Author Archives: Brian Collinson

Easing of confinement – June is busting out all over.

Early June brings a relaxation in some of the restrictions which we have enjoyed (sic) for many weeks.   A walk along the Grande Plage – keeping distances – may well result in a conversation with another member of Le Pont a Sion, as it did for Jo and I the other day. Le début de juin a apporté un peu de relâchement dans les restrictions que nous avons subies pendant de nombreuses semaines. Une promenade sur le remblai (en gardant les distances physiques) peut déboucher sur une rencontre avec un autre adhérent du Pont à Sion, ce qui nous est arrivé à Jo et moi l’autre jour!…

The Vendee has been comparatively fortunate with the low number of sufferers from the Covid 19 virus.   This is due in part to the intelligent conformity to the ‘sanitary’ regulations.   We must of course all continue to exercise social distancing for some considerable time. La Vendée a eu la chance d’avoir peu de personnes atteintes du Covid19. Ceci est dû en grande partie au fait que les gens se sont bien conformés aux règlements sanitaires. Nous devons bien sûr tous continuer à pratiquer la distanciation physique pendant encore longtemps.

After wonderful weather in May, we are due for a little cooling off period but hopefully the warm sunshine will return after some welcome rain and we will all enjoy a lovely summer. Après un temps magnifique en mai, nous allons avoir une période un peu plus fraîche, avec un peu de pluie bienvenue pour les jardins, puis nous pourrons sans doute à nouveau bénéficier d’un superbe été!…

You will be informed as soon as there is the possibility for us all getting together again. Nous vous tiendrons bien sûr au courant dès qu’il sera à nouveau possible de nous réunir à nouveau.

Best wishes to you all from the President and Committee.

Rights of British citizens in France after Brexit.

British citizens living in France may still be confused over their rights and obligations after the UK definitively leaves the EU at the end of 2020.   Those with a variety of states of residency, whether as naturalised French citizens, holders of current Cartes de Sejour, or those intending or in the process of applying for one of the above may still have some questions.  Hopefully those will be answered in the document ”Living in France post-Brexit: what you need to know”.

A copy of this document can be found on this site.   Look under Photos and Archives on the home page and follow the link.   The document is not very clear, but if you click upon it,  a clear version will appear – and which you can print.

Looking forward

The AGM has come and gone and we are now ‘enjoying’ something of an hiatus.  Our events venue is programmed to host the upcoming elections, so consequently there will be no eating and drinking until the Couscous evening – see below.

However, our usual weekly events continue.   Thursday evenings are now managed by Marie Habert with much enthusiasm and energy and the Friday morning quiz continues to attract crowds!

Make sure you don’t miss the Couscous Evening and sign up asap!