Dear Members and Friends,

Two weeks ago we announced the publication of our new recipe book “Our Favorite Recipes”. Despite the current resurgence of covid limiting social contacts, it is proving to be a great success with sales exceeding our expectations. Even though we are again in lockdown copies are still available for order from our website

at a price of 15 euros plus postage. Being stuck at home would be a great time to try some of the recipes and with the shops closed they would make an easily obtainable gift for the festive season, while supporting the work of CSFPG.

We would like to thank everyone who sent us the 68 recipes that are in the book, some of whom sent us several and while there was not room for them all, everyone who submitted  recipes is represented in it. So many thanks to the following :

Kathleen Bacon; Alison Benjamin; Lucy Benjamin; Roger & Linda Bradshaw; Colin & Jill Brown; Petra Carter; Yvonne Clark; Carol Cockerell; Sue Critchley; Suzanne Dahl; Meryl Duckhouse; Sue Graham; Gillian Harrison; Josephine Larter; Paula Matos; Liz Maidment; Graham & Margaret Means; Clive Norwood; Richard & Sue Peirce; Robert & Marie Pyle; Sue Santos; Sandy Shaw; Jonathon Spears; Chris Stow; CatherineTate; Jacques & Valerie Vandenburgh; Winnie Walterscheid; David & Diz White; Kay Williamson; and Jackie Witting

On a more sombre note  the covid emergency has moved into a new ” confinement” phase and CSFPG is again offering it’s support on a wider basis. Emotional support is available to any Anglophone who is isolated, vulnerable or has underlying health problems. Support is available by phone and/or email. Simply call our helpline at 04 66 81 18 58. One of our Active Listeners will return your call to discuss how we can help. Please feel free to use the service and to tell any friends or family who you think might benefit from it.

Stay safe and thank you for your continuing support

Graham Means
President CSFPG