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Beryl Brennan
Interests: Horse riding and events, dogs especially galgos and podencos, reading, cooking, gardening, walking
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In March 2013 I published this 'Letter to Senor Galguero'. Sadly all it expresses still applies today. The Hunting Federations have not improved matters - no controlled breeding of galgos, no mass abandonment, still keeping them in dark underground locked bunkers....what has changed is that there are now millions of... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at Podenco Post
UK News Round-up "A crisis takes a much longer time coming than you think, and then it happens much faster than you would have thought" [Guardian] A majority of economists argued before the referendum that a decision to leave the EU would deeply damage the British economy. This view was questioned after the referendum when there was no immediate slowdown in growth. However, it looks as though the economists were right after all: the consequences of the vote to leave have just taken longer to materialise than expected. UK students may not be able to participate in Erasmus after Brexit... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Deux-Sèvres Life
Many of you ask what happens to petitions you sign. Here is one. Greyhound Compassion vient de publier une mise à jour sur la pétition «King of Spain should stop Copa S. M. El Rey for annual galgo coursing championship, Spain » Closing galgo petition to King Felipe VI Thank you... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Podenco Post
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Looking through my years of folders of podenco photos from 2007 when I first started my blog, I found this delightful one of 4 of those adopted by Janice Ball in the UK. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Podenco Post
Movie : Dunkerque (Dunkirk) Director : Christopher Nolan Stars : Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance Nationality : American, French, English Language : English Link : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5013056/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Dates : - Wednesday 16th : 6.50 PM - Friday 18th : 5.30 PM - Sunday 20th : 4.50 PM - Monday 21st : 6.50 PM Movie : Sleepless Director : Baran bo Odar Stars : Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan Nationality : American Language : English Link : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2072233/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Dates : - Wednesday 16th : 2.45 PM - Friday 18th : 3.00 PM - Sunday 20th : 2.45 PM - Monday 21st :... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Deux-Sèvres Life
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Advance notice that we're organising our 6th Fun Dog Show at Les Metairies, 79310 St Pardoux on Sunday 3rd September. Entry registrations from 1000, first class 11am. Judge is M Jean-Pascal Bichon, rosettes and souvenir schedule kindly sponsored by Blevins Franks, dog prizes sponsored by Flatazor animal feed. Entries 3 euros per dog per class on the day; please bring dog vaccination certificates. La Vendee Chippy will be serving lunches, coffee, tea, cold drinks, cakes served in the summer kitchen, Bric-a-Brac, English books 2 for 1 euro, dog coats, home made dog biscuits, dog toys etc all on sale. Proceeds... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Deux-Sèvres Life
Of course the government haven't the guts to run another referendum, they know they'd lose and the Remainers would Win, now all the true facts are emerging. Story here. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Deux-Sèvres Life
An extremely good article which says it as it is. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Deux-Sèvres Life
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This is the story of how someone who had never heard of podencos is now the proud adoptant of 2! Jude tells the story. We adopted Lucas, our Podenco Maneto, in 2012 through Podenco SOS. We’d made the decision to get a dog a while before and wanted to adopt... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Podenco Post
Posted 6 days ago at Deux-Sèvres Life
The European Movement UK, founded in 1949, provides a voice for those who believe the UK’s interests are best served from inside the EU. EMUK’s vision is of a future side by side with our European partners. Please share this message to anybody who you think would be interested. EU Insider Briefing: 31 July-6 August 2017 UK News Round-up A second Brexit referendum is looking more likely by the day [Guardian] Vernon Bogdanor, who taught David Cameron at Oxford and who is now professor of government at King’s College London, argues that the recent general election (the ‘revenge of the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Deux-Sèvres Life
Now that the realities of Brexit are becoming clear where the harm is more, and more obvious, and the "advantages", all propaganda, and lies, the majority of the population, (according to latest polls) want to stay in the EU. and some EU leaders have invited us to stay. It is the responsibility of Parliament to serve, and protect the British People, so, to recklessly pursue Brexit, when it is so clearly detrimental, is a dereliction of duty. Stop this insane Brexit now. Please sign and share with at least 10 people. We need to get the votes up to 2,500,000... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Deux-Sèvres Life
Movie : Dunkerque (Dunkirk) Director : Christopher Nolan Stars : Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance Nationality : American, French, English Language : English Link : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5013056/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Dates : - Thursday 10th : 2.45 PM - Friday 11th : 8.15 PM - Saturday 12th : 2.45 PM - Tuesday 15th : 5.30 PM Good disabled access, reduced prices weekdays Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at Deux-Sèvres Life
Below is an article by Sandy Paterson, a journalist with The Olive Press in Spain and also a financial management consultant in Mallorca. More questions than answers following end of first round of Brexit talks THE second stage of Brexit negotiations started on July 17 with four days of meetings between the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and David Davis – Brexit Secretary for the UK. The result of the talks was as many expected from highly paid senior politicians – not a great deal. BREXIT COUNTDOWN: Timetable for EU exit On day one Davis left after less than... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Deux-Sèvres Life
There is a law which allows authorities to penalise people who help stray animals. I published about it recently when Malaga put up posters warning people they would be fined 500 euros for helping stray animals! Galicia province is now proposing to enforce the law, so please sign this petition... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Podenco Post
Planning a trip to Rome? Make sure your hold luggage is really secure. This film shows baggage handlers stealing from passengers'luggage. Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at Deux-Sèvres Life
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at Deux-Sèvres Life
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at Deux-Sèvres Life
Movie : Dunkerque (Dunkirk) Director : Christopher Nolan Stars : Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance Nationality : American, French, English Language : English Link : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5013056/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Dates : - Thursday 3rd : 9.00 PM - Friday 4th : 5.30 PM - Sunday 6th : 2.45 PM - Tuesday 8th : 9.00 PM La Fauteuil Rouge is near Bocapole, behind the Bowling Alley. Good disabled access Lots of parking snack bar and drinks Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Deux-Sèvres Life
Another thought provoking article, this time from a former Editor-in-Chief of The Economist. Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Deux-Sèvres Life
Two lovely videos of podencos with Hope for Podencos. Who can resist these fabulous hounds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyvuAMZt0xs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi-ADZtiOQs Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at Podenco Post
Informative article, link here. Have a chuckle at the cartoons. Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at Deux-Sèvres Life
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I received a request from a Podenco adopter living in the Edinburgh area who wanted to meet up with other podenco people to share knowledge, experiences etc. Pam Mcleod of Podencos in Need Scotland got in touch with me to tell me about the Dog Play School in the area.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at Podenco Post
Lovely video of podencos enjoying themselves in the forest. Wishing all podencos could know happiness like this! Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at Podenco Post