to grieve as well as recover from the cost of vet fees and the pet insurance company making excuses as to why they won’t cover the costs! So we’re taking advantage of not having any ties at home and going to visit family and friends around England and catch up with their lives. Britain really feels like a third world country to us. Latest problem is that because of the lack of lorry and refuse drivers some rubbish will now only be collected every 2 weeks so some people just leave their rubbish bags at their gates to be torn open by vermin.

by Beryl Brennan

Add to that the local tip has withdrawn its booking system so it’s a free-for-all entry to get rid of our rubbish and recycling. Thinking we’d go at a quiet time in early morning, we ended up having to queue down a busy road with HGV lorries passing us heading for the nearby distribution centres and factories. We brought some bits and pieces with us in case we needed them for whatever new property we bought. We don’t need a few of them so time to offload them and make more room in the garage. That’s the next problem. Tried advertising them, no takers. Offered them to charities, they don’t want them unless they are perfect - I don’t remember them being so choosy! The dishwasher was turned down because there was a miniscule chip of paint off the bottom of the front door. Doesn’t affect how it works, it’s only 4 years old. So I said I’d paint it. ‘Can’t accept it’, said the man, ‘might have lead in the paint’! We knew health and safety had gone bonkers but ..... Whatever became of recycling? A bit of good news. D has found a local AmDram group who want someone to run their lighting system so he’s a happy bunny and I’ve found a local RDA group who are short of helpers so I’ll get my fix of horses again. Makes a change to write a positive. Signing off, speak soon.

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A-Z of the Communes in the Deux-Sèvres Saivres

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Saugé Vintage Tea Room Château de Saugé

79400 Saivres 06 29 15 36 55 Info@chateaudesauge.com

October brings darker evenings and of course Halloween How about a few ideas for your Halloween Party that everyone will love.….Donna

Enjoy a hearty Beef Pie which can be served cold with salad or hot with mash & veg HALLOWEEN BEEF PIE

750g minced beef 300mls beef stock / beef broth 2 tbsp Worcester sauce 1 tsp smoked paprika 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 tbsp onion powder 1 tbsp garlic powder 1 tsp fresh thyme 1 x 375g packet puff pastry 1 egg to glaze

looks coral in daylight—and glows white under a black light 3 oz. Gin 1/2 oz. lemon juice 1 tsp. grenadine 1 handful ice tonic water

Add the minced beef to the slow cooker add warm stock, Worcester sauce, and smoked paprika, cinnamon, onion and garlic powder and tomato puree. Turn on to high and simmer for 3 hours. When the beef is cooked and cooled preheat the oven to 180°C. Roll out the pastry. To about double the original size. Line the pie tin and add the mixture, cut out your spooky face from the top pastry and then add to your pie. Using your fingers pinch up the edges. Trim off any excess pastry. Brush with egg wash, bake for 45mins @ 180C

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Jekyll & Gin Glowing Cocktails

Mix gin, lemon juice and grenadine in a cocktail shaker; pour into a large glass filled with ice. Top with tonic water. Garnish with a glow stick (optional).

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Yum Yum

80g butter 275g digestive or ginger biscuits 1 large egg white For the filling 800g full-fat soft cheese 425g can pumpkin purée 200g light brown soft sugar 50g plain flour 5 large eggs, + 1 large yolk To serve 400ml whipping cream ground cinnamon or pumpkin spice, for dusting 25g pecans, chopped 3 tbsp caramel sauce Heat the oven to 220C/200C Butter a deep 22cm loose-bottomed cake tin and line with baking parchment. Blitz the biscuits to crumbs in a processor and add the melted butter. Add the mix to the cake tin and bake for 10 mins. Remove from the oven, brush with the egg white and bake for another 3 mins (this will help stop the base from becoming soggy). For the filling, put the soft cheese in a bowl add the pumpkin purée, sugar and flour and beat until combined. Gradually whip in the eggs and egg yolk until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Pour the filling over the baked biscuit base. Place the tin on a tea towel in a roasting tin and pour in a kettleful of boiled water into the roasting tin so the water comes halfway up the side of the cake tin. Bake for 10 mins, then reduce the oven temperature to 110C/90C fan/gas ¼. Bake for a further 1 hr 30 mins until the cheesecake is set with just a slight wobble in the middle when you gently shake the tin. Turn off the oven, then open the oven door slightly and leave the cheesecake to cool inside for 2 hrs until completely cool. Remove from the oven and chill overnight. Carefully remove the cold cheesecake from the tin and transfer to a cake stand or serving plate. Whip the cream to soft peaks and spoon in big dollops over the cheesecake. Dust with a little cinnamon or pumpkin spice, sprinkle over the chopped pecans and drizzle with the caramel sauce before serving.

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MEGAN’S KITCHEN Gluten Free Recipes

by Megan Like

Gluten/Lactose Free Peanut Butter Bites

Gluten Free Vanilla Biscuits

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Alison has compiled a selection of articles from this column in ‘The 500 Word Writing Buddy’, available as an ebook and paperback. The sequel to her latest thriller, ‘Double Identity’ will be out in October.

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This now takes me to a discovery I made just this month. The one sometimes sees << >> as an indication of the spoken magic of Kindle e-readers is that the algorithm tries to present word, but mostly there is no indication at all and it is left to the its owner with suggestions of new reader’s judgement as to which books that might interest based person is speaking and, indeed, on past purchases (one venture whether the person is speaking into books for a teenaged grandSoon they become involved in a simple and not just thinking. This daughter resulted in months of book goes halfway to helping death, together with their housekeeper the hapless reader by putting Young Adut (YA) books being presented). This time, it suggested all conversation in italics and and a street urchin ... The Case of the Colonels, by Eric indicating a change of speaker by Larrey. I read the description, a paragraph indent. This works for which mentioned a French me and eases the task of reading. Dr Watson, called Edmond Luciole, and then looked at the author’s name and came to The number of Holmes sequel authors must run into the the conclusion that there might be a French version. Indeed, hundreds, and as I said, I am not a Holmes fan, but the three I there was, the author being French, and the English version have mentioned have, perhaps coincidentally, been well written being one of the few translations of modern French novels into and enjoyable. English.

I found the French version, L’affaire des Colonels, downloaded a sample (as I often do with Amazon), and started to read. The blurb at the start of the sample was sufficiently interesting to make me buy the book, and so I settled for a long read. The book starts with Edmond Luciole, a reformed petty criminal from a good family, inheriting a house in Lyon and starting a new carrier as a journalist. Shortly hereafter, he is asked by a diplomat friend if he could look after a house guest of his for a couple of weeks. The narrator agrees and the guest turns out to be Sherlock Holmes, at the age of fifteen. Soon they become involved in a simple death, together with their housekeeper and a street urchin of nearly the same age as Holmes. One of the strengths of the book is the characterisation, as each character is well delineated and the speech and descriptions conjure up real and different people. In the first part of the book, Holmes is a well-educated teenager with a keen intellect, and as the book progresses, the typical Holmes attention to and preoccupation with detail develops and the character is recognisably the Holmes that Conan Doyle portrayed. However, this young Holmes in Lyon is a much more human and likeable character than the older, traditional Holmes. All I will reveal of the plot is that the story develops from a suspicious death to one involving the politics of late XIXth century France; to say more would risk spoiling the book for potential readers. The author uses real persons and refers to real persons and events with sufficient footnotes to enable a casual reader to stay attached to the story. So far I have discovered three books in this series My judgement of the use of French in the book is that the quality and complexity is of a high level, and I found the language itself enjoyable. I did not hit many places where it was hard to work out who did what to whom, and the few occasions where I had to use a dictionary, the word was found and explained. Here it is worthwhile noting that I sometimes use an Android tablet and sometimes a true but ancient Kindle. The old Kindle has an excellent dictionary, which seems to find the most obscure dialect or old French words almost without fail, whilst the tablet fails on even some everyday words. I have no explanation for this but continue to seek to improve matters. Punctuation in English is already not everyone’s cup of tea, but the use of quotation marks – inverted commas – to indicate conversation and a change of speaker is something that readers of English are all used to, and the rules make sense. In French,

Additionally and coincidentally, we have just watched the film Enola on Netflix, more or less by chance , and enjoyed it immensely. It was adapted from the first in a series of YA books about the adventures of Holmes’ young sister, Enola, who at the age of sixteen starts her own career as a private detective. It is curious, but the first mention of the name of the film brought up the image of a B29 bomber – the Enola Gay – famous, and infamous at the same time, for its atom bomb run on Hiroshima.

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The Deux-Sèvres Monthly Magazine - October 2021 Issue  

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