Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Stay at home

This made me smile this morning, Qurban one of our Afghan helpers at Mains Tendues 82 has made this his profile picture.
Qurban is one of our helpers we cannot do without, young, strong and has a wonderful rapport with all our customers now speaking French and English after three years here. The language is Farsi and it says

Staying home we don't shake hands # Corona - take it seriously

Qurban is stuck in a small apartment in Toulouse with no outside space but a tiny balcony.
At Mains Tendues we all love him.

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Isolate for heavens sake

This virus you know is not a game. 
We are not trying to beat Macron or the gendarmes, we are trying to defeat the virus.
After three messages from friends asking if I would make clear it is no joke this virus I feel it needs saying.
All these restrictions are not just to protect us but to protect other families working on the front line in the health service.
Because of Taglines which has been going for over 17 years I have built up a network of good friends.
Their stories  from them to me about others trying to beat the system and laugh about it are unbelievable.
Please, please even if you think you are not vunerable others are.
You have heard the messages, isolate to live, isolate to save others, just listen for heavens sake, you are not clever.
ISOLATE your selves.

Message from the hospital staff at Albi


 Hospital staff wish
 that this message be disseminated to all;
From tomorrow, do not leave the house and for bread, if you can freeze because the worst begins: the incubation date is respected and many positives will start to come out and many people can contract it, so it is very important to stay at home and not interact with anyone. From March 23 to April 3 we have to take care of ourselves because we will be at the top of the virus; the incubation period is two weeks, normally during these two weeks all the infected declare themselves, then there are two weeks of calm and then two weeks when they decrease. WE WILL BE IN THE STAGE OF MAXIMUM INFECTION. 👆👆👆
Please forward this message to all of your contacts.

Our contact

For Taglines our email contact has always been.  And it remains the same
An email address that Malc used more than me. has now been discontinued
For family and friends that is now my only email address


A lot of the traditional markets will be closed
St. Antonins Sunday market is closed until further notice.
The Varen market will go ahead with social distancing measures in place.

Attention ! Officiel
St Antonin marchés
 Bio du jeudi maintenu
Du dimanche annulé

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Tonight the bells rang out in solidarity through out France

Candles were lit through out France and the bells rang out in solidarity
Stay safe everyone and thank you every Doctor, every nurse,every ambulance driver 
Every worker in the social care industry
We appreciate your efforts

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Controle technique info

Good news that if your car needs a controle technique we now have 3 months extra to get it done
A relief as one of mine needs doing in April

Saturday, 21 March 2020

Two messages from Hans

Hi Val, I hope you are feeling better again.

I have two messages :


Help on computers still available.


If anyone within reasonable distance of St Antonin needs assistance on computers or wifi/internet you may contact me. I keep my shop closed in St Antonin, but I can visit people. 0643734697 Hans, VIDEPC





Solidarity in St Antonin


I recently became Ă©lu in St Antonin Noble Val. The team of the elected group have now announced the following for the inhabitants of St Antonin:

The "Solidarity" operation of the 19 new elected officials works and continues. Spread the word around you.
We have set up an organization for the elderly but also for single people who need to go shopping, who cannot move or just need a call to get news.
For your food and medication shopping, place your order:
Carrefour Contact: Aziz or Aurore at
Occitan Workshops: Patricia on 09 53 05 34 34
Mme Grare, Pharmacy: 05 63 30 60 94
We deliver to your home, weekends included.
If you need a "special travel certificate", send us a message with your name, address and date of birth and we will bring them to your home.
If you know people who have a need, thank you for notifying a member of the team or for putting a message on our facebook page. Do not hesitate to contact us. Take care of yourself.


Hans Buijserd