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Beryl Brennan
Interests: Horse riding and events, dogs especially galgos and podencos, reading, cooking, gardening, walking
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I received the following message from a reader. If anyone knows the answer to her question, please contact Fiona direct. 'I am wondering if you can help me. I was in Spain, in Cabo Roig, a couple of weeks ago, and as I always do, I fed the stray cats.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Podenco Post
Who knows what goes through the mind of a dog when either another family pet, or a family member, dies? My animals (including my horse when his mate died) get depressed, sleep a lot, go off their food. Here's an interesting article about a funeral home which lets a dog... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Podenco Post
Le prochain groupe franglais aura lieu le 23 mai 2018 à 20h à la salle l’Etape de St PARDOUX. Le sujet sera les travaux dans la maison , ce que vous aimez faire ne pas faire… Vous pouvez apporter images ou petit matériel pour illustrer ce thème si vous avez … For the next meeting: The next franglais group will be on the 23 th of may 2018 at 8 pm in the salle l'Etape in St Pardoux. The subject will be the work in a house which you like or don’t like to do… You may bring any pictures... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Deux-Sèvres Life
Ibizan Hound Rescue is one of the first podenco rescue and rehoming associations with hundreds of hounds now happily settled in forever homes around the globe. Here's a link to their website, their story and some of the stunning hounds currently waiting in the hope of finding a place in... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Podenco Post
Posted May 16, 2018 at Podenco Post
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The government put 20 statues of dogs in the streets of Barcelona. To make people ware not to abandon dogs. The dogs are wearing a QR code which tells the story of an abandoned dog....This is great !! Story here with a map of the sites. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at Podenco Post
No surprise to read this; we all know the Leaver campaigners were a load of liars. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at Deux-Sèvres Life
Last year I published an article on Bravecto flea treatment and the concern that it can cause death in treated dogs. Here's another article on the subject. Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2018 at Podenco Post
Movie : The Great Dictator Director : Charles Chaplin Stars : Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie Nationality : American Language : English Link : https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032553/?ref_=nv_sr_3 Dates : - Tuesday 15th : 8.00 PM La Fauteuil Rouge is behind Bocapole and the Bowling Centre. Good disabled access, lots of parking, snack bar. Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at Deux-Sèvres Life
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From Bev Farmer. 'Everyone has always answered our call to help sharing our podencos for adoption and we have had great success but again we ask for you help. Some of them have been with us over a year and although safe its no substitute for a real family. To... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at Podenco Post
Just read this article on the Connexion enewsletter, not sure how the thieves could see the pin no in the supermarket, unless they are standing behind you. Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at Deux-Sèvres Life
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On my first trip to Spain in July 2007 with the French rescue association L'Europe des Levriers, we brought back to France 2 tripods, one a galgo and the other a podenca. It was the first time I had met tripod canines and I was very impressed how having 3... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at Podenco Post
Macbeth is being beamed 'live' to the cinema on Sunday 13th May, showing 4.30pm cinema le Foyer is signposted in Parthenay Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at Deux-Sèvres Life
The hysterical response of the Brexiteers every time Parliament asks a difficult question is telling evidence of the weakness of their position. They know they have made a series of promises which are not being kept. They promised that the UK would pay no exit bill to the EU, but the Government now says the Brexit bill would be £40 billion (and the NAO says that is a substantial underestimate). They said there would be no need for a hard border in Ireland but have not been able to show how that is consistent with controls on cross border trade... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2018 at Deux-Sèvres Life
With the beautiful weather, we are holding another barbecue Why not pop in, sit in the sun with a cold beer or glass of wine and have a barbecue cooked for you. The petanque pitch is ready if your feeling adventurous. Till 8.pm Saturday night and 2pm Sunday lunchtime. Starter Barbeque Ribs Strips of steak marinaded in chilli, peppers and onions Chicken thighs Cheeseboard Desert All main courses are served with new potatoes and salad Allonne is between Chamdeniers/Secondigny/Parthenay/ST Pardoux - parking in the church square Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at Deux-Sèvres Life
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I previously reported the story of Podenca Summer in December 2016. Her story continues, now she is with Bev Farmer of Podenco Friends. Please help her, she has suffered so much. 'Summer was handed into a Perrera ( a municipal pound) in Gran Canaria with a broken front wrist and... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at Podenco Post
Le prochain groupe franglais aura lieu le 9 mai 2018 à 18h 30 à la salle l’Etape de St PARDOUX. Le sujet sera : le jardin et les petits animaux qui l’occupent , ce que vous aimez, vos astuces… Vous pouvez apporter images ou petit matériel pour illustrer ce thème si vous avez … For the next meeting: The next franglais group will be on the 9th of may 2018 at 6.30pm until 8.00pm in the salle l'Etape in St Pardoux. The subject will be the garden and all the animals who live in the garden... You may bring any... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at Deux-Sèvres Life
British in Europe is running a survey to help us find out more about your experiences of registering for residence as a British citizen when you arrived in your host EU country , and also of applying for a permanent residence card after 5 years where that applies. Why are we doing this just now? Well, the EU 27 countries will very shortly be considering how to ‘register’ UK citizens living in the EU after 31 December 2020: to continue the current declaratory system, or to introduce a new constitutive system where we would be required to apply for a... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at Deux-Sèvres Life
Costa del Sol refuge was no refuge for the animals who suffered and died at the hands of this woman and her family. Story here. Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Podenco Post
Heather at Furry Friends is holding a coffee/tea afternoon on the first Wednesday of each month, where you can natter and browse through the extensive book collection - 50 cents/book, raising funds for over 30 rescued cats and kittens in her care. 2nd May 2-4pm Le Grande Beaupre, St Germaine de Longue Chaume (take the Parthenay road to St George, pass the garage on right, restaurant on left and it's about the 3rd road on left...house name at the junction. Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Deux-Sèvres Life
Movie : Ready player one Director : Steven Spielberg Stars : Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke Nationality : American Language : English Link : https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1677720/?ref_=nv_sr_3 Dates : - Friday 4th : 8.00 PM - Saturday 5th : 2.10 PM Movie : Escobar (Loving Pablo) Director : Fernando Leon de Aranoa Stars : Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Peter Sarsgaard Nationality : Spanish Language : English Link : https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4682788/?ref_=nv_sr_3 Dates : - Thursday 3rd : 5.45 PM - Sunday 6th : 8.30 PM Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Deux-Sèvres Life
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After 2 shoulder operations and a broken back, I no longer have my very productive vegetable garden. As I miss growing my own veg - I know, it's easier and cheaper to buy in the supermarket - but there is nothing like growing and picking your own fresh. So I have invested in 3 raised veggie beds plus using an old wooden cold frame as a 4th raised bed. Full of eager anticipation, I watched Youtube videos, duly lined my raised beds with layers of cardboard, sand and lawn cuttings before putting in the compost. Planted mange tout seeds and... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Deux-Sèvres Life
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This would be a good poster to put up in all vet clinics. Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at Podenco Post