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festival 9-10th august

August 8, 2013

Charlotte and Glyn have asked me to post a reminder for those living in the Poitou: this weekend (Friday August 9 and Saturday 10th) is The Mad Hatter's annual music festival with a great line up of bands. It starts at 4.30 pm Friday. You can pitch your tent and stay for two nights or book in for the evening feast and music on Friday or Saturday night. More information on their new website www.madhattersfrance.eu.

comments (5)

1. Posted by Em on August 11, 2013 5:03 AM

Bonjour from New Zealand
Have just finished Tout Sweet. Such fun. Am glad to have found your blog and to read that you are still in the Poitou.
We're planning to shift there in 2015 ( yes, we are retirement age but...) so look forward to reading more of your experiences.

2. Posted by mimi pompom on August 12, 2013 12:53 AM

Dear Em,

Glad you enjoyed the book and good luck with planning your move.

All best, Karen

3. Posted by Patricia Cowan on August 23, 2013 3:23 PM

Have all 3 books and await the next...need I say more?
I have 2 Border Collies that love to hear about your adventures as well! WOOFS and CHEERS!

4. Posted by Ros on August 23, 2013 8:22 PM

Have just read all 3 books in the last 3 days. I have laughed out loud and read the final chapters of the last book with tears streaming down my face.. Thank you for having the courage to share the love and the sorrow.

We are moving to Poitou Charentes early next year, bringing with us our 8 rescue dogs and 12 cats. If we find even a fraction of the joy, friendship and warmth that you have created around you we will consider ourselves much blessed.

5. Posted by Nigel on September 2, 2013 4:11 PM

Hi Karen,

Loved the books .. I originally bought for my wife to read but ended up reading them myself. You might be interested to know that I started the second whilst visiting Villefranche in Southern France just recently.

I've always loved rural France and will certainly end up there soon perhaps running a small Accountancy practice for British expats ... ??

Your observation of the male homo sapien is perhaps one of the most interesting facets of the book given you thankfully have such other beautiful distractions, ie rural France, to gently fill in the time whilst man fumbles along in his own oblivious vacuum. I despair as to how 'clumsy' my side are!

Look forward to hearing much more from you ...



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