Saturday, 14 December 2019

All the Olive Oil got sold, now a dog sitter needed

Caring person needed to look after my lovely dog for 3 weeks from as soon as possible. She's large, super friendly, loves people, good with cats & other dogs, quite happy to live outside.
Hoping someone can help.
Val says i believe this is in St. Antonin.

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Thank you all

A big thank you to everyone who contributed a donation when Malc died
Malcs wish was for no flowers but a donation going to 12 refugee ladies and their children at Septfonds and Caussade. The ladies Yedhizis all had their husbands killed and after 3 years in a camp were brought to France on a Macron scheme.
Malc thought of others less fortunate, even as he was dying.
We now have 1, 200 euros collected which means each lady will have a 100 hundred euros each to spend.
Thank you all for your generosity.

Friday, 6 December 2019

Trusty vehicle needed

   I am looking for  a trusty fairly roomy vehicle.    I don't mind if it is RHD, but must it  have a Control Technique (CT) and be preferably 5-door. I can rematriculate if necessary.  Reliability is paramount  - petrol or diesel.  Modest budget! 
      Please contact:   or    06 84 15 52 11

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Extra virgin olive oil

Many of you will remember Laura and Sid who left St. Antonin for Portugal

Extra Virgin olive oil fresh off the press. Grown & processed without any chemicals or pesticides for many years. Currently awaiting organic certification. This year is our first year here and we have a very limited amount of this superb oil available from our own farm on the slopes of the Gardhuna mountains Beira Beixa region of central Portugal. All the olives were hand picked and sorted by us. €17 per ltr or €75 for 5 ltrs. 1st come, 1st served, order early to avoid disappointment. Delivery from 10th December.

Sunday, 24 November 2019

No book swap tomorrow

A reminder that there will be no book swap on Monday 2nd December.

The next book swap will be on the first Monday in January.


Farewell Malcolm Johnstone

Young and old, English, French, Sudanese, Afghan, Pakistani, Ugandan,friends all ... from around our small world came to celebrate the life of Malc.
Thank you to Dave Smith who conducted the ceremony with such style aided by his wife Diane Smith . I will be eternally grateful to the couple for making it a “send off” to remember.
Speakers and friends David Atkins,Jean Marie Nosal, Véronique Weyergans, Shahzeb Khan and last but certainly not least Sam Jonkers our daughter.
Our neice Su and her boys Thomas and George flew in and we as family spent some happy, some sad and some thoughtful moments together. They represented brother in law Tudor Powell who was not well enough to come.
The joy of seeing  friends Jill and Liz who had flown in also for the funeral  made it totally memorable.
The crematorium was full to bursting with standing room only left. As someone said “love came from every corner”
Our boys came out in force and offers of help for my coming move came from so many.
Malc you were loved not only by me and Sam Jonkers and our girls but by so many.
Rest in peace my darling but please stay with me and guide me, as you have done all my life.

The photos Terence Harker and French friend and filmaker Cecile Ordanoff who has made a film for relatives and friends who were unable to come. It will be available when edited.