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So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye, I leave and heave a sigh... (Deux Sèvres Monthly October 2016)

Posted by Marit De on Monday, October 3, 2016, In : For the English Nala readers 


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A spotlight from the Heavens (Deux Sèvres Monthly September 2016)

Posted by Marit De on Saturday, September 10, 2016, In : For the English Nala readers 


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Bull Fighting in France (Deux Sèvres Monthly August 2016)

Posted by Marit De on Monday, August 8, 2016, In : For the English Nala readers 


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We're Not in England Anymore (Deux Sèvres Monthly July 2016)

Posted by Marit De on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, In : For the English Nala readers 


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"Catting" Lessons (Deux Sèvres Monthly June 2016)

Posted by Marit De on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, In : For the English Nala readers 


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"We are Not from Another Planet, We are From the Future" (Deux Sèvres Monthly May 2016)

Posted by Marit De on Saturday, May 14, 2016, In : For the English Nala readers 


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We are not from another planet, we are from the future

Posted by Marit De on Sunday, April 10, 2016, In : For the English Nala readers 

How and why I became a vegan... 



There are people that can't understand this and can't accept that we won't have any more animal products in our house. So let me explain. 

When I was little, we lived in Belgium, in a little town close to Brussels, in a somewhat cosmopolitan environment,  you might even say that it was an artificial environment. There we were very happy indeed. And every summer on our holidays we went to the north of the Netherlands, Friesland, where my family originates from. W...

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"To the Heart via the Stomach" (Deux Sèvres Monthly March 2016)

Posted by Marit De on Friday, March 4, 2016, In : For the English Nala readers 


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" Working on the Chain Gang " (Deux Sèvres Monthly February 2016)

Posted by Marit De on Monday, February 15, 2016, In : For the English Nala readers 


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A new Hope ? (Deux Sèvres Monthly January 2016)

Posted by Marit De on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, In : For the English Nala readers 


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Value for Money ? (Deux Sèvres Monthly December 2015)

Posted by Marit De on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, In : For the English Nala readers 


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The Times, They Are a-Changing? (Deux-Sèvres Monthly November 2015)

Posted by Marit De on Friday, November 13, 2015, In : For the English Nala readers 


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You Win Some, but You Lose Some Too (Deux Sèvres Monthly October 2015)

Posted by Marit De on Sunday, October 4, 2015, In : For the English Nala readers 


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The Final, Final Straw (Deux Sèvres Monthly September 2015

Posted by Marit De on Saturday, September 12, 2015, In : For the English Nala readers 


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Mission Creep (Deux Sèvres Monthly April 2015)

Posted by Marit De on Thursday, April 2, 2015, In : For the English Nala readers 


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Bearing Fruit ? (Deux Sèvres Monthly March 2015)

Posted by Marit De on Friday, March 6, 2015, In : For the English Nala readers 


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Pub quiz

Posted by Marit De on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, In : For the English Nala readers 




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The Beginning of the End of the Beginning (Deux Sèvres Monthly february 2015)

Posted by Marit De on Sunday, February 1, 2015, In : For the English Nala readers 


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Pepito (Deux Sèvres Monthly January 2015)

Posted by Marit De on Sunday, January 4, 2015, In : For the English Nala readers 


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Getting Heavy (Deux Sèvres Monthly December 2014)

Posted by Marit De on Friday, December 12, 2014, In : For the English Nala readers 


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X-mas Fayre at Mouilleron en Pareds (Nala had a stand)

Posted by Marit De on Sunday, November 16, 2014, In : For the English Nala readers 






















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Change of Direction (Deux Sèvres Monthly November 2014)

Posted by Marit De on Friday, November 7, 2014, In : For the English Nala readers 


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Eyes Wide Open (Deux Sèvres Monthly October 2014)

Posted by Marit De on Thursday, October 2, 2014, In : For the English Nala readers 


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Summer Leaving' ... (Deux Sèvres Monthly September 2014)

Posted by Marit De on Saturday, September 13, 2014, In : For the English Nala readers 
http://www.thedeuxsevresmonthly.fr/DSM-Sept14-online2.pdf




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Summertime (The Deux Sèvres Monthly August 2014)

Posted by Marit De on Friday, August 15, 2014, In : For the English Nala readers 


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The Mills Grind Slowly (The Deux Sèvres Monthly May 2014)

Posted by Marit De on Saturday, May 10, 2014, In : For the English Nala readers 


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No, to the power of the mayor to capture cats on our own property

Posted by Marit De on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, In : For the English Nala readers 


Please sign and share this petition (originally in French)  here



Petition for the attention of Mr Jean - Pierre Bel, President of the Senate and Mr. Claude Bartolone , President of the National Assembly of France: "We, the citizens of France and cat owners ask you to modify the legislation so that a mayor no longer has the right to be able to catch cats on private property without the consent of the owner of the cats, without prior notice and without a court order." 

Why this petition?

Last sum...

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People Power (The Deux Sèvres Monthly March 2014)

Posted by Marit De on Sunday, March 9, 2014, In : For the English Nala readers 


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The Good the Bad and the Ugly (The Deux-Sèvres Monthly September 2013)

Posted by Marit De on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, In : For the English Nala readers 


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BBC - Secret life of cats What do our feline companions get up to?

Posted by Marit De on Monday, January 13, 2014, In : For the English Nala readers 

Meet Ginger, Chip, Sooty, Orlando, Hermie, Phoebe, Deebee, Kato, Coco and Rosie. They are 10 of the 50 cats studied in the village of Shamley Green, Surrey, for Horizon's programme The Secret Life of the Cat.

As part of one of the largest ever research projects into domestic cat behaviour, the Horizon team - aided by the Royal Veterinary College and Lincoln and Bristol Universities - tracked dozens of cats over several 24-hour periods using specially-designed collar GPS devices and tin...


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NALA X-mas Quiz 2013

Posted by Marit De on Monday, January 13, 2014, In : For the English Nala readers 
The winner of this years NALA Christmas quiz is Mr A Powers of La Chataigneraie!  Congratulations!
The question which proved the most difficult was N° 6 from the ships "15th C square rigged" only 30% of respondents got the correct answer.
The second most difficult question was N° 8 from the food questions. "Red head";  only 50% answered correctly. The popular wrong answer was carrot top.
Sadly some of the quiz's went out with an error quoting the wrong number of letters in the answer to "Dai's...

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A Christmas Present (The Deux-Sèvres Monthly December 2013)

Posted by Marit De on Friday, December 13, 2013, In : For the English Nala readers 


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A new Hope? (The Vendée Monthly December 2013)

Posted by Marit De on Friday, December 13, 2013, In : For the English Nala readers 




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End of the Summertime Blues (The Vendée Monthly November 2013)

Posted by Marit De on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, In : For the English Nala readers 





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Adopt with Confidence ... is our motto. (The Vendée Monthly October 2013)

Posted by Marit De on Thursday, November 7, 2013, In : For the English Nala readers 


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How Old is Old enough? The Deux-Sèvres Monthly October 2013

Posted by Marit De on Thursday, November 7, 2013, In : For the English Nala readers 


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Concern about the mistreatment of animals and unauthorised euthanasias in the Vendée

Posted by Marit De on Thursday, September 26, 2013, In : For the English Nala readers 
In case you are unaware there are some concerns about the manager of a company that is responsible for dealing with stray animals ("fourrière") for about 150 towns in the Vendée. There are claims of mistreatment of animals and unauthorised euthanasias at the pound of Luçon. 

Last week some people stopped a van that they believed was carrying bodies of dogs from the pound in Luçon in order to have the gendarmes take the bodies away for autopsy. However after a while the gendarmes were repla...

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Phew! What a summer...(The Deux-Sèvres Monthly September 2013)

Posted by Marit De on Monday, September 2, 2013, In : For the English Nala readers 




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Sheer Luxury (The Vendée Monthly September 2013)

Posted by Marit De on Monday, September 2, 2013, In : For the English Nala readers 




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Letter for the director general of Le Bon Coin

Posted by Marit De on Thursday, August 15, 2013, In : For the English Nala readers 




Nos Amis Les Animaux 85480

2, Place de la Mairie

85480 Bournezeau

Tel. 07 70 31 54 59 Le Bon Coin

Mail. nala85480@hotmail.com M Olivier Aizac

www.nosamislesanimaux.com Director General

8 r Lavoisier
75008 PARIS


Bournezeau, 7th of August 2013


Dear Sir,


We are an animal welfare organisation located in the Vendée, France and our attention has been drawn to the fact that Le Bon Coin allows the placing of a large number of ads for animals that do not comply wi...


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The Secret Shame: Animal Cruelty in France (The Vendée Monthly August 2013)

Posted by Marit De on Thursday, August 8, 2013, In : For the English Nala readers 




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Light at the end of the tunnel ? (The Deux-Sèvres Monthly July 2013)

Posted by Marit De on Friday, August 2, 2013, In : For the English Nala readers 


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What to do if you find a stray cat or dog (The Vendée Monthly July 2013)

Posted by Marit De on Thursday, July 4, 2013, In : For the English Nala readers 


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A Stray or not a Stray? That is the question.

Posted by Marit De on Saturday, June 29, 2013, In : For the English Nala readers 

Article L211-23 of the Code rural et de la pêche maritime defines strays.



For a dog the definition is pretty much common sense, roughly translated, if it's out of earshot of the person responsible for it, no longer under their effective supervision or more than one hundred metres away from them, then it's a stray. Seems reasonable to me.

For a cat the definition raises some practical difficulties. Any cat that is not identified found more than 200 metres from habitation or more than 1000m from...


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Deux Sèvres Monthly June 2013

Posted by Marit De on Thursday, June 20, 2013, In : For the English Nala readers 


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No good deed goes unpunished

Posted by Marit De on Thursday, June 13, 2013, In : For the English Nala readers 


Jacqueline and one of her cats that she could keep. 

A few years ago a mummy cat had a litter of kittens in someone's barn in a small hamlet. She and the kittens were “adopted” by the owner of the grange and his neighbours. Some of the kittens became house cats whilst the mother and some others enjoyed the freedom of the barn, whilst still permitting their human subjects to bring them food.

Unfortunately over the years the population expanded until one day the people decided that something...


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Adopt with Confidence (The Vendée Monthly June 2013)

Posted by Marit De on Friday, June 7, 2013, In : For the English Nala readers 


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Light at the end of the tunnel?

Posted by Marit De on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, In : For the English Nala readers 


 The French system for dealing with stray cats and dogs requires that they stay in a fourrière, an officially recognised kennel/pound for 8 working days. After that period, if they haven't been returned to their owner they can be given to an association for the protection of animals, provided that the association has access to an officially recognised shelter. If they can't be adopted and a vet agrees, they may be put down. When the legislation was discussed in the Senate, it was assumed tha...


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NALA Plant Fair 2013 - a great success

Posted by Marit De on Sunday, May 19, 2013, In : For the English Nala readers 























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Meet NALA (The Vendée Monthly)

Posted by Marit De on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, In : For the English Nala readers 


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The mysterious exploits of Hercules and Galipette (Deux Sèvres Magazine)

Posted by Marit De on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, In : For the English Nala readers 


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NALA News May 2013

Posted by Marit De on Saturday, May 11, 2013, In : For the English Nala readers 

A quick look back at 2012............A great success!
 
76 animals found loving new homes and 76 families chose to adopt a N.A.L.A animal and  found loving and devoted animal companions !
This was made possible by the loving care and open hearted generosity of our foster families who do such a wonderful job of looking after kittens and cats prior to rehoming and by a fun and successful year of fundraising including coffee mornings, tea parties, lunch parties, strawberries and Pimms afternoons, v...

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First Quiz night in Le St Vincent 3rd of April 2013

Posted by Marit De on Thursday, April 4, 2013, In : For the English Nala readers 

 



















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Tea and Cakes---For N.A.L.A!!

Posted by Marit De on Thursday, April 4, 2013, In : For the English Nala readers 

Tea and Cakes---For N.A.L.A!!     Wednesday  27th of  MARCH 2013

We had a glorious afternoon to start off this years tea parties. The sun shone and lots of people came to eat gorgeous cakes, drink tea and support N.A.L.A and their work with the animals.




 

 
Heather and Brian opened their home to welcome us again, following last years great success and put on a wonderful afternoon of hospitality and fun. As well as the cakes on offer there was an Easter Bonnet competition, won by Diana,... who too...

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NALA family Quiz 2012

Posted by Marit De on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, In : For the English Nala readers 
The winner of this year's NALA Family Quiz is Ms Julia Drake from Dyfed Wales.
Two questions which caused the most problems were " 8 A in a CP" and the Island "smoker". In both cases only 26% of answers were correct. Many replies thought it was 8 acres in a cricket pitch actually the correct answer was "8 Aces in a Canasta Pack", and lots failed to spot that "smoker" was an anagram of Skomer and suggested Puffin instead.
The TV programs had the most correct answers. The only one to cause proble...

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Things can only get better

Posted by Marit De on Saturday, October 27, 2012, In : For the English Nala readers 

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A stray or not a stray? That is the question.

Posted by Marit De on Friday, September 21, 2012, In : For the English Nala readers 

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Animal Magnetism (DSM Sept 2012)

Posted by Marit De on Saturday, September 8, 2012, In : For the English Nala readers 


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Animal magnetism

Posted by Marit De on Saturday, August 18, 2012, In : For the English Nala readers 

Either you've got it or you haven't. I reckon we've got it...

We planned to get away in July:just a mid-week in a holiday park. The Friday afternoon before our departure we had to deliver a cat that had been adopted. On the way we saw a rather unkempt hen pecking by the side of the road. She was obviously in poor condition, but we couldn't stop because of the traffic.

After delivering the cat we returned by the same route and sure enough the hen was still there. We picked a safe place t...


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Ladies who lunched for Nala 85480

Posted by Marit De on Friday, August 3, 2012, In : For the English Nala readers 


 
 "We have had some really enjoyable and worthwhile events this year for NALA and this one just added another excellent get together to the list. Sue had the brilliant idea of inviting some of her friends and their friends over for lunch and the proceeds were to go to the animal charity - a great idea to get together meet new people and help animals at the same time !
Sixteen ladies had a super  meal, great fun and lively conversation. Thanks so much to Sue and David for inviting us all - for ...

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Adopt with confidence - article in the Deux Sèvres Magazine

Posted by Marit De on Thursday, July 19, 2012, In : For the English Nala readers 

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The Mayors' Responsibilities

Posted by Marit De on Monday, July 16, 2012, In : For the English Nala readers 

 NALA 85480 was created in September 2010 and as well as dealing with unwanted animals, we've also been busy talking with the authorities trying to find more permanent solutions to the general problem of stray animals. The causes of much animal suffering are irresponsible owners who don't identify their animals and allow them to have unwanted babies and mayors who don't fulfill their obligations...
 According to the Code rural et de la pêche maritime the mayor is responsible for dealing with ...
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Pimms and strawberries

Posted by Marit De on Saturday, June 30, 2012, In : For the English Nala readers 
Pimms and strawberries for two charities last Sunday, Cancer Research and NALA : 
"We had a great afternoon, the garden looked glorious, the sun shone, we all had fun and the books and tombola made over a hundred euros. Thank you for all your hard work and for welcoming us on your property." Stella



 


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Tea/Plant party 6th of May 2012

Posted by Marit De on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, In : For the English Nala readers 







 
A big Thank You! to Diana and Allen and all the participants from the whole NALA team  and of course let's not forget from little Huia, the little pussycat for whom we now have been able to pay his operation, and who is adopted by a lovely family. Look at him. The lucky bugger!   


 

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N.A.L.A Events Updates-How Did We Do and What Next

Posted by Stella on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, In : For the English Nala readers 
I am Dreaming Of Cakes----Making Them,Serving Them and Happily  Eating Them !!! 

 

Hi Everybody,
For those that came to the bring and buy plant sale and cream tea fest you will know what I mean!! What a fabulous afternoon we had –the weather was kind to us after an unpromising start and we were able to be outside after all. Everything went ahead as planned and we had a brilliant turnout of people.
Every event we have held has been just perfect and special and this was no different w...

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"Gimme, Gimme Gimme" in the Deux Sèvres Magazine of mai 2012

Posted by Marit De on Friday, May 4, 2012, In : For the English Nala readers 

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People pretending to be SPA steals a dog

Posted by Marit De on Sunday, April 15, 2012, In : For the English Nala readers 
Yesterday morning I got a phone call from a woman. She asked me what associations did in case of negligence or mistreatment of animals. Would they be allowed to just take away their animal? My answer was no. The reason why she asked was the following. 

One afternoon  in the beginning of this year she went with her Mum shopping. Her dog a little pedigree terrier was on his chain as usual in he garden. Before she left she noticed a dog cookie, one that she usually doesn't give to her dog, but sh...
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The winner of Fergus

Posted by Marit De on Saturday, April 14, 2012, In : For the English Nala readers 






 
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Why should you get your animal identified

Posted by Marit De on Friday, April 6, 2012, In : For the English Nala readers 
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Cakes galore for NALA!!!!!

Posted by Stella on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, In : For the English Nala readers 



COFFEE, CAKE AND CHAT!

Luçon was the latest venue for a Nala coffee morning, held by Linda, an active Nala supporter, at her home. It was a very lively and enjoyable time with around fifteen ladies, english and french, enjoying coffee, cake and chat and buying and winning some of the lovely items made and donated by Linda and her friends. Huge thanks to Linda for her generosity and support and all her friends who came along, donated cakes and prizes to make it such and enjoyable and successfu...

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Article By Susan Marshall in the Deux Sèvres Magazine of February 2012

Posted by Marit De on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, In : For the English Nala readers 

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NALA Christmas Quiz 2011

Posted by Marit De on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, In : For the English Nala readers 
Quiz de Noël familial de NALA  Family Christmas quiz

   Durant le sombre mois de décembre NALA 85480 a organisé un quiz de Noël familial dans le but de collecter de l'argent  supplémentaire pour les animaux que nous avons pris sous notre aile. Ce quiz a offert aux adeptes un joyeux divertissement et une occasion de gagner de l'argent s'ils étaient assez chanceux pour réussir le quiz. Des membres de NALA l'ont fait circuler par l'intermédiaire d'amis ou de connaissa...


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Article Deux-Sèvres monthly

Posted by Marit De on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, In : For the English Nala readers 

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Quilt

Posted by Marit De on Monday, December 12, 2011, In : For the English Nala readers 


This beautiful quilted wall hanging, made by Francesca, was just one of the lovely and many items donated to raise funds for Nos Amis Les Animaux  at the coffee morning hosted by Linda and François at Bazoges en Pared.

It was  a wonderful and fun morning with coffee and delicious cakes baked and donated for the association. There were around forty people who came to join the fun, meet friends  and support the Nala association in their  work in helping animals.

Thanks to Linda and François  an...
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