Monday, 11 June 2012

Week 24 2012

Roses (from my garden)
I thought I’d just start with a few snippets of information (something to take your mind of the rain perhaps…)  And you can always add your own comments and events at the bottom of the page.

Firstly, don’t forget that as from 1st July the French Government make official the law that all cars must carry a breathalyzer kit.  The law does not actually come into effect until 1st November, so that gives you a few months to get one in place in your car.  For more information go to

On another motoring note, I was surprised to find a new Radar on the approach to Bergerac Airport coming from the Monbazillac side.  I don’t know when it was put in place – but watch out!

I also heard today that the swimming pool at St Seurin sur l’Isle will be closed for repairs this summer (thank you HF).

And finally, the Plage, under the stone bridge at Castillon has opened for the summer.  It has undercover eating (in case of rain…) They serve up big salads and serious meat eaters should opt for the entrecote to share.

Enjoy your week,

Best wishes,

Week 24

Monday 11 June

11 June 16h : Margin Call is showing in VO at Libourne Grandecran. 
A respected financial company is downsizing and one of the victims is the risk management division head, who was working on a major analysis just when he was let go. His protégé completes the study late into the night and then frantically calls his colleagues in about the company's financial disaster he has discovered. What follows is a long night of panicked double checking and double dealing as the senior management prepare to do whatever it takes to mitigate the debacle to come even as the handful of conscientious comrades find themselves dragged along into the unethical abyss.
Starring Kevis Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons and Demi Moore.

Tuesday 12 June

12 June 20h45 :  Dark Shadows is showing in VO at Le Lascaux, Montpon-Menesterol.
An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.

12 June 14h30 : On the Road is showing in VO at Libourne Grandecran.
Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for "It" results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the U.S.

12 June 16h : Dark Shadows is showing in VO at Libourne Grandecran.

12 June 16h : Margin Call is showing in VO at Libourne Grandecran.

12 June 21h45 :  Cosmopolis is showing in VO at Libourne Grandecran.
Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart.

Wednesday 13 June

Thursday 14 June

14 June 20h30 : Tyrannosaur is showing in VO at Cinemaxlinder in Creon.
The story of Joseph a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph's life spirals into turmoil a chance of redemption appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship develops to reveal that Hannah is hiding a secret of her own with devastating results on both of their lives.  Starring Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman and Eddie Marsan

Friday 15 June

15 June 21h : Jazz en Chais at Chateau Le Face, Proche Saint-Laurent-des-Vignes.  Featuring Guillaume Nouaux Trio.   From 20h there will also be a wine tasting.  For more information go to

Saturday 16 June

16 – 17 June : Portes Ouvertes at Chateau Le Fage.

16 June 10h – 18h : Journée Portes Ouvertes Ecole de Music et de Chante, Libourne
16 June : Fête de l’âne, Dardignac.  16h Lâcher de Ballons, jeux.  Election du plus bel âne.  17h Contes pour enfants.  18h Fauconnerie.  19h Repas.  21h Bal avec Jean-Michel et Michel Curson.  23h Feu d’artifice.  Renseignements et réservations 05 56 23 94 57 / 06 07 74 47 72

16 June 18h30 : Marche de Nuit, Daignac

16 June 21h : Théâtre – Au Pays du Bonheur Salle des fêtes Espiet.

16 June 20h45 : Spectacle de Dance avec l’EcoleDesha Moulin at the Centre Culturel de Bergerac, 4 rue des trois frères Cassadou. For more information 05 53 63 32 67 / 05 53 61 69 90

16 June : JOURNÉE COUNTRY - LAMONZIE MONTASTRUC - (24)Lamonzie en Santiags organise leur première Journée Country Journée a ne pas manquer ! Concerts avec Eldorado et Adrian Simmonds, danse non-stop sur CD (Country & Line), marchands, buvettes, restauration.

16 June – 15 July : L'office de tourisme de Lussac organise une manifestation entre arts et vins au château Maison Blanche
Information : ou
16 juin : Château Jean blanc - Saint Pey d'Armens,
Exosition / vente de bijoux, vêtements, peintures, objets déco ... par Marie Ange Brette qui ouvre sa maison à des artistes et des créatrices. Venez donc profitez de cette occasion pour acheter quelque chose d'unique.
Entrée Libre de 10h à 18h
Information : ou

Sunday 17 June

17 June : Fete de Printemps de la Jurade de Saint-Emilion. Organisé par le Conseil des Vins et la Jurade de Saint-Emilion.
Programme : accueil des invités, cortège de la jurade, messe solennelle, intronisation, proclamation du jugement du vin nouveaux .

17 June : Brocante sur La Plage, Sainte Terre.

17 June 16h : Chantemonde at the church in Villamblard. Concert Sous le Soleil d’Italie.  Entrance €8 in advance / €10 on the day.  For reservations call 05-53-82-90-07

17 June 16h30 : Mayerling is showing at The Rex at La Reole.  For more information about the ballet go to

Coming up …

Vineyard Suppers
Summer's finally arrived and what better way to spend an evening than to be treated to a delicious four-course gourmet supper in wonderful surroundings.

Soak up the vineyard atmosphere as we greet you with an aperitif before enjoying an evening to remember with locally sourced produce all accompanied by our award-winning wines.
Suppers will be on the following evenings, at 7.30 pm.
Tuesday 19th June
Tuesday 26th June
30€ per person (under 12's - 12€, under 16's 15€)
Demand is high for vineyard suppers and places are very limited so be sure to contact us on the address below to reserve your place as early as possible.
Domaine Chater
Vignoble de la Legue
St Sernin de Duras
0033 (0) 553 64 67 14

And one last thing (after all, we live here and are proud of our homes).

Hi ........
We are currently casting for the fifth series of the hugely popular ITV1 daytime show ‘May The Best House Win’. For part of this series we’ll be heading across the channel and filming in France.
The series features interesting homes that have been lovingly created by their owners, real passion projects and properties that are distinctive and express their owners personality, whether it’s people who live in interesting conversions, fascinating period properties, or who have filled their home with fascinating objects or artefacts, or decorated in a particular theme. Anything goes - so long as the homeowners really love their home.
In each episode we will feature 4 very different houses in a particular area. We will ask the homeowners to visit each of the other houses and award them marks out of ten. The winning homeowner wins 1000euros. It’s a fun show designed to bring together people with different tastes and different properties to discuss and debate their own ideas of what makes a home.
We are coming to France to film in a few weeks’ time. I was keen to see if you or anyone you know might be interested in taking part.
I would be very grateful if you could pass this message and flyer on to any relevant people and ask them to get in touch if they would like to talk about this a little more.
My direct line is 0044 207 157 4247
Kind regards
Laura Stevens | Assistant Producer | ITV Studios | ITV plc
16th Floor, The London Television Centre, Upper Ground | SE1 9LT | Tel: 02071574247 |

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