Twilight Thank Yous
Twilight Thank Yous
Wow! It's mighty brown stuff thanks to La Charrue
Many will know, Twilight asks you to keep all your loose change for the old puddings. We then take it to a supermarket cash machine and go shopping. Cleaning stuff galore we use, and stocks were low so we took the coins recently given to us that had been saved up by La Charrue customers and dear Pauline's tips. €256 - wow and whopping! Thank you to all at La Charrue, and thank you to Tamzin and Teresa for helping load up the trollies! Feeling blessed and clean!
Those who have followed Twilight from the beginning will know that La Charrue and Twilight are all but one! Pauline and Clive of the wonderful La Charrue, Vieux Mareuil, have helped and supported the Twilight oldies in so many ways, and are indeed an integral reason why Twilight is still here nine years later, having had 300 oldies pass through the doors.
Well, this Monday was no exception to the wonders of Pauline’s imagination. A long lost friend needed a memorable 50th birthday party, and boy did she get it. Pauline and Clive arranged a party like no other for mid-summer in Dordogne … it was a Christmas party! We all dressed up, snuggled with Santa, sang around the tree, had a full Christmas dinner (which was mighty), and opened gifts … it was just fantastic. We felt honoured to be invited to share the fun. BUT, then came the might surprise for us, too! One of our main collection points for bric-a-brac is La Charrue. The last four months has seen many of you drop bits and pieces off there, and Pauline and Lesley sort through, so unlike our storage area, they can show bits and pieces off, and even sell them if you drop by. Well, by jolly goodness, we were presented with €1,000. Isn’t that amazing!! This will go a long way to help Nala just now, who needs serious veterinary support to save her leg.
THANK YOU La Charrue. You are the godparents to all our Puddings, and we bless you for all your care, support, and for going that extra mile.
La Charrue, Vieux Marieul, off the 939 towards Angouleme from Brantome
The Great Wall of Twilight
Gradually, over the winter months the great wall of Twilight came together. Born out of a need for more secure fencing around the lower perimeter, thanks to the activities of a neighbouring farmer’s rampaging cow. We needed any boundary to last, be easy to maintain and hide from pudding view the ever slowing and nosey traffic! We thank team SWAT and Team Puivert for covering the costs of this safe life changer for us. But once we had built our lovely sold wall, how to improve the aesthetics of the rather dowdy concrete blocks?
Martin Dix – Brico 16
Meet Martin, what a lovely chap. This softly spoken business man has knocked us for six with his company’s generosity. The Twilight wall needed painting, but painting 100 metres of brick wall, 1.50 m high is no mean feat. Martin, of Brico 16, DONATED the special Sandtex masonry paint, thanks to suppliers Crown contacting him after a request from our artist friend Suze Turland. We are absolutely bowled over. He delivered the paint, and snuggled all puds, especially little Dobbie. He also donated rollers, brushes and his thoughtful advice. Wow, we are so very lucky. Thank you Martin.
Once the wall was painted we had a little surprise up our sleeves to add a finishing touch. Enter our artist friend, Suze Turland of Suze-Art with these beautiful metal silhouettes.
Bedding galore: thanks to the Hope Association Shops
We get through a huge amount of linen bedding at Twilight: sheets, duvets, blankets, towels; we can make use of pretty much any type of clean bedding. Thank you to the HOPE ASSOCIATION shops in Confolens (16) and Lezay (79). Bless you all Hope shop volunteers for all the spare bedding you are saving and sending for the puddings, quite fantastic. So many incontinent oldies .... makes for piles of smelly bedding. The bedding you take to the shops is a mighty help to us and the SPAs. Thank you all and everyone. Comfort, clean smelling and just jolly snugly. Thank you Hope team and bless you Spencer ~ the delivery man.
Friends from the Rainbow Association
The Twilight puddings love visitors, as so many more pairs of hands for cuddles! Recently, two Rainbow volunteers came for their first pudding experience. We thank Francis and Tina for making the journey, for bringing heaps of bedding from the shop … and for a most unexpected donation of 1,000 euros. This timely donation will buy us a new dogs’ tumble dryer. Sadly, our last one died and ‘exceptional’ use means our extended warranty was no use to us at all …. humph! So how lucky are we, thank you to all the Rainbow volunteers who work so hard for animals’ needs. We bless you for caring and helping the puds.
French Friends: Michel & Nelly
New French chums, Michel and Nelly, took a stall at their local Vide to promote the oldies of Twilight. …. isn’t that just delicious. “Je vous fais parvenir deux photos pris au vide grenier le 1 Mai 2017 à Sereilhac. Nous avons distribué les flyeurs. Amitiés a vous deux et aux toutous” Michel tells us that they have distributed our French Twilight flyers and promoted our work to the French community. Thank you Michel and Nelly.