Language through a different lens

It’s never easy to watch your child struggle with something that seems effortless for others. My lovely daughter, who is dyslexic, found her early years of school particularly challenging. But her determination and hard work have now led her to a profession where she can fully use her exceptional maths skills.

Working in publishing and being no stranger to writing, I confess that initially, I found it tough to truly comprehend the struggles she faced. However, living and working in France, I found myself suddenly immersed in a new linguistic landscape, with unfamiliar spelling rules, sentence structures, and vocabulary. This has offered me fresh insight into the challenges my daughter has been overcoming all these years.

Yesterday, the team at Ebenisterie Allonne pointed out an error in their advert. I’m not too proud to admit that it took me a good ten minutes of comparing and before I spotted the mistake. Here’s the corrected advert that will feature in our August magazine. My sincere thanks to Alexis for his patience and understanding.

Hot off the press

What a day! The July edition of our magazine has finally arrived today, after an unexpected delay of three days. We’ve had a whirlwind tour of the first half of our delivery rounds, covering everywhere from Argentonnay down to Thenezay. We’ll be completing the rest of the deliveries over the next day or so – fingers crossed for cooler weather. I know I mentioned waiting until the 1st of July to upload the digital copy, but I’ve been so excited to share it! So, here it is, a couple of days early. Hope you enjoy it.

Welcome back!

Welcome to the new Deux-Sèvres Monthly magazine website

We would like to take a moment to thank all of our readers for their support and encouragement as we continue with our new journey. Also, a huge thank you to all of our contributors, advertisers, old and new, for making the magazine possible. We’ll be on the road next week delivering the magazine to all the usual distribution points.

The first thing that will catch your eye in the next issue is the comprehensive What’s On guide for local events. We have included a multitude of events from music festivals to markets, and everything in between, taking place in and around the Deux-Sèvres region. We know how important it is in the summer to stay entertained, and we hope this guide will be useful in planning your outings.

In the July edition, we wanted to focus on embracing new beginnings, and we hope that our readers will be motivated to try something new, look at things from a different perspective, or start a fresh chapter in life. The changes we have made to the layout are just some of the ways we are committed to delivering fresh content, and innovative ideas, as well as continuously improving your reading experience.

Enjoy the summertime, go out and explore the beautiful Deux-Sèvres region, and don’t forget to check out our magazine’s upcoming issues for more exciting news, stories, and events.