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New Colour Edition - November / December 2014

The third edition of Creuse News is now available to download on line.

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Creuse News is distributed in main towns and some large villages throughout the Creuse and outlying areas from 15th of every month (except January).

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IT IS WITH DEEPEST REGRET THAT LA MAISON DE LA MINE HAVE HAD TO CANCEL THEIR XMAS FETE ON 13TH & 14TH DECEMBER

They have also had to cancel the Bingo and Tartiflette Night which was due to be held on November 29th.

THEY OFFER THEIR SINCERE APOLOGIES AND WILL BE BACK IN THE NEW YEAR!


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Editorial

November / Decemberr 2014

By Amanda Petherick

Welcome to the third edition of the new Creuse News.

Welcome to the third edition of the new Creuse News. I hope you will enjoy this Christmassy-inparts issue, I felt that November 15th was about the time we would all be thinking of gifts and turkey (assuming there is any money left after all those nice bills came in this month – I always used to think the British April to April tax year was a stupid idea – now I think I prefer it!).

Most of the Creuse Christmas markets are listed in the Events pages, plus details of lots of other Christmassy things to do such as buying your tickets for the Castaways Christmas panto, “The Alternative Snow White” (see ad below). There are also some Christmas gift suggestions in Best Buys, and Jayne Taplin has gone completely Christmas crazy in The Cook Nook.

Here in Dordogneshire we look forward to our move Creusewards so that we can join in all the fun, but everything is currently on hold as we have seriously ill parents and will spend most of our time on planes when not writing or distributing the magazine. If you can, please give generously to our featured charities, SPA Creuse and The Red Cross. We have our own method here of affording charitable donations – we haven’t sent Christmas cards now for over 20 years & the money saved goes into our Charity Pot. We also ask our friends and relatives NOT to send us cards but to give the money to a good cause instead. Somehow we always still end up with a plethora of cards sent from people who somehow think it is impolite not to do so!

Once again many, many thanks to all those who continue to write, email , text and phone with messages of praise, support and encouragement - this truly does mean the world to me.

Mandy

A bientôt!

Amanda Petherick, Editor