Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Worth going to, tonight

After tonight's spectacular rehearsal, I can thoroughly recommend this concert Tuesday 22nd October at 8pm at St Antonin Noble Val church.
Choeur du Noble Val started last December and is ready tomorrow to present an eclectic programme of music "AVE VERUM", stemming from late 1400s to 1940s.
Please do come along to the church at St Antonin Noble Val, tomorrow (or perhaps today by the time you read this) at 8pm.
The concert is in association with Les Amis de l'Orgue Puget de St Antonin Noble Val. All your generous donations go to fund the restoration of the church Puget organ.”

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Festilitt at Parisot

- the Parisot literary festival
18, 19 & 20  October 2019
Last minute details for the weekend  

One week to go!  A number of things have changed since last year, so here are a few last minute details to help you get the most out of the weekend.  

This year the second-hand book sale will take place in the school and will be open from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon.

The festival opening is at 19.00 on Friday in the salle des fêtes with speeches, a display of the school children's work with author Julie Eugène and an apéro dinatôire. 

On Saturday and Sunday afternoons between sessions, you can enjoy free tea and home-made cakes in the school canteen.   

This year we are lucky enough to have all 7 British authors with us for the festival dinner, allowing us to accommodate more festival goers.  We still have a handful of places left.  The three-course meal with wine and coffee included costs 28€ and will take place in the salle des fetes in Espinas.  

There are still places available for Andrew Lownie's talk on The Mountbatten's (Saturday 16h00) and Patrick Gale's session (Sunday 16h15).  


Click here to reserve for dinner, Andrew or Patrick

If you are making a day of it and want to eat in Parisot at lunchtime, the two village restaurants will be serving lunch and the bakery will be serving sandwiches, baguettes and homemade pizza.  We recommend that you book for the restaurants as they get very busy and, unlike in previous years, we will not be handling the lunchtime bookings.  

L'Auberge de la Castille 
05 63 24 02 14
Fourchette & Cie 05 63 64 05 41

The authors and Festilitt team will be eating at La Castille, so if you want to join us, don't forget to mention that you're with the festival party when you book.  


Full programme now live on the website 

If you want to plan your weekend, click here to see the whole programme on the website.  
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Monday, 14 October 2019

Poorpaws book sale

Hallo Everyone,
Just a gentle reminder of the Book Sale this coming Saturday 19th October at St. Pantaleon Salle de Fetes, 10am to 15.00pm.  Thousands of great condition books at 1 euro, plus dvds and cds.  Coffee, tea, cakes, snack lunches, everything for a great day out, especially if the weather is bad !

Whilst sorting I found £40 wrapped in a supermarket receipt in a book by Paul Adam, if this is yours and you can prove it I will of course give it back, if it is not claimed it goes in to the sale pot.

A great deal of care and effort is put into these sales so I do hope you will support us and by that support Poorpaws, La Mere aux Betes and Cancer Support France.

See you Saturday,

Sue x

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Help others less fortunate

Hi Val
I have an odd request; having just read your message about sorting through clothes and some that aren’t wanted at the frip giving to charities, every 2-3 weeks I have to come to London (am there at moment) and I am appalled and astonished at the number of homeless people. In the news they are predicting one of the coldest winters on record for the UK. I wondered if there are any waterproof jackets/hats/scarves that you don’t want for the frip if there’s any chance that I could go through them and take some for the people I see on the streets here, I’d be happy to pay something for them so that the money then goes locally.

I know it sounds bizarre but the charity shops are so expensive (!) here for me to buy anything for homeless people and I’m already scouting for things like neck warmers, gloves and hats for people as I see them. 

I usually have a suitcase and figured that helping even a handful of people is better than nothing.

I know they wouldn’t be locals I’m helping but they’re still people. If you can talk amongst yourselves and let me know I’d really appreciate any help you can give. 

Many thanks and have a nice weekend everyone.

Val says we will be happy to do this at the frip, and ask people to bring these items in but can I also suggest you ask friends and family in the Uk to donate some warm winter clothes to those living on the streets.

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Cancer Support France

Pest control info needed

Hi Val,
Once again this autumn,  our house is subject to an army of black field crickets and cluster flies coming in and infesting every nook and cranny in the house. We have tried to get rid of them humanely but they are overwhelming and unpleasant and we feel like we are under siege. 
Do you know of any professional pest control people who might be able to come in and spray inside and/or outside our house, round the doors and crevices to try and persuade them not to come in / get rid of them, please ?
Our house is between Espinas and Caylus.
I am happy for you to post this email on TAG82 - please let me know your charges for doing so. 
Many thanks in advance. 
Best wishes
Val says no xharge, will happily post it on Tag and on facebook

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Cancer support in our area

Dear CSF Members, New Members and Friends,

Good morning. Good afternoon and evening to you all.

I would like to wish everyone a Happy 1st October today! I am loving the fact that it is still lovely and warm outside which is great for giving us time to get the garden organised for the autumn/winter months ahead.
Of course the change of season also brings autumnal foods and the chance to try new recipes from our harvested vegetable crops.  We must not forget it is a busy time in our local vineyards too, which is hard work for all concerned, but a great chance for us to taste those new 2019 wines!  Can't wait!!

The regular monthly support group meeting dates in October are as follows:-

Drop-In Coffee Morning at Cafe des Sports Brasserie, Gaillac.
(held every second Wednesday in the month).

Drop-In Coffee Morning at Le Gazpacho Bar Brasserie, Saint Antonin Noble Val.
(held every third Wednesday in the month).

Everyone is welcome.  Please ask your friends to come along and have a coffee and a chat with other members - all in an informal and friendly setting.
A 'trained listener' is always available to offer information, guidance and confidential support .... 

We always appreciate the contribution and support given voluntarily from each and every one of you to CSF and hope you will continue. Thankyou very much. 

NEXT .........

It's going to be fun!!  .........  Tell your family and friends!!

We are looking forward to our big Fund Raising Event on Saturday 26th October,when we have an Irish-Ceilidh Dance organised with!
'The Ceilidh MARMITE'.  There will be a Dance Caller in both English and French languages so everyone can join in together.
The Venue will be the Salle des Fete in the village of Monesties 81640.
The tickets are 10,00 Euros and include a bottle of wine/fizzy drink.
Starting time 7.30pm.
Reservations need to be made on line with:- irena-marie@focus-wellbeing.comWe need to know numbers for the catering on the night so please book in advance. 


(Many of you will have already collected our posters for this event from Denise Copley and Peter Waldekker, our Tarn Co-Ordinators. However, more  available at our October Coffee Mornings for anyone who wants a few more).

Feel free to share this Newsletter with your friends and spread the word about the good work CSF offers to friends, families and carers in need of support.

Hope to see you soon!!!

Warmest wishes,

Sheila Barcroft
for CSF Tarn, Tarn et Garonne Regions

"Our Mission"
To support English Speaking people living in France who are affected by Cancer.

Book swap at St. Antonin

The Bookswap will be at the Gazpacho in St. Antonin 
Monday 7th October
Organiser Helen Graham