Bijou Cake Factory Visit
WOOL FACTORY VISIT
There was a very informative and enjoyable visit to the Wool Factory on Friday. The company, Laine Et Compagnie, has been established for many years. The owner, who gave us a tour of the premises and demonstrations of each process, explained how the wool is sorted and collected from local farms and sent away for washing. Then it is returned and carded in the very old machinery still in use.
The end product is handmade and hand sewn mattresses, pillows, cushions, quilts and duvets filled with fine local wool.
The owner is a member of EPV – Enterprise Patrimonie Vivante – which means he is committed to passing on his specialist knowledge to others locally ensuring the preservation of the skills and techniques.
For more information about his products please contact the company direct at
www.laine-et-compagnie.fr or email Jessica, an English speaking employee on
MARCH 8TH – WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL DAY
Our February lunch was at Chez Julie and was an excellent meal enjoyed by all 19 present with everybody loving the ambiance.
December 15th – Christmas Lunch
Celebrating Christmas NEDWA style!
Thirty-six, very jolly NEDWA members celebrated Christmas in style on Friday,
15th December, taking over the entire restaurant at Brin de Thym in St. Pantaly d’Ans.
Apéros, a delicious and beautifully presented four course meal, wine, coffee, Christmas crackers (of course!), a delightful ambiance and plenty of NEDWA bonhomie ensured that we all left feeling very happy, very Christmassy – and very full indeed!
A huge thank you to all who attended for making it such a success and to Maria and Thomas at Brin du Thym for such good food, wonderful service and beautifully decorated surroundings. The resounding feedback is “We will be back!”
9th November – A.G.M, Coffee Morning and Lunch
Family History Group meets an Heir Hunter – 26th October
Members of the family history group met on Thursday to hear Vicki Foley, an ex nurse, talk about her work in family history research. She runs a small company of two based in an office at Tewksbury, while she herself lives here in France. Their work involves research into the family history of people who have died intestate with no obvious next of kin. In a good week they might be dealing with as many as 8 cases, although it can be a lot less than that.
The aim is to research the deceased’s family history back two generations, looking for siblings and any of their descendants. Any still living will inherit what is left of the estate after relevant charges for the research. This is a bit of a lottery as contracts are bid for by companies without any knowledge of the amount of the estate they are hoping to research and if there are no descendants this means no pay since this is calculated on a percentage of the estate. All monies not allocated go to the Treasury.
Vicki gave each person a helpful file of notes for people involved in researching their own family trees. A big thank you to Shirley for arranging and hosting the meeting and for the delicious cakes.
Review of our Murder Mystery Supper
Review of Coffee Morning…..
For the recent coffee morning at La Patio, Shirley, Veronica and Paulette (all members of the Family History Group) brought along their laptops to give any ladies interested the chance to see how easy it is to get started on the journey into their families’ past. We had a few who participated in the “taster” session, whilst the rest were happy to chat and drink Steve’s excellent coffee! A very enjoyable morning.