Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Week 25 2012

Gavin and lamb 171

I have made a delicious discovery… Hidden away in the beautiful Dordogne countryside there is a couple who have set up a sheep farm.  They have 200 – 300 sheep, some of them hand reared, and their own butchery.  From here they butcher their own lamb (no question of provenance) and they make their own sausages from locally sourced free range pork.

We made a visit their last week (dodging the showers) and came away with sausages, bacon and a shoulder of lamb.  The sausages are made to a secret English recipe and come in a range of flavours – so far I’ve only tasted the breakfast sausages, and I’ll be back for more.  If you like English sausages, you need look no further.

Helen and her growing lambs
But the roast shoulder of lamb was tender and sweet, and quite honestly the most beautiful I have ever tasted.  We thought there would be leftovers, but there weren’t many…

If you would like to find out more about Gavin and Helen Franklin and their fresh farm produce you can contact them on 05 53 82 27 71 or visit their website http://franklinfarm.fr/

Have a good week,
Best wishes,

Week 25

Monday 18 June

Tuesday 19 June

19 June 16h : Cosmopolis is showing in VO at Libourne.
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.  Starring Robert Patterson and Juliette Binoche

19 June 16h : The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is showing in VO At Libourne Grandecran.
British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.  Starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith
Wednesday 20 June

Thursday 21 June – the longest day

21 June : Fete de la Musique at Saint Martin De Gurson.  Music concert featuring Gluten Freaks.  Free Entry.


21 juin 18 h à 2 h : Fête de la Musique dans le bourg de Saint Quentin de Baron. 9 Venues in and around the village, each one featuring a collection of groups.  For the full programme go to http://www.saint-quentin-de-baron.fr/docs/doc341_prog%20f%C3%AAte.pdf

21 June 20h45 : Bird is showing in VO at the cinema Le Lascaux at Montpon-Menesterol. Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.  Starring Forest Whitaker, Diane Venora and Michael Zelniker

21 June 21h : The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is showing in VO at the Eden in Monsegur AND The Rex in La Reole
British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.  Starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith

Friday 22 June

22 June : Vide grenier at Cabara, on the river between Civrac and St Jean de Blaignac.

22 June : Jazz in the Vines at Domaine Chater.
What better way to chill out on a Friday night than to listen to live jazz in lovely surroundings while sipping award winning wines.
The very talented Jazz Lamp will be joining us at the vineyard on selected Fridays to play innovative and relaxing jazz in our vines.

22 June 20h : Repas Dansant at the Salle des Fetes, Blasimon.  Previously advertised for the 23 June.
Saturday 23 June

23 – 24 June : Grande fete de l’ete at Espiet. Saturday programme includes, from 6h30, vide grenier/brocante. 14h45 and 16h30 – Oustit-Circus introduction, 18h30 circus show, Night market and from 21h a concert.  23h – fireworks.

23 – 24 June : Marche Paysan, Chateau Fourton la Garenne, Nerigean.  Including a night market on 23 June.

23 June 20h : Marche Gourmand at Ruch, Stade Municipal, with music by Jean Michel Maitre.

23 June : Grande soirée paella sur les quais à Castillon. Organised by the rowing club

23 June 21h : Christian leduc en concert at the Brasserie-Pub Saint Leon, Creon. Free entry.

23 June 18h30  : Marche gourmand at Fouguerolles, 21h Representation de cirque Ullman

Sunday 24 June
24 June : Marché de potiers. Castelmoron d’Albret 33540
23 potiers céramistes exposent leurs productions variées : rakus, terre vernissées, porcelaines, grès, etc. Démonstration de tournage par le potier du village, atelier de modelage pour les petits.
Possibilité de grignotage sur place.  Rens : 0556614942

24 June : Grande fete de l’ete at Espiet. Sunday programme includes vide grenier//brocante and artisans, 11h La fee bonbon atelier. 11-12h Zumba initiation, 15h Children’s fashion show ‘la fabrique de Jade’

24 Juin 18h00 : St Seurin de Prats Marche de Nuits (St Seurin et Pessac)

24 Juin 6h - 18h30 : Brocante & Vide Grenier Les Puces du Coeur de Bastide, Sainte Foy La Grande

24 June : Vide-greniers.  Ancienne départementale à Capitourlan - 2 minutes de Castillon-la-Bataille direction MontponOrganisé par l’Association des habitants de Capitourlan
Restauration sur place
24 June : Fete de la Saint-Jean Brocante/Vide grenier at Lac de Gurson.  Also featuring fishing, poney rides, canoeing and theatre and music.
24 June : Vide- grenier at Ruch 33350

24 June : Marche Paysan, Chateau Fourton la Garenne, Nerigean.

24 June : Vide grenier at Saint Pey de Castets 33370
24 June : Brocante Vide-greniers a Saint Pey d’Armens 33330

24 June 17h 30 : Fete de la Musique at St Laurent des Hommes. Featuring the Mozaic Jazz Band.

Coming up…

And finally...

Female Berger des Pyrenees (labrit) - born 24 December 2011 - almost six months old - parents both pure race but non lof (not registered pedigrees) - mother has cups for truffling - parents good character.  She is obedient, walks on a lead, is very affectionate.  Chipped, and vaccinations up to date.
She will grow to about 18" and weigh 16kg ish, so not a big dog.  Her hair will grow a lot more.  Below is a link to the British Pyrenean Sheepdog club:-
The owners were keeping two of the litter but can't cope with both of them so are now selling this one at a price to cover their costs.  I have her brother and they asked me if I knew anybody who might like her.
Telephone 06 70 00 49 54 - they live just outside Cahors

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