Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Week 4 2020

Hello!

This weekend celebrates the Chinese New Year.  This year is the year of the Rat.  There is a big parade in the centre of Bordeaux to celebrate.  It starts at 14:30 at the Place de Victoire, it threads through the city and ends at the Placette de Munich at 17h.  See the full route here.


If you want to find out more about the Chinese New Year and which is your Zodiac animal, then have a look here. Looks like I'm a 🐓

Whatever you do this week in the Gironde and Dordogne regions, have a good time and Happy New Year: 新年快乐 (xīn nián kuài lè)

Best wishes,
Helen 
notjustfortheholidays@orange.fr


Week 4


Monday 20 January

Tuesday 21 January

Wednesday 22 January

Cinema La Breche in Ste Foy

Thursday 23 January

Friday 24 January



Saturday 25 January




Sunday 26 January







Coming up...







And finally...

Here are some of the monsters we made at the Pottery Workshop in Sauveterre - cute and fierce...

Contact me for details of up-coming workshops.

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Week 3 2020

Hello!

Headed out on a Sawdays inspection yesterday I drove by this beautiful chateau.

Chateau de Montastruc
It's at Lamonzie Montastruc.  It's currently privately owned, available to rent, but not with Sawdays, so I didn't get to check it out!

Whatever you do this week in the Gironde and Dordogne region - have a great time.

Best wishes,
Helen
notjustfortheholidays@orange.fr

Week 3

Monday 13 January

Tuesday 14 January

Wednesday 15 January

La Breche Cinema in Ste Foy

Thursday 16 January


Friday 17 January

St Denis de Pile
Jazz Club Libourne

Cafe L'Orient - Libourne
Pour cette premier édition de 2020, nous serons réunis autour du répertoire d'un guitariste et compositeur d'exception à découvrir ou redécouvrir ensemble !

Hommage à Wes Montgomery.

Personnage fascinant, Wes Montgomery est l'exemple type de l'autodidacte touché par la grâce. Il commence en effet la guitare à l'âge 19 ans entouré de ses frères musiciens, et est très vite remarqué par les plus grands tandis qu'il est encore ouvrier-soudeur le jour, musicien la nuit, et père de huit enfants.
En dix ans (1958-1968) il enregistre 31 albums à son nom, sublimant l'art de ces prédécesseurs et mentors Django Reinhardt ou Charlie Christian, et laisse de superbes compositions qui constituent à elles seules un véritable style. On le qualifie alors de Hard-Swing ou de West Coast Blues, tant il mêle les styles Hard-bop et Rythm'n'Blues de ces début 60's au Swing des années 30-40. Il meurt hélas à l'âge de 45 ans d'une crise cardiaque, il est alors au sommet de sa gloire ...


Saturday 18 January






Sunday 19 January





Coming up...


And finally... 

Apple and date cake - it's healthy and delicious!  Not too sure if the salted caramel topping is as healthy, but it's so good... 😋

Recipe from David Lebovitz

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Week 2 2020

Hello!

The Winter Sales - Les Soldes d'Hiver -  in France start this week on Wednesday 8th January. Sales in France are highly regulated with the government allowing just two sales periods a year - one in summer and one after Christmas.


You have until 4th February to bag a bargain!
Whatever you do in the Gironde and Dordogne regions, have a good week.

Best wishes,
Helen
notjustfortheholidays@orange.fr


Week 2




Monday 6 January

Tuesday 7 January

Wednesday 8 January

La Breche Cinema in Ste Foy
Thursday 9 January

Showing in VO in Libourne at 20h15

Friday 10 January


Saturday 11 January


Sunday 12 January



Coming up...

Peter Harper - Soul Folk

vendredi 17 jan de 20h à 23h
PETER HARPER // Soul Folk
Concert assis
Peter Harper revient avec son nouvel EP “Twilight Time” sorti début 2019. Dans la lignée soul-folk bien connue de Peter Harper, l’album comprend également de nouvelles collaborations et introduit son nouveau groupe Peter Harper and The Last Three.
Pour sa 4e tournée européenne, Peter Harper est plus que jamais prêt à charmer son auditoire avec sa voix chaude, sa guitare ténor acoustique et son humanité qui vous raviront.

Tarifs : 8*/12€
*Tarif réduit habitant.e.s de la CALI
Bar & restauration sur place
Salle l'accordeur 15 rue de Paris Saint-Denis-de-Pile
05 24 08 43 45




 

And Finally...

Here's a throwback photo from January 2018.