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Beryl Brennan
Interests: Horse riding and events, dogs especially galgos and podencos, reading, cooking, gardening, walking
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This is just a gentle reminder that the last performance of the Memory Lane Show is at Cafe Des Belles Fleurs, Fenioux on Saturday 29th September @ 20.00 hours There are still tickets on sale at 10 euros per person to include a plated buffet meal plus a dessert. Ring Joy on 0549281239 to reserve seats the numbers are limited. The Event is also to promote the GT History Groups commemoration of the Great War Armistice to be held at the Vasles theatre on the 10th November. Both Jim and myself have thoroughly enjoyed playing to appreciative audiences both near... Continue reading
Posted 19 hours ago at Deux-Sèvres Life
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You may remember in December 2016 I published the story of Podenca Summer, who arrived in the UK with a bad leg problem. The UK vet wanted to amputate 2 legs (can you imagine the stupidity of such a suggestion?!!) and Bev and Warren of Podenco Friends took her on... Continue reading
Posted 20 hours ago at Podenco Post
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MacMillan Coffee Day Wednesday, 26th September 10.00am to 4.00pm Home of Ann and Gerry Riley, Piersay, Verruyes. Bring, buy and browse; books for sale; chutneys and jams; Bric-a- Brac Try your luck and win a prize Coffee, cake and a chat with your friends All proceeds in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support Please come and support us. Directions Verruyes lies 3.5 km east of Mazieres en Gatine between Niort and Parthenay. From Mazieres direction (D24) descend into Verruyes and 30 metres past the church turn left in front of the War Memorial. From St Maixent L’Ecole direction (D24) descend into... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Deux-Sèvres Life
Read the full motion here. Speech by Gina Miller on the subject of Brexit. Jane Dodds on the damage Brexit could do to Wales Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Deux-Sèvres Life
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The volunteers in Spain who live constantly with the plight of abandoned dogs...especially hunting breeds...do amazing work tirelessly. Here's the latest arrival with Podenco Friends, working hand in hand with another Spanish rescue association. Bev tells the story. '18/9/2018. Welcome to Vicente who arrived an hour ago we have to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Podenco Post
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We podencos are house dogs, not hunting dogs. Don't let us be left behind and forgotten. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Podenco Post
In August 2018 the group UK in EU Challenge launched a campaign on behalf of British expats in France, Italy and Spain against the legality of the Referendum. Read the article here. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Deux-Sèvres Life
If any of you are interested, Lidl have a sewing machine on promo this week. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Deux-Sèvres Life
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You may remember last year the story of the Podenca mum and 5 pups living in a cave. They were rescued and went to Ann's Canine Care. I've also featured some of Ann's poems here. Now she desperately needs help herself, which she explains. 'Last year we were forced out... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Podenco Post
If Britain and the EU fail to reach an agreement by March 29th, 2019, British driving license holders would need to apply for an International Driving Permit (IDP) to drive in the EU, would incur roaming charges and would need to have at least six months left on their passport to visit the Schengen area. Dominic Raab warned that British citizens living abroad could lose access to their bank accounts and customers of UK banks living in the EU “may lose the ability to access lending and deposit services, and insurance contracts". Read more on this link. And more on... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Deux-Sèvres Life
I've just returned early from holiday as I received an emergency call for one of my dogs. My galga Carmela had bumped her head - who knows how, the lovely animal sitter didn't know - collapsed and had been rushed to the vet. Diagnosis is possibly a stroke. She is... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Podenco Post
In The Guardian, read the full article here Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2018 at Deux-Sèvres Life
I have lived with dogs all my life and can't remember us ever brushing their teeth. We've tended to give them bones and chews to do the job. Having said that, my little podenca Bebe came as a 6 year old with her teeth in a terrible state - from... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2018 at Podenco Post
We are organizing a festival about handicaps ("Belle, la différence !") from September 20th to 23rd. Please find below the movies in English during this festival (the ticket = 4€) : Movie : Don't worry, he won't get far on foot Director : Gus Van Sant Stars : Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara Nationality : American Language : English Link : https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6288124/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Dates : - Thursday 20th : 3.00 PM - Friday 21st : 5.45 PM 10.45 PM - Saturday 22nd : 1.10 PM 8.15 PM Movie : Stronger Director : David Gordon Green Stars : Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at Deux-Sèvres Life
Another heartfelt and moving poem by Ann Marie Payne of Ann's Canine Care, Malaga. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at Podenco Post
Video of a podenco and a galgo living happily with a cat Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at Podenco Post
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Interesting article on herbs to grow for your pets, although note that you should check with your vet if your pet is on medication, and also don't give herbs during your pet's pregnancy. I was interested to read that alfalfa can be good for dogs, as it's what I give... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2018 at Podenco Post
Here is an article from Whole Dog Journal on the subject. Understanding Your Dog's Vocalizations Barks, growls, howls, whines, and whimpers - your dog is talking to you, and he's got a lot to say! Here's a quick run-down of what your dog might have to say. Barking Dogs bark... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at Podenco Post
Bev Farmer and Warren Beards of Podenco Friends...amazing ambassadors for the rescue and rehabilitation of podencos thrown away as trash by the Spanish hunter. Here are a few videos to remind ourselves of their tireless work and many reasons to support them, whether by donating to food, vet fees, transport... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2018 at Podenco Post
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Vets are concerned about the risk of exotic, zoonotic diseases being brought into the UK via travelling pets and ‘trojan’ rescue dogs. Read the full article here. Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at Podenco Post
How many British people live in the EU, and other news. Link here to read the full article.Europe Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2018 at Deux-Sèvres Life
Training a podenco, first session. Link here. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2018 at Podenco Post
Ann Marie Payne of Ann's Canine Care in Malaga is a gifted poet. Here is the weblink to one of her verses, well put together with instructions for people who have taken on a foster or adopted rescue dog. Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at Podenco Post
Movie : Mission Impossible 6 : Fallout Director : Christopher McQuarrie Stars : Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill Nationality : American Language : English Link : https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4912910/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Dates : - Monday 3rd : 5.40 PM Movie : My Lady (The Children Act) Director : Richard Eyre Stars : Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead Nationality : English Language : English Link : https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6040662/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Dates : - Wednesday 29th : 6.40 PM - Thursday 30th : 2.30 PM - Saturday 1st : 2.45 PM - Sunday 2nd : 2.20 PM - Tuesday 4th : 8.30 PM Bressuire cinema - Le Fauteuil Rouge... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2018 at Deux-Sèvres Life