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Beware the Asian Hornet It's a Dog's Life!
Special communiqué from the association of the

he British are notoriously sentimental about animals in
beekeepers from Souillac area general & dogs in particular, so when you first move to
France, it can be a bit of a shock to find that the French

ow is the time to trap the queens! routinely leave their dogs permanently outside the house, even
The consultant beekeepers in in the depths of our very chilly winters. Also, dogs here are often
your area are getting organised: allowed to roam freely, so take care when driving and beware if
we want to protect people and nature! you have female dogs who have not been neutered, as you
For three years, the asian hornet has could have dozens of unwanted suitors on your doorstep!
been appearing in great numbers in the
Lot. In 2009, more than 36 nests of about On the plus side, dogs are much more widely tolerated than in
80 cm diameter, have been found at the UK and are welcome in French bars, hotels and even
Souillac and in the surrounding area !
© J. Delattre

restaurants. I have also been to a French doctor who always
The queens pass the winter in had his dog under his desk! Can you imagine that happening in
hibernation, re-emerging in mid- the health & safety-obsessed UK?
February. They build new nests, either in
tree-tops or even at ground level. If you plan to bring a dog to France make sure you have all the
These insects are dangerous : children, playing nearby, can be badly correct papers. This includes having a 'pet passport' for them
stung, as can adults, especially if they are allergic to wasp stings. that confirms they have been microchipped and that their
At 5 metres from a nest a colony can attack collectively and vaccinations are up to date. You must also continue to have
aggressively. The venom from each individual in " bee " equivalents is them vaccinated regularly in France to avoid any quarantine
137 times more powerful (ref. the journal l'Abeille de France). issues if you return to the UK.
Moreover, these insects are a serious threat to our bees which they
devour, waiting at the hive entrances to feed their young ! It's a real Dogs that are resident in France also need annual vaccinations
massacre ! Without bees, what will become of us ? including rabies. Tics are a major problem in our area so it is
recommended that you regularly treat your dogs with a
How to recognize an asian hornet : the abdomen is black, the ends of preventative (eg Frontline) and inspect your dogs regularly to
the legs are yellow and the last but one ring on the body is bright orange. remove any tics with a special tool you can buy at the vets for a
Prevention: the number of nests must be reduced, because by the end few euros. Tics can be lethal and if your dog is ever off-colour
of the season, about 15 new queens (per nest) will hibernate, ready for the first test the vet will usually do is a blood test for Lymes
next spring 2011 ! disease.
What can we do ? Traps must be set from 15 February 2010 !
How ? Set completely transparent wasp traps with an entrance If you travel to the UK with a dog you have bought in France you
underneath. Put them close to old nests or sources of potential food must have them microchipped (tattoos are not recognised by
(dustbins) at about 1.5 m height. Fill them with liquid so that the hornets the UK) and you must be able to show they are up-to-date with
drown and attract others. all their vaccinations including a blood test that proves they
What bait should be used ? Sweetened dark beer, "panaché", have the anti-rabies vaccine in their blood stream. The blood
shellfish meat (mussels, prawns) can be used all through the warmer test needs to be done (& successful) at least 6 months before
months (until November, if it remains mild) travel. Also, you must take any dog to the vets between 24 & 48
Where can I get the traps ? They are sold in garden centres, hardware hours before the journey to have anti-parasite treatment and
shops and specialised shops. Those in Souillac and neighbouring this must be documented by the vet.
communes, have been forewarned of our action campaign.
Note : the more handy among you can make traps with clear plastic Also, did you know that, if you buy a pedigree puppy in France
bottles cut in half with the top half turned upside-down inside the bottom its official name must start with the letter designated for that
half. An old CD can make a roof so that the rain can't get in! particular year. For example, in 2006 the designated letter was
F o r t r a p s c o n s t r u c t i o n , s e e a l s o : 'B' so, although we wanted to call our dogs Zara & Zoe, their official names had to be B'Zara & B'Zoe! If you can't think of a
name for your dog there is a helpful chart displayed in the vets
If you find a nest, let the Mairie of your commune know and they will each year with suggestions but, as this included names like
send a "consultant beekeeper" to advise you how to proceed. Don't ever Baguette, I'm glad we stuck with our original choices!
try to destroy the nest yourself. Specialist companies will see to it with all Shirley
applicable safety measures. Look up in the Yellow Pages for
“Désinsectisation”. The price will vary according to the emergency,
transport and the localisation of the nest.
Everyone can be part of this fight, thank you for : your help in fighting this
new plague !

Choosing a Kennel making a booking to ensure they are clean and any medication when you take them to
and well run. The best kennels will have the kennels and, if you wish, their basket too.
spacious internal and external Then, as you bid them a tearful farewell, you

W e hate leaving our dogs behind but accommodation for individual dogs and they will know you've
sometimes it has to be done and will provide regular exercise. chosen the right
that's when you need to be able to If you are using the kennels during the winter place when
find a good kennel. So what do you need to months and your dogs are used to sleeping they bound off
look for and how do you find them? indoors, make sure they have some form of without a
Personal recommendation is the best bet but heating too. backward
alternatively there are some kennels It's also important to plan ahead and book glance, eager to
(pensions pour chiens) listed in the phone early, especially during school holiday play with all
© Paul Fryer

book. However, there are many more who periods, to make sure your first choice of their new
advertise in local publications or on the web. kennel is available. friends! Shirley
Ideally you should visit the kennel before Remember to take your pet's medical details

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The survivors farm EDITORIAL
One main difference between the

o, this is not a new TV programme… La Ferme des French and the British is often said to
rescapés is an association based in Cassagnes, be that the French don't pay much
near Puy l'Evêque, that deserves greater public attention to animals and don't show
recognition. Mrs Fiegl and her daughter have been running the same interest as the Brits. After
a special farm for injured and abandoned animals for about many discussions, I found out that the
12 years. Sophie at Le Forty-Six interviewed them for you : feeling was maybe the same but the
approach different : French people
46 : How did you decide to create such a farm ? tend to like and cherish their pet
I have an unusual background: I am a sociologist and also ALMOST like their child whereas the
a social worker with also a passion for animals and cannot Brits consider them LIKE their child.
stand to see them suffering. When moving to France, my This tiny difference actually makes
husband and I decided to become organic producers of THE difference. In this issue, I wanted
fruits and vegetables and, as a matter of fact, when seeing to show that a lot is done for animals in
the poor condition of animals here, we felt that we needed France… We don't just eat them ! You
to repeat what we had done in Germany where we also will find tips to travel with your pet, a
took care of animals. Recently, we found a goat that was warning about the Asian hornet,
badly injured with the two back legs broken. We managed discover a great association to rescue
to save her with a lot of patience and “savoir-faire”. We are injured animals, and funny stories
in touch with the veterinaries in Prayssac and Villefranche about animals... Bonne lecture ! Sophie
du Périgord and the SPA (Société Protectrice des
Animaux) in Cahors but we don't get the treatments for
free… and this is what costs a lot. Pest Control Without Poisons In the Garden

46 : How many animals stay on your farm ? hether you are worried about the long-term effects on the
450 animals: goats, dogs, cats, sheep, horses, donkeys, environment or the cost, it is reassuring to know that there are
ducks, hens, birds, turtles, etc. All these animals have been many ways to discourage pests without relying on toxic chemical
found or entrusted to us for good care. We take care of the sprays.
animals from 6am to 12am seven days a week. They stay
on our 29 hectares and get to live all together. The best approach to take is preventative. Keep your garden healthy by
creating an environment, both above and below ground, that encourages
46 : How do you manage to find enough funds to feed plants to thrive while discouraging diseases and pests. The aim is not to
and care of all these animals ? wipe them out completely, but to keep them down to an acceptable level –
Financially, the association lives on private donations and in other words to restore and maintain a balance in nature so that no
materials. We don't receive any grants from the state. In particular plant, pest or disease gets out of hand.
order to be able to take care of the animals, we are always
looking for blankets, leads, baskets, medicine, dog and cat For instance, a small pond can provide a home for frogs and toads, which
food, dry bread, etc. On the other hand, my husband deals eat slugs.
with our production of organic fruits, vegetables and eggs. Encourage birds, who clear up all sorts of pests, by feeding them in the
We are on the market in Puy l'Evêque (Tuesday morning) winter and providing nesting sites. By planting native species of hedging
and Cahors (Wednesday and Saturday morning) but plants, trees and shrubs, you will support a much wider range of creatures
people can also order “panniers” that we deliver to their than imported varieties. You could also leave a weedy corner with some
home (we cover the area from Fumel to Cahors) on a nettles to attract beautiful butterflies.
regular basis. The “panniers” consist of seasonal fruits and
vegetables. We also offer to look after your pet while you By using organic manures and fertilisers to improve your soil, you will
are away to avoid them being abandoned. supply the micro-organisms needed for a healthy balance and encourage
their activity. This means that, just as above the ground, no one single
46 : Is it possible to adopt one of the animals ? organism is going to dominate, so problems are rarer. Also, a well-fed soil
Of course ! We would like these animals to find a new will supply plants with a balanced diet, making them much more resistant
family… We draw up a contract between us and the to attack.
adoptor as we would not like to see the animals abandoned
again… A few cultural methods will help:

46 : That's a great project… I am sure that many - Check seed packets and labels for resistant varieties of vegetables and
readers will be impressed by your actions. Would you plants
like to say something to the readers of Le Forty-Six ? ·- Soil pH (acidity or alkalinity) can affect the severity of diseases. Potato
Yes, any donations, either money or materials are more scab is less severe in more acid soil. Add grass clippings before planting
than welcome. We are also looking for volunteers to help to lower pH.
us, on a regular or part-time basis, to take care of the ·- Clubroot prefers acid soil, so liming the soil can reduce it considerably.
animals: to clean the stables, the cages, take the dogs for a ·- Use crop rotation, as growing the same crops on the same site year after
walk, repair the wire nettings and any other thing that may year can encourage a build-up of diseases in the soil.
be required… If you are a “bricoleur” and/or if you are fond ·- Try companion planting. Onions near carrots can protect them from
of animals, you are welcome to join us! Let's hope that carrot fly, marigolds discourage aphids and in general a mix of flowers, fruit
people will become reasonable and respectful towards and vegetables, as in a traditional potager, seems to benefit all the plants.
animals… ·- Remove and burn or bag up for the decheterie any infected plant
material live or dead to break the cycle of re-infestation.
Association protection animale
Le Fraysse Keeping plants healthy the organic way is not as complicated as it may
46700 CASSAGNES sound, a lot of it is just good gardening sense. I find it is much more
Tel : 05 65 36 64 85 satisfying than reaching for the spray gun. You may also find that it makes your garden a more pleasant, healthier and safer place to be. Happy Gardening! Vickie

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res Souillac sur Dordogne
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Open every evening from Monday to Saturday & Tel : 05 65 32 22 11
Bank Holiday at lunch time. Open at lunch time on 1km centre-ville dir. Cahors
request for a minimum of 400€ spent
Check our website to find out about our winter menus : New menus 2010 :
"Menu Gastronomique La Vieille Auberge", "Menu Tradition",
Menu Vegetarian, "Menu Dégustation" (to sample the full Regional dishes, Grill Menu, Pizzas
range of our cuisine), Junior Gourmet Menu. Our signature dish : "Beef & Guinness Pie"
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Exhibitions / Expos Concerts Gastronomy Health
LACAVE LALBENQUE Cancer Support CSF - New ! 24 hour
Visit of the caves of Lacave by night in the CAHORS helpline number ! 06 35 90 03 41
Samedi Gourmand autour dela truffe. Get
dark... Discover the caves from another Gregg Weiss.
to know eveything about truffles.
angle : listen, touch, watch and feel the Cahors Folk Club. Feb 26th, 8.30pm w w w. c a n c e r s u p p o r t f r a n c e . i n f o
Salle des fêtes. Feb 21st from 10am
warmth when it is so cold outside... 90 Confidential support by English speakers
minutes visit. Booking only, limited number CAHORS for English speakers.
of participants. 05 65 33 22 00. Renaud Garcia-Fons Trio (Jazz).
Fish & Chips night
Feb 17th to 24th, 9pm*** Auditorium. March 5th, 9pm Church Services
February 19th, March 19th, April 16th
Quiz & Curry The English-Speaking Church at Cahors
CAHORS SOUILLAC (Terre Rouge). Services every Sunday.
March 4th, April 8th
Unusual visit followed by a wine tasting. Paul Ley Trio (jazz). For more information
Meeting point : rue de la Barre, at the Palais des Congrès. March 5th, 8.30pm
entrance of the Délégation Militaire Greek night. 7pm reading of famous Workshop
Départementale, near the fountain. ST CERE
authors. 9pm concert of Greek music.
March 25th, 12.15pm or 6.15pm Paul Ley Trio (jazz).
Greek specialities served all night.
Théâtre de l'usine. March 6th, 8.30pm SENIERGUES
Salle des fêtes. March 13th, 7pm or 9pm
Learn how to rebuild a stone wall. Bring
Fairs & Festival CAHORS your gloves to carry the stones ! (when in
AGEN (47)
Batterie Solo (Jazz) with Bertrand the zone d'activité économique, follow
Journées chocolat et gourmandises.
Renaudin, drummer and percussionist. the signs). All day or half day workshop.
Chocolate fair. March 26th to 28th
GOURDON Le Goût des Arts. March 12th, 9pm, March Info 05 65 24 20 50.
Bodega night special '80's. 13th at 6pm & 9pm, March 14th 6pm. Feb 27th, March 13th, 10am to 4pm
Salle des Pargueminiers. March 6th, 9pm March 26th, 9pm, March 27th at 6pm &
Cheese and wine fair. April 17th & 18th
9pm, 28th at 6pm CAZALS
PARNAC Workshop on holistic astrology by Zen en
Celebrate St Patrick. CAHORS Bouriane at Comptoir Etic
Truffle market every Friday at 10.30am
Salle des fêtes. March 12th, 8pm Quatrième édition des nuits composites : March 20th : 2pm to 5pm : initiation to
until the beginning of March
main theme is Morocco (poems, music, astrology "connaissance de soi" Get to
AGEN gastronomy). know yourself depending on you
Printemps de la maison (organic material, Espace Valentré. March 13th, 8.30pm astrological theme 35€.
Truffle market every Tuesday at 2pm from
solar energy, etc.). March 21st : 10-12.30pm: relationships
December to end of February
Parc des expositions. March 12th to 14th CAHORS depending on your astrological theme
San Severino (French Gypsy music). (35€)
PRAYSSAC Espace Valentré. March 16th, 8.30pm Dance Sunday pm 2.30pm-5.30pm "La croix de
F ê t e d e s R a m e a u x . F a i r, C a r la destinée" (40€).
exhibition,country music, Choucroute CAHORS CAHORS Workshop run by Sylviane Attard holistic
dinner. March 26th & 27th Alexandre Bodak (piano). Gala de danse (rock & tango). astrologist. Booking 05 65 24 54 07.
Auditorium. March 20th, 8.30pm Espace Valentré. March 20th, 8.30pm
Second hand clothes fair (adults and MONTAYRAL LUEZCH Club européen de Montcuq
children). Espace Valentré. March 27th Blues night. Dinner at 8pm & concert at Country music night. Created in 2005, it has seen the number
9.30pm. Booking recommended for Salle des fêtes. March 20th, 9.30pm of members rise steadily (about 30
PUY l'EVEQUE dinner 06 88 02 67 16. members). English, French, Dutc,
Art & Craft fair. Salle Mortefond. March 20th, 8pm CAHORS Belgians, etc. The club meets on Monday
Salle des fêtes. April 3rd & 4th La danse de l'esprit (Cie James Carles). mornings around a cup of tea or coffee.
CAHORS African dance. Activities are many and varied: studying
TEYSSIEU Diam's (rap) Théâtre. March 27th, 8.30pm texts, newspaper and magazine articles,
Book fair. April 4th Les Docks. March 25th, 9pm topical discussion, games, crosswords,
CAHORS guest speakers, etc. A beginners group
CAZALS CAHORS Argentinian dinner and tango ball. Espace allows those who wish to improve their
Antique fair. April 5th Eole "Artaud, Corpus-Fragments". Valentré. April 26th, 8.30pm French/English to do so. For further
Auditorium. March 26th, 8.30pm information contact the new president,
CAHORS SOULOMES Liliane Haussy on 05 65 24 96 51.
Les Rencontres Re'Percutantes (drum & CAHORS Traditional dances. Mairie. Every Monday, 10am F
percussion festival). Info at the tourist Michel Herbelin (Harminica Virtuoso). 1st, 3rd & 5th Monday of the month.
Office. April 2nd to 14th Cahors Folk Club. March 26th, 8.30pm Grange du Causse, 8.30pm CAHORS
April 10th, 7pm - Les Docks - Indian, Café Philo : talk and share ideas about
brasilian, Flameco music LACAPELLE MARIVAL philosophical concepts.
April 9th - 9pm Les Docks - Fiesta des Mondes (Music festival) SARLAT / CALVIAC EN PERIGORD Pub Le Bureau, every second Thursday
Figeacadabooms, Tingo Talango, Dj featuring among other bands : "Gay Gordon, Eightsome Reel, Duke of of the month, 6pm to 8pm
Siempre Salsa (batcha-merengue) Massilia Sound System Perth... You miss the Scottish Dances,
March 26th, 8.30pm Connemara Reel Set, Polka Set, Mellergy GRAMAT
MAP & La caravane passe. Lancers of Waterford or the Irish ones ? Rencontre franco-anglaise. Franco-
March 27th, 8.30pm You'd like to take part in a Fest Noz like in English meetings in Gramat. A great
Vide-Greniers Britanny ? Learn something new as well as opportunity for French & English to meet
PUY l'EVEQUE improve your French in a fun way! Come and share their culture. French and
Concert Union Musicale with 70 and join our Celtic Dances Class Group English people are invited.
PUY l'EVEQUE : March 14th (salle des musicians. "The Gordon's Group", member of the Hôtel du Quercy. 1st & 3rd Wednesday of
fêtes) Salle des fêtes. March 27th, 8.30pm Royal Scottish Country Dances the month, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
LALBENQUE : March 28th Each Monday 6.30pm-9 pm in Sarlat
CRESSENSAC : April 4th LABASTIDE MURAT and for those coming from further away CAHORS
CAZALS : April 5th L'Harmonie de Puy l'Evêque. every second Saturday 10am-5pm in Conversation Française. Interested in
GOURDON : April 11th Espace Murat. April 11th, 3pm Calviac en Périgord (with shared lunches) improving your French ? Like to join an
MONTCUQ : April 11th E-mail : informal conversation group ? No cost.
BIO : April 18th Patrick 05 53 29 82 81 / 06 80 02 77 14 or No bookwork. Times to suit you. People
CAILLAC : April 18th Sport Anne-Catherine 05 53 59 36 61 from all backgrounds and standards
VERS : April 18th welcome. Based in Cahors.
Let us know about the events Tel:05 65 22 55 48
Show Pedestrial race La Cadurcienne du which take place in your
Printemps. March 21st village before March 23rd !
Corps à Cordes by Le Quatuor (humour MONTCUQ Bingo / Loto
musical). Théâtre. March 22nd, 8.30pm Horse race.
April 10th & 11th -F- Free / * between 1 & 5 € / ** between 5 & 10€ /
*** between 10 & 15€ / **** 15€ and more Enjoy the Loto (= bingo) in your village
LHERM Whenever possible we do our best to give you an and around ! A great opportunity to share
Concerts and shows all year at Le Bar à PUY l'EVEQUE
indication of the prices of events featured. Please a moment with friends. Check the posters
Trucs. Get the full programme at Horse race. April 10th & 11th note however, if nothing is quoted, it means we don’t here and there... have the relevant information.

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The Property Market In and Around the

I t's crisis time, that's no news. And it has affected the house
market over here.
Still it's the British purchasers that form the vast majority
amongst all other foreign buyers in France; shown by these

MARTIN SMULDERS statistics from august 2009.
It seems our love for French property shows little sign of waning
as British investment in France remains greater than any other
nation. Foreign property buyers in France are dominated by the
THE ESTATE AGENT Brits with close to 6 acquisitions out of 10.

WHO MAKES THE DIFFERENCE There is a tendency for the British to buy houses rather than
apartments. So where are purchases being made? According
to Sextant Properties the most popular area for British buyers is
Brittany followed by the South West of France. “One of the main
Together, we can develop a reasons for Brittany's continued popularity with British buyers is
its proximity to the UK and easy access by plane and ferry” says
strategy to sell your house the French property firm. In recent years departments such as
Creuse have seen the Brits accountable for over 25% of all
foreign property investment.

We are active on the The British house choice in France*
Highest percentage per department:
English, Dutch & Belgian markets 25.33% in Creuse
18.13% in Charente
17.71% in Dordogne
15.02% in Haute Vienne
Lalande, 46250 Marminiac 13.48% in Lot
Tel : 09 60 07 45 56 12.88% in the Gers
Mob : 06 07 77 89 17 In the next edition of the 46 you'll find information on the present
E-mail : market situation and the prospects for the coming spring.
Website :

You really can have ADSL wherever you
live in the Lot SES-Astra and Eutelsat operate satellites for many television
services, including French and English TV. They also run ADSL
internet services. These require special modems and LNBs (Low
Noise Blocks) with an additional transmitting connection. You need

o make cheap international calls and surf the Internet, you a larger, 80cm dish, but to avoid having too many dishes, we can
need an ADSL service (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) provide a "Wizard Arm" to combine internet with either English or
in your home. ADSL is a system where two wires set at French TV.
different frequencies to voice lines are run concurrently with the
telephone. Although installation is theoretically a job that could be carried out
by an amateur installer, it is difficult and you may need several tries
When you subscribe to a terrestrial service, the telephone to get a good position unless you have a professional meter.
company quotes the maximum speed that can be achieved if your
line is in perfect condition and you are located close to the DSLAM As an experienced installer, Matt Piper can help you get the service
(Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer), where the ADSL lines you require and advise you on the various low cost or free methods
come together within the telephone exchange. The further away of telephoning the UK, USA, etc.
you are and the older or poorer condition your line, the slower your
service will be. If you are over 8kms from the exchange, ADSL is not

The solution is satellite ADSL. With satellite ADSL, the cost of Sky/Freesat
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(10th-17th July)
CINEMA films in English (VO)
Directed by Clint Eastwood, 2010

he highly respected Cahors
Starring Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Scott Eastwood
Blues Festival enters its 29th After the fall of apartheid, South Africa was host to the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
year in July with a dynamic new Mandela was in his first term as South African president, and he used the event as a
team, exciting headline acts, a way to end decades of mistrust and hatred between whites and blacks.
> Cinéma Louis Malle - PRAYSSAC - Feb 19th, 8.30pm / Feb 21st, 9pm
nationwide talent competition for > Cinéma Le Paris - SOUILLAC - March
young blues musicians and this year
will run for 8 days including two BRIGHT STAR
Saturday evenings. Themes will Directed by Jane Campion, 2009
Starring Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider
include 'Blues Guitar Legends' 'Blues When John Keats - a young, struggling poet - moves to Hampstead with his friend
Fusion', and 'Hommage aux Charles Brown he falls under the spell of his landlady's beautiful, spirited daughter
Femmes', 'Blues en Ville', etc. Fanny Brawne. As the sensitive though sickly Keats falls in love with the forthright and
flirtatious girl the two become aware that they could never hope to marry on his
meagre income and so, when he becomes gravely ill and is sent to spend the winter in
For the first time, tickets are available the restorative climate of Rome she has no choice but to stay behind in England.
as artists are confirmed > Cinéma Louis Malle - PRAYSSAC - Feb 26th, 8.30pm / Feb 28th, 5.15pm
( and > Cinéma Le Paris - SOUILLAC - March
> Cinéma Liberty - MONSEMPRON LIBOS - March 3rd to 9th
already Brooklyn-based Popa Chubby (Sat 10th) and multiple
Grammy and WC Handy Award winner Joe Louis Walker and his THE EMERALD FOREST
band (Sat 17th) are to be found under the banner 'Blues Guitar Directed by John Boorman, 1985
Starring Powers Boothe, Meg Foster, Charley Boorman
Legends'. Further announcements will be made on our website When constructing a huge dam, an architecht loses his son in the middle of the
and in local media (including Le Forty-Six!) as news become Amazon rain forest. After ten years of searching for him, he finds out that there is a
available. Blackcat young white boy living amongst an Indian tribe called the "Invisibles". He sets out to
find him...
> Cinéma Le Paris - SOUILLAC - Feb 17th to 23rd

Devastation in Haïti WHATEVER WORKS
Directed by Woody Allen, 2009
Starring Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Begley Jr
Boris Yelnikoff is a grouchy former physics proffessor who has given up his upscale

W e cannot ignore
the Haïti disaster:
the terrible
earthquake destroyed so
Upper East Side existence to live as a downtown bum, chess-teacher and sidewalk
nihilist. When he gives refuge to a naive young runaway from the Deep South (Melody)
and she is not alienated by his ranting at the ugliness of the world he finds his life
unexpectedly touched by romance, but all is thrown into disarray following the arrival
of Melody's conservative mother.
many places and killed so > Cinéma - SAULIAC - Feb 28th, 8.30pm
many people that we need
Directed by Nicholas Ray, 1953
Starring Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Ward Bond
Pierre and Sylvie Mériguet Strong-willed saloon-casino owner Vienna squares off against her nemesis, the
adopted a little girl in shrieking Emma Small, who wrongly blames Vienna for her brother's death.
> Cinéma Liberty - MONSEMPRON LIBOS - Feb 23rd, 8.30pm
September 2009 from Haïti.
They had been waiting for a A SERIOUS MAN
long time and the arrival of Schnaïda brought real bliss for them. Directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, 2009
Starring Michael Stuhlbarg, Sari Lennick, Richard Kind
?When physics professor Larry Gopnik's well-organised life begins to unfold around
This little girl, who is now 24 months, came from a crèche called him he takes refuge in a local motel and seeks advice from a series of rabbis, but none
Notre Dame de la Nativité based in Port-au-Prince which of them - it seems - has the wisdom to help him solve the problems of a socially inept
welcomes about 100 children. During the earthquake, the building brother who won't move out, his wife and her lover's demands for a divorce, or the
student who's trying to bribe him for a pass at a time when he risks losing all hope of
was destroyed and about half of the children died. Éveline Louis getting tenure.
Jacques, the director of the crèche is asking for help, not through > Cinéma Liberty - MONSEMPRON LIBOS - Feb 25th, 8.30pm / Feb 26th, 8.30pm /
items to be sent (it is very complicated to send anything at the Feb 27th, 9pm / Feb 28th, 5pm / March 1st, 8.30pm
moment) but through donations of money, collected in order to buy MR NOBODY
food and the materials to get the children back to a semblance of Directed by Jaco van Dormael, 2010
decent life, possibly by renting a house in the vicinity so that the Starring Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Linh Dan Pham
children have somewhere comfortable to live while the orphanage February 2092, Nemo Nobody is 120 years old. He is the oldest and last remaining
mortal in a happy world peopled by immortals. He relives in flashback all the years he
is being rebuilt. People tend to forget too quickly about such spent with his wife Anna... or perhaps it was Elise... or Jeanne. His fate was decided on
catastrophes, mainly due to the media 'turn-round' of news stories a railway station platform, when he was eight years old and faced with an impossible
Pierre Mériguet requested to be the local representative of the choice: go and live in America with his mother or stay in England with his father. Real or
association in the Lot who runs the crèche in order to provide some imagined adventures, the butterfly effect of a drop of water and an eggshell have
changed the course of his life.
help from France. Not just for now, but also in the long term. > Cinéma Louis Malle - PRAYSSAC - Feb 25th, 8.30pm / Feb 28th, 9pm

Le Forty-Six and Le Cercle de Gindou support this action. You can't UP IN THE AIR
Directed by Jason Reitman, 2010
fail to be moved by the situation and if you are able to help, please Starring George Clooney, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman
send a cheque to : Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is
threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and just
Pierre Mériguet / Asso Port aux Petits Princes after he's met the frequent-travelling girl of his dreams.
> Cinéma Liberty - MONSEMPRON LIBOS - March 17th to 23rd
La Croix de Rigal
Directed by Richard Curtis
Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rhys Ifans, Bill Nighy
Address the cheque to Association Port aux Petits Princes. The year is 1966, pop music is at its zenith, but the BBC is only playing two hours of
rock and roll each week. Out on the high seas, a pirate radio station broadcoasts 24
If you need any information about the crèche, you can check the hours a day to 25 million people. This ensemble comedy is based around the music,
website. the people who were spinning it, and the government trying to put a stop to their fun
and romance out on the pirate-ship.
Special Loto (Bingo) in Flaujac Poujols, March 6th at 8.30pm. > Cinéma Liberty - MONSEMPRON LIBOS - March 4th, 8.30pm
All the benefits will go to the association.

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Salon de Coiffure I suppose you think that's bunny.

t's fascinating how we have adopted certain animals to depict our seasons, festivals and
Hairdresser even human character traits and this is never more obvious than at Easter where all things
Hand & Foot Care 'bunny' related are thrown at us from all directions. Can you imagine Easter without cute
Appointments: chocolate or fluffy bunny reproductions prising our hard earned money from us in yet another
Tuesday to Saturday 2pm to 7pm seasonal orgy of spending.
& Saturday mornings I suppose it is to be expected when you consider that Easter is in the Spring and rabbits are
Tel : +33 (0)5 65 53 13 72 english spoken very active at this time of year (if you get my meaning?). This probably explains why, when
Le Bourg 46800 St Matré someone - usually a man- is excessively active in the pursuit of the opposite sex, I often hear
them called a ' chaud lapin' ( a hot rabbit ), this does conjure up a deceptively cute image for a
rather questionable pastime.
Conversely, if you 'poser un lapin quelqu'un' (lay a rabbit on someone )you don't turn up for a
L'OR DU TEMPS PARFUMERIE date. How a rabbit substitute ever got introduced as a replacement for the object of one's
Make-up and skincare advice desires I'll never know.
Another French idiom involving our furry friends is 'courir deux lapins la fois' ( to run after two
Carven, Vivienne Westwood, rabbits at the same time ) and this basically means to have one's finger in more than one pie,
Guerlain, Lancôme, Annick Goutal, if you'll excuse the idiom.
Creed, Ungaro, Bulgari, Sonia Rykiel,
Montana, Cacharel, Armani, This is different to the Oriental interpretation where ' man who chase two rabbits eats no
- Perfume - dinner', you may want to re-read that last phrase using the appropriate accent in order to gain
the full dramatic effect. The suggestion with this version is that it is best to focus on one
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Well that's enough talk about rabbits, I have a stew to prepare, no prizes for guessing the
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Roland Richardson
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Waxing blues, reminding this listener at times of soul blues Where is LNC situated ?
Pedicure & foot care
Dyeing and bleaching
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Make-up and semi-permanent make-up Brand New Thing » kicks off proceedings in great
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soulful guitar. Other standout tracks - « I hear the love
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Vive la mariée ! FAIRS AND MARKETS
L Plates Required IN THE LOT

t's a tricky thing for any man to admit an affinity for s the Lot slowly begins to emerge from
sheep. But they're here again, and I can't help loving its winter hibernation, many are MARCHES / MARKETS
them. thinking ahead to all the events, Morning
celebrations and ceremonies that await them
in what will be the first summer of this new MONDAY
I often hear the dull clank of the sheep's bells when Assier (1st & 3rd Monday) -
they are grazing in our neighbour's field, but one decade. Labastide-Murat (2nd & 4th Monday)
morning they were louder than usual, and later I If you are attending a wedding here in the Lot, TUESDAY
noticed our grass studded with little brown balls and be it an English or French ceremony, you will Bretenoux - Catus - Floirac - Gourdon -
looking like a giant green chocolate chip cookie. A few now notice that it is not just a photographic Gramat - Leyme - Puy l’Evêque - Salviac
days later I heard the sound again, and on investigation camera that is being pointed at the bride and WEDNESDAY
groom, it is becoming increasingly popular Bagnac-sur-Célé - Cahors - Latronquière
I found nine or ten sheep in our field.
- Les Quatre-Routes - Lissac-et-Mouret -
now to film a wedding. Whilst photographs can
Luzech -
This is no problem for us, but sheep aren't the brightest be beautiful, only film truly captures the magic THURSDAY
of animals, and I worried that they might wander too far of the day, allowing the happy couple to relive Libos (47) - Mercuès - Sauzet - Vayrac
from home. Visions of white fluffy road kill convinced their wedding well into the future. It also FRIDAY
me that I needed to do something. Our neighbour didn't enables people who were unable to attend the Floirac - Gramat - Latronquière - Les
answer her phone. If those sheep were going to get marriage to watch everything afterwards. Quatre-Routes - Limogne-en-Quercy -
Prayssac - Salviac - Souillac - St
home, I was going to have to take them.
If you are tempted to try and film a wedding
So I pulled on my boots, grabbed a walking stick yourself, here are a few tips from the Bretenoux - Cajarc (pm) - Cahors -
(shepherds always have sticks), and set out to shoo professionals at Oryan Films, Cahors newest Duravel - Figeac - Gourdon - Lalbenque
them home. Of course, growing up in suburban LA video specialists. - Martel - Puy l’Evêque - Saint Céré -
didn't expose me to a whole lot of livestock and law Vayrac
school, sadly, teaches much about fleecing but little - Number one on the list is make sure you have SUNDAY
plenty of spare tapes and keep an eye on the Arcambal - Cardaillac - Castelnau-
about sheep. Yet they were almost as wary of me as I
Montratier - Cazals - Concots - Douelle -
was of them, so by simply walking behind them I timer, you don't want the tape to run out in the
Espère - Les Quatre-Routes - Limogne-
managed to coax them down the narrow country lane middle of 'I do'! en-Quercy - Montcuq - Puybrun - Saint
that leads from our house to the neighbouring farm. - Secondly be sure to use a good microphone, Céré - Saint Géry - Saint Sozy
Being a shepherd was pretty easy. the built in mic on consumer cameras will
sound terrible, however many allow you to
Until we got to the farmhouse. All I needed to do was to plug a better mic into the side. This is MONTHLY BROCANTE
coax then through the gate and close it behind them. especially important when you get to the (Antique) All day
After a few false starts I managed to get around behind speeches.
Gourdon : 1st Saturday of the month
my little flock and drive them toward the gate… and - Thirdly, try to use a tripod; there is nothing Gramat : 2nd Saturday of the month
right past it. Again, I got behind them and closed in, and worse than a video that is so wobbly it makes Mercuès : 3rd Sunday of the month
again they ignored the gate, this time making for a the viewer feel sea sick! Smooth camera-work Sarlat (24) : Last Sunday of the month
narrow open barn, where they settled into a corner and will really make your film as good as the pros. Souillac : 3rd Saturday of the month
wouldn't budge. I tried luring them out with apples and Oh and don't drink too much Malbec wine; this
was met with a stony silence. I tried pushing one of will dramatically affect the quality of your
them from behind, but that resulted only in a comic filming. All-day monthly fairs
visual that made me glad to have no witnesses. In the - Lastly, and most importantly, edit! Using a
end, I gave up and walked home, humble and very home PC you can edit your film to get rid of all TUESDAY
dirty. the boring bits (and any of that wobbly Catus Last Tuesday
camera-work). At Oryan Films the editing Gourdon 1st & 3rd Tuesday
Prayssac 3rd Tuesday
Our neighbour told me later that I don't need to worry process normally takes three to five days.
about the sheep as long as I'm not worried about them Cajarc 2nd & 4th Wednesday
eating the grass. That weekend her children arrived Good luck and most of all try and have fun. For St Céré 1st & 3rd Wednesday
with new rolls of fencing and bundles of solid chestnut some examples of our work, and to see what Sousceyrac 2nd Wednesday
stakes, testament to her determination to keep her else we do, including property sales videos, go THURSDAY
to Vayrac 1st & 3rd Thursday
flock, both two- and four- legged, close to home. Gramat 2nd & 4th Thursday
But this morning I heard the bells again and I knew my Souillac 1st & 3rd Friday
friends were back. This time they can stay as long as SATURDAY
they like. Cahors 1st & 3rd Saturday
Greg Figeac 2nd & 4th Saturday
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